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Rite Trax – Trafalgar Warehouse – A Guy Called Gerald

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Lots of fun was had at the Rite Trax 1st birthday bash. Personally, as Futurhood av, I was providing vj performance alongside Joe from Damp Studios. We projected side by side all night and it was real fun. There were also artists and more providing interesting additions to the whole event. A Guy Called Gerald was the headliner – see below. He is well known for his old skool work as well as his current performance and output – we had a nice chat and a fag later on. Mistabishi was there as well, it was nice to catch up – not seen him in a while but the performance, like Gerald’s, was electric. Great support came from all the rest – Isis Moray, Cryptic, Phatworld and all the rest. Looking forward to more.

   

    

 

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It is a vibrantly new thing – Rite Trax – combining a variety of music, presenting club nights alongside art experiences and spoken word poetry. We have all run across each of these things separately, the combination is something really very different. All of it should be supported. Why leave your senses unfulfilled. Most of us love our music and appreciate the visual and the word based forms of expression. With these events and everything presented through the website (see below), you can have all of this together or in part. On top of this when there is music there also tends to be vj performance as well (often from me).

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Source: A Guy Called Gerald – Topic – YouTube

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

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

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RiteTrax – Music, Art, Poetry and more

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I am having so much fun with these guys – it is untrue. We have a lot running through over the next couple of months. Take a look and pop along, or if you can’t take a listen to the mixes.

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Source: RiteTrax presents 1st birthday bizness

You can also take a look at what is on offer on their website.

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

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

 

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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.

Street art – Sheffield

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It can be surprising what you see when you are wandering off to the pub. Making something of the place in which you live, work or do business makes more of the world in which you live. It also gives to those around you, reaching out to those you have not met. It is an instant opening of conversation.

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Turning up to a warehouse for a party has other joys on top of the music and the company. Finding the art above was a joy, especially after providing the visuals for an event.

 

 

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Even at the side of an ordinary set of shops – there can be something surprising, a discovery, an extra element to once quite plain surroundings.

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Now lets add a little music to the mix –

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VJing, visuals and crazy club nights

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The visuals you use for any event should add to the whole, give something more to what is presented. So! Vjing for events provides interesting opportunities – to either create something new, or as with anything such, to fail and do little or nothing.

Creating for certain sorts of music can be somehwat easy. Visual flavours suggest themsleves for particular areas of music, especially if you have a real emotional connection with that music. Creating a visual experience for a mate’s event when it is not an area of music that you normally inhabit – that is something else.

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Room 303 707th birthday ft. ANORAK and BAXTA!!!.

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Old skool to new

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There were times when a lot of my old skool moments were to say the least a little seedy – the streetcorner things, backstreets, alleys with strange doors opening onto a passage leading to a party and more … I am so much older now but probably still as badly behaved – joke! There were some great times back then, indeed great times to be had in all sorts of decades, each had its own quality and flavour. A fond memory or three involved meeting people such as Daryl Pandy of Chicago fame, Nicky Blackmarket and John Bradbury in the Cross in Cov …

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Yes we are having a bit of a bash – all sorts of old skool plus newere bits and pieces

June 13th the Redhouse Solly Street from 8pm free entry

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Birthday bash – 15 for the 4th time – June 13th

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Yes it is friday 13th !!!

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yes it was a bit of a rough night – I have looked better

 

 

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This is a combined birthday bash for me and Shakira – my talented and beautiful daughter …

please come on down if you can

 

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The Redhouse, Solly Street – June `13th from 8pm
Silverback dj and Rippa spinning tunes – ska, jungle, mashups, dancehall, trip hop, chillstep