Another exciting Summer is on the horizon. Alfresco now done (see below) and getting ready to spend a few days at Pikes playing a few tunes and warming up for Crazy P on June 15th!! This is part of a very special celebration and big love goes to Moz & SJ for what should be an awesome few days in the best location!
Beatherder is looming large, my 7th successive appearance has been confirmed for the Perfumed Garden…delighted to see fellow chuggers Rich Lane & Duncan Gray added to the bill, every year that tent is the best, it seems to have a magical soul-cleansing goodness emanating from the decor, the music and the people! Get yourselves there July 12-14 if you don’t believe me!
Big love to John Tree, Kath and the PG family, looking forward to joining you again soon…. HERD ‘EM UP!!
There will be new remixes at some point, one coming soon on Emerald & Doreen and a couple of guest mixes coming soon, plus my annual slot at the awesome Blackpool Bandstand with my friends Touch the Pearl (July 7th), Baha in Bowness (August 23rd) and a very special event in my home town of St.Annes on August 25th. A few more gigs to be announced soon so watch this space!
Of course there will be regular Cowbell Radio shows too, you know where to find us….
Yet another amazing weekend courtesy of my partner in music Chinny (and the rest of the Alfresco family)! I was priviliged to play the first and last tunes of the weekend in the big tent, sharing the decks with legends along the way Pete Callard, Al MacKenzie (never easy following 2ManyDJs who rocked it) and Chinny himself! Highlights for me (as well as the above) were Erol Alkan, Tronik Youth, Zombies in Miami, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Man Power, John Tree and the always-cool VoxLow. I didn’t get a chance to see everyone as due to grafting but glad I caught them at least! My phone tells me I walked/danced for 32 miles in 3 days, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat x
My first guest mix of 2019 is for the very talented Hutchinson Brothers on their ‘Feed Your Head’ radio show on Kane FM. It’s like a more polished version of Cowbell, the tunes (and audience) are very similar, but their show is much more professional! They air every 2nd Sunday from 11am to 1pm and my guest mix is on the link below…an hour of sleazy Sunday sounds ending with an exclusive version of my new remix for Go Satta! You can read my thoughts on the mix, music, how to pronounce my surname and the importance of eggs (seriously) via this link!
Another great week in Tenerife was a great way to start the year, great to share the decks with legends Terry Farley and Lenny Fontana as well as a host of local Canarian talent and the boys from Good 2 Groove! We had such a blast together I’ve just done a little guest mix for their music blog! Check it out here, a nice little feature and a top show, big thanks to Scott and Wayne! Big love to JJ and all the Boogie bunker crew for making it happen, can’t wait for the next one!
Well it’s been another top year, eventful, successful, challenging and very productive!
Instead of the usual gushing end-of-year cheese, the geek in me has racked up some numbers instead for this year.
Big thanks to everyone who tuned in, listened, turned up, bought tickets, shared, subscribed, enjoyed, danced, retweeted, booked me and generally made it another great year x
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My new remix of Go Satta’s “A real boy” is out now to buy on Emerald and Doreen records. Available at all online music sites from iTunes to Traxsource, go grab a copy! This is a blissed out 9-minute remix that has been soundtracking sunsets all Summer. The track lets the amazing original strings and pads breathe, taking inspiration from Massive Attack and Pachanga Boys along the way. It’s a great EP from an amazing label, click on the link to buy and listen to the rest of the release, I hope you enjoy!
Summer 2018, an absolute scorcher and a great summer of music (as well as footy)!
Personal DJ highlights were the festivals, including a debut at BESTIVAL as well as the regular slots at Alfresco & Beatherder and spending my birthday week in Tenerife with the Boogie Bunker Radio crew (special shouts to Pete Callard & JJ Williams for hospitality of the highest order).
Production wise it was great to feature on the Hot Digits compilation which topped the Juno Disco charts and featuring on the acclaimed "Nothing is Perfect" release from Field of Dreams was an honour!
Coming up between now and Xmas there are a load of local gigs (always a bonus) and another Alfresco Boat Party on the Thames, loads more Cowbell shows as well as remixes on some of my favourite labels including Emerald & Doreen, Eclectics and NEIN! Chuck in some guest mixes too and it's gonna be busy as usual!!
As ever massive respect to my partner in crime Chinny and Nicky and the gang for all their efforts in throwing such an amazing party, can't wait for the next one!
Straight after Alfresco it was off to Tenerife for more FUN IN THE SUN with the good people from Boogie Bunker Radio
Massive respect to JJ and the crew for organising a great week of music at some cool venues. There are some great DJs playing cool music on the island, see the posters below for some to keep an eye on. One stand-out for me was the amazing new venue Serena Finca...think Pikes meets DC10 meets Burning Man! If you go to Tenerife, go there! Day or night, just go and eat, drink, dance and lose yourself!! We WILL be back there in January so watch this space.