Saturday, 29 November 2008

Mystery Mix - Nov 2008

recently, i put together another hour (or slightly less) of tunes in an attempt to baffle the listeners of Purple Radio on its weekly Mystery Mix show. not that many were guessed, so make of that what you will...but i reckon there's some good music on there nontheless.

here's the tracklisting and download link:

00:00 lafayette gilchrist / rumble
02:40 gianni ferrio / un giorno in piu
03:49 thes one / gate city savings and loan
05:30 the pharcyde / runnin (rae & christian remix)
10:10 specifics / take me back
14:00 crown city rockers / no sense
16:53 eluard burt / from “freestyle – the art of rhyme”
17:10 regal / keep on (edseven’s dust lazy remix)
21:00 jon kennedy / the message
22:36 ayb force / do you wanna see
25:21 people under the stairs / step bacc (dj day remix)
28:57 charizma & peanut butter wolf / talk about a girl
30:15 tom caruana / the kraken
31:17 color climax / jigsaw
33:17 john arnold / geminade
37:05 mr scruff / kalimba
40:19 m dubs feat. the emperor richie dan / over here (sugar shack breakbeat funk mix)
45:30 bugz in the attic / reject
48:45 dj format / 2 3 scrape


:: 50mins approx :: 128kbps ::



Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Marky's Mixtape Archive

looks like that's it as far as the summer's concerned. these short days and dark evenings are creeping in fast long is it til clocks go back?!

anyway - for some reason it's inspiring me to sort through some tasks that have been nagging for a while...and the first is getting my recent mixes back online. well, i say recent - last 18 months or so - but time flies and all that.

there's a mixture of styles and tempos, blahblahblah. most importantly, i hope you enjoy the tunes and that they nestle well within your woolly autumn collection.

Mystery Mix - April 2007

this is a mix i did for Purple Radio's weekly "Mystery Mix" show. every Thursday at 10pm, a different guest presents an hour of music, and the people of the lively forum attempt to name the artists and tunes. i'll save you the hassle they had and give you the full list here:

Vince DiCola – Farewell
I Am Kloot – Loch
Head & Neck Sessions – Romancais
DJ Frane – Ode To Old Toby / Innervisions
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Funky Donkey
Rick James – Mary Jane (DJ Green Lantern Evil Genius Mix)
Kissin Cousins – Love Shock
Stabiliser – One Ton Truck
Pete Rock – Smooth Sailing (instrumental)
Rob Swift – I’m Leaving
Nas – Get Down (Quantic Soul Orchestra Mix)
The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Dogs B*llocks Mix)
Sydney Thompson & His Orchestra – Can’t Buy Me Love
Mongo Santamaria – Heighty Ho
Nick Faber – Simple Meditation
Neil Young – Bandit
Metal Fingers – High John

download here:

:: 1hr approx :: 192kbps ::


Mouldy Jam Mixtape - Feb 2008

a blend of unashamed party beats that i put together in the arse-end of last winter. it goes:

dj aeon seven - funky furious
stezo - bring the horns
beatconductor - rocksteady skank
mc serch - back to the grill
aceyalone - all for u (rjd2 instr.)
pavlov & mishkin - muchachos
james brown - get on the good foot (mr drunk remix)
sono rhizmo - mambocito mio
lack of afro - roderigo (natural self remix)
arrested development - mr wendal
jurassic 5 - a day at the races
ugly duckling - bang for the buck (instr.)
featurecast - story time
fdel - ladies & gentlemen
freestylers - b-boy stance (dub pistols club mix)
featurecast - go with my flow
michael jackson - wanna be startin somethin
barakas - kes
diesler- when she was bad

download here:

:: 1hr approx :: 192kbps ::


Disabled Romance Mixtape - October 2008

this is basically a bunch of wonky/filthy/wobbly/glitchy/beaty electronica tunes that i liked and wanted to have all in one place - so i made this mixtape.

