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Around the world in 80 raves – Hidden Junction

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Coming very soon to a particular venue in Sheffield – Funky Town, upstairs in the old West Street Alehouse – is Hidden Junction a weekly thrusady night extravanganza, but not too extravagant, from Rite Trax. This is the outfit with whom I regularly perform. I will undoubtedly be providing visuals for this event as with the others, in addition I will be DJing a regular set – Around the world in 80 raves. This will provide something either in keping with the night or a useful contrast. The difference with these sets will be that they will involve either a different genre or sub-genre of music or a different point of origin.

The opening few sets are likely to include:

  • nujazz
  • nusoul
  • broken beat
  • balkan mashups
  • italo house
  • italo disco
  • future kizomba
  • zouk bass
  • zouk love
  • retro zouk – classics
  • japanese lounge – shibuya kei
  • canadian drum and bass
  • french triphop
  • african deep house

Let me know of any suggestions you have.

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The whole Rite Trax experience is something that is growing. It may have a core of banging club nights but it is much more and will grow those extra features over the coming weeks, months and more. It may be useful for those with artworks, hand crafted materials, music and all such to get in touch with them.

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RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

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Time goes by – 2

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Time has gone by since living in Africa, getting married there and conceiving my eldest daughter there. I still remember all those we spent time with – Francis (Thabiso Tamae), Lebo, Ipa, Motsi and so many more. I remember talking to the ANC refugees who came through. I remember the people, the views, living in Lancer’s Inn, laughing, playing, loving, crying, living. I wish all of you could see this and know that I still think about you, there and all the rest. It is music that brings it back to me as well as the photos.


It may seem like little but these times and memories have added so much texture to my life. These are things I carry with me even now, especially now. There have been times when I have revisited the music and I tear up. I wish I could go back and see all of them and there.

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world flavours

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You might just have guessed that I love my music. I also have fond memories of my time spent in Africa – lived there, worked there, got married there, my first beautiful daughter was conceived there. I also have such fond memories of the wonderful friends I made there. Out of that I gained a love of South African music, later expanded to include all sorts of African music, from West Africa through all sorts of other stuff:

  • zouk
  • afrobeat
  • makossa
  • kizomba
  • kuduro
  • all sorts from Cabo Verde
  • kwaito

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Here are a few of my other mixes along these lines … enjoy!

mixes for summer

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hopefully these mixes will give us at least a taste of summer unlike the actual weather in the UK

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There are days when I really wish I was back in africa. To you all of my old friends in Lesotho, to all of those friends I have made since, to those who gave me this love of music from the french caribean, the portuguese tuneage and more, for those who showed me zouk, zouk chouv, kizomba, kompa, kwaito, and so much more …

new mixes – africa

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For Francis, Motsi, Lebo and all the rest of our friends from Maseru 81-2.

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From my time spent in Africa in the 80s it is really nteresting to see how the whole african music scene has moved on – it has managed a massive integration with major elements of the music scene in both Europe and the USA.

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50 favourite African songs | Music to die for.

via 50 favourite African songs | Music to die for.

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