Following on from the Healing Remix EP, I recently released the Transformation Remix EP Ft. Ola Szmidt. The EP features the original track, along with remixes from Ed Dowie, MSB and Hervé Perez. The original is an ambient drone piece featuring the Polish singer Ola Szmidt on vocals and Dave Dhonau on cello. Ed Dowie’s mix creates a new vocal lament and MSB takes the track deep into glitch territory, while Hervé Perez extends the three minute track into a 17 minute epic, allowing the listener space to focus on individual textures from the original track, while adding saxophone arrangements and glitch drums. The release is available on my bandcamp page.
At BPM in 2012, it was clear that the iPad was going to become a serious option for DJ’ing. I wrote a lengthy blog post discussing the post-laptop era of Dj’ing, brought on by controllers such as Numark iDJ Pro, Vestax Spin 2 and the Pioneer XDJ – AERO. A year on at BPM 2013, it seems that the iPad is gaining traction in the DJ market. Read the rest of this entry »
In May this year I worked with the Dirty Electronic Ensemble and Japanese choreographer Kei Miyata (Teshigawara/Karas) in residence at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK. It was great getting my hands dirty again with some dirty electronics and it was and honour working with Kei Miyata. Over a two week period led by Kai and John Richards, we built new electronic instruments and devised a performance piece called Rock – Papers – Scissors. Read the rest of this entry »
It was treacherous weather getting down to the United Nations of Dub Weekender 2013, but once we arrived we could settle into a full on weekend of dub and reggae music where we were spoilt for choice. The sound system arena was one of the highlights and over the course of the festival, featured Jah Shaka, Channel One, Jah Tubby’s, Iration Steppas, King Earthquake, Kabirl La Amlak, and Young Warrior.. Read the rest of this entry »
In preparation for our Pure Phase set at the United Nations of Dub Weekender, we cut our whole set to dubplate at our studio. The video shows the disk cutting lathe cutting a record and the dubplates first play. Read the rest of this entry »
I found one of my DJ mixes on an old hard drive. Its a selection of Soul and Funk tracks that I was playing out back in 2007. Including tracks from Quantic Soul Orchestra, Mark Ronson Feat Alex Greenwald, Lack of Afro, Betty Harris, James Brown, Joe Cocker and others. New mixes coming soon!
The remix EP of my track The Healing Ft Ola Szmidt is available on download and limited edition 5″ lathe cut vinyl. The EP features an eclectic collection of remixes by Daidono, Si Tew, Envlope, Echo Locate and Adam Chetty.
The Healing and The Healing (Daidono Remix) are available on 5″ lathe cut vinyl, cut by myself on my own disc cutting lathe. The 5″ is packaged in a screen printed gatefold card sleeve, with CDR of the full remix EP, limited 200 copies. The release also includes immediate download of 7-track EP in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or Wav.
The Healing track is from the forthcoming from the album Transformation of the Mind due out in 2014.
United Nations of Dub are presenting what must be the biggest Dub, Roots and Reggae festival the UK has ever seen. Many of the big UK Soundsystems are in attendance, along with live sets from reggae and dub legends. I will be playing a dubplate set as Pure Phase at some point during the weekend.