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Sunday 18 May 2008

DS122: ithink Spearhead

I was down at Muse in Nottingham on Saturday with my laptop and Traktor and had a really good time. I was on between 11 and half twelve, warming up for the headline act Kubiks and Lomax. Thanks and respect must go to the CULT promotion and DJ team for having the cohones to book a dirty, laptop-using, MIDI controller and for putting together such a fine party. Check the CULT blog for pics and a very interesting interview with Kubiks and Lomax. Thanks also to all that came down to support me - it really makes a difference to see friends dancing in front. Not only is it infectious and draws more people onto the dance floor, it's a huge pleasure for me. I was still feeling jaded from the night before but in high spirits for this weeks show. It features a few tracks off a new digital album from Spearhead records called 'Moodswings'. It is one of the best digital various artist LP's I have heard in a while and I highly recommend it for DJ's and non. To grab a copy see Kleer, Submorphics - Liberation Funk - Spearhead Georgie - Itsatoon (Kubatko Remix) - Beyond Belief BHX - Either Way - Solé Digital L.A.O.S - Harmony - Future Retro Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Dawn Treader - Breakbeat Kaos Muffler - Everything - Spearhead Lynx - Randy - Soul:r Naibu feat. Arctic - Pacific - Fokuz Matrix, Futurebound - Family (Nu Tone, Logistics Remix) - Viper Nu:Tone - Angel Eyes - Hospital Basic Operations - 4th Street Sound Click (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Phunkfiction SpectraSoul - Tender Doubt - Celsius Vital elements - Loving You - V2E Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist SKC - Vortex - Syntax Audio Logistics - Reality Checkpoint - Hospital Laroque - Metro One - Fokuz Soul Mozaics - Word Up - Sidechain-Music


  1. first and foremost, big ups to you my friend! i have caught your show a couple of times, including the most recent one, and have been entirely impressed. fact is, this is a big thing coming from me since 99% of the time, i listen to my own mixes, hehe. anyway, i noticed that you mentioned you are software based. my question is how they reacted and what you think of the future of software based djs, especially in britain where the trends are set in drum and bass? i'd also like to know what your set up is but i will take that answer in an email if you like. once again, thanks for the tunage :-)

  2. Thanks q - the dnb community worldwide is starting to accept software as part of the DJ scene. Hopefully in due course, more will migrate from emulating vinyl with timecode to practicing in it's native mode.

    My setup is Traktor 3 for the pc and an evolution x-session with plenty of keyboard shortcuts and the mouse. It works for now but it not ideal really!

  3. thanks for the info, my friend. it is much appreciated. i am glad to hear that things are changing and software based djing is becoming more acceptable. i appreciate that some djs of course love vinyl but i would hope that the software based djs could also get some love since there are, of course, many things you can do with software that you cant do with vinyl. :-) keep up the good work, bruv!