Format Festival DJing 25/3/17

On Friday night just gone, I did a little set at a shindig for Format Festival.

Here’s what I played:

Knocked Loose – Oblivions Peak
Stromae – Tous Les Memes
Brakes – Heard About Your Band
A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus
Kvelertak – 1985
TRIM – RPG
The Association – Windy
Beartooth – The Lines
Mr. Lif – Everyday We Pray
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Basement – Promise Everything
Band Of Gold – For You
Frankie Cosmos – What If
Beneficence – Manuscripts (Feat. Mindsone)
Wienzeile – Geisterbahn
Real Friends – Cover You Up
Set Your Goals – Mutiny!
Skepta Featuring Jme – That’s Not Me

HDIF DJing 18/3/17

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HOO BOY! Another lovely night DJing for Ian Watson at his lovely HDIF night. We had a good crowd in, a load of mods, some rudeboys and, obviously, plenty of indiepop and soul kids.

Here’s what I played:
Band Of Gold – For You
The Free Design – 2002 – A Hit Song
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ And Turnin’
The Research – C’mon Chameleon
Frankie Cosmos – What If
The Monochrome Set – The Monochrome Set
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Eternal Summers – Play Dead
The Jam – David Watts
The Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good
The Roosters – One Of These Days
House Of Love – Destroy The Heart
TEEN – All About Us
The Association – Windy
Manchester Orchestra – Top Notch
Bristols – Who Does She Think She Is?
Beliefs – Tidal Wave
Teleman – Düsseldorf
Field Music – Disappointed
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
The Darling Buds – Shame On You
Desmond Dekker & The Aces – 007
Specials – Monkey Man
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
McCarthy – The Well Of Loneliness
Flatmates – Shimmer
The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
Black Flag – Louie Louie
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Circle Jerks – Deny Everything
Sonic Youth – 100%
Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Stromae – Tous Les Memes
New Order – Confusion

Wolfgang Flür

Forgot to say…

When I did a promo tour for EMI Germany, I asked them if it was possible for them to introduce me to any of Kraftwerk, my fave ever band (they were on EMI too).

Well, I ended up having a lovely dinner with the EMI Germany peeps and Mr. Wolfgang Flür (seen drumming on the right here).

He was totally lovely, didn’t mind my outrageous fanboying at all. We talked about synths and electronic music, Stockhausen and Bauhaus.

One of the best nights of my life. <3

Canon M5 First Test Shots

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Sooo… I went to town for a wander and came home with an M5…

Yeah, I know. Like I need YET ANOTHER CAMERA.

But, in my defence, it’s very tiny and basically an 80D crammed into a minuscule chassis.

I am going to test the shit out it this week at the anti-Trump protest and at HDIF on Saturday night when I’m DJing.

24 And 27 Club

This popped up on Facebook and for a moment I wondered if Curtis was in the 27 Club. But, no, he isn’t.
Ian Curtis would be 60 now, he died at 24 so not a 27 Club member.
 
Of the actual 27 Club members ~ Kurt Cobain would be 50. Jimi Hendrix, 75. Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, 74. Amy Winehouse only 34.

For A Free Scotland!

Yes, run from Tory England as FAST AS YOU CAN, Scotland! And then, when there’s an INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND that is also still part of the EU, watch companies and personnel drain north of the border.

Face it, if you were a bank, where would you rather have an HQ ~ xenophobic, Brexit England or Free Scotland?

If Scotland goes indie, I’m gonna be very tempted to move my studio up there. I want to live in a European country, not Farage’s festering armpit.