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What excites me most now is the spontaneity in the live sets. Each time I perform a track it can sound really different depending on the feeling in the room, adjusting the speed, energy level, sounds and lyrics in connection with the people present. I’m constantly developing the flexibility of the “Mothership of Funk” (MoF - live loop production rig) so that we can immediately follow any musical whims, sometimes branching off from any plans and creating something original on the spot. The MoF wants to give birth to these music delights and my role is no more than a sonic midwife and conductor! --------- I’m experimenting with transparency in all areas of life, making friends with ‘dark’ sides and healing old wounds, and these themes fly through the tracks. I’m also influenced by Non-Violent Communication (NVC), and community building inspired by the peaceful experiments in the Zegg and Tamera intentional communities. Can we let go of the ‘fight’ against things we DON’T want (like corrupt governments and financial systems) and focus all our energies on creating the communities that we DO want? Can we build the new, and let the old structures wither away into history?

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Live video experiment - COMMUNITY


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My entry for the Glastonbury set competition 2014!
COMMUNITY - recorded live on the Mothership of Funk (MoF) with one take for the music and one for the vocals.
The inspiration from this track comes from the themes of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and and the peaceful Intentional Communities growing in the world (see Zegg and Tamera).
Let's stop fighting the OLD (corrupt governments / financial systems) and create the NEW!
If you're interested in community building, and to learn how to communicate to really connect with people, getting their's and your needs met, please visit the following sites:
http://www.nvc-uk.com
http://languageofcompassion.com
http://www.zegg.de/en
http://www.tamera.org

Friday, 29 November 2013

First breakbeat track in a few years :)

After a few years out experimenting with live stuff, am happy to be working on some breaks again..  Preview of a track sampling the film 'The Corporation'.  If the ubiquity of corporate dominance is alive in you please watch the film and visit: http://www.thecorporation.com
Big thanks to film director Mark Achbar for agreeing to sample usage - albeit some years ago!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Wow what a stonking gig @ Wolfs on Saturday

Shouts to all the stage dancers - you made it easy to vibe off!
Here's a couple of the live jams recorded on the night.. Message me direct for tickets to the next gig @ Exchange, Bristol, UK on 6/9/13.



And a little DnB live looping jam..

Friday, 12 April 2013

Live recordings from The Croft, Bristol 9th March 2013

Some live recordings from the gig @ The Croft, Bristol 9th March 2013. Living in the City: U Don't Know Me:

Friday, 8 March 2013

First video from the recent gig at Louisiana Bristol.

Big thanks to http://bexmedia.net/ for video production..

Monday, 4 February 2013

DJ MIX Breaks/DnB - Bass Kitchen - HiHat warming up for Ed Solo



Recorded live @ Timbuk2 (Bristol), Bass Kitchen presents Ed Solo.
One of the best Bass Kitchen's ever. That is apart from some nutter launching a huge drink all over my gear - it literally covered everything! We did our best to wipe it all down and keep it going. Occurred to me after it may have been somewhat incited by me pretending to fire a super soaker into the crowd with phaser samples and explosions! Oh well ding dong the show must go on..

TRACK LISTING:
Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions (HiHat fix)
HiHat - Now Now Now
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (HiHat synths for guitars mix)
HiHat - Get The Sack
Plump DJs - The Rub Off
Pablo beats - Hot
Pablo Beats - Sonar Riddem
Tipper - What's Heavy
30Hz - Fiber Optics
Courtney Pine - Jazz Step
JFB - Tequila Sunrise
LAOS - Panda Style

Friday, 18 January 2013

Listen To The Space





An early mix of a new exploration of the nature of where ideas come from. They don't come from thinking, so where do they come from?
This is also a tribute to the Masters at Work.
Thanks also to Jamie Catto for boundless inspiration and some of the words.
<Verse 1>
Tune your mental radio
To the sounds of silence
That surround us now

Just ask the question and wait
Hold tight and leave a space
The most original reply will come

All the mental noise
That enchants us so
We can’t fight it but we can watch it go

Just listen and receive
No thinking will conceive
You simply won’t believe yeah


<Chorus>
We can join minds and listen
To the space in this room
That surrounds us now

We can be one in here
And listen to the space
That surrounds us now
 - Come on now listen to the space

(Repeat)


<Verse 2>
Right from the day we’re born
We’re taught to be so small
And to hold back on our playfulness

We are so brutal and cruel
The way we censor those things
Its the approval we’re addicted to

All the shadows you hold
You can turn them around
So we’re pointing in the same direction

We can be so big
When we release ourselves
From mental shackles we cherish


(Chorus)