Huge apologies for the mahoosive delay in updating the blog. Just getting through the last of the UK Winter has been hard work. Now that the 9-5 has settled and since I bumped into this crew, there has been some sunshine appearing.
KickinRadio.com is managed by Richard Rushton, aka DJ Tubs, a bit of a legend of the Midlands underground scene. Tubs has been calling in all his old mates to drop a set on a Friday night and I got in there at the right time it seems. Taking over the 10pm slot currently, most Fridays.
Now if I can get more of my old DJ mates involved, we could take over Thursday or Saturday nights. Just the Leo in me!
Loads of great mixes from all over the World.
Here’s my Mixcloud Playlist of all my shows, so far.
I would like to thank Mr Bong for inviting me to collaborate on his recently released album, Bongville Stomp, a great achievement for South African music on a whole. The album is released through On A Break Records, based in Cape Town and is doing great on the Beatport charts.
I’ve known Mr & Mrs Bong for a good few years now through my chemical brother-in-law, DJ Afrowhitie and the Two Twiggs Xperiment, who were responsible for quite a few breakbeat events around Johannesburg, including some of the biggest names in music coming to South Africa like Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Vadim, Pendulum, General Midi and Freq Nasty. Mr & Mrs spent 2 years in the UK, Mr Bong got his sound engineers license and has presented the us with an debut album full of collaborations from around the World.
The collaborations are with Enough Weapons, Crosby, Trenton Birch, Koldproduk, J Rokka, Bakaman, Brotherman, DJ Redwood, AfroWhitie and yours truely. Beats, breaks, dubstep and garage fill this album with a sound to be proud of.
It was July 1996 when the Mad Blunt Posse played their first nights in Market Street’s Le Club. The first South Africa crew to push the sound of Big Beat hip hop, Dancehall funk and the best place to hear Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Daft Punk and everything else we called different. At the end of the 90′s we all went our separate ways and that meant Shang Hai, China for who we called Missile Myles.
Myles always had a great ear for music and left us on a contract to play the hotels of Shang Hai. After a 7 year absence, Myles came back to visit the folks and see his home town and I managed to slip him a performance at 2012′s Jozifest.
Basically, I pumped him full of all the exciting music I had been collecting over the past couple of years and after his choice, this is the selection we came up with. Using his ear and the M-Audio Xponent, we put this set together to a raving response at the festival.
I’d bought a new laptop especially for the occasion and put it down next to the monitor and buzzed it out on it’s first public appearance. I have never had such a nail biting start to a set and dreamt of my vinyl crate!!! After all the holding on for dear life, we did get started as the last song faded from the Hypnomaniacs.
I did, however, forget to press record on the night and what you hear here is actually my first attempt at piecing a mix together using Ableton Live. Still learning all the knobs and I hope it does justice to our performance on the night.