Headline »

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.

Read the full story »

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.

Mr Elephant’s 3rd Birthday Part 2 – Live & Free – 23rd April 2010

April 25, 2010 – 17:44 |


This copied from our Mr Elephant Website
Part two of our 3rd Birthday Celebrations & our final Mr Elephant event for the forseeable future saw inspired performances from all, and provided a fitting closure to …

Mr Elephant’s 3rd Birthday Part 1 – Party Rockin Mammal Sessions – 9th April 2010

April 10, 2010 – 17:41 |


Mr Elephant is 3 years, and almost 40 events old, so we are celebrating with 2 final free parties at our 2 favourite homes
Here are a few photos from the event

and a little bit …

Live & Free #10 @ The Adam & Eve – Sat 27th March

March 30, 2010 – 17:42 |

Here’s the camera video of two of the live artists, Relative Dub & 360 who both delivered fantastic sets…..

Mr Elephant Radio #24 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 22/03/2010

March 23, 2010 – 18:43 |


2 eclectic mixes with narrative and no talking this week on our 24th Mr Elephant Radio show hosted by Marc Reck on Rhubarb Radio

Mr Elephant Radio #20 Hosted By Marc Reck 08/02/10 …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #23 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 8/3/2010

March 9, 2010 – 17:17 |


Mr Elephant Show 23 – Hosted By Marc Reck 08/03/10 by Marc Reck

Something a little different this week ahead of Autechre’s visit to Birmingham. This week we’ve got a preview of their new album …

Party Rockin Mammal Sessions #13 – March 2010

March 7, 2010 – 17:53 |


This Saturday is our 2nd Party Rockin Mammal Sessions at the new home at Hare & Hounds. 1st one in January was off the hook (see pics and vid below) so we’re excited about this …

Mr Elephant Presents – Live & Free Haiti Fundraiser – Feb 2010

March 1, 2010 – 17:11 |

Amazing vibes and inspiring performances from everyone involved, Mr Elephant is full of good vibes after last night.

Together we raised just over £300 for Haiti, and created a night we wont forget.

Here’s a little video of some footage of a few of the artists caught on camera last night, until the “proper” footage shot by our man Jack, gets edited together.

Mr Elephant Radio Show #22 – Hosted by Marc Reck 22/02/10

February 23, 2010 – 12:03 |


This week’s Mr Elephant show on http://www.rhubarbradio.com is all about the forthcoming haiti live and free gig – http://www.mrelephant.com/events/feat…, so features tracks from the artists, a little bristol showcase featuring dub mafia & …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #21 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 15/02/2009

February 15, 2010 – 20:00 |


Copied from www.mrelephant.com website
Another 2 eclectic mixes with narrative and very little talking this week on our 21st Mr Elephant Radio show hosted by Marc Reck on Rhubarb Radio.
This week’s show is 40 tracks with …

Cinephonic #5 – Photos & Review – Feb 2010

February 15, 2010 – 17:24 |

A few photos from a couple of our elephant crew. 1st half from Marc, & 2nd half from Emily (who both contributed this little review of the evening)…

Mr Elephant Presents hosted another audio-visual encounter in Venue 2 of the Hare and Hounds. Saturday saw a martial arts special that encompassed the visual wizardry of VJ Blendstate and VJ Delsyd with DJ duties expertly wielded by Smokedog, Shelley Rootz and Mr Elephant residents Skeleton and Dolhasz (The Beat Suite)…

Mr Elephant Radio Show #20 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 8th Feb 2010

February 8, 2010 – 22:59 |

2 eclectic mixes with narrative and no talking this week on our 20th Mr Elephant Radio show hosted by Marc Reck on Rhubarb Radio…

Jazz Project – Hagley Catholic School and Our Lady of St Kennelm – Feb 2010

February 5, 2010 – 14:57 |


This jazz project was used to introduce Jazz to primary school kids.  In the Dramask workshops, responses to a jazz piece were recorded from all of the participants.
I was bought into to edit the recordings …

In The Garden – Foundation Children – Little Heath Primary School – Dramatic Storytelling Residency – Warwick Arts Centre – Feb 2010

February 5, 2010 – 14:41 |


Inspired by outdoor creative play and the arrival of a tortoise puppet children took an imaginative journey to the top of a beanstalk and this is what they found … Through the use of the …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #19 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 1st Feb 2010

February 1, 2010 – 22:08 |

The 1st day of a new month and another very eclectic but seamless show live on Rhubarb Radio from our host Marc Reck…

Mr Elephant Radio Show #18 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 18th Jan 2009

January 20, 2010 – 19:31 |

This week our Mr Elephant Radio show returns with our host Marc Reck and a 2 hour journey through a whole host of genres and some brand new underground promos. The show features Trip Hop, Downtempo, & Classic Hip Hop, through to brand new Dubstep, Breaks, Techno & Drum & Bass promos.

