Thursday, March 16, 2006

The weekend starts now!

It's Thursday morn and i'm getting ready for the weekend! I'm at home at the moment sorting emails and stuff and am just about to go upstairs and do a few hours in the studio before work. I've just ordered some new music from my favourite record shop, Fat City, in Manchester so they will arrive next week. I'm not producing much music at the moment but I'm doing a lot of DJ edits of tracks for club and radio play. For those who don't know, this is basically just an extended mix of a track that makes it more club friendly. I do it with a lot of disco or r&b or even reggae tracks, it makes them much better to play out in the club and gives the DJ more individuality. I'm also gonna listen to new promos and transfer some of my new vinyl onto CD for back-up and convenience purposes. There's some banging tunes out there at the moment; "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley has been huge on my show and in the clubs and i'm delighted to see it blowing up at the moment!

I'm also gonna prepare my records for tonights gig in the Savoy. It's a Rapture Special, and should be pretty busy since tomorrow is a national holiday. We normally just do Rapture every Saturday and it's full every week! I should be ready to hit work at around 3PM. I've got my column in the Evening Echo out today too so i'll check that in work and get ready for my show, the highlight tonight being Teenage Thursdays, a section on the show where i interview an upcoming local band, singer, rapper, DJ etc. Last weeks band , The Impressionists (above), were one of the best acts yet on the show and their "Funk It Up" track went down really well! Tonight there's a young band from Carrigaline called "Swatting Flies". It's the start of a busy evening for me, so i'm gonna get moving! Stay funky!

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    I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays also you can catch me at