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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.

Inclusion Connect Project – Session #1 – November 2009

November 10, 2009 – 18:10 |


Yesterday was our first day on the film with a great  group on the Inclusion Connect special needs Project in Washwood Heath, and for me it was my first full workshop as a newly self …

Mr Elephant Radio #14 – Monday 2nd November 2009

November 4, 2009 – 14:16 |


(This copied from our Mr Elephant Website – Shows 12, 13 & 15 were hosted by our other Mr Elephant residents The Beat Suite and can be found on both sites)
This week on the Mr …

Live & Free # 7 – Sat 24th October 2009 @ Adam & Eve

October 26, 2009 – 12:52 |

For this month’s Live and Free at the Adam and Eve we saw a very special concert with two of the finest midlands artists, a great chillout dj and a some special guests…Rich Batsford celebrated his 40th Birthday as well as his debut UK album and album relase and peformed a great crowd pleasing set with some new material and 2 special guests.

Party Rockin Mammal Sessions 1st Birthday Review!

October 4, 2009 – 12:46 |

The Party Rockin’ Mammal Sessions have become synonymous with playing floor filling underground dancing music, guaranteed to make your tail feather shake, and a reliable way to find some of the best underground djs in the city….

Mr Elephant’s Live & Free # 6 – Sat 26th September 2009

September 29, 2009 – 14:12 |

Following last months foot stomping Live & Free with Mama Matrix and Laura Louise, we welcomed another band who are no stranger to kicking up a storm and have been playing many of this years summer festivals with a great set of talented musicians going by the name of Flat Stanley…

Mr Elephant Radio Show #11 – September 28th 2009

September 29, 2009 – 11:04 |


This Copied from our Mr Elephant Website
This week on Mr Elephant Radio, we have exclusive live recordings from Rich Batsford’s debut album launch gig, and 3 sets from 5 Birmingham djs recorded from two of …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #10 – September 21st 2009

September 22, 2009 – 10:59 |


(This copied from our Mr Elephant Website)
This week on the Mr Elephant Radio show we’ve got a build through trip hop, afrobeat, swing, breaks and drum and bass.
Hope you enjoy the show, please check out …

July / Aug Breaks Reviews in Sep edition of Night Times

September 20, 2009 – 13:25 |

The Night Times had a much deserved respite for a few months, so the reviews i submitted in July (and descriptions) are a little out of date as new releases. Nevertheless here’s 8 of the 10 that got in the paper, with the updated versions and unprinted ones as text underneath…

About Mr Elephant (Night Times Freshers Edition 2009)

September 20, 2009 – 13:13 |

Little feature on Mr Elephant appeared in the recent Night Times publication which gives a little overview of what we do as Mr Elephant.

20, 000 copies of the Night Times have been distributed this month to showcase the best of brums underground and music nightlife to our new arriving students. Copies can be found for free at your local music venues in Birmingham and for those that havent come across the paper, its a must follow publication in our opinion and we lucky to have it in the city, featuring music reviews, events and local information….

Mr Elephant Radio Show #9 – 14th Sep 2009

September 16, 2009 – 13:07 |


This copied from our Mr Elephant website
After a brief holiday we return with a Moseley Folk Festival inspired show featuring music from Birmingham Artists such as Rich Batsford & Dik Guru, a lil classic rock …

Party Rockin Mammal Sessions #9 w/ Boogie Dave & Subcitizen

September 6, 2009 – 12:44 |

The Party Rockin’ Mammal Sessions are back once again with summer drinks promos and not one, but two special guests joining our residents!

A review and video of our 2nd Cinephonic Event

August 30, 2009 – 12:50 |

After kicking off to a great start with Quantic back in June, Cinephonic well and truly settled into its groove with it’s second outing this month. It was a monster weekend with the Mr Elephant team also ramming the bull’s head the night before with a funk flavoured Party Rockin Mammal Session. A little sleep later and we’re back again at the Hare and Hounds for a very different animal….

