I love my Mum

21 10 2008

She sends me hilarious notes every week. It’s brilliant. Therefore I have decided that Monday is ‘Calling MumDay’ (did you see what I did there?).


Two thirds of the way there

21 10 2008

Pedestrian have given me the day off today, partly because I need to recover and partly because I wasn’t even vaguely human yesterday it was more like having one of the living dead in the studio. I was still working, but very slowly, I would even say glacier pace. But after 12 hours sleep, a massive bowl of porridge and sunshine through my window I feel a bit better. I still can’t believe everything everyone’s been working so hard on is now over. However, I was chatting to Danny Byrd, Jungle Drummer and DJ Fu and they have all offered to do workshops for Pedestrian at a later date which is cool if I can actually pin them down. I hope so, they were all alright chaps once they knew what Pedestrian were about.

Also, massive thanks to Josh, Ski, Sam, Mat, Jim, Mick, Stu, and everyone else who has helped flyer, poster, promote, bought raffle tickets and generally gave Pedestrian some love. Without you chaps this event would never have happened. It’s been emotional times.

BPM and Birthday Madness

20 10 2008

After the madness of the Pedestrian Party all the equipment had to be broken down on the night in order for me to run it across the county to Castle Donnington, in time for BPM: The biggest DJ convention in Europe.

Audio Innovate, Skratchworx and Pedestrian all linked up to promote the Innofader all weekend. The Innofader is a revolutionary new non contact fader, based on the concept that unlike other faders based on friction the Innofader should never wear out. With a response time of a couple of miliseconds and tension adjust so precise it slides like butter, there were quite a few DJs eager to give it a try. We even had Switch, the current world DMC champion having a go for hours!

The Scratch battle held in the afternoon went amazingly, with the audience deciding the winner of the day. Unfortunately I didn’t watch it because I was walking around telling people about it but the videos I’ve got of it are amazing. All the participants are so skilled, and it’s fascinating watching them scratch because it is like handwriting. Every one is completely different and unique to the person, from their technique to their chosen rhythm. Fascinating.

Even though sleep deprivation is at an all time high, we still managed to get the crowd going and demo our faces off. I even had a go at scratching for the second time ever! Wax was teaching me, and although I got the basics I have still got a thousand miles to go before I can do anything even semi resembling something decent! But then again, maybe I’m better out of that world at the moment as I would just be tempted to blow everything on decks to practise on đŸ˜‰ or I could just borrow Pedestrian’s for a while!

So after the Pedestrian Party, an hours sleep and a DJ convention it was time to stay awake more and celebrate Samantha Jayne’s wonderful birthday. All of her and Al’s friends came to visit from all over the country, and it was brilliant to actually meet the people that they had talked about so much! Lovely chaps, all of them. I just wish I had had more sleep in order to enjoy it properly, but there’s always next year đŸ˜‰

BPM Photos

The Setup…..

Pedestrian and Skratchworx at BPM

Setting up the cut

DMC world champion Switch demos the Innofader

DJ Angelo has a cut on the Innofader

The Saturday scratch battle contestants

The Party Aftermath

19 10 2008

It’s been absolutely mad this weekend. We’ve been working for three months solid preparing for this weekend, and now it’s over. I still can’t believe it.

The BIG Pedestrian Party went really well, and staying sober was the best decision I could have made in order to keep it running smoothly! Event management is tough, I appreciate the people who do it as I couldn’t shake the nervousness in my stomach  that seemed to flutter throughout the entire event.

The artists were brilliant, 4hero rocked it as did No Fakin’ DJs and Danny Byrd. It was a good celebration of 10 years of Pedestrian’s history.

Party photos

4Hero rocking their set at the Pedestrian Party


Danny Byrd

Pure Phase

Biscuit Tin Sound System

The Merchandise Stand

Keeping the Faith

5 10 2008

The manic times continue. We were out promoting the Pedestrian party at the Roadmender in Northampton on Thursday and didn’t get back till 5am! Fantastic response though, we flyered and postered the hell out of the Roadmender and did all the takeaways and bars in Northampton under the direction of good old Mr. Ski. Tickets are selling well at present, waiting with baited breath to see how it goes on the night!

I love the Roadmender as a venue, it’s gorgeous. They also have two dedicated sound engineers who will keep it sweet all night. Really want to actually watch Jungle Drummer and Danny Byrd, so am going to tweak my door shifts so I get to enjoy it as well as work my arse off! But I love every minute, so I’m not really complaining at all. It’s brilliant that I love my job so much.