45 x 45

If you're in Bristol next Wednesday 11th December then you should definitely be heading to Sip The Juice at Lakota featuring hip hop greats The Beatnuts, Large Professor and Jeru the Damaja. Full info & RSVP here. Supporting DJ's on the night include my good friend Jim Sharp who has put together this promo mix featuring classics from these legends.

As an extra bonus Jim is also playing an all 45 set tonight (Sat 7th Dec) at The Book Club. More info & RSVP here. Here's a mix using just 45's he put together in preparation:

Too Hip To Be Square No.25 - House & Garage Special

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On Friday 28th June I'll be returning to The Star of Bethnal Green to host another Too Hip To Be Square. This time we're leaving the funk, soul, disco & hip hop at home and bringing only the finest old school house, UK garage, NY garage house and the sounds of today influenced by these, for a Too Hip To Be Square - House & Garage Special. It's free entry all night and we run from 9-2am. Full details & RSVP at the Facebook event here.

Here's a promo mix resident Al Chewy and myself put together to get you warmed up;

Summer House 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.

Red Stripe Make Session 007 - Videos


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'.

Red Stripe Make Session 007


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

Too Hip To Be Square 3rd Birthday Mix

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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.
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too hip to be square no.24

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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: