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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.

November Tweets Microblog

November 28, 2010 – 18:55 |


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 …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #34 – Midland’s Music Special – 22nd Nov 2010

November 22, 2010 – 18:02 |


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 …

The West Midlands Pilot Project

November 13, 2010 – 18:39 |

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.

Some things i did & tweeted about in Oct 2010

October 31, 2010 – 16:02 |



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 …

Learn to Scratch with Dj Angelo

October 26, 2010 – 15:41 |


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 …

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

October 18, 2010 – 18:00 |


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 …

10 Years of Promoting

October 10, 2010 – 01:28 |
10 Years of Promoting

Here are the posters/ flyers of all the events i promoted & co-promoted over the last 10 years.

Artist links & crew links are underneath each one wherever poss (Some more to add).

If you’re looking for great Birmingham musicians, djs & vjs, you might find this useful as these are many of our favourites.

Providing the soundtrack for Edirol/Roland stand at Plaza 2010!

October 3, 2010 – 14:02 |


I wrote a track called Drop Beats Not Bombs in around 2007. It was the first breaks track i felt happy with & was intended for 2 gigs – One for the night itself where …

Some things i did & tweeted about in Sep 2010

September 30, 2010 – 13:59 |


Other things i did or found useful
Watching some amazing lightening to the sounds of new Ninja tune compilation. No rain, very little thunder. Electrifying stuff.
A weekend of websites. Respite soon tho courtesy of dinner w/ …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #32 – Hosted by Marc Reck – Swing & Balkan Special – 4th Oct 2010

September 27, 2010 – 18:09 |


Tonight’s Mr Elephant show features – a live recording of The Correspondants, an electro swing mix from our last Project X Presents event, a Balkan mix of some of the best tunes that rocked gigs …

A welcome to my new webspace

September 27, 2010 – 16:47 |

Welcome to my newly designed site :)

Decided that the site needed a new look and improved navigation, so here it is.

Hope you enjoy your stay and if you find anything of interest do keep in touch

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 31 – 30th August 2010

August 30, 2010 – 23:15 | 3 Comments

This weeks show features a mix of Point B’s wicked album – Suicide Beauty Spot, followed by a massive mix of all my favourite new, unreleased & classic dubstep journeying through many styles into 5 big and beautiful drum and bass tunes, a little harry belafonte & some words of wisdom for the late great bill hicks to finish.

Kings Heath Summer Playscheme : Space Project – Aug 2010

August 20, 2010 – 14:29 |


We recently finished a fantastic week’s residency at the annual summer playscheme at Kings Heath Playcare Network. We being my favourite Drama specialist Pyn Stockman from Dramask hosting her inspiring Drama Workshops and …

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 30 – 16th August 2010

August 16, 2010 – 18:00 |


A 2 hour dj mix through a whole host of genres and live reedits.
This week we journey through Beautiful Trip Hop to Glitch Hop, Tropical Spanish Grooves, Breaks & Techno promos & classics, and …

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 29 – 27th July 2010

July 27, 2010 – 12:30 |


A 2 hour dj mix through a whole host of genres. This week we journey through Classical Electronica, Minimal & Tech, Electro & Progressive House/Breaks, Classic Breaks, Forthcoming Breaks & Dubstep Promos, …

Special Needs Soundtrack / Film making Project : Naseby Centre – 2009 / 2010

July 10, 2010 – 14:34 |


A film made by the inclusion connect special needs group via a series of drama and music workshops run by Pyn Stockman (Dramask) & myself Marc Reck (Reckorder).
The sessions were filmed by Jack Brabant (Llewellyn …

A Macbeth Murder Mystery – Rookery Primary School Year 6 Event – July 2010

July 5, 2010 – 15:12 |


Under the direction and creative facilitation of Pyn Stockman (Dramask) – Year 6 pupils and students created an ambitious end of year event that took place around the school building and grounds.
I was asked to …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #28 – 21st July 2010

June 21, 2010 – 18:10 |


A special solstice inspired radio show this week. Mostly on an electronic tip, and there’s no hosting on this version as it was made for travelling to the solstice, or listening to in the sunshine, …

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 27 – 14th June 2010

June 14, 2010 – 20:37 |


Still not recovered from this, so we have a show from 2009, this week featuring a build up through trip hop, afrobeat, swing, breaks and drum and bass.
Hope you enjoy the show, please check out …

Gap year

June 3, 2010 – 14:58 |


Taking a year out of promoting to focus on the music, evolve some new dj approaches & setup some community strands of Mr Elephant.

Here’s the last 10 + years of events with links to the …

Festival Track for Black Country Events Partnership DVD – May 2008

June 1, 2010 – 17:59 |


So this was my first commission as Reckorder Productions and came thanks to Anne Marie Pope in her role for Black Country Festival & Events. The brief  was to write a track that could be …

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 26 – 24th May 2010

May 24, 2010 – 15:00 |


A pre record this week as i’m helping a friend in need, so here is a show from last summer, featuring a journey through some of the best acoustic music and live artists i could …

Djing with The Correspondents at 5th Element

May 16, 2010 – 16:36 |


I’ve a few gigs over the next month or so with some of my favourite artists. The Correspondents were one i’ve been hoping to play with for a while now, so i was well chuffed …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #25 Hosted by Marc Reck – 3/5/10

May 3, 2010 – 19:00 |


Back on the rhubarb radio airwaves with 4 mini-mixes (this week techno/minimal, breaks, dubstep &  drum and bass) each containing my favourite current promos. Also a mini mix of Noisia’s new album Split the Atom …

Beatlemania – Parkgate Primary School Coventry– May 2010

May 3, 2010 – 15:08 |


Written and performed by year 6 pupils working with creative director and drama specialist Pyn Stockman. I was brought in to edit the audio recordings created by the cast source, and source samples and …