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December 31, 2012 – 11:59 |

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Hey folks,
After 420 posts I decided to discontinue this site, and build a new one.
Please find me at my current site – www.djnarrative.com.
There are a lot of narrative based audio, visual & Dj content that …

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Blog

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.

Djing

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.

Events

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.

Music

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

Workshops

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.

Djing @ The Botanical Gardens!

May 10, 2008 – 13:17 |

ast night was the 40th birthday party of Newman College, and to celebrate they held a lavish party in the beautiful grounds of the botanical gardens, with flower power as the theme, and enlisting the fine John Mostyn to co-ordinate (and perform) the musical entertainment…

Mididididididit

May 6, 2008 – 14:01 |

The sun is glorious, so it was most definitely time for a bbq and beers in evening. I’d however gone to town to pick up my birthday present, so from 11pm it was time to get to know it…

It’s now May..

May 2, 2008 – 14:06 |

There’s been a lot going on, so i’ll attempt a quick summary, and be on my way!..

A Thank You from Mr Elephant

May 1, 2008 – 13:59 |

To everyone who came to our first birthday bash! We are all quite amazed at the response, and just how much fun it was all weekend long. Here’s a quick rundown of the night for anyone who missed it….

A video while i’m ill

March 12, 2008 – 12:28 | One Comment

A while back, John Mostyn played me this video, asking if i’d like to try putting a different soundtrack to it. The video i believe is made from a talented bunch in Amsterdam and seems to have been played in a planetarium recently. The alternative soundtrack i’ve added is “Nothing” by Nitin Sawhney, and “All things to all Men”, by The Cinematic Orchestra…

Make your website better

March 10, 2008 – 20:54 |

Two very useful blog posts from two very talented people about setting up your own wordpress site…

Attending the Making the Tranzition Seminar

March 9, 2008 – 13:32 | One Comment

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Heard about this from created in birmingham, and very glad i went.

With at least 4 of the speakers already in my thinking rock to arrange meetings with, i found the seminar very useful, and suitably …

Dramask & B.A.M direct performance of over 750 kids!

March 3, 2008 – 15:30 |
Dramask & B.A.M direct performance of over 750 kids!

Today i got the chance to view the culmination of over 6 months work by Ann Jones (Music/B.A.M) and Pyn Stockman (Dramask/Drama) (with guitar from Daz), directing a performance for Cov Cool kids of over 750 children from 4 schools in coventry @ Warwick Arts Centre….. (and they totally pulled it off!!;)

Jibbering @ The Hare and Hounds

March 2, 2008 – 12:24 |

Another great event last night from the Jibbering crew. With highlights coming from Jahman Silla, Bongo Damo & the mighty Freefall Collective…

Mr Elephant’s Workshop Of the World

February 29, 2008 – 18:26 |

Today was another excellent day on the Educator Course. We are looking at rationales, and writing a scheme of work for our course, and tomorrow we get to host our first 10 minute lesson to the class on whatever we want. (I’m thinking of doing a 16 piece human sequencer!)

Either way, its inspired me to write about one of the composite parts of the Mr Elephant idea, that i have been thinking about for the last 6 months or so…

Booking the first Mr Elephant Birthday at Hare & Hounds

February 26, 2008 – 12:53 |

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Had our long awaited meeting with Adam Regan from the Hare and Hounds/Bulls Head today to discuss doing the Mr Elephant 1st Birthday at the Hare and Hounds. Lovely chap, very tall, looks like we …

My first workshop and a gig with the Heels

February 24, 2008 – 21:16 |
My first workshop and a gig with the Heels

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Dramask were holding a mask workshop as part of the University of First Age held at the Symphony Hall, and Pyn had kindly offered me half a day assisting her. Our friend Jen did the …

Review of our Project X Presents “X-Labs” @ Concrete

February 24, 2008 – 15:14 |

A mammoth weekend started with a 3 and a half hour set at Project X Presents, followed by my first community workshop, and then a gig with the Heels, and ended with a very nice 18 hour sleep!

I was pretty nervous on Thursday night, as it was to be my first outing with Traktor scratch, 2 months ahead of my proposed schedule! Alongside wondering if my laptop could handle 4 hours and 4 decks, Steve had been unavailable to rehearse til Thursday, and i wasn’t sure if this new interface would be too much to get used to, if i should really play out all this new music, and if to revert back to just my trusty cdj’s. The next morning however i got more music prepared, had a few more run-throughs of the Completion duet, and started to look forward to the evenings proceedings once again…

Back to the Blog! Yeharrr :)

February 21, 2008 – 16:46 |

Finally i’ve moved sites, and can start blogging again!! :) …………….Maybe this would be a good time to introduce myself…..

Project X Presents X-Labs @ Concrete – Fri 22nd February 2008

February 6, 2008 – 23:33 |

Flyers for our 3rd Project x Presents event – X-Labs

Custom Made with Jon Kennedy & Dj Derek

December 17, 2007 – 12:10 |

In between unpacking boxes in our new place, i got to dj another magical Custom Made after the legendary Dj Derek, and the inspired Jon Kennedy. Here’s a few of my favourite bits..

December Charts 2007

December 6, 2007 – 23:07 |

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I’m in the process of moving sites, and thinking about reformatting the whole breaks chartage thing. As i play such a wide range of music, and because i been using Last F.m quite a lot …

Our Rockfall Xmas Party – Saturday December 22nd 2007 @ The Custard Factory

December 6, 2007 – 19:38 |

Is with Urban Disturbance, Funkatronic, Deuce, and Sexual AllStars. Here’s the details. Hope you can be there :)

A message from Drop Beats Not Bombs

December 5, 2007 – 14:23 |

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This is an email from the drop beats mailing list. Boogie asked to send it on. Make of it what you will.

Rutland Herald – Article published Nov 11, 2007
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Coming Home

December 5, 2007 – 14:10 |

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Moving day is next week and so am making the most of the space with another log fire.

While i’m finding the actual packing up and getting rid of stuff a very therapeutic exercise, last night …

Bon Voyage Rich & Lyndall & Happy Birthday Jibbering

December 2, 2007 – 17:18 |

Probably was one of the most emotional weekends i’ve had for a long while!…

The Music Educator Course & Soundtrack for the Planetarium

November 30, 2007 – 18:15 |
The Music Educator Course & Soundtrack for the Planetarium

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Taught by Dan Roy, who is a student from last year that received a distinction, and involving a class of around 25 people, this music educator course (run at the access to music centre), has …

Partying, Facebook & Hypnosis (aka A Lazy Weekend)

November 25, 2007 – 14:41 |

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From thursday i tried on 3 occassions to get to work on the new mr elephant site, and got lost in facebook for 2 hours at a time!

While this has added a bit of a …

Meetings & Making the Break

November 20, 2007 – 18:10 |

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Today was a day of meetings from start to finish.

First was one at the dss, to inform them of my course details, and business plan development, and then after a little work on that, i …

There’s a penguin in the tree!

November 19, 2007 – 16:57 |

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Can you spot him?
Strange….Actaully, I’d been thinking of doing some video blogging for a while now, so thanks to this unusual sighting, i thought i’d give it a go with this ridiculous news report. Hmmmm……Anyway, …