Wednesday, 30 September 2009

slackness again

well fook me, i've managed to slack this ish off again...more to follow

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Monday, 17 August 2009

Cargo report and Hip Hop Kemp 09

Cargo show was dope, Kashmere never ceases to amaze me and hosted with proper energy for 90 minutes whilst i spun everything from wonky hip hop to dubstep to soul to boom bap and back again!

Graziella came through dropping an accapella of a tune we've had down for some time now followed up with a off the cuff duet with another talented young soul singer she hooked up with in X-Factor's boot camp, Joel. Thats it sorry just know his first name, dude stood up though on some D'Angelo shit.

Vortex feat Kashmere went down a storm and i was particualry pleased with my own mastering as the beat popped on that huge system they have down there, i know i know, own horn and all that but still satisfying...more to come!

Well i managed to get this far through without mentioning the football season starting again, but fuck it, here goes...6-1!!! away to everton on the first day of the season? get in, more to come from Arsene's magci men i reckon, could be the season the coccon finally splits and our your young catapillers hatch...

This thursday sees the kick off of more dope shit in the form of Hip Hop Kemp, we're flying out Thurs morning at stupid o'clock, rumours of a whiskey and poker session before the flight to try and stay up all night abound...i have every confidence in my own abilities in this respect...can't wait to get back out there, this time I'm taking a weekends supply of bran muffins as a 4 day diet of deep fried cheese and deep fried sausage is no joke,

Come on Afro (hip hop kemp promoter/organiser) get some stalls selling fruit and veg for crying out loud!

Monday, 3 August 2009

2 Free tickets for Cargo this Saturday!

I've got 2 free tickets to give away for my show at Cargo this coming Saturday the 8th the show will be indefatigable Kashmere The Iguana Man and a special guest is popping up as well...also appearing will be Mr Thing and Jon as the football season is just kicking off to win 2 free tickets riddle me this...

Q Which norf london club is GUNNER win the premiership next season????

answers to by 21:00 thurs 6th August and the 13th person to e-mail in will win a free guestlist plus one for the event...

love, peace, elbow grease

Hoochinoo, Foreign Beggars Vid shoot and a weeekend in London

Monday morning seems to roll around with disturbing swiftness these days, one moment it's friday night and the world seems right and good, then suddenly you're spooning the 3rd teaspoon of sugar into your piss awful vending machine coffeee and wondering where it all went wrong

Still musnt moan too hard, it was a top weekend all in all and went a little something like this

Friday night kicked off with Hoochinoo at Vibe Bar in Brick Lane, this night is getting better and better with a real strong crowd turn out amidst artists and fans alike. This time round we had Kashmere (killed it), Bella Trix (female beatboxer), Delegates of Culture, myself and daredevil (altough the delay in start times meant that we didnt get to play and had to work on our drank)...the ongoing smoking ban nonsense means that people are always gonna be bouncing out for a quick fag as soon as one act finishes and normally this results in a 10 mintue empty club at the beginning of anyone' set, however for some reason the Vibe crowd were omni-present, a good look...throw in some quest appearnaces from Barry Blue (Gunshot), Farma G ( taskforce) Kyza (dented) as well as plenty other artists then there was a real good vibe (pardon the pun) going on all night...respect to Theo...4 deck set next time holmes

Saturday was the video shoot for the Foreign Beggars new single Contact produced by D'n'B heavyweights Noisia...i'm not going to go into details expecially about theme but this promises to be massive and the shoot was jokes with Orifice, Metropolis and Nonames on top form...cant wait to see the finished product and spot myself

Sunday was another video shoot for the Dr Syntax track Hire Me, altough my part got longed out as timescales worked against me; the updates from Synners by phone sounded damn amusing...again lips are sealed...

thats it for me, tonight i'm going to tesco to spend the 50 squid vouchor that Sky sent me to apologise for being c* feet firmly back on the ground...


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Finally bought some new cd's

so bit of a moan really, I finally got round to buying some new cd's to listen to the car, Dillanthology 2 and a Daedulus album on Ninja Tune. both are pretty weak, when will Dilla be left to rest in peace? another cd of remixes too poor to come out originally is disappointint from whoever is running his estate these days, dont they realise that by continually releasing more and more weak shit then the good shit just becomes further diluted and meaningless...have a think. The daedulus shit pissed me off to, i picked up a 12 not so long ago with 2 heavy tracks on, sadly they were the only 2, big bass wonky style hip-hop/new beat generation sounds, really forward looking, imagine my disappointment on buying the cd and finding out all the other tracks are analgouey sounding house nonsense...gonna stick to buying MP3's i reckon, then you can HEAR stuff first...

still found this site with free loopers to download so not to annoyed in the scheme of things

a busy weekend of scratching awaits me so i'm signing off for now

Monday, 20 July 2009

A Hiatus

So after a few weeks out (sorry) i've finally got the internet sorted out at my new house, blame a combination of Sky and those fuckwits at BT, a shocking combination but still.

