Monthly Archives: May 2012

Here’s last week’s NeW IDoLs recording from 99 Hanover St in two parts. I was back-to-back with DD for the night.  DD is resident at Compakt and produces his own music as part of The Set Up. Part I runs … Continue reading

Two Wednesdays back, I welcomed Jealouskid to play some of his personal favourites and NeW IDoLs with me at 99 Hanover St. He’s been pushing music he loves via a weekly radio show on Brap FM called The Gulshick for … Continue reading

I recorded this set at the beginning of the month at my NeW IDoLs night (9-1, every Wednesday at 99 Hanover St).  This night is all about ‘NeW IDoLs and old favourites’ and this night was a proper nostalgia-fest, inspired by … Continue reading

Chiptune, proper noun, aka 8Bit, Bitpop, Bitcore, Nintendocore Any tempo but generally fast (i.e. 130-180bpm), the sound of 8-bit and 16-bit micro-chips from classic arcade games from the late Seventies and early Eighties, hand-held computer games from Nintendo and other home computers. Origins: Tokyo … Continue reading

RIP Donna Summer

24 May 2012

Hard to believe that Donna Summer has just died of cancer, aged 63.  The Queen of Disco was probably the first disco artist i was truly moved by, when she had a top twenty hit covering Jon & Vangelis’s 1981 … Continue reading

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, who died just over a week ago, was the bass player for Booker T & The MGs (pictured above, with Dunn second from the right), the world-renown house band for quintessential Sixties, Memphis soul label Stax and later … Continue reading

There’s been a proper string of musical deaths over the last few weeks, starting with Adam Yauch, aka the Beastie Boys‘ MCA, who finally lost his battle a fortnight ago, aged just 47.  Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in a … Continue reading

Cosmic (disco), adj/proper noun, aka Afro Cosmic, also Space Disco Originally an highly eclectic, down-tempo (90-105 BPM) style, which nowadays generally exhibits a lot of space, reverb and echo/delay in the production, bubbling synths, delicate keys, langurous guitars and percussion instruments more often found … Continue reading