topping up the Port Talbot tan in Ibiza....
I'd never been to Ibiza before the weekend just gone, and I've got to go back . What a beautiful part of the world it is, but then, it doesn't need me to tell it that. The place is legendary of course, and it was a real eye opener going there. I dj'd at the Rogue Indie night on Sunday in the Extasis club, with Young Knives playing.
They are great, straight out of Oxford, and raised on Pulp and releasing records on Shifty Disco, and now Transgressive. The bassist is called House of Lords, becuase he questions everything the other two do. Seeing them play onstage with a few scantily clad ladies was odd to say the least, and the club rocked it till the early hours. DJ Arcane played loads of crowd pleasers, and I spun a whole host of other tunes. Hello to the folk who came to say heelo while I was pressing play on cd players, and hello to the giant beetle I saw on the floor there. And thanks to Matt and Andee Rogue Indie for looking after me and taking me to see the Rockaoke. I've honestly never heard an Alanis Morissette song being sung so bad, believe it or not...
Check out the Young Knives debut album, coming out soon. I am.
I bought one record in a shop called Solo, had a drink the legendary Cafe del Mar right by the deep blue sea, and topped up my Tapestry Festival Port Talbot suntan. I'm thinking of giving up djing these guitar bands though, it's chill-out beats for me all the way from now on:)
Only joking of course - tonight, for example, the OneMusic show goes all Dance to the Radio on your asses, with iliketrains live from Maida Vale, and a few other tunes on said label. Rob has This Et Al on his show on Thursday too.
For those of you who've contacted me asking about the show moving with the Radio schedule changes in September, I'm pleased the show is still on air from then on in. It'll be on Wednesday nights from midnight, still playing loads of new unsigned music. SO do keep them coming - I listen to everything that's sent to me.
HOpe you can tune in tonight