Archive for March, 2011
While I’m hotly anticipating the second Fluffy Logic party this Friday 25th March, there’s time to post some pictures of another pretty cool night I went along to recently.
My sister and I had travelled to Brighton to see Iron & Wine live at the Corn Exchange, but just before we went in we saw a poster for a 2 hour live set by A Guy Called Gerald. We both know of this producer through a very early dance music track from the late 80′s – one I picked up on vinyl when I first started collecting records around 1999.
Anyone who’s heard one of my DJ sets over the last few years could be forgiven for assuming I was only into dirty breaks and electro house. I hope that with this blog I’m beginning to dispel any such myth!
‘Iron & Wine‘ sounds like it could be a band, but it’s actually just one guy – a singer-songwriter from Florida named Sam Beam. He makes folk music – perhaps even what’s known as ‘alt-country’. Over his many albums and EPs he’s used a range of musician line-ups, from collaborating with Calexico, to his own ‘bespoke’ More >
I’ve been telling everyone how awesome Australia’s Cut Copy are for some time now, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard they were coming to London.
For me, Cut Copy really capture the spirit of 80′s music, and their latest album Zonoscope is no different – the record is spilling over with synths, deep male vocals just like New Romanticists The Human League, and that well-produced sheen you got on 80′s pop records. The second single from the album is Take Me Over (Spotify, YouTube), a song about leaving your comfortable life behind and following your dreams… this seems to be a theme More >
Before I went to Movimientos in Notting Hill this week, I had a couple of hours to kill. No problem, because directly opposite the Notting Hill Arts Club you will find a string of shops that belong to what is, in my opinion, the finest chain of second hand shops in the country.
I’m talking of course about Music and Video Exchange. These shops have been around since I started collecting records 10 years ago, and probably a lot longer than that. They’re a great place to pick More >
This week I ventured out to West London for the first time in what must be years, to check out a night called Movimientos. The word itself is Spanish for ‘movements’, and is a reference to both dance and political movements. Past nights have included politically themed events with short film screenings and the like.
This night was all about the music though, and DJ’s Cal Jader & Arias started things off nicely with a mix of flavours of Latin-American music, none of which I can remember the names of… trust me though, it was good! You can hear some of their mixes More >