The Choice FM reunion takes place on Sunday May 4th at the BelAir Nightclub and is going to be something else. Words cannot describe what this means to myself and so many other people, although I’ve shared a few here. See you there !
Last night, I grabbed an armful of music from the shelves and proceeded to share them on Pressure Radio. Almost no talk on the mic after the initial intros and some truly classic tracks were shared. This session made me remember why I love music so much and was quite therapeutic.
I helped set up this great idea for a new Soulful House Music portal last year and got screwed over in the process. I’m now taking it on for myself and am looking for anyone that would like to be involved in the ‘management’ of it. Definitely has lots of scope for potential and can help you with your own profile and exposure if you come in at grass roots level.
Join me on Pressure Radio this Friday 11th April as I stand in for the Tempo Twins and Phil Hooton, meaning a juicy 4 hours of wine-filled mayhem.
Come join me in the chat and make sure your fridge is stocked as I take a delve into the vault. The show will be a non-stop mix of vinyl nuggets from days of old, covering all genres. Starts at 8pm GMT
Would you have thought the passing of Frankie Knuckles would be felt so much , all over the world ?
When you think about it, could it have had any other effect ? Everything has already been said and read over and over on-line but I wanted to share this amazing video with you in case you missed it.
If if wasn’t for house music I definitely wouldn’t be with my wife, have my kids and you and I would have never met. That’s all thanks to Frankie Knuckles !
You wait months for a podcast and two come at once !
Mothering Sunday, clocks going forward and technical issues meant all the Pressure DJs were left high and dry today, so seeing as my new set up is a lot more ‘spur-of-the-moment’ friendly, I was happy to jump on air and share 3 hours of vinyl goodness in the mix.
Sharing news of the headline DJs joining us in Spain this September.
This was one of the busiest chat rooms I ever recall in the 8+ yrs I’ve been on Pressure
Time Change – The Vocal Booth Radio show next week is on Friday 28th Mar at 8pm GMT. Be sure to join me and here the line up for this year’s VBW. More info on this blog.
Here is my Beach Stage Set from Monday afternoon, Suncebeat 2013. I took over from Souldynammic and handed over to Atjazz. I like this set as it evokes great memories of electric light shows across the sky and my friends dancing in the short showers. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (266.4MB)
My Nan passed away today. I don’t even know why I’m sharing this news. It definitely isn’t for sympathy or messages of condolence. In fact you can’t leave messages here and PLEASE don’t put anything on Facebook. My own immediate thoughts were to put a post on Facebook, yet I’ve sometimes wondered why people announce such things to a bunch of ‘strangers’. Then I remembered that not everyone uses Facebook….
The VB Radio show returns on Thu 27th March. In this blog update I explain where my head is at right now after my recent decision to ‘quit’ DJing.
A selection of the biggest tunes from Ayia Napa at the start of the millenium with interviews from some of the main players at the time.
Two wonderful new mixes from Ricky Inch and Bah Samba can be heard of the track from myself and Nica Brooke. Purchase now via Traxsource.
This has just been released via the Uber website so also sending it out here for all my subscribers. 2 hours in the mix recorded in Birmingham last December. A lot of the same tracks you will have heard me play throughout 2013, that’s the way I always do the Xmas party, with a few others chucked in. I thoroughly enjoyed this party ! Podcast: Play in new window |….
My shortest end of year review ever… Have a safe and enjoyable night tonight and do all you can to ensure 2014 is your best year in a long time. Respect.
Finishing off the year with 4 hours of great tunes, the final 2 being a recording from the closing party of VB2013.
The Vocal Booth Radio Show returns for one final outing. I hope you can join me for a four hour extravaganza on Saturday 28th December, 20:00 – midnight GMT
A look back on my weekend in Estonia and thinking ahead to Birmingham’s Vocal Booth Reunion on the 14th December.
An extremely brief history of my love affair with Estonia and information on two gigs I have next weekend. Have a great weekend yourself !
Skipping through the highlights of my weekend in London and throwing forward to the party in Birmingham on Saturday 14th December.
Movember is back although this year I am not taking part. Good luck to all the MO Bros, I look forward to watching the daily progress.
Vocal Booth Reunion this weekend in London and some details about my guest show on Pressure Radio this Sunday 3rd Nov, as well as why my own show ended.
