Monday, 13 December 2010

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Monday, 2 August 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Pretty happy with this...

Friday, 14 May 2010

Rapha CC

You wait ages for a cycle-centric cafe to open in London, then two come along at once, a stone's throw from one another.

At 49 Old St is Look Mum No Hands, to do the place justice I'll cover it another time but suffice to say the staff are great, the food is lovely and you can watch the Giro on a big screen (although it suffers in sunlight).

For now, the focus is on the Rapha Cycle Club

Based at 146-148 Clerkenwell Rd, it's a temporary cafe/gallery/retail space, taking the european model and adding the familiar Rapha sheen. Rapha seems to engender strong opinions but personally I love it - I doubt I will buy a cycling cap for a one-er but I do like their approach and there's no denying the quality. Anyway, if you have a passing interest in cycling I strongly recommend a visit here. The Coppi exhibition is great, especially the replica bikes and the coffee is good too. I also found the staff super friendly, contrary what some might have you believe.

A few pics below.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


It's up to you.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Firstly, massive thanks to everyone who turned out for the Secret Order on the 16th including Rhenna and the birthday crew and the usual reprobate suspects. Special big ups to Emma on the door (thank god someone took over from Will) and Tom Sheppard for his sterling job behind the jump early doors. It always feels a little dicey down Gramaphone but by 1am we had a good crew making moves on the floor - we'll have photos from the night up on the website soon (more details of that to come asap). We've got some interesting plans for our summer parties so stay tuned.

For the time being, it was my turn to do the faithfanzine radio show this week - some excellent music (even if I do say so myself) and my own little personal tribute to someone who was a huge influence and inspiration to me - GURU of Gang Starr and Jazzmatazz fame. On a related note, Mr Beedle did his own tribute on Ross Allen's show on Monday (putting my 4 records to shame with a 1 hour mix) so I advise you to check that out too, link here:

Listen again to my show here:

Or download from here:

Hour 1

Hour 2

Here's what I played, hope you enjoy the show... it was a bit calamitous - I turned up to the studio to find the CDJs missing! - but I managed to play all the music I wanted to. Dedicated to Keith and Malcolm.



Freeway feat Allen Anthony - Alright (instr)
Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep
Guru's Jazzmataz - No Time To Play
Gang Starr - Code of the Streets
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Paul Weller - No Tears Left to Cry (Leo Zero rmx)
Pariah - Detroit Falls
Jozif - Jus You
Mount Kimble - Maybes (James Blake rmx)
Ramadanman & Midland - Your Words Matter
Grace Jones - Love to Life (Mala/Digital Mystix)
Falty DL - St Marks
Shit Robot - Norfolk Nights

Four Tet - Sing (Extended mix)
Ikonika - They Are All Losing the War
Ramadanman & Midland - Your Words Matter
Audion - Just Me
Oleg Poliakov - Caravan
Feygin - Khiara 003
Cosmin TRG - Groove Control
Komonazmuk - Dance Too (Lee Jones rmx) PIPS011
Boris Hotton - Artica (Moodymanc)
Africa Hitech - The Sound of Tomorrow

Until next time

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Make the most of it - it'll be gone by Wednesday

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Rest in Peace Keith

It was with genuine sadness that I learnt of the demise of one of hip hop's greats this week - Guru of Gang Starr and Jazzmatazz fame finally lost his battle to cancer. These events often pass me by a bit, I'm not one to break out the black armbands the moment a musical favourite passes, but Guru's voice was a huge part of my life. 'Code of the Streets' immediately transports me back to a time driving round looking for skate spots, and in my mind's eye I can still see the cover of the 411 skate video which contained 'No Time To Play' oversome US contest footage. I remember sending my mum out to pick up the Jazzmatazz album as I had flu but NEEDED it on release day and I have fond memories of playing 'She Knows What She Wants' at one of my first DJ gigs in London way back when.

Politics aside, his work with Premier will stand the test of time and is up there with the best hip hop ever made. In fact, while the likes of Nas, Biggie and the Wu got the headlines and the 'GOAT' plaudits, I felt Guru and Gang Starr were always sitting at the top table too.

Remember the music, and a pioneer with a unique voice.
Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Prayers going out to Guru

Personally one of the most important rappers of all time.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Faithfanzine on MOS Radio - Feb 23

Hour 1:

Moon Duo - Escape
Viking Funeral - Teal Trim
James Blake - The Bells Sketch
Ghostpoet - Gone
Nick Chacona - Fear
Sade - Soldier of Love (Casamena Basement Edit)


Joy Orbison - So Derobe
Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You
Kowton - Looking At You
Mosca - Square One

Hour 2:

Mirko Loko - Tahktok (Villalobos "Hilery's Chant" remix)
John Roberts - White
House of House - Rushing to Paradise (DJ Harvey mix)
DJ Harvey presents Locusolus - Gunship
Martyn - 74 (Redshape rmx)
La Pena 006
San Diego - Memories
Ryan Crosson - Don't Look Any Further
*RECORD OF THE WEEK* Shlomi Aber - Slow Dance

*ok it was me being sloppy

Monday, 15 February 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Faith Fanzine Radio - Jan 26

Just me this time round, details below:

Hour 1

Hour 2


Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Master Charge
Candi Staton - Revolution (Heavy Soul extended mix)
Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
Grand Pupa - Get It (Caspa rmx)
Jill Scott - Slowly Surely (Theo Parrish)
Wham! - Last Christmas (Diana dub)
Disco Love (Mr Smith edit)
Portico Quartet - Line (SBTRKT's less hang mix)
xx xy - Eulogise (working title)
Greena - Tenzado
Pangaea - Why
Missy Elliot feat Teyana Taylor - Put It On Ya
Memory Man - Got A Party
Cesária Évora - Angola (re-edit)
X-Press 2 - Down The Whole
Manik - N Train to Astoria
All In Records - Tool 39
Wookie - Solar/Taboo
Mark Asken & Matt Tolfrey - Babygirl
David Pher - Danzar
Paul Bennett - Backbreaker [Modernista 001]

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


...officially endorse Saturday's party. Sort of.

Monday, 18 January 2010