Nov 7th : WELSH SPECIAL
Tonight I will be showcased some of the wealth of Welsh talent,
with a mix of some of the freshest music around today.
Fine new acts such as Austerberry and MC Mabon were mixed
alongside bizarre music from eccentric Anglesey based electronic
label R-Bennig. Plenty of rarities and b side oddities from Garden
faves Gorkys Zygotic Mynci and SFA were sprinkled in too.
Available now upon request ~ Mixes Alright there Boyo! : SFA
Nov 14th : LAYE SOW : acoustic session
This evening The Garden welcomed Laye Sow the lead singer
with Jelitara Futa, one of the hottest new bands from Senegal.
His seven-piece band toured UK for the first time this summer, delighting crowds at several festivals such as Ashton Court, the
Big Green Gathering.
Playing an exciting mixture of Funk, Reggae, Africabeat and
Mbalax (the pop music of West Africa) it was a great pleasure
to be able to bring you the first fruits of their forthcoming album
Mami, released in early 04.
Nov 21st : OX : acoustic session
Tonight I welcomed Mark Browning lead singer with one of
Canada's finest new bands OX. He wandered up The Garden
path to treat us to selections from their Canadian college radio
#1 album 'Dust Bowl Revival'.
A two time 'West Coast Music Award' nominee, Mark, also
entertained us with two new and unreleased songs as well as
his unique cover of Syd Barrett's classic tune 'Dark Globe'.
Nov 28th : 4AD : records mix
For the latest in a series of mixes featuring tracks from some of
my favourite labels, I dipped into the cool waters of 4AD records.
From Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance to Pixies and the mighty
Breeders as well as Mojave 3 and Lisa Gerrard, there are so many
great songs to choose from I may even do a part 2 in the new year!
I played plenty of b sides and LP tracks as I went deep into my archives.
What happened in. . . OCTOBER
OCT 3rd : ERASERHEAD REMIXED
Those of you who missed my recent Bristol gig may be pleased to know that tonight l broadcast the live mix I recorded that night
accompanied by guitarist Tariq Hussain.
Our audio experiment using David Lynch's ERASERHEAD performed at The Cube Cinema was a great success on the night and now you can hear it in full, but be warned it is not for the faint hearted as there are some rather disturbing elements.
Uneasy listening has never sounded so good!
OCT 10th : GARDEN OF ATLANTIS
Tonight I performed just 2 minutes away from our studio, playing
live at The Clock Inn, Shenley in the very heart of Milton Keynes.
I enlisted help from a fellow CRMK dj to water the plants in my absence and he gave those unable to attend the gig on the evening
a taste of just what they were missing.
The Garden Of Atlantis is a seamless mix of chilled out electronica
and fishy samples, sequenced to give you an alternative soundtrack
to the Luc Besson movie, check Mixes page for track details.
OCT 17th : RPM : acoustic session
MK band RPM are no strangers to the local scene with members
having previously been involved with Environmental Science,
Subliminal Man, Zed Bias amongst other local heroes.
Tonight they entertained us with a selection of their own tunes
as well as a cover of a classic Cream tune.
With a trio of vocal harmonies and guitar accompaniment they
turned their promise of “a cultural virus waiting to happen”
into a reality. Check out their site : RPM
OCT 24th : BILL NELSON : interview & mix
One of the greatest guitar and multi-media experimentalists of
the last 30 years was celebrated on the show this evening.
Bill Nelson played live in MK recently at The Stables and so to
compliment that performance I chatting to him about his
distinguished career and also played a mix of his work both
past and present. From his early recordings with Be Bop Deluxe
and Red Noise to his experimental electronic and ambient music,
this was a treat for those both new and familiar with his work.
OCT 31st : HALLOWE'EN 03 : mix
Always one of my favourite mixes of the year as I got to go for
the jugular and mix up a potent brew of horrific proportions!
How fortunate that this evening's show fell on the very night of
Hallowe’en itself, so I took advantage of this by dipping into my
library of horrors and concocting a mix so gruesome that those of
a nervous disposition were better off NOT listening.
What happened in. . . NOVEMBER 03