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Banksy hits Camden

4 new pieces all unveiled over this weekend. Quite easy to find along the Regents canal once you head off in the right direction, that is.The decorator one seems to have upset some of the graffiti fraternity though. It appears he's gone over a very old piece that had been there for 20+ years, even though others had scrawled over it in that time.


At the start of December a few friends and I had our annual concert thing and having seen Chemicals and Fatboy Slim in previous years it was the time of Soulwax and 2ManyDjs.

Warmup in a very empty venue was Gyratory Sound System. A sort of weird brass band trio arrangement where the trumpet seemed to get smaller as the set went on.
Next up was someone called Micky Moonlight. He was really really bad! His music was alright but as soon as he tried to mix the tracks together disaster ensued. Perhaps it was nerves but he'd have had a better response if he played the tracks one after another. I guess he wasn't that popular as I can't find any clips on youtube. People must have prefered to save the memory cards for later.

Up next was Soulwax who played a really good, if short, set. The 50 minutes or so were really good with a quite disorientating light show. The final track which seemed to be jive-bunny mix of old skool anthems went down particularly well.

Errol Alkan was up next. …

Arturo Brachetti

Quick change artist Arturo has a show at the Garrick Theatre until January and its mind-blowing. I love trying to figure out how magic is done but this guy was too quick to figure it out. He must have gone through 100 costume changes during his show.

Where have I been?

Korea and Japan, that's where.
It's taking me a little bit longer than expected to put the report together but its underway and should be done in a week or so.

In the meantime here's something to chill you out.

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If Ice Cube was British

Courtesy of b3ta

New Banksy near Paddington

Not an easy pair to get to :(

Tiesto @ Victoria Park

25,000 people gather in East London to see the "biggest DJ in the world"(TM) and once again I was there, now the fifth time I've seen him.
Warm up act on a very warm day were Hadouken, Calvin Harris and Sneaky Soundsystem
Cyber bunnies not impressed with Hadouken (they were just going for a drink really!)
Somehow this little kid managed to gatecrash an over 18s event. His mum was trying very hard to make him wear these ridiculous headphones. If you're wondering why its looking empty a) its still early b) the area immediately in front of the stage was called the gold circle and the tickets were more expensive. It meant those of us in the cheap area couldn't get close to the stage unless we were prepared to leap the no-mans land between the barriers and evade the security...which provided a lot of laughs during the days events.
and who's that strolling off beer in each hand?
Sneaky Sound System from Oz were pretty good even if the lead singer did look like Justin Lee…

Wykahmix Update

I've realised that I've only posted links to my first two Wykahmixes on here. Well there are two more that you can have a listen to, and I'm now hosting them on soundcloud.
Wykahmix 1 - Angelic 1. Spring Breeze (Martin Roth SummerStyle Remix) - DJ Tatana - Armada
2. No More Alone - Giuseppe Ottaviani ft Stephen Pickup - Vandit
3. Redemption - Sophie Sugar - Vision Soundcarriers
4. Ocean Drive (ft Phillipa Joy) - DJ Shah - Armada
5. Lost (Club Mix Edit) - Sunlounger & Zara - Armada
6. World Gone Mad - Mannix vs Kaymak - A State of Trance
7. Hide & Seek (Tiesto's in Search of Sunrise Remix) - Imogen Heap & DJ Tiesto - Black Hole Recordings
8. The Way It Should Be - 4 Strings vs DJ Shaine - Liquid Recordings
9. Hyper Intelligence (Ian Betts Remix) - K90 - Dataless Recordings
10. Fake Awake (Original Mix) - Andy Moor - Anjunabeats
11. Brazil (2nd Edit) - Deadmau5 - MOS
12. Not A Lot Left - Myon & Shane 54 - Anjunabeats
Wykahmix 2 - Descent 1. Let Go - Kandi & Neumann …

My Italy trip

In July I spent 9 days touring Italy; 4 with the coaster club and the rest doing my own thing.On this trip I took in the following cities.
VeronaBolzanoBolognaVeniceRimini Bari
and the following parks
Movie Park StudioLatemar Alpine CoasterMerano 2000GardalandMirabilandiaFiabilandiaZoosafari FasanolandiaMiragica
The flickr set can be found here .

One Day Only - Royal Albert Hall

As a bit of cheap publicity the Royal Albert Hall opened up their loading bay to the public to present some graffiti that had been put there to celebrate the musical history of the venue.