Can You Copyright Silence?

Conceptual internet artist DJ Detweiler has shared a copyright takedown notice from Soundcloud concerning his remix of John Cage’s famous 4’33”. Cage’s piece, which solely consists of “silence,” was intended to draw attention to the environment in which it is performed. Detweiler nails the mere existence of Soundcloud’s copyright algorithm with this one. Source: Can You…

New video – lightshow demo

More video, shot in the same session as my setup movie. This one demonstrates my lighting setup – looks great with a bit of smoke in the room. Huge thanks to EGO Performance Company in Coventry for the use of their amazing performance space in making these videos.

New video – one-man DJ setup

Announcing the very first video on my ‪‎youTube‬ channel – an insight into a side of ‪mobile DJ‬-ing that you’ve probably never seen: the build. Just one part of the masses of work that goes into a successful ‪event‬ or ‪‎party‬, the build is where we turn a car-full of bits and pieces into a thing of power and…

“But my mate’ll do it for 20 quid”…

Hey folks, sorry if you’ve not found what you were expecting here, but it’s actually really good news (well, for me it is, anyway!) This article has been picked up for publication by Digital DJ Tips – and part of the deal is that the original is taken down. I’ll put a link on this page to…

Vive la France

RKC is a Paris-based internet radio station that has shown me immense support over the past couple of years. They’ve faithfully played my material, promoted my events via their twitter account, and generally been hugely supportive of both me and my music. Twice this year I’ve been moved to drop them a brief tweet, just to ask…

Accidental non-destructive testing

You recall the other day I did a big, rambling, self-congratulatory post about foam-lining my lighting case? Well… it turns out it’s a pretty good thing that I did that job when I did. Whilst loading the car after Resonance, the camber on the pavement outside the venue caught me off-guard and my lighting case fell sideways…

RESONANCE

Saturday night (7th November) saw the second of my RESONANCE live electronica events in Coventry. I started RESONANCE earlier this year as I was finding it very hard to get an opportunity to perform my material live, most venues not quite understanding the difference between live electronica production and DJ-ing, or just not having an…

Lighting case customisation

I’ve been planning to customise my lighting storage for a while now – and this week I finally got round to actually doing the job. I’ve got a huge Protex case that I store all of my lights in – but up until now I’ve been using the original foam and card packing that the…