There are not enough words that could accurately describe how much i buzz off Skittles, nay the whole Estate Crew, so just click pon the pic and watch the video innit
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
So i just got introduced to one of the artists that will be making up the troop for Murdock & Friends at Laundry Day 2012, Antwerp. Theres gonna be alot of us making the crowd jump on the 1st of September, thought id give you all a sneaky peak. Above is Mr Vic Brauwers to be known here forth as Jnr keys Below is the ever awesome Halve Neuro! (more…)
Tomorrow im leaving this bloody cold weather on a jet plane and heading south of the equator to the Rainbow Nation, South Africa! (more…)
As Miss Hannigan so rightly sang in 1985s’ classic musical Annie ‘Some women are dripping with Diamonds, some women are dripping with Pearls…’ but this morning lucky me, lucky me guess what this womens driveway was dripping with? No not little girls…. (more…)
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…)
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….
As Maxwell would say in a falsetto ‘Its a re-uuuu-nion!’ This Saturday the Qemists are back in my home town on tour and i’ve got the night off!! RESULT INDEED! So im gonna head on over to Moho Live on Saturday night and invade their show, or maybe just down their rider cause its been WAY TO LONG since i seen these guys. Tickets are still available so go on get in there for some dnb/rock/live awesomeness, Qemists are on stage at 9 then you’ll be free to go Hoya Hoya later on for the super spesh secret sessions guest who is an absolute Manchester legend! Saturday is gonna be quite messy i can already tell wahey bring on the weekend
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…)
Im all historical this afternoon and so revelling in letting you know that on this day in 1969 the Beatles played their infamous rooftop gig in Saville Row London. It was the last time they played live, which some people were probably quite happy about considering their dominance through the worldwide charts during the 60′s. However i think it would have been awesome to be walking along the swinging streets of 60′s London and stumble into this impromptu din over flowing from the roof top of the Apple building, totally groovy baby. I wonder what todays equivalent would be….maybe Jay Z doing a Madison Square Garden gig and then retiring from the stage as Hova….oh wait he already did that and then performed live at Glastonbury….. gutless grand gestures do my head in!
Jay & Silent Bob aka Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith are getting old like most of us. However unlike most of us these two are talking about it every week via their podcast on the Smodcast network and it is a work of live genius! Created as an intervention for Jasons real life drug addictions this weekly dose of personal back stories, slanted social commentary and belly laughs has been keeping me well entertained since its launch in summer. Perfect company for cooking in the kitchen and long journeys which is what the holiday season is full of right? So now is the best time to download all the episodes via Itunes or whatever, load up your portable player and catch up, be prepared to look like a crazy person laughing out loud on public transport snooches!!
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
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
The weekend is nearly here and so off to Vienna i go for my very first Fashion Week appearance, courtesy of the wonderful (and absent from this years Sardinian escapades) Gina Drewes. The fashion show for her new collection A Hazy Shade of Winter will be the final one on Friday followed by the aftershow party at the Volksgarten featuring me and the lovely Barca Baxant along with some dope DJs to do your thing to. If your in Vienna and want somewhere fabulous to go and be fabulous at i guess i’ll see you at the bar, you wont miss me ill be holding a cocktail umbrella, dressed dapper in Drewes x
So right now im on the sunny beaches of Sardinia probably getting geared up for todays live session at Ambra Day, gonna be a special show for me indeed as im doing all new material, looking forward to getting a reaction to it as its mostly been in the studio all summer! Kinda nervous but hey ho what ever happens it will be lots of fun! So wish you all were here but as your not and as im not either (i wrote this on friday, ah the joys of scheduled blogging!) heres a look back to last years amazing live session with Lynx & Kemo, DRS and myself at the beautiful Bal Harbour!
Wu Tang are just one of my teenage fave’s gracing the UK shores this summer (checked Snoop & Prince last week, Salt n Pepa get here in Aug!) caught a bit of the interview Raekwon done for 6music to promote the UK shows, where he says it exactly how it is with regards to artistic content of the modern day pop artist/rapper.
I cant bloody wait to see the Wu…seriously too many albums with too many tunes what the hell are they gonna fit into their live show?? Oh sooo exciting Makes you wonder though in terms of the artistic development of the modern day stars he’s talking about are Tinchy, Tinie, Dappy, Sneezy (lmao) and whoever else you lot listen to gonna be able to get back on stage in 13 years time for a WORLD TOUR? With the unoriginal A&R’ing of the UK major labels just what longevity are they creating for their artists? I’ll stop right there.
The (locally controversial) Manchester festival was much fun this weekend, i was residing for most of Saturday behind the Ape tent soaking up the sun, hanging with Chunky n crew and trying out Ustreams Iphone app that allows you to broadcast live on the interweb to your Ustream Channel from your IPhone . Now it kind of worked and it kind of didn’t for a number of reasons, one major flaw 02‘s Iphone network being quite shabby on the day (quelle surpirse!) another being my newbie set up of the app and my channel on the site itself. Also the ever flowing stream of fizzy booze didnt help but i did get few things on video, however alot of stuff i recorded using the ustream app and saved went missing….not a good look and i should of just recorded via IPhone cam…lesson learned anyways here for your viewing pleasure is a little sample of the salvaged footage from a day in the life at the park!
Back in April i had an amazing night down on the South bank in London at Raj Reload performing with The Engine-Earz Experiment. Here is what has to be one of my favorite performances so far of the track Kali-Yuga with the awesome Abi Sampanthan on Veena. More tracks from the show are up online feat Sam from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Lena from Shes is Danger, Sahid Abbis Khan and Nathan Flutebox Lee.
…and my bandanna to tie round my ponytail 96 style! Twitter convo today with Harry Love has informed me Lords of The Underground are playing in Paris this evening, F**K DAM AWWWW! I wanna go so bad, especially after rehashing my Yo! MTV Raps days, this tune was a banger! Not to mention the ridiculously gully beat down shots from Mr. Funke and DoItAll Dupré, god the 90′s were so fun…bon chance dans Paris fellas, air kisses and hiphop fists to ya
Can she be knighted or made a Dame or something, obsessing over her right now and not managing to catch her live anywhere Playing it loud and proud anywhere and everywhere i roam this bank holiday, this track just keeps on getting rewinds pon de headphones!
Hosting from 12.30-1.30 with Mutated Forms @Sno!zone Milton Keynes for Infraction part of a massive line up as you can see above. Partying with my sister and Grid Recordings crew gonna be a very fun May the 1st indeed holla if ya see us