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Adventures in mixing 🙂

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The Andy C experience…

Recently voted best drum and bass DJ at the National D&B Awards from The Institute in Birmingham – ANDY C! Head of RAM Records and consistently the best D&B DJ on the planet.

I just went through his Heidelberg set in April 2012 – pure magic and some huge tunes in there, plus it has a full track listing which is always useful. Here are some of the big tunes from this set which really define his style of D&B.

Heidelberg set…

Cyantific – ‘Infinity Plus One’

Calyx & Teebee – ‘Elevate This Sound’…

Loadstar – ‘Bomber’…

Major Lazer – ‘Get Free’…

Camo & Krooked – ‘Run Riot’… (this tune is huge and a stunning short film)

Mind Vortex – ‘Hot Box’…

Kove – ‘Iodine’…

Wilkinson – ‘Take You Higher’… (another huge tune from RAM Records)

Chase & Status – ‘No Problem’…

That’s about it!

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Nile Rodgers interview…

Interesting interview with Nile Rodgers, on the Daft Punk Random Access Memories.

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Pharrell Williams interview: Random Access Memories…

Great interview. Some background on the making of Get Lucky.

‘This music represents the freedom of human beings.’

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P!NK concert FA!L, but a nice day out anyway…

After many months of suspense and anticipation, the Pink concert which we had been really looking forward to was cancelled, 3 hours before it was due to start! Pink called in sick so had to make alternative arrangements. We even saw her tour bus pulling into the NEC parking area.

Here are some pictures from around the Birmingham NEC area…

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So, what do you do when you’re 7 miles from the centre of Birmingham, after having just received a text message saying your concert has been cancelled?

First thing – there’s no way we’re going back home now when we’ve got the day to ourselves! Second thing – let’s go see a film. Ok, nothing really inspiring on (Tom Cruise being the top target). Let’s head that way and see. While on way to cinema, we see the high rise towers of the centre and decide to head to the Bullring for some shopping/browsing and some food.

Really glad we did that and had some really nice Thai food at Selfridges. A fair bit of browsing the shops and being shocked at the prices of clothes but a potentially bad day turned into good day out.

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‘Get Lucky’ – Daft Punk…

Daft Punk’s first new single for 8 years has just broken Spotify’s streaming world record, already…

And here’s the advert with band…

Can’t wait for the album. : )

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Starland Vocal Band – ‘Afternoon Delight’…

I’ve put a wide range of music links on this blog over the last few years – this is a killer song.

I’ve just watched Good Will Hunting and this was the end credits tune. Amazing vocalists.

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Roni Size & the Skibba – live & direct…

Mr Roni Size at the 2012 Drum and Bass Awards.

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Ok, check from the first minute for the high tempo intro and from 14:30 (Every Dog has its day…) + 35:00. And 39:30 – awesome tune. On second thoughts, just listen to the whole thing….awesome set from the legend that is MR SIZE. Tip top condition in 2012. The Skibba on MC duties.

‘Do you wanna go home – NO!’.

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Technics music blur…

the wheels of steel spin and the camera clicks. I think I need to spend more time actually mixing rather than taking pictures of the equipment!

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Hillsborough tribute…

Having failed to come up with anything original, past what hundreds of others have already done, since the publishing of the independent panels report into the tragic loss of 96 Liverpool fans, I thought pictures would say more than words…

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