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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.

Earplugs are here

March 20, 2009 – 17:08 |


Its been a long time coming, but they have just arrived. It was quite a process to get here, so thought i’d demystify it a little.

First you have to make sure your ears are nice …

What a sound cloud

March 13, 2009 – 17:52 |


Soundcloud is a fairly new service that i’ve been a member of since beta testing.

It “lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music …

Mr Elephant’s Journey Round the World mix picked up by QC mixtapes

February 28, 2009 – 15:43 |


Just had a nice email from a website called QC mixtapes who have posted my Journey Round the World mixtape i did for Mr Elephant radio last year.
Hi Marc, We just posted Mr Elephants Journey. …

Don John @ The Rep – Feb 2008

February 26, 2009 – 16:59 |


Last night we went to see the final night of the latest knee high theatre production – Don John, which is as the name suggests based on the classic story of Don Juan. It was …

AV with a DJ a VJ, 2 masks and a message

February 20, 2009 – 17:58 |


For a while now i’ve been wanting to create and tour a proper dj/vj set with narrative and performance, and while we’ve had a few outings and opportunities, we’ve only really scratched the surface.

Alonside the …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #3 – 14th February 2009

February 14, 2009 – 16:15 |


This copied from our Mr Elephant website
It’s Valentines day, and so we’re on a suitable love theme with Mr Elephant’s Falling in Love Mixtape & some live footage of Rich Batsford performing some of his …

Feb/March Breaks Reviews

February 12, 2009 – 17:26 |
Feb/March Breaks Reviews

Here’s this month’s breaks reviews for the Feb/March Issue of the Night Times

Irie Vibes @ Party Rockin Mammal Sessions # 3

February 10, 2009 – 17:57 |

Big shout to the roots and mammals for a memorable party rockin mammal sessions, and to our special guest Olbi Iyah who dropped a great selection of reggae, dancehall and ragga….

Our camera ran out immediately after that shot, but Laura kindly captured some of the mayhem when our resident Marc Reck was rinsing the breaks and jungle to some very up for it party rockin mammals!

First gig of the new year

February 1, 2009 – 17:01 |

(aside from the N.Y gig) was at the legendary live music venue the Adam and Eve in digbeth with two of my favourite bands – The Hidden Half, and Mr Elephant favourites, the mighty Mama Matrix…

Share To Create Meeting with Dubber

January 24, 2009 – 17:46 |
Share To Create Meeting with Dubber


I had a great meeting with the ever inspirational Dubber today about our share to create proposal. What was great about the meeting was not only that we know have a beautifully expressed elevator pitch, …

January Breaks Charts 2009

January 20, 2009 – 13:53 |

To kick us of this year on the Night Time’s chartage front, i thought i’d share the 5 classic breaks tunes in my record box, that are pretty much guaranteed to set any big room breaks venue right off. These are not new, but they are big phat crowd pleasing breakbeat stonkers!

Mr Elephant’s Radio Show #2 – 16th Jan 2009

January 18, 2009 – 17:29 |
Mr Elephant’s Radio Show #2 – 16th Jan 2009


My 2nd radio show of 2009 at rhubarb studios..This pasted from our Mr Elephant Site

Mr Elephant Radio Show 2 Hostedby Marc Reck 16/1/9 by Marc Reck on Mixcloud

We return to the Rhubarb Studio with …

It’s business

January 16, 2009 – 16:31 |


I went to check out some office space in the custard factory just before xmas, after recieving a flyer through the door offering free office space. I think the free space refers to a small …

Mr Elephant’s Radio Show #1 – 9th Jan 2009

January 12, 2009 – 17:10 |
Mr Elephant’s Radio Show #1 – 9th Jan 2009


This is the 1st show of 2009 i’ve hosted for our Mr Elephant Radio Show, and this post is copied from our Mr Elephant website..

Mr Elephant Radio Show 1-Hosted By Marc Reck 9/1/9 by Marc …

Getting Organised in 2009

January 8, 2009 – 16:24 |


Staying on top of everything can be hard work and leave little time to spend on the things you’re really interested in. The more stuff you get involved in, the greater the need for a …

2008 – A (sort of) round up of last year..

January 4, 2009 – 15:46 |

or as much as i can remember off the top of my head anyway!..Don’t normally do these, but it feels a good thing for me to do as they say it’s always good to see where you’ve been before deciding where you are going to go…

New Years Eve @ The Hare and Hounds

January 2, 2009 – 13:53 |

So this year started at the hare and hounds. A sold out gig and two rooms full of some of my favourite djs and wonderful friends…

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2009 – 08:00 |


The first day of a new year, and here’s hoping it brings you all you wish for.

If you’re reading this in your rss reader, you’ve probably just got all the drafts for the last 2 …

Xmas Eve & Earplugs

December 24, 2008 – 18:28 |
Xmas Eve & Earplugs


Its xmas eve, i’m still pretty flued up, looking forward to seeing my parents, missing my girlfriend (she’s away), and my friends,(who are all out partying) so i’ve consoled myself with some retail therapy.

Finally i’ve …

Redesigning this site

December 23, 2008 – 18:12 |


I’m currently working on redesigning this site, and  have been trying to keep up with the blogging as i go by saving to drafts. The redesign was going to be a fairly quick process, but …

Taking things apart while your ill

December 20, 2008 – 21:00 |


I was feeling great yesterday, and really looking forward to seeing lots of friends at Phil and Lara’s xmas party, and Steve and Dani’s Sumo Party. Why i’ve now got flu, i really dont know..(and …

Pyn made a wolf mask

December 20, 2008 – 16:42 |


Pyn Stockman is a very talented mask maker, performer, drama practiioner, workshop leader..the list goes on. The mask making though is something that is one of her driving forces, and where a lot of her …

Djing at Rhubarb Radio & Premises for Share to Create

December 19, 2008 – 22:54 |

Yesterday we finally had a meeting with Ant who’s going to be building the Share to Create website. It was a big relief for me and Pyn as we’ve been working on the idea since our inital meeting back in August, and i’m happy to report we are all back on track for the build (though due to Ants contract running out at open advantage we are not sure exactly when..

Djing at The Night Times #2

December 15, 2008 – 20:12 |

The second installment of the Celebrate Birmingham’s Underground gigs saw the Night Times teaming up with Evolve and Custom Made. We were asked to do Mr Elephant again, but as it was at the Custard Factory, we didn’t feel there would be enough space to do the kind of thing we did last time, so i ended up being involved just from behind the decks for this one, which as it turned out was superb!!..

I’ve won an award

December 11, 2008 – 20:17 |


Just been told that i’ve won local best dj in the Night Times annual awards!! I havent seen a copy yet, but apparently our Mr Elephant night was also runner up in the best small …