Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some favourites 4b - DJ Ayers

I heard DJ Ayers' awesome mix 'Next Of All' at the clothes shop Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago (I recommend tuning in about 11:30) and I've since been looking all over the place trying to find more mixes and stuff by him.

It's all decent stuff but the 45 King v Wale remix is out of the park genius. I found it on soulseek and uploaded it into youtube myself. Proper hip hop and proper dance groove.

Basquiat Painting Live Downtown 81

Monday, June 17, 2013

Horizon (Five Pounds A Belgian) By John Smith

Stills from John Smith's work which I saw at Museum Of London Docklands. Mostly just horizon, greys, blues, wave sounds and gulls.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One For Blaise Cendrars by Charles Bukowski

Baudrillard on Loneliness

'Nothing can match the loneliness of a pianist in a large hotel. All around him is just a hum of cocktails and small talk; he is more alone with his melody than he would be on an island. Yet at a particular moment, he stops and people applaud. You are doubly astonished: there was an end to this music then, and people were listening? He was playing something and he was not playing in vain? He seems stupefied himself. But he well knows, in the secret depths of his soul, that this applause only breaks out because his music has fallen silent, a silence these wild things notice in much the same way they notice the sugar melting in their glasses. So, like the bald prima donna, he quickly starts up with a new tune.' - Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories (1990), p. 223

I'm requoting this from social historian Joe Moran's excellent blog

Image from Cosmicandshit now called Religioner.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eric Duncan Mix at Coggles

C111 Eric 'Dunks' Duncan (Rub 'n' Tug) Mix by Coggles on Mixcloud

Recently found this link to an excellent mix by half of Rub N Tug, just after I'd done this post about him. I love all his mixes but this is especially worth a mention as it's a bit of a new direction. More spacious and atmospheric than usual but with the same joy of percussion, bass, riffs etc. Reminds me of Donato Dozzy in between his ambient and progressive moods.