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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.

Djing the Kamikaze Tent at Shambala 2011

August 31, 2011 – 16:38 | 2 Comments

Back from a magnificent time at Shambala and a really memorable set djing the Kamikaze tent!

Shambalas always been one of my favourite festivals largely because of the vibe there and this year was no exception, despite the onslaught of torrential rain on friday. We arrived on Saturday afternoon so aside from a few downpours we only had the remaining mud to deal with, but none of this had any effect on the vibe and feel of the festival.

Saturday eve i saw performances from….

Music & Drama Workshop at Kings Heath Playcare Summer Playscheme

August 10, 2011 – 12:58 |

Following last years successful playscheme we (Dramask‘s drama workshops & my Reckorder music technology workshops) were asked back to do another one this year, this time focusing not on space but on the seaside.

Similar to last year, Dramask ran the drama and i ran the music side, working alongside the excellent staff at Kings Heath Playcare.

Holiday in Borth Year 2

July 30, 2011 – 12:01 |

Thanks to a very kind offer we got to get away for a week in Sunny Borth \o/ We returned to the place we stayed last year – northfield caravan park – which is a very well run, friendly, and cost effective place for anyone on a budget.

Reckorder & Secret City Arts – Walls & Water – 2011

July 23, 2011 – 15:51 |


An audio soundtrack created for Secret City Arts 1st project which was exploring the canals around Brindley Place in Birmingham.

This from the secret city website : “On a wintry weekend in February 2011, Secret City …

Reckorder & Dramask – Shakespeare Goes Forth Rookery Production – July 2011

July 18, 2011 – 15:36 |


A short extract to be performed at this years end of year performance Rookery School. The performance is a big collaboration of all students with Dramask and the teachers, and i was bought in to …

July Microblog Tweets

July 17, 2011 – 18:55 |

Back to the projects after a long weekend at a v special wedding. So good reconnecting w/ close friends & even a free hotel into the mix! <3 #
New free to watch info doc film based on info & ideas from people like chompsky & films like zeitgeist http://ethosthemovie.com/index?.html#

Mr Elephant Radio Show #38 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 07th July 2011

July 4, 2011 – 20:00 |

Something a little different this week with a couple of guest mixes – a downtempo electronica one from Tipper (an excerpt of his live 5.1 performance at the Decibel Festival in 2006) & a new phat & filthy breaks one from Aquasky.

(I also played this mix on my other dj narrative show this monday hence this early post :)

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

Reckorder & Dramask – Buster Saves the Days – Special Needs Story telling Project – July 2011

July 3, 2011 – 15:05 |


A story created by a group of special needs participants at a recent Dramask confidence building workshop at Brooke School.

Heres a paragraph of info from Dramask about their workshop :
“From September 2010 to July 2011 …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #37 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 30th June 2011

June 30, 2011 – 20:00 | 2 Comments

A load of some of the very best phat, wobbly, reggae tinged, dubby and filthy bass driven breaks and dubstep promos & new releases featured on tonights show, (many of which featured in June’s Reckommended Records) all mixed together with a healthy dose of hosting.

Mr Elephant Radio Show #36 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 23rd June 2011

June 23, 2011 – 20:16 |

Back on the rhubarb airwaves with the Mr Elephant Radio Show. Decided that this would be a more appropriate banner for promoting new music (plus i have loads of jingles!) so we’ll be picking up where we left off with a totally djed show featuring only the very best underground electronic & bass music but with a more direct focus on the promos and unreleased music.

To kick off we have a show full of new ep’s and a few albums and as always theres are free downloads featured…

Back online & how to download the back catalogue

June 21, 2011 – 17:14 |

After a few months offline i’ve finally found the cause of the error logs (which was down to a plugin conflict) and we seem to be up and running again just in time for the summer solstice \o/…

All 2011 mixes & radio shows to download

June 21, 2011 – 14:48 |
All 2011 mixes & radio shows to download

Here are all the radio shows & mixes from 2011 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 all free downloads featured.

Every mp3 has the track-listing in the comments section & is tagged ready for your mp3 player.

