Aside

Yo, how much fun were Zen Hussies!? I recently arrogantly put in my promo blurb that I have a reputation for outdoing the headliner…never have I felt more stumped. Such professional musicians, every single melodic line meticulously designed to make you stomp your feet. Sorry, but if you never seen Zen Hussies, you need to get on that. I don’t feel like I did a solid job following them at all, and such I’m vowing to get some solid practice in this week before heading back to WOMP on the 11th April, with my boys from Bristol, The Phunk Junkies: Kotch & Bear Twists.

 

There’s a Brizzle intense fortnight on the way. Next week I’ve got a solid 4 shows in the metro’s ‘best city to live in’. Tuesday @ Mr. Wolf’s, Friday with Laid Blak and then at Swing ‘N’ Tingz @ The Lanes, and then Catgroove @ The Golden Lion Saturday. With The Full Moon in Cardiff on Thursday. Hectic. But this week’s wicked exciting too.

 

Thursday’s usual digs down The Moon, and I’m gonna be trying to get into the Wild West theme ahead of Boomtown Fair, so expect Cajun Yeehaa, Dirty Cowpunk Blues, Hillbilly Bluegrass, and Scrumpy & Western. Friday, Starving Artists are taking over The Moon, so I won’t be playing, but I will be there to catch Ugly Duckling throw down another wicked show. Then Saturday, I’m playing for Tremor & Werk at The Blue Mountain supporting Far Too Loud and one of my all time heroes Stickybuds. I do hope you’ll join, it promises to be a real highlight of the year.

 

Final push for y’all to please vote for my Shambala mix, it really does help my odds of playing :)

 

Also, I’m recording with MC Little Tree tomorrow…results to follow

 

GIGS THIS WEEK

 

27/03/2013 – The Full Moon, Cardiff (10.30pm-2.30am)

29/03/2013 – Tremor & Werk pres. Stickybuds & Far Too Loud @ Blue Mountain

See ya on the dancefloor


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Hussies!!

Howdy folks! Have had a slow couple of weeks as far as music’s concerned; my girlfriend’s had a terrible case of sciatica so I’ve basically just been at her side the last 2 weeks. Doesn’t mean we didn’t have a fantastic WOMP this Friday just gone; big up DJ Sasquatch for his first WOMP contribution, and my awesome promo team for getting so many people through the door.

 

A quick note on the festival front before I move onto this week. It is now confirmed that I will be playing at Troyfest for Back To Basskicks, as well as lending a hand at Crazy Calamities Saloon in the brand spankin’ new Wild West area of Boomtown Fair. More info on both to follow, but I’m also aiming to play at Shambala, and I need your help. Please head on over to http://www.shambalafestival.org/win-dj-slot/ and ‘like’ my post, and just maybe they’ll consider me. Who knows, you might even like the mix I made for the competition.

So the coming week. Tonight (Tuesday) I’m gonna be down Mr. Wolf’s from midnight, straight after bluegrass stars Feral Mouth. Thursday, I’m playing all sorts of thigh-slapping cowpunk til 2.30am, before Friday brings all kinds of awesome. Supported by Knights of Boom and Mad Apple Circus, it’s my favourite pre-wartime style band, The Zen Hussies. These guys pepped me up no end on the final day of last years BoomTown Fair, so I cannot wait to see them on home turf. Straight after the show, it’s WOMP vs. Tuxedo Junction right through until 3am.

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GIGS THIS WEEK

18/03/2014 – Mr. Wolf’s, Bristol (15 seconds to midnight-3am)

20/03/2014 – The Full Moon, Cardiff (10.30pm-2.30am)

21/03/2014 – WOMP vs. Tuxedo Junction (11pm-3am)

 

See ya on the dancefloor

 

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Run The Track!!!

Sup folks! Have let a few weeks blogging pass me by, and have missed some proper serious highlights. My new Mr. Wolf’s residency has been awesome so far, loads of Bristolians really up for it considering it’s a Tuesday night. WOMPs had some bangers too, with my good buddies Rippleton and DJ Sheephumpa stepping up for a smackdown of filth last Friday. Brilliant time had by all. But onto this week.

 

Tonight (tuesday) is a very special night, and I’d be honoured to see some of you guys out at Gwdihw to celebrate Bassplayers second birthday. Tank Cat All-Star DJ Bassmonkey’s monthly jam night has hosted some of my most wonderful memories of the past 2 years, and even gave Dirty Revolution 2 more members! It’s also been my monthly opportunity to play bass and bongos to an oddly appreciative audience. So please give your support, and I’ll see you at Gwdihw tonight.

 

Thursday I’m back at The Moon, Friday there’s no WOMP, but Saturday it’s the return of Back To Basskicks featuring special guest headliners Run Tingz Cru. It’s gonna be a jungle bruk-out, with everyone else playing 170bpm+ most of the night, so I’m gonna provide some slightly slower ragga breakbeat to warm up. Hope to see y’all there!!

GIGS THIS WEEK
25/02/2014 – Bassplayers 2nd Birthday @ Gwdihw
27/02/2014 – The Full Moon (10.30pm-2.30am)

01/03/2014 – Back To Basskicks pres. RUN TINGZ CRU @ The Moon Club

 

See ya on the dancefloor

 

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Cats and Wolves

Eurgh, what a day. Got on the megabus to get back to Bristol for my new residency at Mr. Wolf’s, and there’s some mad crap going on on the motorway, every A road, every roundabout. Don’t know what kind of accident there was, but what should have been an hour’s journey, took an hour and a half. But anyhow, RELENTLESS FUCKING OPTIMISM! This week is gonna be awesome!

