at Tuesday, June 18, 2013
As you can see, things are a little quiet on the blog these days. Unfortunately I don't have as much time to dedicate here as I used to. However I'm still listening to music and have re-discovered Soundcloud as a portal for discovering new talent. You can keep track of what I'm loving here.
To give you a taste of the tracks I'm digging of late, here's a mix featuring the likes of Kaytranada, Full Crate, Jonas Rathsman, Klaves + more. Something a little different from my previous mixes. Enjoy.
at Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Last Monday I dropped by The Brewhouse in London Fields to check out the latest Red Stripe & Boiler Room collaboration event. Alongside some superb sets from XXXY, Steve Braiden, Midland and Paul Woolford, East London bike builders 14 Bike Co were on the stage building a series of bikes. Here's a little video put together about the night.
Set of the night for me was XXXY back to back with Steve Braiden who played an eclectic selection of house, garage and techno infused tracks including a refreshing drop of Daft Punk's 'Revolution 909'.
at Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Next Monday 25th February Red Stripe and Boiler Room get together for their 7th in the series of Make Session's. This time featuring a collaboration with 14 Bike Co who will be building 5 bikes over the course of the evening, one of which will be given away after the event via Boiler Room.
Music on the night will be provided by eclectic heavyweights; XXXY, Steve Braiden, Midland and Paul Woolford. Check out the live stream from 7pm to 11pm via www.boilerroom.tv/live
at Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On Friday 14th December we celebrate Too Hip To Be Square's 3rd Birthday at The Star of Bethnal Green. In preparation for the night, I have mixed this special 3rd Birthday Mix. The mix was going to be based on choosing 3 tracks from the different genre's we feature on the night (3x funk, 3x soul, 3x hip hop, 3x disco, 3x house & 3x electronica). However, caught up in the moment there's a few extra tracks thrown in for good measure.
Be sure to join our celebrations this coming Friday from 9pm-2am with free entry all night.
Full details and RSVP: Facebook event
at Monday, December 03, 2012
Way back in December 2009 I stepped out from behind the blog to start a night of guest DJs spinning guilty pleasures and hidden treasures, past and present, in a small bar in Haggerston.
Three years on and the Too Hip To Be Square brand has been privileged to host guest headliners that include Ali B (Kiss FM), 2 Bit Thugs, Neoteric (Dubsided), Arveene (Arveene & Misk), Stew Streetlife (Streetlife DJs), DJ Matman (DMC champ), Mooqee, The Freelance Hellraiser and Jim Sharp. With monthly residencies and events hosted at 93 Feet East, The Westbury, All Star Lanes, C.A.M.P, Electricity Showrooms and Queen Of Hoxton the resident team has now expanded to 5x resident DJ's & 2x AVDJ's.
This month we’re bringing the Too Hip To Be Square party to The Star of Bethnal Green to celebrate our 3rd birthday in style, with residents Alruii, White Tyson, Fade In Fade Out and myself spinning the finest hip-hop, funk, soul, disco house and electronica all night long.
Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Here's the 5 minute minimix I made a while back with a previous to the sounds to expect on the night:
at Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In preparation for hosting the first Too Hip To Be Square Halloween party this coming Saturday 27th October, I have just put together a Halloween Mix to get you into the spirit, so to speak. Featuring themed classics from the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, The Specials, Ozzy Osbourne, Harry Belafonte, Will Smith, Iron Maiden and Bing Crosby to name a few. Check out the Facebook event or my last blog post for more details on Saturday.
at Monday, October 15, 2012
After almost 3 years of hosting parties in London, on Saturday October 27th Too Hip To Be Square will be taking over All Star Lanes, Brick Lane for our first ever Halloween Special!
Along with the usual night packed with musical hidden treasures and guilty pleasures spanning the past five decades we will be pulling out the stops to bring you the perfect soundtrack to your Halloween. As well as providing gruesome visuals, decorated venue and ghostly music selection there will be THTBS screen prints, special £4 Halloween cocktails and the best Halloween outfit wins an £100 All Star Lanes voucher!
This month we invite back Paradise resident Jim Sharp (Championship Vinyl) to spin a special horror selection alongside the usual suspects Oh-Death, Alruii and White Tyson on DJ duty spinning the finest hip-hop, funk, soul and disco. Plus ghoulish visuals supplied by our resident visual experts Fade In Fade Out. The party kicks off at 8pm and it's free entry. Check out the Facebook event for more details.