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We Are Currently No.1 In’t Chart

Guerrilla Dub System’s latest release (Pound Of Dub) is currently number one in the Beatport reggae chart. Not bad work if I say so myself. Quite proud of this achievement. Allan and myself (Guerrilla Dub System) were a bit worried as the release had only been out there for twenty four hours — there was a horrendous delay in getting the release up on the site. It seems there was a mix up on account of the…

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Me & The BBC

I have been invited to record a session on the local BBC Station – York & North Yorkshire! Whilst I missed the live broadcast – having burned out after a hard week at work – I was asleep by 7pm on a Saturday. However, Jericho Keys played my track Dub Horns on his show BBC Introducing – York & North Yorkshire. At the end of playing the track he invited me in to record a…

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Elm – And Other Procrastinations

Things here have recently taken a dip – my health – the support I have received from my wife has been awesome; thank you Kathryn. A great healer to me is the music of Xenis Emputae Travelling Band. I have tried to mimic their style here with a track called Elm; what do you think? I wrote down the notation first (first time I tried this) and then layer it using a Bass recorder, Soprano recorder and…

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A Review Of The Band Fold // Bedfest 2013

[] Last night saw me at Bedfest in Knaresborough. It was (and hopefully will be again) a music event held at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough – a thoroughly decent charitable cause. The final act of the nights was a group called FOLD - they were mind blowingly good! Think of Kruder & Dorfmeister’s smokey beats with the political commentary of Scroobius Pip and you will get an inkling of what they bought to…

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A Tiding Of Magpies

I have yet to mention on this Blog that I am in a band along with quite an acclaimed Poet. Our venture is A Tiding Of Magpies – a Dark Folk duo. We have our first official release on the the latest COLDSPRING CD – Hail You Be Soverigns … As you can / can’t see from the album inlay, it is a compilation of the ‘cream of the British Dark Folk scene.’ How we got on…

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In the middle of something ….

“text-align: justify;”>… founding a record label to be exact. When it fleshes out I will be the first to tell you all about it. Any-hoo, what have you been upto? I have not slept for 36 hours and no longer know the difference between right and wrong. It may be 7pm but I am off to bed ……… That is the problem of having a bet to see who can blog 365 days / year – you…

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