it's not full of perfect blends, but then that's all part of the fun. my excuse is: wonky tunes = wonky mixing. ;)

jimmy edgar - prĂȘt a porter
massive music - find my way (kode9 remix)
jumbonics - bubble drop
dorian concept - fort teen
flying lotus - message situation
dinner at the thompsons - daily vitamines
prefuse73 - detchibe
me&you - last night (bassnectar remix)
waxfactor - reggaenomics (luna landa remix)
pest - heard yer bird moved in
charlie dark - keepintime theme
baldwin brothers - incident in the lab
blend - scream for i
milanese - caramel cognac

download here:

:: 45mins approxx :: 320kbps ::


all these artists have done tons more great stuff, so if you like what you hear on these mixes, be sure to go and purchase some more of their wares. it's a worthy investment - and you don't hear that too often at the moment...


Saturday, 18 October 2008

Biggabush - album launch party @ Aardvark to Zebra (25/10/08)

sorry, it's been a while. plenty to come from me in the next week or so though, including a few mixes (old and new), a new radio show for you to listen to...and possibly some chat. let's see...

in the meantime, i thought i'd better let you know about this little gathering next weekend:

myself, Digital City's BarryDark and A2Z resident/promoter Ketsbaia are honoured to be supporting the fantastic Biggabush as he launches his new album, "13 Faces of Lightning Head", at Aardvark to Zebra @ The Green in Clerkenwell on Saturday October 25th.

it's running from 8pm til 1am, and it would be great to see you there!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

big up my brainy sis!

had some great news today - my younger sister Laura got her GCSE results, and passed every single one of them!

i'm so so chuffed for her. she's had a tough time in the last year and i worried she might lose focus - she told me herself that she didn't think she'd passed a couple of them just after she'd done them. hahaha - what a result though! :D

she's off to art college in September, where she'll no doubt continue to ace her studies. in the meantime: well done Laura, i'm so proud of you - enjoy the rest of your summer because you deserve it! big love. xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

a few late-August soirees...

the summer's not quite over yet, and there's still plenty of fun to be had if you look for it. and well you might be looking for it, because those long dark winter nights are not far away now, and SAD once again beckons...

Bank Holiday Weekend of course promises plenty to keep you entertained. this Friday night (22nd August) i'll be playing records at Peepshow, @The Prince in Brixton, along with fellow Purple Radio DJs & all-round hardcore ravers Mr Black and Myles. it's a legendary night and it'll be my first time in attendance, so i'm very much looking forward to it!

having barely recovered from that, on Sunday 24th August i'll be heading over to the Big Chill Bar in Shoreditch to provide more tunes at Purple Radio's monthly all-dayer, Big Chill Sundae. running from midday until midnight (free entry), it's always a crackin party and never more so than on a bank hol weekend. come along and enjoy my inevitably feeble effort, alongside the sublime sounds proffered by Andy BGPZ, Dr Piz, Mat Hoods, King Rob, Mr Black and Myles.

i guess you could've just read this flyer:

the following week, it's time for another festival weekend (my last of the summer). ever-brilliant and ever-pleasing, the wonderful Festinho will be running at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, and features a stunning array of live musicians, artists and DJs in a beautiful setting. All in aid of the ABC Trust, it's the perfect way to spend the last weekend in August, and is highly recommended here.

again, it offers another chance for me to break out some music, and i'm really chuffed to be asked to play at the notorious DiscoShed. that's on the Sunday, but hopefully i'll see you there from the Friday for some Brazilian-themed banter.


big chill 2008 review

such a great festival again this year, so much fun to be had! if you've never been you should check it out. to hopefully whet your appetite, here's a review i did for the Big Chill's website.

you might want to get a brew ready and ensure you're seated comfortably. it's a bit lengthy...

**massive thanks to rui, sparky and everyone at BCHQ for sorting the review and providing us with such an awesome weekend - yet again!**



so, i've started a blog. why have i done that? don't i already spend ample time pratting about on the internet? probably, yes. but now i'm hoping to do more of my pratting about in one place (i.e. here), and share it with you.

of course by pratting about i mean writing reviews and providing musical heads-ups, sharing some possibly likeable urls with you, and occasionally just wittering on about something that might've come up.

thrilling, eh?

hopefully some of it will be, at least. if it isn't, complaints to the usual address...