Review of the year, 2015

Well, it’s been a pretty nuts year. I started as a dabbling bedroom producer and occasional, moderately reluctant DJ; the year finished with me full-time pro in the mobile DJ market and with a CD release and BBC Introducing Artist of the Month under my belt as a producer. And some live shows, too! Just by looking…

Music guru named in New Year’s Honours List – Coventry Telegraph

Local music historian and 2-Tone guru Pete Chambers has been recognised for his voluntary service to music in the city with the award of a British Empire Medal in this year’s New Year’s Honours. Pete, who has written the Telegraph’s regular Backbeat column for more than a decade, is also curator at Coventry Music Museum….

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…

Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. Wikipedia – “Cultural Appropriation” I’ve seen the term “cultural appropriation” cropping up a lot lately in my social media timelines – it seems to be fashionable to…