Finally its ready to unleash on the world, mine and Dies new tune 1000 soul songs or as its affectionately known up in Gutterfunk HQ 1000 mixdowns Big shout to Mistajam for playin it twice Monday night and huge respect to all the people giving such lovely feedback. Due for release in summer we dedicate this one to the loves that inspired it xx
Out Now is the 80′s homage from Krystal Klear and myself Addiction on Rinse, i popped into the label HQ in East London last week to record a live version for their Rinse Sessions. Helping me out with the acoustic backing was EngineEarz/Arusha Accord guitarist Tom Hollings and JLS newest band member Jack Guppy who did an excellent job had really fun day thanks to them, Julie and the drive time crew. See how it all went down above
You’d think that with only 20 songs to pick and 20mins of mixing to be done i could knock these 20/20 selections together weekly, however you’d be wrong. My time keeping for personal projects as of late is abysmal and so it seems for now 20/20 is a monthly thing, this month im feeling all girly and so my mix will be just that…of the female persuasion.
So Kate Bush MIGHT be closing the Olympics, its a wicked internet rumor that i just hope is oh so true. Its also a brilliant excuse to post a song from my favorite alleged female stoner. Mrs Bartolozzi aka Washing Machine is oh so apt for this beautiful sunny evening on which i intend to hang my laundry outside to dry…gotta love an eccentric chick!
When you can make out what shes saying, shes a bad gyal lyricist!
Catching up on Jezebel last night the very well written ‘How to Make A Rape Joke’ included an appropriate example from the rather funny Ever Mainard , who then led me on a very enjoyable youtube sidebar trail of female comedians old and new, thought id share the ones that tickled me most (more…)
So i like to make mixes, not club mixes i dont consider myself a club DJ, just selections of good tunes old/new, accoustic/electronic etc wrapped around themes. If you ever checked out Frontroom Radio you’ll see what i mean however i slowly stopped making that mostly because the sound of my own voice irked me somewhat but without a little explanation the mixes seemed quite jumbled. Anyways so i still wanna make mixes with a varied selection of tunes but i dont wanna bore anyone either (im in a paranoid phase artistically right now) so i came up with the 20/20 idea. 20 songs in 20 minutes that will hopefully have you digging out some old records or hunting for something new. I want to see if DJing like Tim Westwood with songs that are better than just there chorus can actually work…so here goes the first session, a reclamation of songs that speak love.
I dont wanna say anything that will detract from the effortless cuteness dripping from this picture.
Yeah so happy with how this lil session from over a year ago has turned out, big thank you to the Atomique crew for getting me to do this, long time no see y’all. EP sounds fresh and ready for the sunny season glad to be a part of it Cover styles by the one and only Gina Drewes ‘Disco Bird of Paradise‘ hot in my short set hoody, miss you sis danke xx If you’ve not got summer on your mind you soon will but be prepared, released exclusively on Beatport May 14th your ‘Never Coming Home’…
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
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!
Love the little animation above the Google search box today, a series of contemporary dances moves by the late Martha Graham pictured above.
The Monkey & The Beauty is a new collection from the awesome Monkey on My Shoulder range by Gina Drewes. Got all up close and personal with the Fringed creation last time i was in Vienna, tis ready for some shimmey action indeed! Like it, love it then go and find some more at Monkeyonmyshoulder.com.
Finally on my music history quest i found out it was Angies & Phils birthday today, so heres my fav track from the Mahogany Soul album and after the jump my numero uno Collins classic….. (more…)
The biggest girl crush on Robyn forever always Amen, she is hard face adorable and im so feeling her today…
South America was an experience and a half for me, is so good to see the videos & pictures from a crazy 10 days popping up on my facebook and the like, big thanks to all crew that took the time to come down and make such special memories of the performances, will be posting more as and when i find! Big up to Rockman for the edits on this video a nice little sampler of my new live solo show (happening tonight in Manchester @ Miami so glad everyone enjoyed the sets and made me feel right at home where ever i was! Bogota it was cold outside but in doors we definately heat up the dance x
Wow you lot like to make memories dont ya? Found so many of videos from the tour so far, big shouts to all who’ve been down to the gigs seriously have had the most amount of fun performing for ya’ll. Heres the final song from the Santiago show, which by the way is my new favourite place i soooo wanna retire there when im old and grey and of course have married a hot Chilean…..ehem Thanks to BassCode TV for posting this little reminder and heres hoping to do it all again, just a little bit different next year
Little sneaky peak at want went on in the sweat box also known as K Club in Sao Paulo, seriously it was the hottest i’ve ever been on stage….dont let the fan fool you it was spitting out hot air, next time i suggest a pool party in bikinis and obviously without the pool!!!!! Big shouts to the crowd who were amazing and of course, DJ Andy for getting me over there and showing me the real Sao Paulo and all the Subgrave crew, cant wait to come back
Here in the city of Vienna for tonights Gina Drewes catwalk show, im positively beside myself with excitement as ill be appearing as the last model of the show and busting a little sing song Sandie Shaw style in my mourning kimono…also i just found that there’ll be a shit load of male models hanging around all day due to the other shows being just for men, life is just too good right now, dont hate me it will probably only last the weekend If you cant make it to the show then head on down the the Banana Club after 12 for a another fabulous outfit and some seriously huge shoulder pads……tee hee!
Back in Germany once tonights fashion affair is over, flying into Stuttgart early morning then off to Ulm for the Soulfire sessions. Really looking forward to it especially after meeting some of the crew in Sun and Bass, looking forward to a little reunion, ha ha! If your in the area you know what to do, come down get loud and shack out STANDARD! x