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RiteTrax – Music, Art, Poetry and more

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Source: RiteTrax showcase #012

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.

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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

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

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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.

Events with a different texture

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Having attended the Rite Trax event at Golden Harvest in Sheffield a little while ago it looks like I may be performing at the next one. The experience of that first event was something good to say the least. Having such a range of different performance in an unusual setting and with such a range of people was really pleasant. There is nothing quite like the right sort of party crew – a couple of drinks, performance which went from live poetry readings to live electronica, artists displaying works and on top of that old favourite dj’s performing. Well!! Sweet! Things like this make a difference. It is not the usual crawl around particular bars and pubs, then perhaps a club and so on.

Source: RiteTrax

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Source: RiteTrax #003 ft HarleyLikesMusic LIVE & more!

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Moving from the drudgery of everyday working and business life you search for something more, a new palette to enliven your imagination and find so much in just the ordinary and everyday.

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RiteTrax – new events in Sheffield – Golden Harvest

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It is good to make new friends – a chance visit to a cafe – Golden Harvest – with my daughter just for a cuppa and a sarnie meant chatting to people and getting to know Michael and the guy running the place. I was reminded of times I spent in the Forum at a local record shop buying all sorts and spending a little time with them. Good times. Hopefully I may be able to present some of my audio visual work, perhaps do a little vjing and also dj the odd set. Put a good word in for me guys.

Source: RiteTrax

RiteTrax is a newly formed social enterprise established to provide a platform for underground creative culture. To see what we’re about/ donate to the project please take a look at our crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.startjoin.com/ritetraxnext

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Following up on the success of our launch party, we’re taking the vibe down to Sheffeel’s only coffeeshop/headshop/madhouse Golden Harvest for an affordable evening of quality creative delights! If you missed our launch then this gives you another chance to come and see what we’re upto and get involved with this thing as we move forward!

£2.50 before 11pm/£4 after
9pm – 4am

Live electronic music….Spoken word poetry…Art exhibits…Visuals…Buzzin vibes…Collaborative art…Late license….Rinseout…&promoting everything else from drum n bass to disco & dancehall to dub techno..

if you’d like to display any bits or get involved with our organisation give us a shout via the facebook page or email rite.trax@hotmail.com, or even better, come down and say ello! 🙂

POWERED BY BEAR SOUND & Wonky Soundsystem

featuring..

MUSIC from…
Limit Break [live] (deep electronica)
Riders Music [live] (pumpin electronic disco punk)
Bozzwell [DJ] (‘nu’ disco and groovers)
BEAR SOUND / Wonky Soundsystem [DJ] (underground riddimz)
Kyla C b2b FiveFive ft B The Chemist [DJ] (rnb/ukg/bassline)
Don’t Look Now UK [DJ] (house/techno)
KIMMYBEATBOX [live] (live beatbox!)
Liam W [live] (hiphop/grime)
Cold Blood & Belle [live] (dreamy electronica)

hosted by Rusty, CB, Anil MC & B The Chemist

ART displays from…
Maria Kardel [live]
Rattley Ballz [live]
Dala [live]
Espre1 [live]
Universal Flow Tattoo
Marcus Method
Five Five Designz
AFFIX
Pawski

SPOKEN WORD from…
Phoenix McAndrew
Richard C. Bower
Andy Szpuk
Liz Ferrets
Maria Kardel
Anil MC
Carol Eades

& more TBC 🙂

Source: FRIDAY! RiteTrax #002 ft Limit Break (live), Riders (live) &more!

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✔ Marketing campaigns for videos + mp3s✔ Free Promotion to 100,000+ people✔ Free contests✔ Networking opportunities✔ and more!

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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.

Redhouse joys

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I have written before about the joys of small venues. The Redhouse has been a key part of my life – at least these latter years. Dealing with business matters there, security, event planning, djing, vjing and so on. It will soon close – unfortunately such pub chains as Punch have little appreciation for the aesthetics of the matter, only the pounds, shillings and pence, no real humanity, just an adding machine.

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This was a venue that gave us the widest range of music, certainly in South Yorkshire if not Yorkshire full stop. Here you could find bands, admittedly small, but still from all over the world. Personally I have played music here from every continent. Events such as the celebration of Che Guevara’s birthday, at one time an annual event, where I supplied visuals. I remember playing balkan to a particular crowd, african – from african zouk to kizomba and kudurro, at other times kwaito and afro-beat. Some of the biggest nights were ska events and here I would play not only english language ska, from the UK and regularly the USA, but also french and spanish, mexican and dutch, with odd bits of german thrown in.

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There will be a goodbye party next weekend.

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

Trip hop anew and then some

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Pretty well all music styles can manage to find a place in a big venue, if done well can succeed with the big gig. For me though, sometimes certain sorts of music just fits nicely with particular places. Trip hop, old or its newer reflavouring, always seems to fit so well in venues like the Harley or the Redhouse – both Sheffield venues. Each has a very particular taste and texture – each has a history. The Redhouse has a history going back over 200 years. I have performed at each.

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Best trip hop artists and 90s influence in music 2013 with Jessie Ware and Tensnake video playlist – Swide | f4mmedia.

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… and then you run across something else, someone else – taking a look at a recent Saturday Night Live I was introduced to St. Vincent – moody, sort of arty, sometimes described as baroque

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St. Vincent on SNL: The singer-songwriter performed Birth in Reverse and Digital Witness in a brilliant set (VIDEO)..

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St. Vincent | Music Biography, Credits and Discography | AllMusic.

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Shut up and dance presents – Shut up and skank

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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
£5 before 12 £6 after!

On the Lineup:

***Audio Beatniks***

This Sheffield based production duo formed less than a year ago and never looked back. From fields to warehouses to Sheffield Centre 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!

***DARKUS***

“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 b2b Mr Kiplin***

“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.”

“Mr Kiplin has been DJing for around 7 years and has played some of the biggest and best clubs in the country including Ministry of Sound and Indigo at the O2 arena.”

***Rich Pastrami***

“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.”

***WheresNorth***

“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”

***General Discipline (MDFC) b2b High Standards Feat. MC Polatik***

“General Discipline b2b High Standards (Feat. Polatik) The brothers from different mothers, are closing the north, south divide with the first of a long time coming, big mix sesh! Fiery flavours, toasted with the deep and flowing bars of MC Adam ‘Polatik’ Rahimk”

General Discipline – (Modern Day Flat Caps) – http://soundcloud.com/general-discipline

“A DJ/producer who has been in the game a hot minute! One of the founders of Modern Day Flat Caps (MDFC) He has played alongside the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, RESISTANCE FAMMO and Sheffield’s own HarleyLikesMusic. He’s known for ripping up the dance floor at venues such as M-CODE and has also played at Tramlines festival.”

https://www.facebook.com/ModernDayFlatCaps

High Standards

“High Standards has been hitting the London party circuit for a good while now and has had regular slots on radio stations such as Feeling Mandy and Life FM”

vj quantize – futurhood av
Des aka quantize (also aka silverback dj) has provided visuals for a few years now. Live visual performances have included feedback – premier Sheffield dnb night @ Corporation – Room 303, Tinnitus, his own events such as Colours Heard, FIsh for MIssiles, Aromatiq. Music videos have been made for a whole raft of people – from Romanian electro house labels, German minimal tech artists, to psychobilly bands, dubstep producers, acoustic hiphop outfits. Check out youtube – futurhood av – audio-visual art, a whole range of music videos (creating his own music and visuals), event filming and more across the whole spectrum of music.

***Big beat b2b AudioSquid ( Junglist session )***

& more !!!

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Second step to drums by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Out of the warehouse and into … by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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