Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Hardware. I'm a little bit obsessed by it but I dont know why. Over the years i've own several grooveboxes, samplers, electribes etc and i'm still lusting over an MPC even though in the back of my mind I know I wont use it to its full potential if I do get one.

At the minute pretty much the only hardware I own is the Roland SP505 sampler (poor mans MPC). Yeah, its cool and it has some good features but it takes soooo long to do anything. When you first turn it own and hit the sampling button it seems to take nearly a complete of minutes to ready itself to record. Those two minutes are the most inspiration stealing minutes ever. Basically, if i wanted to record a sample, cut it up and add effects, depending on how large the file is could take take anything from 15 minutes to an hour! The same thing I can do in ableton in just minutes!

So why do I keep wanting to buy more samplers? I think its just the mystique of creating and performing music without a computer. I dont wanna start the whole software vs hardware thing again but why cant I just leave it alone?

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Right, I know its not music related but its something I feel strongly about. I'm running out of TV to watch! I'm a complete TV nerd and love to have a few shows on the go at any one time. Community was definitely a good recommendation but theres only a couple of episodes left of that. Supernatural and Fringe will be finishing soon leaving me with a summer tv drought until True Blood in the Autumn (well apart from Dr Who, i'm not ashamed to admit that I love that!) Over the years I have seen all 24, Prison Break, Heroes and the best show of all time, Lost. Does anyone have anything they could recommend me to keep me going over summer. I tried the Wire once but only got a couple of episodes in and wasnt really feeling it. Should I try again?  Anything serious, Sci Fi or comedy i'll be into. Any suggestions?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

New Burial 12"

Just about to go to bed last night, quick check of the emails. NEW BURIAL 12"! Needless to say I copped that bad boy straight away. Apparently Kode 9 has previewed it on the Benji B show last night. Dunno if I wanna listen to it or wait until it comes in the post then lock the doors, pull the curtains, turn the phone off then have a good listen. Anyone else heard it yet, what do you think?    

Get it:  HERE

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

These definitely are the breaks!

I'm sure this is old to a lot of people but a user called Declassified on the Dogs on Acid forms has uploaded a ridiculous amount of breaks. Check out the thread here:

dogs on acid breaks thread

If you're anything like myself and prefer the more organic technique of cutting up breaks check it out. Very useful!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New SebastiAn

So excited too see this this morning. New tune from SebastiAn with a wicked video too! With this and the new Justice album being released this year it could be a comeback for that Ed Banger sound!


Monday, 21 March 2011

Calm down mate

Too much serious music out there at the minute. Paul Barman knows where its at.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Thom Yorke is a badman DJ?

Seems like it. Check out this footage of him spinning at Low end theory last week! Modeselektor, Burial and is that Madlib he drops at the end?

Burial, Four Tet and Thom yorke!

I'm sure everyone has seen and heard this already but if you havent you need to check out this dream team line up of Burial, Four tet and Thom yorke. Pre orders seemed to have sold out on the 12" almost immediately when rough trade put it up on their site. Need this on vinyl! 

Stream it HERE 

Saturday, 19 March 2011

New Blog

Well, here's the start of my blog. Feel free to get in touch if you have anything you like to get featured. While I get my shit together check out this video of Jel from Anticon getting busy on the MPC!