As I said, I’m just typing this before heading down to my new residency at Mr. Wolf’s in the heart of Bristol. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, the sound of WOMP is coming to the south west. Please spread the word, and I hope to see many of you down there. Thursday night I’ll be back down The Full Moon til close playing whatever the hell you/I want, and then on Friday:
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The C@ In The H@ is returning to The Moon Club to throw down a massive swing set. If you were there last year, you’ll know this is an unmissable treat. £3, or free with a flyer (look for us out in town), and join us for what promises to be an awesomely memorable WOMP.

By the way, I somehow forgot to give any space to Basskicks’ pres. Dreadsquad last Saturday. It snuck up on me you see. I will be uploading my set to the Basskicks soundcloud to make up for it.

 

GIGS THIS WEEK
04/02/2014 – Mr. Wolf’s, Bristol
06/02/2014 – The Full Moon, Cardiff

07/02/2014 – WOMP pres. C@ In The H@ – The Moon Club

 

See ya on the dancefloor

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End of the Free-For-All

January has been fantastic. With the exception of minor hiccups on the 17th, it really has been a pleasure to be so involved in this year’s Free-For-All festival. And, it’s not even over yet! We’ve got one more week of treats to go. Tonight (Sunday), I’ll be heading back for a quiz named after me…Never Mind The F-Blocks. Thank Stu Who for that one. Lord knows it’ll be a laugh, do please join, cos what the hell else are you gonna do on a Sunday eve. Then I’ll be back on Thursday night for my usual mashup of influences, before playing the closing party on Friday after Johnny Cage & The Voodoo Groove.

 

Bit more positive news for the Bristolians; I’ve got a new residency! I will now be playing in Mr. Wolf’s every 1st and 3rd Tuesday until 3am. Awesome bands on every time, a whole new chapter in the DJing story that I’m really looking forward to! Help me spread the word and I’ll see you down there!

GIGS THIS WEEK

26/01/2014 – Never Mind The F-Blocks @ The Full Moon

30/01/2014 – The Full Moon (10.30pm-2.30am)

31/01/2014 – Free-For-All Closing Party WOMP (11pm-3am)

 

See ya on the dancefloor

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Free For All

Traditionally, January is a shit month full of scrimping and staying in. Not this year it seems! If (somehow) you don’t know, The Full Moon & Moon Club is throwing up its doors for the duration of January, with free entry to every gig this month! The perfect win-win. Everyone gets to see loads of awesome music for free, and the artists are pretty much guaranteed a good audience. We’ve had a real good strong turnout so far, and I’m keen to see that through the rest of the month. Highlight has to be the masses that attended Back To Basskicks to see Itchy & Skratchy DJs. I hope you lot enjoyed my hip-hop and funk set, I’ve got it saved on my computer and will be uploading it to the Basskicks soundcloud very shortly.
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This week I will be back downstairs at The Full Moon spinning the usual selection of funk fortified beasties, and on Friday night I’ll be heading back to Bristol for my second turn at Catgroove supporting Kitten & The Hip, with certified festival-endorsed residents Circoswing DJs, Howla DJ LunchboxWOMP is still on this Friday, with my good pals Gwallgof and Tank Cat All-Star DJ Bassmonkey taking over the residency.

So yeah, don’t stay in throughout January. Even if you are aiming to cut down on your vices, there’s nothing immoral or harmful about supporting your local scene.

GIGS THIS WEEK

16/01/2014 – The Full Moon, Cardiff (10.30pm-2.30am)

17/01/2014 – Catgroove Second Birthday @ The Exchange, Bristol

See ya on the dancefloor!

 

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Off with a bang!

Jesus, you lot don’t half party hard! Definitely the best New Year’s Eve I’ve had so far, thanks to all who came down and got messy to the debut performance of DJ Sheephumpa. Was a night I won’t be forgetting in a long while. But with 2 days to recover I was back in Brizzle at my new monthly residency with Catgroove in Cosie’s. Awesome lively, little venue. There’s so much going on in this city. I’ll be back with Catgroove on the 17th, at The Exchange, but first onto this week.

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Have you all been sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions? I’ve been…alright, but I’ve been guilt tripping myself into making loads more tunes. Have started work on 3 this week, so expect a lot in the coming months. And if I don’t deliver, start bugging me. But onto this week. It’s another Moon-filled weekend. Thursday night, I’m back to my usual digs, from 10.30pm-2.30am, playing funk, ska, punk, swing and all the rest. Then, Friday night, it’s the first WOMP of the season, with my good buddy Gwallgof returning for another classic session. This week I intend to play a lot of acid disco boogie…but we’ll see. Then, Saturday night, it’s my favourite Cardiff monthly, Back To Basskicks featuring Itchy & Skratchy DJs. May I remind y’all that EVERY event this month at The Full Moon Moon Club is FREE ENTRY. A perfect solution to January’s whole ‘take-a-good-hard-look-at-your-bank-account’ mentality. So I hope to see you down there, and check out the entire FREE-FOR-ALL lineup…there is so much good stuff on. And keep your eyes peeled for Never Mind The F-Blocks next Monday.

 

GIGS THIS WEEK

09/01/2014 – The Full Moon (10.30pm-2.30am)

10/01/2014 – WOMP @ The Moon Club (11pm-3am)

11/01/2014 – Back To Basskicks pres. Itchy & Skratchy DJs (11pm-3am)

 

See ya on the dancefloor

 

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