club nights

RiteTrax More and probably More Still

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There will always be events that surprise you, catching you off guard in a really pleasant way. It’s the same thing with businesses. Rite Trax is a business, it also puts on events and also looks to be a lot more than that as well. Music and its performance may be the first thing that springs to mind, eyes and ears with them but as you should know your eyes and ears can also be delighted and sometimes surprised by its other core interests – art and poetry. Admittedly the art and poetry are not classic gallery and museum pieces, delicately crafted oils and the like, the poetry is not the stuff of high-class salons, coffee table volumes or any of it consumed with a gentle sherry and cigar. The art, poetry, music is the stuff of ordinary, living and working people of the city and beyond. It also magically properly manages to go beyond a lot of club culture and attracts a real range of ages, from youth to (in my case) ancient and greying. All of this is so good. You will find much of it catalogued by a variety of photographers as well – check the Rite Trax website and facebook page.

RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

The average club night has a minimal story, certainly it has a beginning, middle and end, the better events have a particular style of progression fitting that timeline. Art and poetry events tend to be rather more linear and flat, only certain of them have a story that builds. Rite Trax does so much more. Most of their events have a progression that involves a real unfolding of activity and experience with a variety of areas of participation. This can truly be less of a short story or simple monologue, as it were, and far more a mixed or multi genre novel or an interlocking series of episodes all in one.

 

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Source: RiteTrax Mad Friday Christmas Party

So – the question is where next for Rite Trax? There will certainly be more events at a range of venues around Sheffield and possibly beyond. The poetry angle and art side of things will be developed, there may be audio books, video, prints and original works of art to be sold and displayed. There is also talk of a record label.

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The next show will be Friday 9th December.

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Rite Trax and me on Reform Radio and more

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Broadcasting the best in music, arts and culture, from the Old Granada Studios

Source: Reform Radio

Reform Radio – http://www.mixcloud.com/reformradiohttp://www.reformradio.co.uk
Broadcasting 24/7 from the Old Granda Studios in MCR

Our show will going out either the first or second week in april as a live takeover which will then be followed up with a monthly 2 hour broadcast.12246705_525397667622920_7348294316919264305_n

Source: RiteTrax #006 ft WÖLFE, KIDD KOOL / live street art / spoken word &more!

 

there should be short mixes of mine on the radio – see above and I will be vjing at the above event.

Time goes by – 1

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Yes! time goes by, tastes, likes, loves, appreciations all move on with time. There were times in my middle youth (in this instance for me that meany my 50s, as if I will ever truly grow up) when the things that made me look up, listen and all the rest – generally paying attention – were the loud, the brash, the banging, in one way or another. These were the days of free parties out in the Peaks, warehouses, abandoned buildings. These wer the days of club nights attended, run, played at and those for whom I was providing visuals.
In such days I acquired an appreciation of quite oddly contrasting things:
– odd trails through woods and seemingly ordinary patches of rock, grass, countryside
– old buildings, dilapidated, disused, derelict but still standing and serviceable in one way or another

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– tarnished clubs, nightclubs with a hint of distress or just a certain well lived texture, hence the Adelphi, the Arches, Corporation and more

 

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– scrappy flats, old caravans, particular estates and corner shops, ordinary old pubs, things with a history of ordinary people’s lives, a history of efforts made, painful failings, odd successes and joys, too many pains, accidents and setbacks.

 

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These were days when ultimately I ended up going out to various parties and clubbing with my daughters. We had a common set of tastes for events and music. It was all very surprising to their friends when they discovered that the old guy wandering about with them was their dad –  quite normal for them but so unusual for their buddies. In these days and nights a bond was built of common tastes and flavours. Those textures still come back to me, they still retain a particular power for me but they are no longer as immediate as they used to be.

Old nights, old fun, old venues

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I used to love my club nights. Spent a lot of time at the Arches in Sheffield. I was to be found mainly in the upstairs bar cum chillout area, not so much downstairs in the main room (apart from, if I can remember, Grooverider). The Adelphi became a club after its time as a cinema – worked the door there – even for the deaf discos (quite unusual). These places provided a diet of techno (acid and otherwise), drum and bass, jungle, hardcore and a whole lot more.

Source: The Arches… I remember it well (if a little hazily…)

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I may be in my 60s but I still love it all. It may be the case that I do not quite have the stamina I used to have but I still love performing and being on the dance floor, chillout room, anywhere around events such.

Nightlife and its joys

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There is nothing like the night and all of the joys you can find there. I miss my clubbing days. I miss djing and vjing, creating for events, entertaining even a small crowd. I have managed to play at quite a few clubs in and around Sheffield, also enjoying the events as an attendee. I had great fun going out to such and beyond to festivals and free parties with my daughters – yes! strange I know, but still. Even though I am in my 60s now I still love this music. It may seem odd for someone such as myself to still have a love of 2 step garage, drum and bass, dubstep, future bass, drumstep, trap, glitch and more but there you have it.