Hope you enjoy the show and please check out the last fm artist links below for any of the artists you like…

Mr Elephant Radio Show #17 – Hosted by Marc Reck – 11th Jan 2010

January 12, 2010 – 19:35 |

Returning to the rhubarb radio airwaves with our host Marc Reck with a 2 hour journey through a whole host of genres building into some multi genre dj mixes. The show features Trip Hop, Downtempo, & Hip Hop, artists, Indian, Balkan, & Spanish artists, Dubstep, Breaks, & Drum & Bass, and features sections of 4 mixes, 3 of which are free to dload in their entirety…

Party Rockin Mammals Big Free Party – Jan 9th 2010

January 9, 2010 – 17:08 |

This copied from our Mr Elephant Website

Last Saturday the Hare and Hounds saw one hell of a party! The place was buzzing all night long, the venue was rammed, the vibes were great and the tunes were massive : )

The Continuing Adventures of Penguin Small Year 1 pupils – Little Heath Primary School – Jan 2010

January 5, 2010 – 14:54 |


Dramatic storytelling residency at Little Heath Primary School (Warwick Arts Centre Education Department) in association with Pyn Stockman Dramask
Designed to improve speaking and listening skills and provide a stimulus to creative writing. Children worked with …

A very happy new decade from us all at Mr Elephant!

December 31, 2009 – 18:13 |

Copied over from our Mr Elephant Website – Hope you all have a superb and prosperous new decade

Yes another year is almost passed and as we enter a new decade we would like to whole heartedly wish you all a very happy 2010 on behalf of the Mr Elephant crew.

Djing Bham Opera Closing Party of Othello

December 30, 2009 – 17:37 |

With all the xmas madness i still havent blogged about what a great experience this was. (New Year’s resolution is to get a lot more active on this site!)

For now here’s a little footage that Pyn caught of the great dancing from the huge cast making a massive dancing circle and taking it in turns to bust their moves.

Ages from 15 – 65 were dancing, so a seriously mixed bag of genres was needed, which thankfully went down really well.

Affordable earplugs & why you should try them out.

December 18, 2009 – 19:37 |


About 12 months ago i purchased a pair of Er-15′s from Audio Relief. Now i have been recommended a new alternative for anyone that can’t afford the £160 price tag, and i’m pleased to say …

November Breaks Reviews for December 2009 Edition of Night Times

December 15, 2009 – 19:29 |
November Breaks Reviews for December 2009 Edition of Night Times

The Night Times seems to be running a little less frequently at the mo, (probably due to the high workload involved), but their content seems to be getting even better, (so i guess its a fair pay off).

Anyway here’s my top 5 breaks promos submitted for their december 2009 edition.

Munchbreak, Jam Jah & Home Cooking Toast the Adam & Eve – Nov 2009

December 3, 2009 – 20:34 |

Mr Elephant favourites Munchbreak, (this time with multi genre skills of Home Cooking djs) & the mighty Jam Jah once again showed us why Birmingham is packed full of flavour with 2 inspiring live performances and 4 dj sets which kept our last live and free event of 2009 nice and toasty all the way until the 4am close.

Here’s a little video of part one of Munchbreak where they took us back to their seminal jam session days.

Mr Elephant Radio Show – Hosted by Marc Reck – 16th Nov 2009

November 20, 2009 – 15:35 |


This posted from our mr elephant website
Last week was hosted by resident Dolhasz and special guest Aaron Andrews and is on the and this week we’re back with Marc Reck who’s taking us through a …

Mr Elephant at Jibbering’s 10th Birthday

November 18, 2009 – 20:40 |

Party Rockin’ Mammal Sessions at Jibbering’s 10th birthday

Mr Elephant Presents gave a giant birthday trumpet to Jibbering in in honour of their 10th birthday at the Hare and Hounds.

Jibberings main room was full of great music from start to end, featuring artists like Mc Xander, Dj Rubbish, and Smerins Anti Social Club…