Thursday, 27 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Hypnotic brass ensemble double header!

I have seen the Hypnotic brass ensemble close up at a cracking gig in Brighton a year or so ago.
Electric is the word i can find to best describe their set. For anyone who hasn't had the pleasure yet, i seriously recommend doing what you can to purchase a ticket.
Consisting of 8 brothers, all fathered by one Philip Cohran, jazz musician and trumpeter for Sun Ra Arkestra.
All brothers were tutored in the musical arts whilst growing up, and have come together to form one of the heaviest sounding brass bands you are likely to hear.
They perform at two events in London in Nov;

1/ This is just a monster line up. Billed as 'Another Honest Jon's chop up' (chop up being the African slang for festival). The line up includes Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Shangaan Electro, Theo Parrish
Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest and Cheick Tidiane Seck. Unmissable!

2/ Hypnotic brass ensemble play the world famous Jazz Cafe in Camden. Supported by the amazing Hackney Colliery band and Mr Wah Wah himself, Dom Servini.

It looks like the Barbican gig may have sold out already, so dig hard. You will find.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Two biggies!

1/ On Friday we have the pleasure of hosting Mr Simon Lee from
Faze Action. Having seen Mr Lee play a number of times i can honestly say that it is a show i'm very much looking forward to.
In keeping with the Mile wide smile club ethic, Simon plays music from across the board and aimed squarely at the dancefloor.

If any of you beautiful people would like to come and join us for a good old fashioned stomp, follow the link below for more info;
Simon Lee / Mickey Duke / Chri5tian - Riki-Tik stomp!

2/ I have the pleasure of playing at the might Wah Wah 45 label night.
Quite simply entitled 'Wah Wah Live' this night is going to be a guaranteed smash!
An unbelievable line up that goes a little like this;
DJ'S; Greg Wilson, Gilles Peterson and MC Earl Zinger, Jazzman Gerald, Dom Servini, Scrimshire, Sampsa Vilhunen, Mickey Duke and DJ Konvex.
Live; Colman Brothers, Stac and Blue Daisy, The Boxettes, Scrimshire and Gideon Conn
On top of that there is the famous musical bingo, which is a must if you haven't played before.
I will be supporting Jazzman Gerald and Co, playing 'Tittyshakers', 'Surf rock' and '50's / 60's R&B'.
There won't be a better night out this year! Nuff said.

Monday, 3 October 2011

July, Aug, Sep charts (slightly late!)

3 months since i last charted. 3 Months!! Well, where the f*ck have i been?!
To be honest, playing and enjoying myself. Varying festivals, holidays, moving house (incidentally, that does not qualify as playing and enjoying myself ). Nevertheless, i've been a busy boy.

I won't bother giving you the schpeel on each specific monthly chart, i will be here forever.
There have been a ton of amazing records this Summer. Take a look and do some research, absolute essentials are in abundance.

1/ Move D - Workshop 13 -WORKSHOP13 12”
2/ John Tejada - Parabolas LP - Kompakt LP
3/ Quantic & His Combo Barbaro, Caliventura - Remix EP - Featuring mixes from Daedelus, Cut Chemist & J-Boogie - Tru thoughts 12”
4/ Motor city drum ensemble – Dj kicks – K7 records CD
5/ Seiji - No Other / Easy – Seiji 12”
6/ Moxa Vol.1 - Follow The X Larry Heard / Moodymann / Osunlade - Rebirth 12”
7/ Girl unit - Wut (Claude Vonstroke Remix) – Night slugs 12”
8/ Nicolas Jaar - Nico’s bluewave edits – Wolf + Lamb black
9/ Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album – Brainfeeder LP
10/ Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost / Codex / Little By Little Remixes (Illum Sphere / Shed / Thriller) – Ticker tape ltd 12”
11/ Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic EP - Sofrito specials 12”
12/ Dumb machines - Falling Up / Professional Widow – Groovemental 10”
13/ Damu - Mermaid - Local action 12”
14/ Heid Presents -The Jackathon - Get physical music CD
15/ Doctor Dru & Adana twins - Homework Black Jukebox 01 (Juicy) - Black Jukebox 12”
16/ Richard Sen and Casbee -Twilight Hearin' / Beatin' Bush / Freaky Dancing - Mixed blood cuts12”
17/ Breton - Counter Balance EP (Funkineven & Girl Unit Remixes) - Hemlock 12”
18/ Unknown artist - Luv.two - Love unlimited vibe 12”
19/ When saints go machine - Fail Forever Remix EP (Nicolas Jaar Remix) - K7 records 12”
20/ Little Dragon - Ritual Union - Peacefrog LP

