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Arturia unboxing

Two weeks ago I finally made the jump and bought my first synthesizer, the Arturia Microfreak. To echo what many people have said, it is really a special piece of equipment that is geared towards sonic experimentation. Have added a few pictures of the unboxing. I read that you can literally jump in and start […]

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Beat/songmaking with new MPK Mini Mk3

As you know I’ve been DJing for the last 20-odd years and always like to push the envelope when it comes to my music. While I bought the Traktor S4 a few years back, towards the end of 2023 I had started becoming a little restless playing other people’s music. Yes STEMs are one proxy […]

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Spaceport Lounge Mix

After finishing the recent Sky High Mix this summer, focused on housey, tribal and tropical sounds, I wanted to create something more dreamy yet intimate at the deeper end of house music. Started revisiting old moody vocal based tracks on Naked Music. Yet I didn’t just want it to be another deep house tribute mix, […]

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Sky High Mix (Summer ’23 Tropical)

Just finished my latest mix, the “Sky High Mix (Summer ’23 Tropical Edit)” with a jazzy / tribal house / tropical twist. For no particular reason, was listening to my music and decided to mix this live on the plane at 10,000m, travelling to tropical Southern Japan… Just uploaded to my Soundcloud channel. Enjoy šŸ™‚

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Late Sunday night musings w DJ Krush

It’s almost 11pm and I’m collecting music for my next mix, mainly deep/tech/minimal house pieces from places new and old. But before I complete that I get sidetracked in my research with a piece by DJ Krush mixed inside a temple in Shizuoka? It’s really a masterpiece of respect and meditation in this holy place, […]

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Journey into Bakhoor incense

Last autumn during a brief stopover in Dubai, I was walking around the back alleys of the Perfume Souk and was greeted by a waft of smoke from a small shop as I turned the corner into another nondescript sidestreet. Intrigued I walked in and bought that local “Bakhoor” incense (agarwood mixed with other perfumes […]

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Deep house sounds are back!

Been digging Jimpster‘s latest chart selection, 18 tracks off the deep end of deep house with some electro thrown in for good measure. Brought me back in a flash to the days back in London in the late 1990s when I used to visit the Notting Hill Arts Club from time to time on Sundays […]

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Music to drive home to – Feb 23

A no-holds-barred compilation of hip hop and rap tracks that I’ve been playing in the car the last few months on the way home from work. Hard-hitting yet melodic, note that the lyrics are not always safe for work, so double-check your surroundings before playing it loud on the office wireless speaker… Or then again, maybe not.

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Music Update: memories of August 22

Have been starting to document my musical journeys, realized this has been waiting in a dusty digital folder to be released. Join me on a selection of the raw energy coming from the music I was listening to in Paris last August over the summer. From Rema’s Calm Down, the Nigerian anthem of summer 2022 […]