Sunday, 20 September 2015

Rechargeable Batteries


As I write this - I am lying on the grass overlooking the channel on East Cliff - its been quite a fun 10 days off - interspersed with going to the Social in Maidstone which was immense, as well as a farewell session for a friend off to uni up the road - OK it's Chelmsford - but still!  In between these days - was a rare gig at Skuba on Friday  - which contrary to what some people thought - was a good night - didn't see anyone complaining about the more Techy sounds that I was sprinkling into the set. Haters will Hate. 

Fuck em. 

Anyhow, back in to work tomorrow. Wonder how long my batteries will last this time!!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Stephen Brown - Hot Shoe | Indigo Aera

Lots of 90s vibe in this one from Indigo Aera, this is from the Invisible Light EP.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean (Jerome Price Remix)

I genuinely do not have a fucking idea whether I like this or not.

The guys at work, have been raving about the original at work, which is extremely depressing, as they are normally quite savvy about the sounds they like.

Ah well, better duck for cover!!!

Happy Birthday Dad..

I was at work today, and was in my usual fucked off mood - nothing new there I know - I persisted and persisted in not saying what was up. In the end I said it. 

It's my old man's 65th birthday tomorrow. His pension day. 

I have not seen or heard from the fucking fucker for over ten years, ten years that I'm not going to get back, and it hurts. It hurts badly, like a gaping fucking wound that hasn't had the chance to heal over time, in part because I haven't allowed it to. As per previous notes about this subject, I still blame myself for him leaving in the first fucking place. 

I have wondered what would have happened if he hadn't left home - in the same way as if my abuser hadn't been taken to court all those years back. He was my abuser best friend, perhaps he just couldn't face me and think that he had failed in his duty to protect me. 

Fuck, this is hard to write. 

My father didn't fail me in his duties to protect me, it has become very clear to me and to wider society over the past years that this sort of deviant acts were going on in the highest of establishment as well as the 2 up, 2 down properties over the previous 40 years or so.  Just no one, took any notice of it until Savile happened. 

Dad, lost his way in the same way as I did.  He ran away from the problem, whereas I took myself to a whole different dimension via very questionable means!

It's a generational thing. 

What I resent is that people don't fully appreciate just how lucky they are to have their family around them, whereas I would love to just say to my dad one last time, that I love him, and I'll never stop doing that. 

I love you, Dad. 

Normal service resumes imminently. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Sasha Carassi - Dark Symphony

John Monkman & Pete Tong - The Bumps (Julian Jeweil Remix) [Suara]

I've picked this remix by Julian Jeweil for this release - for a few reasons. But mainky, because it's closer than the other two tracks in this strong package to the sound of where I'm going in my musical life - the chunky beats just makes you want to pretend you're in a tent with 5,000 other ravers getting on it!

Cracking track this!

Maribou State - Wallflower (Lane 8 Remix)

Purchased this yesterday, lovely remix this by one of House music's brightest and going places producers.

Monday, 7 September 2015

We Are All Humans

There's no doubt that the situation in Syria and on its borders is the most pressing issue in the world right now and although some countries and politicians are doing their best under the circumstances - quite simply it is not good enough.

And the issue is not going to go away any time soon.

Dance music has always been at the forefront of showing solidarity with those in need.

And it is under that producers and DJs are coming together to raise support, awareness and much need money for those in need. Next Thursday, in Antwerp - such an event is happening.

For more info, head to the Techno For Humanity Facebook fanpage and through #TFH.

Thank you.

Dax J - Utopia (Original Mix) [EARTOGROUND RECORS]

You may recognise the artist, if you've heard my latest Promo, as included in it is his absolute earth shaker 'West Bank'.

This is out now on EarToGround.

Clouds - Complete Control (Slam Remix)

New slab of Techno from the Glaswegian duo, this is out on Soma!

Bob Bob's Techno Promo Autumn 2015

Bob Bob's Promo Techno - Autumn 2015 by Bob Bob on Mixcloud