After the festival which you can see below, I will be djing and, hopefully, vjing at the after party. Then in a little while I will also be performing at my old stomping ground for Rite Trax – the Corporation! As always these events are a real rainbow of activity – art, poetry, live music, dj performance, vj performance – so much, and they attract such a range of people.
Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills
There is a particular quality about autumn, its beginnings. As days grow a little shorter but there is still a hint of warmth, or at least an absence of real cold. We have gone beyond wild picnics and summer jaunts. There is something of a new beginning taking place, work or study comes to the fore and personally I have the urge to slip into particular bars, run through certain sorts of music and spend evenings in a way that is …
But there is also the sky and the neighbourhood just as the sun sets, strange colourations of things. Musical in its own right. You can find an entertaining or intriguing texture almost anywhere.
13th June my birthday and my daughter’s birthday 17th. Soppy dad time I guess … yes, I love all of my kids and have such a collection of family and friends – I am truly blessed. Part of what I like to do is to create for them …
There is an aesthetic moment to be found almost everywhere and almost at any time – all it takes is a little imagination.
There is a world of intriguing joy to be found, sometimes at your fingertips, sometimes in imagination, and yes, sometimes distantly exotic …
My 100th upload
I love my family
For every mood and state of emotion there is a music to accompany. Here are a few small journeys, each containing a different style of smile or other expression. There are those deep house moments above, pointing to a particular part of the city, a certain bar and club and the after party to accompany.
… and then there is a different walk through town, it has its own steps … a hint of 2 step, a chilled and deep step or three and more, go on step it out …
Music means a lot to me as you may have gathered. Particular times and events, particular tunes, I have a catalogue of memories brimful of emotion courtesy of all that. Times out and about – djing events – the old days of partying oddly enough from my late 40s on through my 50s. My 50th birthday was a free party with 3 rigs, shut down by police at 4.30am because we had woken up the Chief Inspector. Festival gigs with my daughters – at one of the Big Bang festivals at the Ski Village, now sadly closed and falling to pieces – an acquaintance of my oldest daughter asked her if she could dance with her boyfriend – the response was, ‘what, he’s my dad’ – such a laugh. My middle daughter saying to her mates – ‘what didn’t you learn about clubbing and parties by going with your dad?’ We were a bit of a different family, but still responsible believe it or not.
There are particular venues I so remember – the Arches, Casbah, the Harley, Corporation, so many more. Days of enjoying trip hop, broken beat, dnb, deep house – the details still recorded in my mind. I so want to go and revisit!
As I have said before I used to live in Africa – I spent some time living and working in Maseru, Lesotho. That time and the people I was with remain with me to this day – a big hello to Ipa, Francis, Lebo, Motsi, Teenie and all the rest …
I would love to go back and visit more … the music and those memories are all I can enjoy at the moment.
Some people are a little surprised at my taste in music given my age and background. I enjoy music ranging from that music core to my youth – the soul, northern (DaveGodin was an old friend), ska, reggae, house of most styles, dnb, breaks, african music across the board, reggae of all styles, 2 step, chillstep and so on.
Here we have a series of the music videos I have enjoyed – a hipster, baroque pop, dream pop cum neo electroish pop type, a Belgian hip hop artists with roots on Rwanda, an Eritrean music video and a whole series of those created by me.
I had to search for music after popping into a local Eritrean restaurant. The food was good, the people great, and I enjoyed the music and tv playing. As I said at the time – I felt like going back to Africa.
It is interesting to note the differences in style between the various music videos. I would so love to make some videos with some of the Eritreans – seems it would be real fun.
Friday, 22 November 2013
22:00 until 06:00
That’s right after such a blinding night in September we are happy to announce that were coming back to the one and only FEZ for another cracking night and we have a killer lineup for you with some of the best local and national DJs and Producers around. so get down and fucking have it! X
On the Lineup:
This Sheffield based Production duo formed less than a year ago and never looked back. From fields to warehouses to Sheffield Center nightlife in a matter of months, these guys have shown nothing but ambition.
