Andy Ward interviews Patrick Smoove

One of Birmingham’s best known soulful house DJs and a true legend of the mid 90s talks about his musical history around the UK and beyond. Containing some pretty outstanding music, I talk to Patrick about how he was possibly THE biggest influence in my own journey and we have one or two hysterical moments of disagreement regarding the timeline.
After listening back to check it all flows properly (I only added music, none of the talk is edited), what’s clear is that this is as close to a gay love story you’ll ever get between two hetrosexual men. I cried at the end of it.

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VB Radio Show 27 May

This week we go in the mix for an hour, giving you music and a story of what happened when I put together a demo mix for Space Ibiza in 1999. I hope you had/are having a great bank holiday in the UK and send love to all friends worldwide. To download the SPACE DEMO MIX as a standalone file, click here. http://media.blubrry.com/andyward/p/djandyward.net/appmixes/VBRadio27May.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (165.4MB)….

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Remember this classic? 6 years ago was the Soul Central Radio Special

Last weekend I played a Soul Central track that reminded me of the show I did with Timmy, coincidentally, 6 years ago in May 2012. Here is a link to listen to the show on Soundcloud. It features lots of behind the scenes stories of how we started working and how we made Strings of Life and all the successes and failures since. It’s a good listen if you’ve only….

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Saturday Mix up – May 18

I jumped on the decks just as the Royal Wedding kicked off and recorded 2 hours of pretty decent music, if I do say so myself. ZERO chat on the mic apart from a 20 second intro, this may be a keeper? http://media.blubrry.com/andyward/p/djandyward.net/appmixes/AndyWard_SaturdayMixUp_May18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (270.2MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS    Send article as PDF   

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