Intermix Presents #2 – Moseley Tropical & Jam Jah – Sat 12th Sep 2009

August 27, 2009 – 12:48 |

Our 2nd Inter-mix will feature not one but two Birmingham based promoters and their residents who bring international music to the city. The mighty reggae collective Jam Jah & legendary tropical dance music selectors Moseley Tropical.

Mr Elephant Radio Show #8 – 24th August 2009

August 25, 2009 – 12:43 |

On a totally electronic tip this week with an exclusive mix from Dfrnt in honour of his excellent forthcoming album Metafiction, and an old mix from Marc Reck found on the hard drive earlier in the day..

Mama Matrix, Laura Louise & Jam Jah @ Live & Free #5 – Saturday 22nd August 2009

August 23, 2009 – 12:28 |

Footage and line up of 3 of our Mr Elephant favourites at our 5th Live & Free event @ the Adam & Eve…

Soundtrack for Dramask WW2 project w/ young and old – Aug 2009

August 20, 2009 – 14:52 |


A reedit of reminiscence accounts from people in the world war 2 first used in 2005 by Dramask as part of Home Front Recall Project. With added recordings of childrens imagined experiences of world war …

Mr Elephant Radio Show # 7 – 17th August 2009

August 19, 2009 – 12:35 |


This copied from our Mr Elephant website
This week were have a themed show all about addiction. Definitely on a guitar tip musically with a host of classic artists.

Mr Elephant Radio Show 7 Hostedby Marc Reck …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #6 – 10th Aug 2009

August 12, 2009 – 12:31 |
Mr Elephant Radio Show #6 – 10th Aug 2009


This copied from our Mr Elephant website

Some exclusive live recordings this week from our 1st Live & Free event back in April, followed by a Mr Elephant Mixtape “Mr Elephant’s Journey Around the World”

Mr Elephant …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #5 – 3rd Aug 2009

August 5, 2009 – 12:34 |


This copied from our Mr Elephant website

This week we have music from a few midlands artists, a lil afrobeat, some swing, a breaks mix from The Lab’s recent edirol tour, a liquid drum and bass …

Party Rockin Mammal Sessions # 8

August 5, 2009 – 12:15 |

August’s party rockin’ mammal sessions welcomes not one but two long awaited guests…

Ez Rollers @ Get Em In Events

August 4, 2009 – 15:36 |

Saturday just gone i got the opportunity to warm up for the Ez Rollers along with Dj reaction and Funkbox. Was a real cool gig, and a nice launch party for the Get Em Events strand of the Night Times…

Baboons in the Hare tonight

July 30, 2009 – 15:31 |

Every last thursday of the month, me and Vj Blendstate get to play in the lovely back bar of the Hare & Hounds. He plays visuals and i play music, and its a nice environment to play the more downtempo side to the collection….

Live & Free # 4 – Birmingham Artists Rock

July 27, 2009 – 12:13 |

Last night in a cosy 160 people live music venue in Digbeth called the Adam & Eve, 3 live Birmingham Artists, and 1 alternative dj gathered together to create a night to remember…

Mr Elephant Radio Show #4 – 20th July 2009

July 26, 2009 – 19:28 |
Mr Elephant Radio Show #4  – 20th July 2009


This copied from our Mr Elephant Website
Yes yes, we are chuffed to have our radio show back on the airwaves, so without further ado, here’s what was played in the Rhubarb Studio by our host …

Free elephant workshops provide new opportunities for participants

July 15, 2009 – 19:19 |

At our 2nd birthday we hosted a programme of free drop in workshops to enable people (of all ages) to try some of the activities associated with members of the Mr Elephant collective.

One of the ideas was to provide a starting point for a proposed programme of more in depth workshops for anyone who wanted to develop the related activity. Another aim which we’ve had from the beginning was to enable people to get involved with Mr Elephant events on a more deeper level.

Its happened on the curation and the performance side from the start, but we weren’t expecting things to sprout so soon from the 2nd birthday taster workshops, but already three of the workshops have produced follow on …happenings!