Now current residents of one of Sheffield’s biggest and best Bassline & Speed Garage driven nights (Bass Heaven), The Beatniks don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!
“With over ten years in the game, playing the north and south of the UK, Darkus knows how to bring the noise, Dark by name Dark by nature: welcome to the Darkside.”
*ANN D – https://soundcloud.com/#ann-d-1
“Ann D started Dj-ing in the time honored way, playing a weekly 3 hour show on a pirate in the late 90’s, not because she woke up one morning wanting to be a DJ but because it was the only way to get the sort of show she wanted to listen to. After years of going to blue’s clubs, festivals and dancing her way through many music styles she had a vinyl collection that ranged from Prince Fari, Alpha & Omega, Beefheart, The Velvet Underground to The Orb, A Guy Called Gerald, the dirtiest English & German techno, breaks and DnB – that’s the kinda radio show she wanted to hear. Bizarrely and despite not having decks or being able to mix a cake, after about a year she was booked to play out, at which point she thought I’d better buy some technics and learn how to mix. Since then she has gone on to play all over the UK, Europe & Mexico playing with everyone from Rootsman, Richard Kirk, Aphex Twin, Tayo, The SUF Liberators & The Orb on their tour, she was resident at a night called Headcharge which often made the Mixmag top ten best nights in the UK before the council closed the venue down, she’s guested on numerous Radio shows both here & in Berlin, appeared on Channel 4, produced the soundtrack for a photographer’s book launch, featured in documentaries, written articles for various music mags and is soon to soundtrack a short film. She still continues to play a weekly show, on a legal station now – SCR Radio and thinks she’s lucky to be able to share her tunes.”
Dr Cryptic has been DJing and Producing for around 10 years bringing a fresh style and unique sound to his music. Having played at some of the biggest nights across Sheffield and Leeds he has earned the respect and support from many in the industry.
Rich Pastrami. Old skool like Happy Shopper. Part of North n South. Playing across Sheffield for over 10 years. Eclectic dance floor focussed sets. Hip hop-dancehall-breakbeat-acid-jungle-hardcore-whatever.
Phil Wrighton AKA WheresNorth has been honing his skills over the past few years at DJing, Producing and even Promoting, making him a connoisseur in the Yorkshire underground music scene. Playing at a range of venues from Free Partys to late night slots at places like The Beat Herder Festival. Hes Part of 48 Inch Records and has been producing some exciting material. Phils Night DuskTilDawn is bringing breaks back to sheffield in a huuge way but also showcasing a range well loved of genres.
We are dead excited to see what phil will bring to Sheffield Warehouse Rave having heard about him tearing up it all over the place. http://soundcloud.com/wheresnorth
Big beat b2b Audio Squid ( junglist session ) & more
The Redhouse – Nov 2nd – silverback dj and more @ Cool Beans – K*** and the gang, 50 sniffs, Spit and Strings
Introducing a night of ludicrous entertainment, with a headline slot from the one, the only….
KUNT AND THE GANG
Kunt and the Gang’s long overdue return to Sheffield as part of their Dirty Protest tour which is getting smudged all round the country. Come join in the shenanigans and hear greatest minor internet hits and more.
NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!
“Life-affirmingly puerile stuff” CHARLIE BROOKER
MASSIVE SUPPORT ACTS INCLUDING…
Boston rappers and Youtube superstars – Sniffs and the other two shall be playing all their hits. Hey – 150,000 views on YouTube can’t be wrong.
Sheffield based lunatics playing all your favourite 90s dance hit in a way that will make you loose your head. Think Prodigy, think 2 Unlimited, think Outhere Brothers. Think 90s.
SPIT N STRINGS
Sheffield hip hop maestros are bringing the full band in for this special occasion, it’s not everyday you get to support a man called Kunt and his gang.
DJ SILVERBACK Aka FUTURHOOD AV
Playing all the platters that matter, DJ Silverback shall be spinning the tunes in between the acts!
+ Cool Beans DJs and general chat in between the live acts
£3 before 8pm, £5 after
7PM – 2AM