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December 31, 2012 – 11:59 |


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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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.

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 …

Dj Narrative album of remixes forthcoming as free download

March 9, 2012 – 13:38 | 2 Comments


I’ve been working on an album of remixes recently, which will be made up of tracks from the last few years which i’m looking to put out as free downloads to all newsletter subscribers.

I’m still …

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!


March Microblog Tweets

March 5, 2012 – 12:33 |


So looking forward to this gig > fb.me/RemQgGVh
Two Birmingham studios: Artisan and Elephant House. on Radio To Go this week – fb.me/1E5jPSjrD
15 % off beatport purchases (til 15th March) via Dj Tech Tools -… fb.me/1yFtdhCBK
Seems …

2 online production workshops & a free tutorial thats well worth checking out

March 1, 2012 – 20:00 |


As part of this newsletter & as a seperate site called Reckorder, i will be sharing a whole host of useful music making tutorials on all parts of the process online.

I’ve collated all the ones …

Feb Microblog Tweets

February 26, 2012 – 18:55 |

Find myself using / sharing much more links on my facebook wall these days – www.facebook.com/marcreck
Been offline for a bit working on an album & a new Dj Narrative podcast -> This free analyser has been real helpful http://t.co/VJmmZh0K #
Greetings for Losar, the Tibetan New Year – http://t.co/W2VqDEdp / http://t.co/6TINKaUT #
Another fine post on RadioToGo- this time on Bham Opera & NY Met. (Honoured to get a mention in such esteemed company!) …

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 :)

Reckorder & Dramask – Paganel Primary School Local Heroes Project

January 20, 2012 – 17:15 |

Dramask ran a series of workshops which explored various qualities of a hero with a range of primary school participants and i was bought in to create 3 final audio pieces for their end performance.

The various audio accounts were recorded by Dramask in the workshops and then i edited them and arranged with some suitable music for their final performance…

New Years Eve at PST & a couple of other gigs

December 21, 2011 – 20:58 |

Started to take a few dj bookings recently 2 of which i’m really looking forward to.

The first is another NYE at PST organised by the lovely people at Jibbering in association with a load of my favourite Birmingham promoters and djs. Last years was off the hook and this year the line is the same – plus a load more on top! Advance tickets are only a fiver again from here and it has no closing time!

December / Jan Microblog Tweets

December 11, 2011 – 18:55 |
December / Jan Microblog Tweets

Have been posting mainly on my facebook wall this month – but trying out posterous later this month and its autopost for sharing stuff – http://marcreck.posterous.com/

3 days til important UN climate talks. Add your voice of support here? > http://t.co/mZi34g13 #

Filming & Djing the Corby Cube Slam Event

November 26, 2011 – 19:40 |

Off to Corby again this weekend for my second film shoot and a real nice dj gig at the other big date in the Core at Corby Cubes calender – The youth arts Slam!

Not to be confused with the wrestling tournament of the same name, the Slam is a kind of big, end of project showcase featuring performances from all of the long running workshops and courses they’ve had. This one was totally sold out and full of quality performances of all ages.

Seeing Amon Tobin’s ISAM show and stranded in London

November 24, 2011 – 19:54 |

Back from a right old mission to London! Had a great night seeing Amon Tobin’s new show ISAM, followed by a rather eventful experience working out what to do after missing the last train back to brum with no phone

Filming The Electric Swing Circus

November 15, 2011 – 19:25 |

I recently got myself a Canon 600d in order to take my filming and photography ambitions to the next level. The first outing was to get some good footage of my gig at Shambala Festival, but ive also been looking at filming events, and this weekend was my first commission with the new camera.

Dj Workshop at The Corby Cube 1st Birthday

November 7, 2011 – 19:22 |

The Core at the Corby Cube celebrated its 1st birthday this weekend, with a huge event which bought together many of the contributers and artforms that have made up this last 12 months. It was a great event and i was on board delivering the dj & scratch drop in workshop which left me very inspired.