Excitement abounds with shows on the 31st at Hoochinoo (Vibe Bar), 8th August at Soundcrash (Cargo) and finally a weekend hols at Hip Hop Kemp...oi oi

So to celebrate the return of the internet to my life here's some pictures of my new lab

Monday, 27 April 2009

Computer Frustrations

Fucking PC's are doing my head in, finally had some time to myself yesterday, missus out the house, chores done....nothing to do but sit down and finish some tunes off....then from nowhere the bloody PC stops talking to the mixing desk and lack of stack of dominoes the whole fucking thing starts to fall over...delays and bullshit..just wanna get this album finished and start to work on my new stuff....AARRRGGGHHHHHH

Monday, 13 April 2009

Countryside Eastery

Another bloody weekend of no music, i've got shitloads to do but seem to keep putting everything off. This time it was off to a little village up north to see me Nan for some easter eating and stuff, always a treat having proper roast beef and yorkshire puds. What is it with little old ladies though? they seem to have asbestos hands, i wouldnt have been suprised to see her lift the meat out the oven with her bare hands....

So back in London again and this week i really need to get this album finished and mixed, it's beyond a joke now. 12 tracks are pretty much done i just need to put the polish on em...looking forward to it, everyone thats heard the rough version of the album has been positive about it so..photoshoot at the end of April as well so it needs to be sorted asap!

Moaning: I got hyped up that there was a new some new Red Dwarf ish popping off over the weekend so set it to record. WHAT A PILE OF TOSS, although craig charles doesnt seem to have been hit too bad by the crack anyways lol

Got myself a check shirt today, feel like an utter sell out but looking least i'll fit in in shoreditch..meh

so on a skate tip, here's that pee-narse Sheckler doing a ridiculously massive kickflip

and on a hip-hop tip, lovin this tune again...i see ghosts dance in the trail of my weed smoke

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Quiet Weekends and Memorials

Having been pretty much more stressed than I've ever been in my entire life me n wifey managed to sneak out to the countryside for a quiet weekend of family stuff. For a change we managed to stay in on friday night, every previous journey out West then we've ended up getting smashed in Friday night and not getting to bed until silly o'clock which always ensures a miserable hanging journey and a miserable weekend...

This time was different, we got up good and early and beat all the traffic and managed to hit teh west country by 10:30 b 12:00 we were safely camped out in a vegetarian restaurant in Glastonbury having vege burgers and pear cider, get in...i'll say this for hippies, they might be work shy smelly bastards but they know how to relax

Today was the memorial lunch for my little sister who was murdered 10 years ago this weekend. r.i.p Ashleigh you are always in my thoughts.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

An Absolute arsehole of a week

Well you're man over here is feeling bi-polar this week, seems everything's out to get me at the moment, what the f*ck is wrong with this country?

Me n the missus are trying to move house at the moment, it's a sweet deal, move out of zone 1 and into the countryside away from the noise, dirt and bullshit of central london. We found this dope house near the thames, the best bit is at the bottom of the garden there is a shed with seperate power supply and heating, perfect for a studio! soon i'll be sitting merrily in my shed making beats to my hearts content and not pissing off the neighbours or the missus...

then i forgot about stamp duty, what the f*ck is this man, another way for the government to gouge money out the hands of the hardest working while the "old money" sits on top of the heap like an engorged bloated pus ridden leech gradually bleeding the life out the people trying to get a little breathing space and create something for their (forthcoming) families...

are we still teh only country in the world stupid enough to pay a f*cking tv licence? for the bbc? andwhilst teh bbc clutches it's precious integrity to its chest wiht "quality" programming and no advertising in exchange for the licence fee it's making billions selling it's IPR to the US and any other nation depserate enough to sedate it's populace with mindless shit like Come Dancing..

to cap it off it's pissing down and the missus wants to go shopping...ffs

so todays uplifting tune is

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Jyager launch party last night and Sunday laziness

Last night was the launch party for Jyagers forthcoming album on YNR records, this fella came in form left field for me, never heard of him then suddenly he's everywhere, and for good reason! the album is dope, just been taking a lazy sunday after late night and ambling round the kitchen listening to it, so dope in fact we're gonna be hitting up the studio next week to ge a track down s watch this space for an exclusive preview....still good to see Jehst, Michael Parkinson, Smurf and the YNR cats down there representing for their new generation of talent

Coming in pissed is always a trauma for me, especially when the missus has gone to bed, last night i bowled in after her with my usual stealth like tactics only to find a sleeping figure on the sofa hidden under a mess of hair. "ahh bless" i thought, so i scooped her up to take her to bed only to be confronted with a very suprised japanese girl i' d never met before....turns out we had a friend sleeping over, i'd naturally assumed it was the missus under the mess of hair and tried to do the gentlemanly thing....

so with the Gunners back in form pulverising the toon yesterday and a lazy sunday afternoon in the garden smoking piff and reading the papers cover to cover it's been a decent weekend all round, so i'm gonna leave you with some sunday music...classics

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Japanese Spiderman

Follow the link below to the Japanese Spiderman TV series from the 70's. This is incredible with spiderman, motorbikes, guys in monster suits and ,of course, robots!