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March 11, 2013 – 12:44 |

Hey folks – its been a good while since ive posted anything, so i thought id write a more traditional blog style post about a few things that have been happening since the end of last year.

NB. All these posts are postdated as they were written in Feb & March, but i’ve been having so many problems with my hosting with inmotion, the sites have been offline.

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A place for the other things i do outside of music. Generally broken down into things i do & things i find useful. Could be posts on productivity, events in birmingham, music making, dj technology, web design tips, awareness, politics, spirituality, funny stuff..all that kind of thing.


All blog posts related to my own Djing. Generally broken down into sub categories that i hope will be of interest. Radio shows, Dj Charts, Gig Lists, music / artists to check out, & anything useful i find related to the art of djing.


All past posts & videos related to the events Mr Elephant, Rockfall, Inter-course, Headway & Project X Presents, co-promoted up til the hiatus with links to all artists involved.


Starting to feel comfortable with what im producing and about to embark with a new setup and workflow. Wanted to put out a short ep of previous ideas which is up for free download via the newsletter


I deliver music tech workshops to particpants of all ages in a host of environments working with various other artforms. I only started this year, so there’s not many posts, but hopefully the posts give a good idea. More information is on the dedicated website – Reckorder.com.

Birmingham Promoters

August 11, 2008 – 07:51 |


After a great week celebrating Pyn’s birthday and our anniversary, it was full steam ahead this week, starting with 2 very productive meetings with 3 of Birmingham’s favourite promoters. …

My Dj Cv

August 11, 2008 – 00:25 |
My Dj Cv


Here’s a list of pretty much all my gigs (that i can remember) to date taken from my cv (updated in july 2010)

Dj Bookings (1999 – 2010)

(Not taking bookings for a while to work on …

Disco Diary – End of Year Rookery Performance – Aug 2008

August 5, 2008 – 14:57 |


Written and performed by Rookery Schools Year 6 Students working with creative director and drama specialist, Pyn Stockman. I was brought in to edit the diary sequences and provide music that created an atmosphere but …

Djing partnerships

August 1, 2008 – 11:31 | 3 Comments


I finally had a meeting with leftfoot resident Sam Redmore yesterday to discuss and show how we do what we do, with the view to starting a dj partership.
It was nice to see a deeper …

Bohemiam Jukebox

July 30, 2008 – 13:23 |

After another inspiring meeting, this time with Ant from Open Advantage, and with the website very much laying itself out and looking exceedingly promising, we headed to the hare and hounds to catch the last two sets at the generally excellent Bohemian Jukebox…

Custom Made

July 28, 2008 – 12:31 |

After a sleepless night from the heat and noise, i was suitably refreshed by a great meeting with Dubber as part of the AHRC Knowledge Transfer Partnership Fellowship. We discussed the forthcoming website idea, and after a while of getting all the ideas down, (or out in my case!), we had a great plan of action, ready for the build with Ant and open advantage…

A few djing gigs

July 25, 2008 – 16:27 |


I relooked at the business plan this week, and thanks to a brief chat with John Mostyn, and Pyn, have been looking into funding applications, through the arts council and lottery big fund, and am …

Push things forward

July 18, 2008 – 17:10 |

Last week, our Finished with the War piece seemed to go down real well at New Vibes 2008, and since then i’ve been continuing on my crusade to get all my open loops, ideas and projects into ..

Please Watch This..

July 18, 2008 – 03:43 |

Zeitgeist One & Two are now out and available to watch online for free.

Finished with the War – Dance on Film Soundtrack for New Vibes 2008

July 9, 2008 – 16:24 | One Comment


So this thursday is the screening of the Finished with the War Piece as part of this years “New Vibes”.  It’s a dance on film piece choreographed by Lucy Nicholls, directed by Liam D’Authereau, with …

Project X Presents – Saturday September 13th 2008

July 5, 2008 – 16:34 | 2 Comments

After looking at over 30 venues, (and having to say goodbye to some real life financial support from New Generation Arts because of it), i am pleased to announce that we have finally found the perfect venue to house, our 3 stages and 80 participants for our forthcoming Project X Presents event, to be held on Saturday September 13th 2008…

First a skate park, …then a warehouse, …. a brief experimental X-Lab:VL to break in Concrete ….where next???

