Monday, October 27, 2008

My first mix

Over the last few weeks I've been dabbling with Ableton and have put together a 70 minute trance mix. You can get it here

Tracklisting

1. Spring Breeze (Martin Roth SummerStyle Remix) - DJ Tatana - Armada
2. No More Alone - Giuseppe Ottaviani ft Stephen Pickup - Vandit
3. Redemption - Sophie Sugar - Vision Soundcarriers
4. Ocean Drive (ft Phillipa Joy) - DJ Shah - Armada
5. Lost (Club Mix Edit) - Sunlounger & Zara - Armada
6. World Gone Mad - Mannix vs Kaymak - A State of Trance
7. Hide & Seek (Tiesto's in Search of Sunrise Remix) - Imogen Heap & DJ Tiesto - Black Hole Recordings
8. The Way It Should Be - 4 Strings vs DJ Shaine - Liquid Recordings
9. Hyper Intelligence (Ian Betts Remix) - K90 - Dataless Recordings
10. Fake Awake (Original Mix) - Andy Moor - Anjunabeats
11. Brazil (2nd Edit) - Deadmau5 - MOS
12. Not A Lot Left - Myon & Shane 54 - Anjunabeats

Enjoy!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Splatter

After an attempt visiting the Splatter exhibition only to find it closed, even though when I phoned they said they'd be opened I eventually was able to find an occasion when it was open.

For those that aren't aware the Splatter exhibition has been put together by one of the former members of the KLF, Jimmy Cauty, and his son. Its simply adding the gore into cartoons whilst naming each piece after military actions that have taken place in Iraq and Afghanistan. A simple way to make a statement about the lunacy of an unnecessary war.

The main floor of the gallery is mostly prints but there are sculpture models too (although very pricey) and lots of minor themed items (mouse mats, keyrings etc). I bought the DVD, which whilst short was quite amusing. Downstairs has been put together to look like a workshop complete with Acme crates.

Certainly worth a look. It's at the Aquarium L-13 Gallery on Farringdon Road.






















Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sony Ericsson B-Boy Championships 2008


My annual October pilgrimage took place last weekend as I once again headed off to Brixton for the B-Boy Championships, which is THE hip-hop event of the year for me. Having been to everyone so far since the early days at Shepherds Bush its been good to see the event grow in popularity and presentation and this year didn't disappoint.


In the team battles we had a rematch of last year as reigning champs T.I.P. from Korea defended their title against Top 9 from Russia. This year however new champs were crowned as the Russians rose to the challenge and beat the usually unstoppable Koreans. For me though the best contest of the night was Korea vs Trinity Crew from the UK, one of the quarter-final matches which was entertaining from start to finish. I'm a sucker for props and the Brits used a rucksack to good effect.


The event was shown live in Korea, in case you're wondering why there is foreign commentary. A sign of the growing success the champs are having.

Last year's popper winner Salah, who has become pretty famous in his homeland of France did a one-off performance, which was perhaps the highlight of the night.

Just how does he do that with his arms?





In the individual battles Kosto from Top 9 made it a 1-2 win for Russia beating Mouse from the UK


This year's popping champ was Guchon from Japan, who has been in the contest for a few years now but never won.


and in the locking championships Korean girlies Lock and Lol took the title.


All in all a great night out as ever, and I will be there again next year.

Thanks to those people who went along and watched the show through their mobile phone screens so that they could upload the clips to youtube and I hope I didn't upset the kid who tried doing it in front of me too much :D

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

D*Face at Black Rat Press

Some photos from the new D*Face exhibition currently taking place at The Black Rat Press behind Cargo in Shoreditch.















When Sylvester caught Tweety Pie


I found this in Shoreditch today. It's by ex-KLF member Jimmy Cauty and advertises his new exhibition "Splatter" taking place nearby. I'll be having a look at it tomorrow.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Foyles gets a makeover

Foyles is an antiquated book shop in Central London and an artist who calls himself JR has covered one side of the building and the surrounding area with some pretty cool pictures. He has an exhibition starting this weekend nearby and I guess this is just a way of advertising it. Pretty cool none the less.