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[3 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
First Gig of 2011 with video & mix download

Started this year off with an awesome gig at the aforementioned New Years Eve party at PST, organised by Jibbering Jon (Tangawizi) and Robin (Friendly Fire) Jam Jah.
The night saw corking sets from some of Birmingham’s finest, and attracted a top crowd of people who filled both floors with proper good vibes from 11 – 7 am.

Marc Reck – Djing At Pst On New Years Eve 2010/11 – (1st 30 Mins) by Marc Reck on Mixcloud

The venue – PST on Lombard Street in Digbeth, run by the legendary Pecker …

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[24 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
New Years Eve party at P.S.T

Jibbering have organised a top line up for the first New Years Eve party at P.S.T. I’ve not been taking any bookings since the summer, but i just couldnt resist this! Many of my favourite djs and local soundsystems playing and the venue is spot on.  (If you havent been, here’s a little video of Robin walking us round the opening night) – http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=493384134327&comments
Probably the best party in brum for New Years eve with tickets at £5 early birds and £7.50 standard (both available from http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy_tickets/events/?id=10014225), and as well as …

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[19 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
December Tweets Microblog

Hearing the new Badness Riddim release from Friendly Fire Band. http://www.friendlyfiremusic.com/. Out now on triple vinyl. Great stuff #fb #
Couple of friends have large guestlists for the skatalites at the institute tonight. Let us know if you want to go and i’ll pass it on #fb #
Mr Elephant Radio Show now on http://www.rhubarbradio.com til 8pm with a 2 hour mix of B.T/Electronica/Techno/Breaks & Drum & Bass #fb #
See @richbatsford & Ben Drummond at the Jam House tomoz (tuesday) night for free- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111091678956902 #fb #
A few days offline seems to …

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[7 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Mr Elephant Radio Show #35 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 6th Dec 2010

Tonight’s show is a 2 hour mix from cinematic electronica up through new glitch & swing hop, glitchy breaks & IDM, some phat new forthcoming promo’s, new techno & some beautiful drum & bass to finish.
2 free tracks played on the show this week (links to download below tracklisting) & plenty of brand new releases all mixed and reedited live.
Hope you enjoy the show and please check out any of the artists you like from the links below.
Update : This will be our last Mr Elephant Radio Show for the …

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[28 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
November Tweets Microblog

New #Tipper Album is out now – http://www.addictech.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=61422 – Beautiful & inspiring music #fb #
Tipper & Ninja Tune XX Special uploaded to Mixcloud – 2 hr mix of Downtempo&Cinematic Trip Hop, Glitch Hop & IDM http://i.mixcloud.com/CEeMy #
Awesome new Bran Richards ep just out -“Am I the Either”! Also Vent’s got a huge remix of Pixel Fist’s Horrible- out nov 27th on Rocstar #fb #
Prince of Wales ambushed by moseley mafia- http://princeofwales.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/ambushed-by-the-moseley-mafia via @RichBatsford #fb #
Looking forward to seeing the legendary forkbeard fantasy tonight @ …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mr Elephant Radio Show #34 – Midland’s Music Special – 22nd Nov 2010

Tonights show is to all about the brand new Pilot Project website – which aims to showcase music from midland’s artists of all genres. Its a project from radio legend Robin Valk, and i was fortunate enough to be asked to be on the board of finding music for this initial phase, so tonights show will feature 2 hours some of my favourite music submitted to the archive.
Suffice to say there is a huge amount of music, so there will be definately be more shows, but for …

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[13 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
The West Midlands Pilot Project

I’ve been involved with this fantastic project from Robin Valk for about 6 months now, but have had to keep it hush until the big launch which is next week. The site which was built by the hugely talented Carousel Digital goes live next week so here’s the lowdown.

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[31 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Some things i did & tweeted about in Oct 2010

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Awareness & Politics

Stand in solidarity with Burma’s political prisoners – http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11849 via @AmnestyUK
And also via @AmnestyUK – 10 ways to oppose the death penalty – http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=78
Government response to that petition ‘Scrapthe696′ – http://www.hmg.gov.uk/epetition-responses/petition-view.aspx?epref=Scrapthe696
Gutted to hear friend’s community studio in digbeth was burgled. 3 yrs of equipment & music gone. Pls RT & keep eyes open for contraband
Found cool book via @oxfam called The Urgency of Now. Is about the effect of inequality. The Spirit Level is well worth checking out too 

Events in …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Learn to Scratch with Dj Angelo

I’ve been looking around for some decent video tutorials on how to scratch, and  think these are some of the best. Obviously the great Q-bert’s is well worth checking out, but i found these really cool because he uses right hand to scratch and left to cut.
Here are the full tutorials from his youtube channel and his own website is here.

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[18 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Mr Elephant Radio Show #33 – Hosted by Marc Reck – Tipper & Ninja Tune Special Pt 1 – 18th Oct 2010

This weeks show is a Tipper & Ninja Tune Special. In particular playing 5 star tunes from their latest online releases, Surrounded & Ninja XX boxed set respectively. This is 2 hours of some of the very best tunes all mixed and hosted live on a 2 hour dj journey.

Mr Elephant Radio Show #33 – Tipper & Ninja Tune Xx Special – Hosted By Marc Reck – 18th Oct 2010 by Marc Reck on Mixcloud

Tracklisting
1. Tipper – Illabye – Surrounded Album
2. Coldcut – Man in a garage (King Jammy …