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Shut up and dance – 27th September – Cremorne, Sheffield

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Friday, 27 September 2013

20:00 until 02:00

SHUT UP AND DANCE & THE MODERN DAY FLAT CAPS (MDFC) SOUND SYSTEM
ARE PLEASED TO BRING YOU A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC AND DJ’S.

IN THIS SPECIAL SEPTEMBER EDITION WE HAVE CREATED A VIBE SO THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND ITS ALL FREE.

***SPECIAL PIZZA DEAL 2 PINTS AND A STONE BAKE PIZZA £10***

TO KICK THE NIGHT OFF WE HAVE A SPECIAL LIVE SET FROM UNSCENE,

“The core of the Band was formed by Tom Hutt and Paul Davidson around a year ago as a means to express ourselves and connect with others through music. The Unscene” Are Tom Soul Deep Hutt on vocals, Paul Dopper Davidson on guitar, Andy Cook on drums and Simon Williams on bass, We are a live band from Sheffield telling stories of love, life and loss but always trying to promote self belief through emotive music with a touch of soul, folk, blues and other influences.

Acoustic EP “Urban Folk” free download – https://soundcloud.com/theunscenesoul

GOING ON TO DJ SETS FROM:

EMPEROR DUNCAN THE BLING (Khachapuri Cafe)

“Emperor Duncan the Bling has been DJing at parties, clubs and pubs up and down the country since the mid 90s. Thinking that ‘genres’ are things that happen to other people, he plays out all flavours of music, spanning from the 60s to modern day. It’s just gotta be funky!”

OLD BOY NEW TRICKS – (TRICKSTARECORDINGS)

“Old Boy New Tricks Aka DJ producer Ian Stanley is no stranger to the world of Breaks, House and Garage. Ian’s new project has stemmed from Breakspoll nominated M.I. Loki, who took the Breaks scene by storm in 2006, performing DJ sets across the country alongside DJs such as Freq Nasty, MRK 1, Shut up and Dance, Reso, Elite Force and many many more. In 2005 he started arguably Sheffield’s most successful Breaks Record Labels Tricksta Recordings, winning an International Breakspoll award for his efforts. With releases from M.I. Loki, Rogue State, DJ Quest, Ils and Baobinga it was obvious why Tricksta Recordings grew in international notoriety.”

To hear some of the new productions from O.B.N.T. check out his Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/theobnt

EARTHWORM JIM – (OFF ME NUT RECORDS)

“Off Me Nut Hardcore He-Man, known for smashin up warehouses and free parties over the past year with his strictly vinyl sets.”

BORROW – (DLS)

“Borrow… Started musical life out in a post rock band called The Higgs Boson back in the schools days. Similarities with bands like, Do Make Say Think, Explosions in the Sky etc. He is a core member of the DLS crew in Sheffield, a founding member of the free party collective “Tower Of Power” and a DnB regular in Sheffield.Heʼs hosted free parties all over Sheffield and played everywhere from brighton to Leeds alongside people such as Goldie. Heʼs played most of Sheffieldʼs clubs inc DQ, DLS, The Harley and more recently at Sheffieldʼs newest Warehouse venue Hope Works. Mixed in Sheffieldʼs own space. Heʼs been producing for 6 years and has developed his unique take on glitch and Neurofunk.”

Check releases from Borrow at – https://soundcloud.com/borrow

DJ YESHECAN – (SHUT UP AND DANCE FOUNDING MEMBER)

ALL POWERED BY THE MDFC SOUND SYSTEM – http://www.facebook.com/ModernDayFlatCaps

The Cremorne
185 London Road, S2 4LH Sheffield

YA DUN NO DnB MIX – General Discipline B2B High Standards by Modern Day Flat Caps (Mdfc) on Mixcloud

Room 303 5th July Redhouse

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5 July at 10:00 until 6 July at 03:00

!>>ROOM 303 Vs SNAREGASM<3am Friday 5th July 2013 @ The Redhouse, Solly St

Room 303 have teamed up for a belting summer party in the Redhouse with our friends at Snaregasm. There’s going to be plates full of distorted kick drums, extreme bpms and lashings and lashings of amens, what a treat.

The line up consists of these noisey mentalists:

Orifice
(Room 303)

Liam Pissblood
(Chuffin Noise)

Sinist Tek
(Tinitus)

Djin Zed
(Chuffin Noise)

Mumblist
(Room 303)

K-tune
(Chuffin Noise)

A.R.D
(Room 303)

Noise Excrement
(Hangman Soundsystem)

and of course visuals from futurhood av

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–FREE ENTRY–FREE ENTRY–FREE ENTRY–FREE ENTRY–FREE ENTRY–

Doors open at 10pm>3am last entry is 1am so be there before that.
Bring rave feet dancing is obligatory!

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