Music

bleep test

Hows that new years fitness regime going? Dont worry i havent been spammed, just giving you a little Bleep Test :) Manchester’s mighty Strategy (Broke n £nglish) longside some local faces…seriously love this video! Shouts to Rich Reason on the direction and Dubphisix on the lip sync ;P


rhythm sektion

I didnt come up with the spelling however i will be providing and hour of unadulterated disco in the basement of the Soup Kitchen the 10th of Feb. Be there or being obtuse…


off to warmer streets

Tomorrow im leaving this bloody cold weather on a jet plane and heading south of the equator to the Rainbow Nation, South Africa! (more…)


manc and proud

Such a great piece by Joe Muggs on Manchesters music over at the arts desk i had to share. Really proud to know and honoured to have worked with all of those mentioned in the article who’ve all been working hard and doing them selves proud for years, right now its about to pay off and how well deserved it will be! Big love to all crew the world is ready #mancsontour is gonna be a hash tag you see alot in the coming months lol!


Out with me Da!

The last time my Dad took me to a concert i was about 6, we went to see Huey Lewis and the News at the M/cr Apollo. We were 7 rows from the front and i got took to the front by security and guitar solo serenaded by Chris Hayes , swoon. In fact wait that wasn’t the last time i just remembered he took me to see Extreme at the Gmex on their Pornograffiti tour when i was 8 or 9, no serenades but Mr Bettencourt i know you were playin just for me! ‘More than Words’ remember that track? PGL banger back in the day if you dont know, your not old enough. Anyways I digress. Last night me and Da were back out at the Apollo for Thin Lizzy, the reunion tour. (more…)


Ghosts of Garage vs Dillinja @ Soulution

It was never gonna be an easy for Manchester’s bass hungry massive to decide where to go last night? 1 ) A new night promising the best that 2step and all its affiliates has to offer put together by the Godfather himself Zed Bias or the a longtime label backed dnb night offering an old skool sets from Dillinja, Dubphisix and Marcus Intallex… wanna know where i ended up?

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Mancs on Tour – TTC Sheffield

Been a while since i been in Steel City at The Tuesday Club, it wasnt the busiest ive seen it but the crowd and venue are always on top form. Rollin over my fav road in the country ‘Snakes Pass’ with the collective thats going stellar this year the Estate Recordings crew twas a fun evening all round! Shouts out to Hugo, Nicol an the rest of the crew, hope to see ya’ll again soon xx (more…)


happy new to u

Wow 2012 already!?! Hope so far you’ve worked it, owned it cause its yours!

Yeah i know im totally late but trust me i’ve been thinking of you all, thats why i made this just for you…and your pet zombie x

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neon video

Finally its here, i say finally because it took more than once to get this right. Big thanks to Andy Hylton and the crew for this little slice of a Neon night ;)


The Lazy Blogger

Yeah thats me, its been way too long and im doubting theres even one person left reading this because of my utter slackness but im not gonna lie its been a hard, mad year and its made me very lazy in terms of blogging. So much to catch up on…some might say even too much so im not gonna back track too much, more try to push things forward ;)

Right now im in my kitchen still suffering from jet lag after an awesome week in LA. Big shouts to the Winter Fresh Crew for getting me over there and to all the faces that took me places, i particularly enjoyed driving on the wrong side of the road for the first time…not as scary as i thought it would be thanks to the perfect soundtrack provided by Backspin radio, literally every song you want to hear about Cali/LA when your drivin through it ;)

Speaking of scary no doubt alot of you will have witnessed Strategy’s Voodoo priest get up for the terror dome anthem from DubPhisix, Skeptical & himself ‘Marka‘. Absolute salute to the Manc contingency on this one, the video which is already over 100,000 views on the tube is like an excerpt from a movie i wouldnt watch alone. Nice to see alot of support for this track which no doubt will be smacking a speaker system near you over the festive period!

In closing i obviously have to direct anyone in the Manchester area towards The Ritz tomorrow night (Monday) for Hit n Run vs Riot Jazz. Ill be jumping on for a few tunes with the RJ Brass Band ad mist a heavy line up as always ft Silkie, Drumagik and more :) See you there or back on here now im not being so lazy :)


ya get backpack banged!


RoXXan Birminghams back pak banger has me kinda hooked with this video, ‘every summer do you fly out, work on ya chest and hire a bike out, draw gyal and take pics when the lights out then put em on the net til the hypes out!’ ooooo yes lady please dont change!


beware, sleeping giants!


