Bank Holiday comes six times a year…

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

notting hill carnival

But this is the best one :)

Although there’s tribulations here in Brighton, due to the last minute cancellation of the Beachdown Festival (at which we played our best gig of last year, I think), everyone has rallied round, found venues, pinned down artists and kicked into touch what is shaping up to be one of the best weekends for music and partying this place has seen for a while. And this city pretty much knows it’s onions in that department, y’know?

So, that means for me, a DJ set with my good friends (and yours), Bust The Box, who will be taking over The Gladstone with their sparkly sound system tomorrow from 3pm till as late as they can manage. If you’re in Brighton, get your petard down, because it’s going to be a good one.

Double fun for me, as I now have Monday off (hangover notwithstanding), so will be hiking up to That London, not to DJ sadly, but to drink, eat and be merry at Notting Hill Carnival. First time I’ve been for ages, as I’m usually busy, so I’m chuffed!!!

So chuffed in fact, that in assembling tunes for tomorrow, I’ve prepped a little Carnival-esque / Bust The Box-ish tribute in a digital dubplate style, as they apparently say.

Caper vs DJ C & Zulu – Body Jump (Kleptones box clever mix)

Hope you like it, and have a fucking top weekend, wherever you’re at!

Festival! 4th-6th September : Festinho, Suffolk, UK

Friday, August 21st, 2009

festinhho banner

What I think will be our last UK festival of the summer – the lovely Festinho @ Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk – A brilliant boutique festival donating all proceeds to the ABC Trust helping street kids get sorted in Brazil. It’s down to the last few tickets, so check it now if you’re interested!

Eric is on in the woods (eek!) 12midnight to 2am on Friday night / Saturday morning!

Also, we’re looking for interesting places to play for a post-album autumn tour, so if you know somewhere out-of-the-ordinary, big or small, please get in touch!

Hectic City 9 – Rough & Ready On The Plinth

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

eric on the plinth

Okay, due to seriously popular demand, and cos technical gremlins interrupted some people’s listening at the time, here’s the mix from the plinth. It’s a bit ragged, as my controllers were playing up a bit (not their fault!) and I’ve hacked off the last tune, as it was an afterthought to leave something running while I packed away and left, but apart from that… here it is – warts and all.

All K-tunes (including quite a few new album ones) apart from the last track, which is the Chase & Status mix of Nneka’s “Heartbeat” and is an absolute bomb that I only heard that day for the first time. I couldn’t get out of my head and it became my anthem for the day, so I played it!

Thanks again to all who tuned in, or tried to and failed. If so, hope this makes up for it. What an intense experience! It’s given me a taste for Extreme DJing though, so I wonder where next…?


The Kleptones – Hectic City 9 : Rough & Ready On The Plinth (Direct Download)

One & Other tonight

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Well it’s been a day of technical bumps and grinds, but we’re ready to go :)

Live audio stream will be here : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kleptoneslive
and here http://www.resonancefm.com/listen

Live video stream (with about a five minute delay!) here:
http://www.oneandother.co.uk

Timezones:

UK – 04:00 Monday
NYC – 23:00 Sunday
LA – 20:00 Sunday
Sydney – 13:00 Monday
Hong Kong – 11:00 Monday

Will be checking emails eric@kleptones.com and hopefully twittering http://www.twitter.com/kleptones – check it out.

Fingers crossed it all works!