I took this photo of an amazing sunset across the Costa Blanca today, 10 years after moving here from the UK. This blog talks about a new chapter in life I feel I have embarked upon recently.
In case you missed it, here is my Friday night set from Club Xairo, VB2013. Don’t forget about the VB Reunion hosted by Deep into Soul in Brixton on Saturday 2nd November. Check the post for full details.
There’s nothing to read here.. just a few words about my personal experience of VB2013 and all that comes with it.
Recorded on the eve of the Vocal Booth Weekender 2013, this is a live show featuring Timmy Vegas and yours truly. It’s a bit cringeworthy for me to listen back to, the more drunk I get the more I repeat what I said 30 seconds ago… nothing new there then. My personal VB2013 review will follow in the coming days.
This is the final VB Radio Show, in its usual format, for some time.
I enlisted the help of Mikey to see it off in style.
See you next week.
A snapshot of a great day in August 2013 as I took to the decks for 6 hours at Ocean Club for Soul Heaven.
We have all lost someone we love to cancer, in any of its forms, here we unite in our celebration of our friends’ memories.
Join us by making a small suggested donation of €2. Full details in this blog on our 500 balloon release at VB2013.
3 hours of great music and not too much drama in the chat room, another nice show as I prepare for the Family to arrive in 2 weeks and counting.
5 hours of underground anthems from the house and garage era. A selection of some of the finest, most credible soulful house tracks ever. You NEED this in your collection.
Live recording from Soul Heaven’s Saturday afternoon party at Ocean Beach in Ibiza. Part two of two.
Live recording from Soul Heaven’s Saturday afternoon party at Ocean Beach in Ibiza. Part one of two,
A few words about Timmy Regisford and some dubious activity surrounding selling other people’s music.
After over 8 months, the podcast where myself and Julian Bendall talk about a load of nonsense and play some great music returns.
Great music on this week’s show although I am in a slightly subdued mood. Have a great weekend guys.
This week’s show takes us back to the SunceBeat festival, with the opening hour off the Kaoz Boat Party and then sharing my two hour set from Thursday’s Beach Stage.
Having guests in the studio with me is always a recipe for disaster. I had no intention of drinking on this week’s show… I think you know what that means !! 3 hours of heat alongside Wally Walton of Soulfunktion Productions, a bottle of wine, fragrant tobacco and sexual advances.
Over 50 DJs you may have never heard of before all on one Facebook thread, and increasing every hour… take a look for your next favourite DJ.
A great new compilation from Deep Josh with information here on how I am giving away a full package of one of the releases.
Details on how you can get your grubby little hands on my sets from the recent SunceBeat 4 event, as well as news about the Vocal Booth Radio Show returning on Thursday.
Here are a few words that bring a smile to my face just remembering the great times that were Suncebeat 4
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball Sat 29th June 2013
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball Sat 29th June 2013
I recently played at one of the nicest venues I’ve seen in a while, newly opened this year, the Terassa Lounge in Belgrade, Serbia. Take a look.
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball, Sat 29th Jun 2013
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball, Sat 29th Jun 2013
This video is a MUST SEE !
Regardless of your faith or beliefs, take the time to view this video that gives some pretty amazing background into the story of Jesus. Even if you don’t have the patience or desire to get drawn into this… skip forward to about 8 minutes into the video to see what I mean. It also throws light on some pretty interesting details about the American banking system which is also pretty informative.
I haven’t turned into some activist all of a sudden but I am enjoying sourcing alternative views on certain subjects.
You may already be familiar with the documentary Loose Change that brings to light some pretty huge information regarding the Twin Towers tragedy on 9/11. I recently viewed this final cut which contains over 2 hours of almost new material. Unbelievable !
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball on Sat 29th June 2013 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (256.3MB)
Recorded at the Vocal Booth Summer Ball on Sat 29th June 2013.
Probably a bit of a heavy title, but take a read why I believe there is a higher power working looking over us all. Maybe you don’t agree ?
Stating the obvious to keep a record for when I look back on the year. Andy Murray wins WImbledon… 77 years later a Brit finally does it.
This week I share some of the sets from the fantastic Summer Ball on 29th June and am joined in the studio by my son Mikey who tells us all about the stress of being a child superstar.
A truly memorable day celebrating 10 years of Pressure Radio at the wonderful Sketchley Grange in Hinckley.
