Thursday, 14 September 2017

XDJ-RX2 Is A Reality...But Is It The Upgrade I expected?

In a word. No.

That is the immediate thought I have got from the video above from Pioneer this evening - there is no send/return - which would have allowed you the ability to use external controllers such as the Korg Kaossiator - or for that matter the Pioneer iPad app for the RMX-1000.

But perhaps I'm asking too much.

The touchscreen looks pretty - I was quite sceptical about these being on the XDJ range when they first came out - but people who own such as the XDJ-1000 tell me that they are very durable so perhaps something that I could warm to in the long term.

For me though, think my plan to get two XDJ 700s and an DJM 450 mixer continues to be the way to go. And as for those two usb sticks on the right hand side of the mixer instead of being in their respective separate decks - just looks a bit...meh.


Monday, 28 August 2017

Robert Hood - The Bond We Formed (Slam Remix)

Part of Soma’s 25th anniversary comes probably the most sought after track from the compilation celebrating the milestone. Robert Hood’s seminal track, is given not one but two remixes by the Glasgow duo!

This one brings together Hoods original drums with Slams unique sequences.

Feiertag - Retrospective


Further apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. I have had a further breakdown some weeks ago, and have been signed off since then. Am due back at work tomorrow - but not before a decent bike ride this afternoon, and some further posts - revealing some of the stuff I’ve enjoyed listening and occasionallly playing out.

Thought I’d post this up - its come out just this friday just gone - on LSOE - and although Retrospective is quite a chilled, breaky track - 77a Charterhouse Street is a much more techy track - proper early door track at a festival without doubt!


Monday, 31 July 2017

Cirez D - The Accuser

Only the one post this evening, but had to share the new number from Mouseville!

Out today on Beatport.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Kidnap Kid - Survive

Got asked to drop this innmy set this evening in town, been out for a fair few years


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Joe Goddard - Ordinary Madness (RAC Full Length Mix)

Came across this last night - lovely number by the Hot Chip Don, the remix by the multi-faceted and eclectic RAC remix group - lifts this further.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Disco Floor

Over the past few years I have slowly but surely started enjoying playing Edits of classic Disco and Popular tracks from the 70s and 80s. Producers such as Purple Disco Machine, Late Nite Tuff Guy and Joey Negro have cultivated wonderous edits of such anthems such as Ain’t Nobody and The Beat Goes On, both of which I have hammered to fuck in the bar and early on in various birthday and wedding sets.

Below is a playlist of the very best Disco Edits that I have found whether via the web, or through mates who have captured such wonderous booties!!

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Life Story

More of a chilled vibe this morning, I have enjoyed Nils Frahm’s work over the past few years and have started utilising some of his work in some of my early evening sets - and the odd wedding set - especially early doors, say the first couple of tracks in.

I may do an classical/late night/early morning playlist on YouTube/Apple Music later today, will put a link up when its done.


State Of Mind

We continue to suffer with our demons - such as this week, where I have not been at work either yesterday or Today. They do continue to be utterly amazing - however I have as of late started to wonder how much longer that is going to go on for. I have to presume that at some point, something is going to have to give for me to try to move on from everything - however although on some days that seems closer than ever, on other days, it seems as distant as fuck.

Therapy is working of sorts, however I have started to realise as well in recent weeks and months, that I need to unleash some of the anger that has built and built over the past few decades - and its there - and its there in fucking abundance. It is all about how to deal with that anger - and more importantly how to utilise it. As much as it would benefit me from unleashing it on some unsuspecting paedophile or sex offender over the phone at work, or elsewhere - and the short term high that that in itself would bring, that is all it would be - a form of fix, that any other situation would involve sniffing a line up my fucking nose. Oh.

Let’s take Friday night as an example - where I was doing a wedding for a colleague at work - everyone was so happy - loving my set and all that nonsense. Got home, and just felt gah. Been here before...

Saturday night I got shitfaced, cunted - whatever it is you want to call it.

Sunday night, I felt empty - there just does not seem to be that same visceral high there at the moment - perhaps the gigging is not enough anymore - in the same way as my cycling isn’t having the same effect as it was earlier in the year on my weight - genuinely do not have a fucking foggy.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Your Cup Of Tea.

H/T to @yorkshireprobs for the photo. Must agree with some comments who think that 4D is an abomination

Coyu & Reinier Zonneveld - My Head Is On Fire

Absolute 🚀🚀🚀

Apologies and All That Bullshit…

Been a while since my last post and musings on here - which is a shame because a lot has happened, some good, some not so good, and unfortunately some things have remained the same which is a bit of a cunt.

Have lost three stone so far this year.

That’s probably the most positive aspect of the year so far.

Monday, 2 January 2017

My Promo Year Mix 2016

After what was at times a very hard, painful 2016, it does seem for now that I have come out of the hole that I was in for large sways of the past year - I'll try to write a bit more about that in later posts - but as you can see above, following my Mainstream mix of 2016, this is what I've been loving from a more personal point of view, what I've played in my promos, but also what I've loved hearing from the many DJs and producers in 2016. So get on the bike, get those trainers or just get in the fucking car and put this up to 11. This was me, This was 2016.