Local @ Cord – Every 1st Thursday of the month!

Local @ Cord – Every 1st Thursday of the month!

So…2012 is off to a good start. Putting on a new session with man Diesler at Cord, a great venue in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Manchester. We’ll be at the musical helm every 1st Thursday of the month, weaving between soul, funk, latin, disco, hip... read more

The Purpose-Built Best of 2011

The New Year is nearly here, and what better way to kickstart this blog for 2012 than to look back on a cracking year of music. Here are 10 bits I loved during 2011 – in no particular order. Too many to choose from! 2011 best of turntable mix soon-come too.... read more
Street Art: Lovely letters

Street Art: Lovely letters

Some beautiful street art from Philladelphia. Murals should be done like this – great thick lines and typefaces. Lovely style. Go have a gander:... read more
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