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Twelve mixes for xmas and an album or remixes as my winter solstice 2012 gift

December 21, 2012 – 20:13 |

Today is the last day of the mayan calendear, the 2012 winter solstice and my dog’s birthday! So to mark the occasion I thought i’d get together my best mixes of 2012 into a blog post and send it to friends and the nice people who visit my site \o/

Reckommended Records – Nov / Dec 2012

December 10, 2012 – 16:32 |
Reckommended Records – Nov / Dec 2012

Here are 8 tracks, 4 albums & 7 free downloads over 6 (isn) genres in my slightly belated recommended reviews for the last couple of months…

Dj Narrative Newsletter #4

November 29, 2012 – 14:25 |

4th Newsletter contains a free 11 track album, a deep drum & bass mix with narrative, a glitch hop mix, an artist website, a website made of electronic music tutorials, 25 music reviews & a free electronic music blog

Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol #4 – The Creative

November 1, 2012 – 18:41 |

The 4th Narrative mix explores a journey of a creative spirit with a soundtrack that features many tracks that have greatly inspired me on the deep drum and bass jungle tip…

Marc Reck (Dj Narrative) – Going Out Vol #4 – Glitch Hop

October 31, 2012 – 16:50 |

This newsletter’s Going Out Mix is heavily inspired by a recent dig in September which uncovered loads of wicked Glitch Hop and also to provide a more modular approach to these mixes \o/

All of these tracks were shortlisted for my last reviews even though they aren’t new releases, and i’m loving the breadth and spectrum of the genre so been itching to try a specific mix….

Life on the Narrowboat Part Two

October 29, 2012 – 15:59 | 2 Comments

Part of the reason for no content on the site is the site going down. Something to do with the database, and still a few glitches to work out but have reset it a stable order which seems to have made it work properly although the images dont centre align and seem to have lost all the facebook likes & a lots of thumbnails….

Innofader in the S4 Review

October 8, 2012 – 11:29 |

Over the last couple of years ive been teaching myself to scratch and it’s become one of my favourite things to do. Although i really rate the stock crossfader i’ve invested in a proper scratch fader for my Traktor S4, so thought id drop a review to share my findings….

Reckommended Records Sep / Oct 2012

October 4, 2012 – 15:30 |
Reckommended Records Sep / Oct 2012

My site went down for a couple of weeks but here are 25 recommended records of various electronic music genres. Plenty of free ones, all 5 star tracks and links to all the artists and tracks in the title.

Tinchy Stryder Headphones Review

October 4, 2012 – 12:47 |

Regular visitors and newsletter subscribers may have read various mini reviews on my site about products that have been really useful in my djing and music making journey, but recently i was asked directly to do a specific ..

Dj Narrative Newsletter #3

August 1, 2012 – 09:45 |

3rd Newsletter contains a cinematic bass narrative mix about love with a dark twist, the 2nd track from dj narrative album, 20 reviews. loads of free downloads, production video tutorials & photos & blog from life on a boat…

Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol # 3 – Alone (A Love Story)

July 31, 2012 – 15:32 | 2 Comments

This month’s mix with Narrative is a story about love with a host of bass music genres and a dark edged twist…

Reckommended Records – June / July 2012

July 20, 2012 – 12:45 |
Reckommended Records – June / July 2012

What with all the adjusting to the new home i’ve little time to blog or work on the newsletter content so here is over 20 recommended records (half free / half forthcoming) a few albums and a couple of dj sets for any dj minded or edm loving folk out there…

Dj Narrative Newsletter #2

May 20, 2012 – 20:31 |

2nd Newsletter contains a narrative mix about fear, 2 live mixes from recent gigs, 1st track from remix album, a 800 year old history of Birmingham Markets, 2 tutorials & a free spectrum analyser, a 20 track chart with 10 free tracks, links to all artists & about 10 other things :)

Dj Narrative – Coming Home Vol # 2 – Fear & Love Part 2

April 30, 2012 – 16:08 |


This month’s mix with Narrative is a kind of sequel to my first fear & love mix back from 2006, focusing much more on the Fear side of the equation. As a contrast to last …

Reckommended Records – April / May 2012

April 24, 2012 – 14:46 |
Reckommended Records – April / May 2012

A bumper pack of (at least) 20 tracks of different genres that i’m really feeling as we merging april and mays charts. Some free download and some forthcoming promos. All highly recommended.

Marc Reck (Dj Narrative) at Wagon & Horses Yard for Ferits Funktion One 40th

April 20, 2012 – 16:14 |

A recording of my set from Ferits funktion 1 40th at the Wagon & Horses Yard. 20 tracks of Electro Breaks, Techno, Nu Jungle, Nu School Breaks & Glitchy Breaks with many tracks being re-edited live using 4 decks, loops & cue points.

Marc Reck (Dj Narrative) at Hot Club De Swing

April 20, 2012 – 15:41 |

First 40 mins of my set recorded at Hot Club De Swing last march. Went into Drum & Bass for the last 20 mins which was great live but wanted to keep this cloudcast about the swing & related genres…

Dj Narrative Newsletter #1

March 20, 2012 – 14:30 |

1st Newsletter contains a downtempo mix with narrative, uptempo mix live from shambala, entire back catalogue for free download, dj narrative album preview, free tracks & 3 music production tutorials

My new Dj Narrative newsletter podcast thingymaroo

March 17, 2012 – 16:44 |
My new Dj Narrative newsletter podcast thingymaroo


So after months of prep & years of developing i’m very happy to share my Dj Narrative newsletter / podcast. Its contains a few ideas / features so i thought i’d break it down a …

Reckommended Records – March 2012

March 15, 2012 – 16:54 |
Reckommended Records – March 2012


Here are 10 tracks & 1 album of different genres that i highly recommend you check out – 4 free / 7 new & all party rockers in their own right

Drum & Bass – Noisia …

All 2012 mixes & radio shows to download

March 10, 2012 – 16:55 |
All 2012 mixes & radio shows to download


Here are all the radio shows & mixes from 2012 with download links and show page for each one which i’ll add to each week.
Every show page has links to all the artists and includes …

Dj Narrative – Home Vol #1 – Zazen

March 9, 2012 – 17:19 |


The first downtempo mix with Narrative for this new podcast is entitled “Zazen”. Musically it’s a seamless cinematic style mix featuring artists like Burial, Nitin Sahwney, Ghost Poet, & Tipper, and thematically it was inspired by …

Dj Narrative – Going Out Vol #1 – Live at Shambala

March 9, 2012 – 16:32 |


To kick off the dancefloor side of the podcast I thought i’d start with my favourite gig of 2011 – 9pm sunday night in the Kamikaze tent at Shambala Festival.

I’ve posted this in different forms …

Forthcoming genre hopping party rocking gigs in march & featured artist

March 9, 2012 – 11:43 |


I’ve started taking bookings again now, and got a couple of corkers to start with!  First up is headling the decks at excellent Hot Club de Swing, &  2nd is following the almighty Nextmen!


Gigs with the Nextmen & a new dog

February 24, 2012 – 15:01 | 2 Comments

Haven’t posted all year so just thought id drop a quick update as the last one is the gig for new years eve! > which was a massive celebration and a magical gig, so real credit to all involved from start to finish…

We also got a rescue dog called Lucy Lurcher who’s proved herself to be pretty creative too :)