We made it back from Sardinia and the wild roads of Europe, i swear thought i was dead 2 times in France thanks to Dads sporadically bad driving. Apart from that Laundry day and Sun & Bass were so much fun, The G family officially love Sardinia which as always was a joy, big shouts to all crew that made it so. Henry loved the beaches of San Teadoro, he even had his first swim 100m off shore (what a brave little puppy!) and got the first stamp in his passport! Since our return my Dad has bought his first espresso pot and is planning on annoyingly answering the telephone in Italian for the rest of his life ‘Bon Journo’. It was funny to spending time with him on the road, even if his stick shift driving is a bit rusty we had a lot of fun taking wrong turns, passing through borders stoned, buying alcohol at motorway service stations, telling tour stories and singing along to the epic collection of music i loaded onto a USB stick for the snazzy system in the hire car. 8gbs of musical entertainment easily saw us through the 28 hours of road time clocked up over 3000km of road in 7 countries, wanted to give you a taster but how do i boil that down to 20 minutes?
Start her up to find out
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 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.
Lot of love for the tune D1 & me have done for Dubpolice, Flood Of Emotion or ‘the track that got my Mum into dubstep’ which is what im calling it! Instead of giving you just the one track to listen to i found this 10 track mix from D1 on Mixcloud via Ras Kwame, featuring our forthcoming release. Hope you enjoy tuesdays little taster
Its rained all day in Manchester, ALL BLOODY DAY! Summer is well and truely over people, but instead of weeping and getting those tears mixed up in the rain let this mix of warm audio melt through your speakers courtesy of Mike:L one of the entrants to S&B ‘s DJ comp…the winner is announced this weekend, good luck ya’ll!
The competition has closed to win a set at this years Sun & Bass festival in Sardinia however the mixes are still up online for your listening pleasure, today i’ve been enjoying Outlines upload at full blast and if you like laid back breaks and beats i think you should do the same too
Two phrases i love inspired this weeks Frontroom Radio. FR05 Smokin & Drinkin is up now at mixcloud and ready for your listening pleasure! Every single track in the hour is either about puffing the good stuff, swilling alcohol, being high or has a connection in the title….All except Bisweed & Spirit included simply for their names! So many tracks i didn’t include leads me to believe that I’ll be making another smokin and drinkin themed selection in my frontroom before the summers out Listen.Like.Love.Share.Enjoy!
FR04 yes yes yes the fadio (fake radio) show i make whilst being recreational in my frontroom, this time im drum and bass mixing…its not that bad actually, i would blow a horn or two if i heard it in a club, but would you?? Thanks to all who’ve listened so far over at Mixcloud, if you liked, then share, spread, play again and again, louder and louder until you know all my speaking parts off by heart and your housemate wants to smash your face in with his mac!! Additional artists links and info after the jump (ha ha thats so gay, i love typing that) FR05 Smokin & Drinkin is up on Sunday, yeah im getting organized, watch out world!
Finally i put it up online the 3rd installment of Frontroom Radio, full of lovely bubbly and no troubly dubstep Listen.Loud.Like.Share its up at mixcloud or right here just click more, how do you like it?
Enjoyed listening to this soooo much yesterday, whilst jumping round my front room and sticking my middle fingers in the air, that im listening to it again i think you should to