Euro-cultured this weekend in Manchester has as per usual a MASSIVE line-up blaring quality music rain or shine all thru the bank holiday. Looking forward to seeing the return of Jehst (who is not my postman, gutted) at Hit n Run on Monday but most excited bout the first live performance from Sleeping Giants aka Zed Bias, Fallacy & Rodney P BLAOW!!! Its a killa combo indeed, the above a little preview featuring the ever illusive Btch Pls ;) See ya in the city this weekend….


gimmie all of you

Where does he find the time ? Riz MC with a twisted love song.


when i grow up…

maybe i can bathe in gin like the fabulous Miss Hannigan ;)


fukkk offf i was so close…

Played at the 2nd night of Genevas Mapping Festival on Friday @ Zoo, got mad excited when i saw Fukkk Offf on the line up but he wasn’t playing til next week :( Have made up for missing him by blastin this tune out far too many times today along with the whole Love me, Hate Me, Kiss Me, Kill me album, stormy sundays are all about this right here!


me & b run the world – yee’ha!

Its no secret that as of late i’d fallen out of love with the child of destiny mostly due to the growing lack of connection between her song lyrics and anyone that actually isnt Beyonce, however im definately feeling the feminist fantasy anthem ‘Run the world (Girls)‘ from her new album Four.

Cant decide if, like D1′s mum im liking it because of the women run tings attitude or because of Ty Hunters fierce fashion styling but whatever shes moving back up my barometer with and i quote “an edgier new sound”  (cringe) which you might recognise as Major Lazers ‘Pon de floor’ rhythm and an army of half naked gurls fashioned in Arabian Nights meets Chicago’s Prison Tango costumes, weekend clubbing is about to get dangerous you have been warned fellas :)

Love love love the hats, the Erickson Beamon headress, her Mary J meets Gareth Pugh two tone eyebrows, the gold fabric rope necklaces on the dancing dudes, the upside down revisited  sand dance, i could go on but  im already boring myself….

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dance download of the week!

Shouts to DJ Chris G dance music writer @ Joe for showing some love for D1 & mines collab Flood of Emotion in his Dance downloads of the week section :) Included in the piece is an awesome free download from Wreckage Machinery along with links to some great new releases from Emalkay, Lamb and the Orb ! Thanks for putting us in such nice company mista :)


ow!

So what started on Thursday as a dull twinge has developed over the weekend into a left leg spasm inducing almighty back pain. I have been advised to do next to nothing for a day or two, which of course i intially ignored due to being halfway through moving into a studio and decorating my bedroom. Then at precisely 11.36 this morning whilst bending down to screw together my bed post and base together, what can only be described as a triillion ameoba sized evil dwarfs stabbed me from the inside out using plastic forks and electric tasers…i have never felt such pain even though im sure theres worse, which in no way i would like to experience. Im currently lying as instructed on my side (legs slighty bent as above) whilst cursing myself for not listening and consoling myself with Ikea cinnamon buns, Words with Friends (hit me up JennaralG for a match) and Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 ;)


wobble control


Twittered this video earlier in the week but the mp3 just landed in my inbox thanks to All Young Kings doing their promo ting! Mr Scruff as funky as ever and being played loudly in my car whilst driving windows open through Chorlton before i return it back to the rental shop! Wobble Control 12″ vinyl out now at the Ninja Shop


source 16 teaser ;)

Ah this is just brilliant! Short promo for Redlights Source 16 single out soon on Digital Soundboy!


chilli grill vs nandos – its beef

Manchester residents might be all to familiar with Fallowfields Chilli Grill, not so familiar however with the Chilli Grillionaire. Get acquainted amidst the beef that is the fallowfield chicken wars, Chilli if you please…


if it ain’t broken, today i ain’t listening

Ballin on a Budget was crazy last night big shout to the Broke n £nglish boys n crew for a right royal knees up! Still in the dancing mood im blasting out the Deep Down & Broken podcast (thank you Nicola!) why oh why are there only 4 of them? Anyways whilst 2 stepping i found this song which has to be the perfect companion for my long lost favourite Tequila 1800. Drink it warm, in the sun with this on the speakers you’ll be far from wrong ;)


theres a stillness in time

Pulled out Jamiroquais Return Of The Space Cowboy from the CD rack this week and it hasn’t left my stereo since, such perfect music for the glorious weather and it still sounds more than relevant 17 years after its release. Definately my favourite album from Jay Kay and the lads i’d forgotten just how amazing some of the songs are; Half The Man, Mr Moon & Morning Glory!! Do not play these when your alone with me if you dont want me to jump your bones! Far to early (in the UK) for any rumpy pumpy so hows about this little beauty instead, enjoy ;)


beastie boys comic genius!

Their back and all in my grill, well actually they never went away, in fact one of thems my friends neghbour but thats irrelevant and in no way as entertaining as this piece of hip-hop comic genius! Will Farrel, Jack Black, Danny Macbride, Seth Rogan and more…watch.love.laugh and get ready for the short movie Fight For Your Right Revisited out soon ;0)