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
Kim Wilde is alive and singing in Wurzburg at the age of 40 something, well at least last saturday she was to over 4 thousand people…a crowd somewhat bigger than mine at the Soulmotion party downstairs in the Posthalle, however the dnb crowd had WAY more taste! My first time in the north of the south of Germany was marred by a bout of food poisoning, so although the gig went well, the party was fun and the crowd enjoyed it, i didnt drink or get involved with the dancefloor in anyway after my performance, which is not how i like to get down. (more…)
London got Blitzkrieg’d this week by my brother from another mother Kabuki promoting his excellent new album Warrior Soul. He passed through DNB TV, Kool FM, Swerve and the hallowed halls of 1Xtra click the links to listen back to him and Bailey chew the fat over the airwaves, twas a very nice show indeed. Watch out for me and Kabuki playing in Romania, Serbia (hopefully) and Japan later on in the year. Shouts to the online crew in Yalding for the pics, ya large (more…)
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.
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!
I live a sheltered life as i’ve never seen a female scratch DJ before and so im in complete awe of this talented chica with her own show on BBC’s Asian network (listen tonight 10pm) then watch the video of DJ Kayper doing her thang and i’ll say no more!
Steel cities finest T-Weezy aka Toddla T played a Qemists/Jenna G exclusive last night on his radio show, so exclusive it was the first time i’d even heard it ha ha, well the remix anyways! Twas a big show all round listen back if you were square and not there when it aired! (click the pic). Qemists Soundsystem will be all over the festivals this year so make sure you represent for the Brighton fam innit gigs are up on their myspace
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?
Episode 2 of FrontRoom radio, put together in (you guessed it) my front room is all about my home town Manchester and the glorious decade that was the nineties just in time for monday morning! (more…)
When i left London & 1Xtra in 2008 i stopped tuning into the station that had been my home for 4 years cause by then i was totally hooked on 6music. Every weekday morning with George Lamb was the best, so funny and always with an amazing selection of tracks old and new, it was on his show that i heard Major Lazer – Pon the Floor for the first time, in fact i believe the track was playlisted on the station long before the obvious followed. I still cant believe George is gone, love whats her face as well, but his show was my second favourite of all time after Russell Brands old BBC2 programme (i still have some podcasts, which i cherish dearly!) my third being Theme Hour with Bob Dylan (which is also no more……), but wait the BBC now wants to take 6music from me altogether?! In the words of Hitler – NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN! What the hell is going on with everyone at the moment? First Plastic People & now this, i dont understand there are so many other BBC services that could be cut instead, as Mr Paxman quite clearly points out in this very amusing video… (more…)
Frontline Sessions at The Mint Club in Leeds the other night was off the hook Just wanted to say a massvie thank you to all involved in getting me down, of course the mighty DJ Die and the fabulous crowd, was too much fun lets do it all again soon
Couple of weeks back i was having a lovely time partying in Stuttgart, one morning (after a rather heavy night out) one of the party crew Michael was entertaining us with the music selection from his phone, he started playing a a really old Flight show from her 1Xtra days, i instantly missed ‘The Next Chapter‘. (more…)
Yeah who would have thought it but it seems like every time im not in Manchester someone or something awesome is there…. (more…)
This weekend i was out in my home town with Alexander Nut, who was up north to DJ @ Hoya Hoya. Was a really dope weekend which included some old skool jungle dancing avec Ms Esquire, 5.30am Maccys D’s, the cremation of alot of trees, Unity Radio with @Illum_sphere & @nickfaldo, I Am T-Pain and ALOT of amazing music. (more…)
Free TV : Ustream
if ya don’t know Tuesday afternoons are spent round at Baileys house as he makes the final selection for the 1Xtra D&B show on Wednesdays! Check it out right here or go to Ustream and follow
Driving down to London last night i listened to 2 of the best shows for a Halloween Eve both courtesy of Radio 2. First up was Mark Lemars ‘Shake, Rattle n Roll’ i’ve listened to this before and he plays some wicked Reggae, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Alternative Sixties tunes, has seasons for the different genres!! Last night was a spooky theme and all the songs contained references to Zombies, black cats, Witches etc. was some really dope stuff and have been getting a little collection together off Limewire thanks to the tracklisting…fav song title ‘Spooksville’, my fav tunes from the show ‘The Devil hates you’ by Rebecca Lee and ‘The Legend of Sleepy hollow’ by The Monotones, was be bopping and do wap all the way down the M1. Help me though please as i cannot find online to buy, would love to own copies of either of these lil beauties, holler if you can lend a hand, or a link!
Next up was the unmistakable tones of Bob Dylan, WOW this show was fucking heavy with some fun facts about all the tracks he played. Theme Time Radio Hour is so my kind of radio, i love back stories to tracks learning about the cause and effect is essential and Bob breaks it down like ony he could. Was of course in the vain of ghouls and ghosts, Lee Scratch Perry 3 tunes in ‘I put a Spell on you!!’ signed sealed and delivered this show as a classic. I swear if you have quiet night in on the way, i suggest drawing the curtains, dimming the lights and listening back at your leisure…..
I knew my GCSE french would serve more of a purpose than get me two coca colas at Euro Disney! This morning on my way to pain; live on Xfm M/cr I won a pair of tickets to see Goldfrapp simply by knowing which of 3 french words was actually food. Not really rocket science and not the most amazing prize considering I didn’t like their last album but I love a freebie Was weird being on other end of the line, haven’t entered a radio competition in years…it was role reversal this morning. For a second a sense of regret flashed through my mind, soon got pushed out by the freeness though, lmao, see you at Goldfrapp sunday night!!
Still haven’t posted about my departure from 1xtra, no particular reason, theres not alot to say…in the meantime i thought i’d mess around with iMovie and express some feeling through the medium of a video, i love Apple But am having very different feelings about Vimeo which i cannot get to work on here….so in the mean time, please follow the link to my last day on 1Xtra.Twas much fun making, hope you enjoy watching!
LMAO 12% not even a grade on the higher paper, would have been a D on a normal one *blush*
However only 1 out of the 8 of us that took the GCSE Maths exam actually got a grade aka passed, so im not alone in my stupidity. Plus with only 1 hour revision (even though i lied and said 4) i made double figures i guess age and experience always shines through in the end
Watch how it went down on this morning on the breakfast show!