Music by Candlelight

July 2, 2008 – 13:25 |

a lovely evening with highlights from Aa’shiq Al Rasul, and its curator Rich Batsford. Here’s a little video …

That Back Bar again…

July 1, 2008 – 16:25 |

This weekend started with the gig at the Hare and Hounds. Giles Peterson was upstairs, and me and Sam Redmore were downstairs. I didnt get any time to check out Giles, as it was going off downstairs, but i bet it was good.

Here’s a little bit of the end of my set (before the Aphrodite/Bobby Mcferrin/Al Green/Nitin Sawhney encore)

Forthcoming Djing Gigs

June 27, 2008 – 13:35 |

I’ve been getting some really interesting djing gigs this week, so thought i’d post them…

Mr Elephant Rocks a Phat One @ Longest Day Festival

June 23, 2008 – 12:41 |


This taken from our Mr Elephant website sums up just how much fun it was in that back bar on saturday! So many lovely people, and such a fantastic atmosphere, it was a really great …

More encouraging signs!

June 17, 2008 – 17:42 |

I’ve just checked out this very interesting post from Rich Batsford in response to this other 2 interesting posts from Simon Jones and Pete Ashton….

The Bays in Birmingham

June 7, 2008 – 16:39 |

At least 4 people have recommended i check this out this week, so i bought a couple of tickets…

The good news and the bad news

June 3, 2008 – 16:31 |

So the good news is that the dvd track fits really well apparently, and that all the hard work has been worth it, and the bad news is we’ve had to postpone Project X Presents on the 14th of June, as we have no place to do it :(

Apparently our last chance (which was the Que Club in Birmingham) is not feasible as there is so much other stuff going on, and there are simply no other options at this stage, which means we are going to have to postpone it.

In the Studio

May 31, 2008 – 16:17 |
In the Studio

This week its been all about Cubase and this Dvd track. Its going well, and i’ve learnt how to link up parts of my studio i never even new existed, but its been long long days!..

Y’know for Kids!

May 27, 2008 – 16:12 |

Last week was all about promoting and preparing for our Mr Elephant Family Alldayer, and it went really well, securing the best bar take to date for the Prince, and bringing happiness to kids of all ages!

Despite the forecast, the sun, and humans of all ages were out in full effect, which made for a thouroughly lovely afternoon. :)

Subvert Sounds..

May 19, 2008 – 15:27 |

Are one sweet sound company, and they can host your party!

I had a meet with Subvert Greg and Pyn last night about doing a free party on this site we’ve heard about, and he told me all the kit he’s got, so i thought it would be good to post it on my blog, because he hasnt, and to be honest he’s one of the soundest sound and light engineers i’ve ever met. Gets the job done, really well, and works to your budget whatever the situation….

The Reckorder Album

May 17, 2008 – 15:08 |
The Reckorder Album

Ok, so this reckorder thing is something i seemed to have babbled on about a bit, and i still havent launched the website. No matter, though as i’ve started sketching out…

Music Commissions

May 15, 2008 – 14:04 |
Music Commissions

Ah with all the promoting “stuff” yesterday i forgot to report my first two music commissions! I’ve been writing music for quite a few years now, and this is the first time i’ve been commissioned to produce something from scratch at least!…

Promoting stuff

May 14, 2008 – 14:30 |
Promoting stuff

Yesterday i did my usual local run of putting posters for our next Mr Elephant gig around Kings Heath and Moseley, and had a nice chat with Emma from Jibbering who’s asked me to get involved with her longest day festival, and today has spawned more event type excitement.

So the Mr Elephant Alldayer for friends is a nice thing to promote. No flyers, No need to worry about making your overdraft back on the door. Open to all ages, and hopefully the sun will shine on our lovely line up of things. Its free so there’s no hassle, and Keith has kindly offered some cash to pay for the costs, so everyone is happy…

Furthering the digital dj

May 12, 2008 – 13:32 |
Furthering the digital dj


After one of the hottest weekends this year, i’ve had a few hours early this morning (awoken by a neumatic drill!) to do some digging about about digital controllers, and how i can use them. …