November Microblog Tweets

November 6, 2011 – 18:55 |

Tell David Cameron to back a Robin Hood Tax at the G20 to fight poverty and climate change http://t.co/4GinR9Qr#
Last nights @DjNarrative Radio show feat lil Ninja Tune XX/Amon Tobin mix & a live recording of my set @Shambalafest > http://t.co/r3WUhvFM#
We have our 40th Mr Elephant Radio Show on @rhubarbradio tonight from 7-8pm GMT building up through of host of bass genres & new promos :) #

Mr Elephant Radio Show #40 Hosted by Marc Reck – 3rd November 2011

November 3, 2011 – 20:00 |

Starting with some brand new deep bass music tonight and building into some brand new phat bass music all dj mixed together with a healthy dose of hosting.

Hope you enjoy the show, please check out the artists from the links in the tracklisting below, comments are very welcome & if you want to download this and all other shows drop your email into the dj narrative newsletter and i’ll send you the download page in our 1st newsletter.

Dj Narrative Radio Show #6 (Live at Shambala) – Hosted by Marc Reck – 31st October 2011

November 1, 2011 – 17:03 |

Back with my other show – DJ Narrative Radio – which this week features a short downtempo idm ninja tune xx mix and a recording of my set in the kamikaze tent at this years Shambala Festival.

Mr Elephant Radio Show #39 Hosted by Marc Reck – 27th October 2011

October 27, 2011 – 20:00 | One Comment

Back on the rhubarb airwaves after a few months away with a journey through a load of brand new records starting with some deep electronica, then building through a little techno, various forms of breakbeat and that beautiful burial remix to finish off with, all mixed together with a healthy dose of hosting

Dj Workshop in Museum at Lyric Lounge Oakham

October 16, 2011 – 17:10 |

Back from another very inspiring weekend hosting a Dj workshop for the lovely people at Lyric Lounge alongside my trusty compadre Tony from Blend Visuals.

This time the event was was held in a museum in a very picturesque part of the East Midlands….

Event Videos

October 11, 2011 – 01:31 |
Event VideosPlay

Here’s a collection of some of our event videos & a bit of my dj footage from the last 4 years or so.

They’re roughly in chronological order (aside from the 1st featured video), so have a scroll about.

You can view more video footage via the video links on the sidebar &

all past event posters & corresponding artist links are…

October Microblog Tweets

October 2, 2011 – 18:55 |

Please take a mo to check out this @38_Degrees petition : http://t.co/aC5dMHds #nppf #fb #
A recording of my dj set in the Kamikaze tent at this year’s Shambala Festival with some video in the blog post linky – http://t.co/ZpOkthHY #
Write your Mp via this @UnlockDemocracy link to demand the government set up a register of #lobbying activity – http://t.co/vD4VBcyK #fb #

Fire in the Bingo Hall & Dj Workshop on a bus

September 19, 2011 – 15:44 |

Back from another great weekend this time featuring two rather unusual happenings.

September Microblog Tweets

September 11, 2011 – 18:55 |

Seem to have been off tweetland for ages! Nice to catch up on happenings. Tried month off social network sites. Been good for found balance #
Immersed in learning sound design in the studio this week so not much to tweet of though end of summer bought many good memories w/ a few notable highlights being playing kamikaze tent at Shambala, meeting/hearing Billy Bragg at Moseley Folk & all the music & dj workshops in uk

Moseley Folk Festival 2011 & Meeting Billy Bragg

September 7, 2011 – 15:09 |

After yesterday’s workshop i got the chance to visit Moseley Folk Festival and did some filming for Dramask, saw some great stuff and caught some nice footage which i’ve posted below…

Hosting a drop in Dj & Vj Workshop at the Lyric Lounge Event at Corby Cube

September 6, 2011 – 14:46 |

Just returned from a great weekend starting with an impromtu 11 hour dj gig / workshop with one half of Blend Av at the inspiring Northamptonshire based arts centre – The Corby Cube…