1/ Thundercat - The golden age of Apocalypse - Brainfeeder
2/ BOOF - Shhh Dandelions at play - Bubble tease communications download
3/ Jacques Greene - Greene 01 EP - Ltd white label 10”
4/ Azari & III - Manic - Loose lips recordings 12”           
5/ Motor City drum ensemble - L.O.V.E. (DJ-Kicks) Remixes (Kyle Hall / Wolfgang Voigt / Smallpeople) -
K7 Records
6/ Arp 101 - U - Eglo (AYK promo)
7/ The Stepkids – Legend in my own mind / Suburban dream – Stones throw 12” 
8/ Inc - 3 – 4AD 12” EP
9/ Jay Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne – Roc-A-Fella records LP
10/ Osunlade - Envision Remixes (Incl. Ame & Dixon Mixes) - Innervisions 12”
11/ KRTS – Hold on EP – Project mooncircle - (AYK promo)
12/ Amenta – Sacred places EP- First word - (AYK promo)
13/ Klic & Article - 'Dachshund Skank Remixes' Ft. Greymatter, Pixelord, Gerry Read - Hit & Hope AYK promo
14/ Fudge Finga’s - As What Works EP (Vakula Remix) - Firecracker 10”
15/ Fairplay featuring Jenna G (Zed Bias Old Skool Remix) – Tru thoughts download
16/ Mark de Clive​-​Lowe - Hooligan feat. Nia Andrews - Tru thoughts download
17/ Noir & Haze - Around (Solomun Vox remix) - Noir music download
18/ Charles Bradley and the Menahan St band - Stay Away - Newermind  - (Spin magazine download)
19/ West Norwood cassette library - Abandoned Skip / Last Kiss At The Plains Hotel - WNCL 10”
20/ Milyoo - Biogram v2 / Biogram v2 (WNCL Remix) - WNCL 10”

1/ Alexander Robotnick - Various / Music Institute 20th Anniversary 12'' Series Part 3 - Ndatl muzik
2/ Mizz Beats - Scientific Brainpriest - AYK promo
3/ Evm - Groove Content EP - Meltdown records 12"
4/ Evm - Stay fresh - Bandcamp download
5/ Mark E - Call Me (Tensnake / Dixon Remixes) - Merc 12"
6/ DJ NATURE - Celebrate Your Life / Let It Ring - Golf channel recordings 12"
7/ Four Tet - Locked/Pyramid  - Text Records 12”
8/ Various - 15 years of Real Music for Real People - compiled and mixed by Chris Read - BBE CD
9/ Various Artists - WOLFEP009 – Wolf music records promo
10/ Auntie Flo / DJ Sdunkero - Oh My Days / Choosing Love - Huntley's and Palmer's 10"
11/ Runaway - Indoor Pool (Slow Hands / Soft Rocks / Beautiful Swimmers remixes) - Let's play house 12"
12/ Blawan - What You Do With What You Have / Vibe Decorium  - R & S Record 12"
13/ Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I put a Spell on you (Unissued / Alt versions) - All hallows 7"
14/ Bravado cuts - Rio Bowl EP - Bravado cuts 12"
15/ DJ Nature Edits Vol. 1 - Golf channel recordings  12”
16/ Brandt Brauer Frick - BOP (Pepe Bradock remix) - K7 Records 12”
17/ Don Froth - Balboa / Von - West Norwood cassette library 10"
18/ Paul Weller - Starlite - Inc. Drop out orchestra / Back van remixes- Island 12”
19/ Cubic Zirconia - Follow your heart - Fool’s gold records download
20/ Jimpster - Change In You / Infinity Dub - Freerange 12"

Mosaic meltdown; Omar, Don Letts, Miles Cleret.

So, Oct is on us and the last remnants of the Summer have been rinsed. Quite a remarkable couple weeks of weather have left me confused as to which season i'm living in.
However, two things are certain in Oct; 1/ The weather is certain to take a change for the worse, leaving me in no doubt of which season i'm living in. 2/ Brighton is bustling and the club night calender is bursting at the seams.
Just take a look along the right hand side of this blog and you will see what i mean, the list of quality nights out is a long one.

For this week, along with SBTRKT on Wed, this is the stand out night for Mile wide smile club;