3 hours of great music and a lot of excitement for the Summer Ball this weekend.
Another blog about conspiracy theories, from government officials admitting there are aliens living amongst us to fascinating information I have just come across about World War II. Includes some amazing videos.
A very interesting article advising people to STOP WORKING FOR FREE in the media industry. This also relates to the music ‘business’. Read it.. it really is food for thought.
3 hours of brand new music and lots of reminiscing about the acid house era.
A photo diary of our Family day out, as Mikey represented our town in a road safety competition and I got to spend a day with a coupl eof local police officers, as well as riding in their car.
Boy, oh boy…. did we have a laugh tonight !!!!! Great music, great fun with great people. I love these kinda shows.
Another invitation to the Summer Ball at the end of the month, which is also my Birthday party with a guest list option for all the ‘original’ crew.
Three hours of music recorded live at Soul Heaven in Ibiza, 2003. This has been broadcast previously but is a perfect way to throw back to the time of Pressure’s beginnings…. Happy Birthday Pressure !
This has nothing to do with music. It is some un-interesting photos of my terrace at home and some work I’ve had done.
Taking you back to 2001, some classic VB vibes from out of the vault. A cheeky gift ahead of tomorrow’s Vocal Booth Radio Show where I will be sharing more nuggets from the vault.
Back on track with 3 hours of great new music
4 set lists from my recent gigs at Southport, Belgium and Amsterdam and an explanation on the new CDJs. Watch out for the Pioneer demonstration area at the Vocal Booth Weekender.
Details about my 6 hour set in Ibiza this August Bank Holiday, and the full list of dates for the Soul Heaven Pool Parties, every Saturday at Ocean Beach,
4 hours of great music recorded Monday@Supper Club in Amsterdam. Features Marly Mar, Cl’audio, Eddie4Tune, Nathan Adams live and yours truly to end the night. Contains a link to download the original, high definition recording.
Details, videos and photos for the first leg of the VB/Pressure Radio tour taking in Belgium and Holland. Contains a link to a fantastic radio show you need to be checking out from Holland that features a 30 min sweet mix from myself as well as footage from one gig and of Nathan Adams in full effect, the guy can sing !!
A few words here from the promoter/DJ from Saturday’s gig in Belgium – FunkyFeet. This starts the summer series of tours for Pressure Radio and the Vocal Booth
A few words from Marlon van der Kust, promoter and resident for Party on Monday @ Supper Club, Amsterdam, ahead of my Pressure Radio/VB tour there this Monday.
A few lines about my ‘Mineport’ experience for 2013 that came and went all too quickly.
Man.. I’m dead beat.
Staying up late to get this sent as I have a world of things to do before leaving for Southport.
Playlists etc to follow… maybe just listen to the show to hear me announce the names of the tunes ?
A few early morning words about a relatively quiet April as well as some general ramblings about my life at the moment.
Details of my two sets at the Southport Weekender. I am sure one or two of the VB Family will be there to show support, I look forward to dancing with you all.
Soul Central vs India – Lover Who Rocks You. A low res copy for you to download and a chance to own the original. Read how.
Do you need to access restricted TV content ? Now you can. Take a read of this blog if you live outside the UK or US for FULL use of catch up TV, TV on demand and all new movies on Netflix, LoveFilm etc.
I recently unearthed some of my earliest productions and loaded them to Soundcloud. Take a listen.
In case you forgot or never saw the previous reminder, I have now created a site where you can access ALL the previously broadcast Vocal Booth Club Sessions, from Episode 1 to 73. Link enclosed.
Due to the near-biblical rains we had last night, I was unable to broadcast the VB Radio Show.
Remember that message to the Gods I sent asking for the safe return of Merlin ? Well it got answered, and then some ! Just another little blog for me to look back on.
Has there been a time in the history of man where the balance of power was equal between ‘them’ and ‘us’? If so, why did it not remain ?
My crude attempt to try and get answers from various viewpoints on world events.
Daft Punk’s new offering has had people in a tizzy for some time now. Personally, I’m not a big fan.
When I saw this clip posted by ATFC I decided to take a listen to what all the fuss was about. It totally blew me away.
3 hours of tunes and a few bottles of beer. I’m not drinking any more on the show.. it just makes me tired.
The argument for or against including a track listing with your latest DJ mix.. get involved.