Ok here it is. I made a lockdown album. I didn’t mean to but hey, it was something do between sitting at home and binging Cobra Kai on Netflix. Oh and playing THPS 1+2. Obviously.
The idea of doing a Mixtape based around ‘boarding games like THPS, Skate and SSX has been something I’ve actually been thinking of doing for a while – way before the new game was even announced. It’s just good timing I guess.
The album will be available from Bandcamp on Friday 6th November (which also happens to be the next Bandcamp Day) and then all of the usual streaming services a couple of weeks later. “But Ian / Tiger / Whatever, why would I download it from Bandcamp when I can stream it on Spotify alongside my favourite Pixies / S Club 7 album?” I hear you ask. Well…
The Bandcamp deluxe release will include 2 tracks (“TMSk8” and “Futurist Car Chase”) which will get as soon as you pre-order the album
The Bandcamp version comes with instrumentals for all the vocal tracks.
The price for the whole thing will be £5 which probably less than it will be on other download sites.
It comes with expanded sleeve notes and artwork inspired by the release created by Mila Todd.
I genuinely believe that Bandcamp are one of the good guys in terms of music distribution and the support they’ve offered to bands and music makers over the past few months has been amazing.
A MASSIVE thank you to all of the people that have featured or contributed to this album in some way. Here’s the tracklisting:
All platforms: Bomberg Redux (feat. Red Wilkins) Easy Tiger (feat. Sinister Sound Gallery & Mike Ginger) Oppressor (You Don’t Know) (feat. Mila Todd) Exhibition (feat. Stuart Macbeth) KPS (feat. Half Decent) Masks (feat. Daniel Clear) Words (feat. Kate Herridge) FOMO Ja El Beat Fear of Falling (feat. Emma Coombs) Antisocial Media (TM vs Restructure) Battery Fighting Firm (feat. Phi Project) Skate Free (feat. Octavia Freud) Beautiful People
Bandcamp only: TMSk8 (Bonus Track) Futurist Car Chase (Bonus Track) Easy Tiger (Instrumental) Exhibition (Alt Mix) Oppressor (You Don’t Know) (Instrumental) KPS (Instrumental) Words (Instrumental) FOMO (Instrumental) Fear of Falling (Instrumental) Antisocial Media (Instrumental) Beautiful People (Instrumental)
This was one of my funnest DJ sets yet! Unfortunately the recording doesn’t feature Yaya Jojo‘s live scratches so you’ll just have to imagine them. A massive thank you once again to The Raiders DJ Crew, Nic, Yaya, Ed and Tap Social for having me. Tracklisting after the jump.
I was fortunate enough to spend a lovely sunny afternoon playing tunes in the Modern Art Oxford yard before the brilliant Catgod took to the stage as part of the free Yard Summer Sessions which accompany the current exhibition by Claudette Johnson. It was also my first opportunity to properly road test the NI Traktor S2 Mk3 DJ controller which I got just before Christmas. I’ll do another post on the controller soon I think but mostly it worked well. Apart from 1 minor edit right at the start because I forgot to press record, this is a 100% live recording (including a small hiccup where I stopped the track…).
Cheers to everyone that boogied with us and said nice things. I’d love to do more DJ sets so if you’re interested get in contact using the contact form or on the usual social media channels. Tracklisting and Soundcloud link after the jump.
The other night I played my longest ever set at a private party in London. It was fun. I played for about 2 1/2 hours but annoyingly the recording stopped after 90mins. Oh well. Here’s most of the set for your listening pleasure. Download link and tracklisting after the jump.
The lovely / crazy people at Truck Store let me play some of my favourite records* as part of their Record Store Day celebrations so here it is for you do listen to / download. It’s kind of random but there you go.
Original artwork from CAGE #1 by Genndy Tartakovsky
It’s fair to say that I was pretty obsessed with Netflix’s Luke Cage last year and in particular the amazing score by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad. So I made this little mix tape using re-edits of some of the pieces from the score and some pretty legendary hip hop vocals. Streaming and download links below.
2016. What a year. Personally, locally, nationally and internationally….What. A. Year.
Thankfully the soundtrack was good. From my point of view, I’m very proud to have put out The Shadow with the brilliant David Griffiths and also helped put together the WDNHAD Vol. 2 compilation. There has also been tons of other great stuff to listen to as well which has made things a bit easier to swallow.
Streaming and download links after the jump. Continue reading