If you can’t access the downloads drop your email into the Dj Narrative Newsletter and ill send you the password which unlocks all these downloads and the past decade-of-mixes-and-radio-shows-to-download too
Any problems at all please get in touch :)

Reckorder & Dramask – Celebrating Sanctuary 2011 – Workshop Sessions Soundtrack Excerpts

June 21, 2011 – 14:46 |


Dramask ran 3 awareness raising workshops with 3 schools as part of this years Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham and i was bought in to edit the spoken recordings and add music in order for the work to …

A decade of mixes & radio shows to download

June 21, 2011 – 10:34 |

Here are 55 radio shows & mixes from the last 10 years with download links and show page for each one.

Every show page has links to all the artists and includes all free downloads featured. Every mp3 has the track-listing in the comments section & is tagged ready for your mp3 player.

If you can’t access the downloads drop your email into the Dj Narrative Newsletter and ill send you the password which unlocks all these downloads and all future shows

Reckommended Records – June 2011

June 15, 2011 – 15:34 |
Reckommended Records – June 2011

Here’s this months recommended records and new releases

Footage from Rich Batsford’s mindfulmess album launch

June 12, 2011 – 16:59 |

Went to see my very good friend Rich Batsford host the M.A.C theatre space with the hugely talented Jules Gray in support and visuals from Leon Chromatouch…

June Microblog Tweets

June 8, 2011 – 11:33 |


Last nights show up for listen again w/ links to artists as standard- http://bit.ly/igYUdT -Pleased w/ how it turned out/feedback welcome #
RIP Columbo – http://t.co/Kz9oq0B #f
Being gay shouldn’t get you killed …

May 2011 – Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes

May 27, 2011 – 18:31 |

May started and finished in two very different points, and bought about the aforementioned difficult choice, illustrated by this nice drawing that google has bought up, so for the benefit of my blog diary here’s the may drafts all in one suitably over-sized post…

Dj Narrative Radio – Underground Encounters #5 – Venus & Mars Part 1 – 23rd May 2011

May 24, 2011 – 17:00 |


Last one from the archive tonight – the 3rd one from the 3 mr elephant compilations style  mixtapes, this is from 2007 and was for a valentines day themed mixtape where mr elephant was exploring …

Slamboree Radio Show #3 – 19th May 2011

May 19, 2011 – 18:17 |


The 3rd and final Slamboree show tonight this time in support of Freear’s new release on Ape Music – Gizmo Stomp – with this recent podcast label mix from Mike.
This will be the last Slamboree …

Dj Narrative Radio – Underground Encounters #4 – Heroes Journey Part 1 – 16th May 2011

May 17, 2011 – 16:43 |


Fourth one from the archive tonight. A breaks into drum and bass mix loosely based on the stages of Joseph Campbell’s the Heroes Journey.
This was first performed as part of our 2nd project x presents …

Marc Reck & MIA – Paper Planes (Reckorder Remix)

May 15, 2011 – 15:49 | One Comment


Been learning a lot about production recently and thought id have a go at producing a remix of M.I.A‘s Paper Planes track. Pretty pleased with how it turned out so thought id post it to …

Reckommended Records – May 2011

May 15, 2011 – 11:17 | One Comment
Reckommended Records – May 2011


Glitch Hop
Stickybuds, K Lab, Jmej, Son Of A Glitch, & Jazz Mags – Skanky Panky Vol. 3 – Skanky Panky Records
One of my favourite labels on the funky glitch hop sound, and this is prob …

Slamboree Radio Show #2 – 12th May 2011

May 13, 2011 – 18:03 |


2nd Slamboree radio show this week featuring a mix from Rennie Pilgrim in support of his recent album release – Street Legal Volume 3
For more on Slamboree go check out www.facebook.com/slamboree, www.facebook.com/freearmusic for Mike and …

Dj Narrative Radio – Underground Encounters #3 – Around the World Part 1 – 09th May 2011

May 9, 2011 – 16:32 |


Third mix from the archive, this was the 2nd compilation style mixtape originally called Mr Elephants Journey Around the World where every track was from a different country.
I was working with some visual guys and …