Tuesday, 30 June 2009


So, I've just got back from sneaking into Glastonbury. It was fun but not all it's cracked up to be. There are only a few areas which are worth hanging out in and it's so big and muddy that my feet feel like they've been shat and stamped on. Ow.

Apart from the massive slapping fight that me and a few others partook in for about 20 minutes (many of us had bleeding lips by the end of it) the best time I had was watching 2manyDJs play.

It has long been known that I have a mild obsession with Soulwax/2manyDJs.

I pre-ordered the DVD about 2 months before it came out (it was worth the wait) and try to see them at any given occasion.

If you've listened to our report from the secret Soulwax show you'll probably get an idea of how over excited I get at their shows.

Anyway, instead of just your standard DJ set where you're just watching someone put records on they had the album cover of every song that they played with amazing flash animation to add a bit of humour.

But no, no. The piece de resistance was when they exploded huge streamers into the crowd which hung from the ceiling and thousands of bits of confetty that made the whole dance tent look like it was snowing. Wow. My love is confirmed.

Photo taken by Dan Wilton.

2manydjs: o2 academy leeds, 10th june 2009

Friday, 26 June 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Find Ron.

Ron the amazing cat has been missing for over a week. He lives on Gun Street, E1 so will probably be somewhere around Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane etc. Doesn't have a name collar but he's easily recognisable - really fluffy cheeks and with a stupidly long tail. He's very friendly. He hasn't been out much as it's so built up round here so must be either lost or has been taken in.

Please call Dan on 07779 101241 or email dan@danwilton.co.uk if you think you've seen him.


Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Dance School at the ICA

Every so often you see an event you feel you should queue for. Dance School at the ICA slotted snugly into that bracket, so a couple of hours on The Mall was the least I could offer in return for what promised to be a mix and blend of some of club culture’s more seasoned selectors. The excellent creatures at Dollop showed a real appreciation of the wave of nostalgia that’s threading its way through nightclubbing at the moment; syrupy disco, 90s hip-hop, UK garage and plenty of the Balearic gave a platform for a straight-up shindig to rival anything laid on anywhere else on Saturday night. Without question, the ICA was where to be. The promoters knew it, the staff knew it, and as it all slinked together, the crowd knew it too.

The whole of the ICA was transformed into a club-space, so its subtle white walls were awash with neon. There was plenty of giddy anticipation as the Night Train DJs gave things a soulful start, and when Work It took over the crowd was certainly at its happiest. They’ve operated at the ICA before, and their warm embrace of 90s hip-hop and R’n’B can’t help but draw broad grins en masse. In the main theatre, Rinse FM’s DJs showed how a dangerously laid back roll through some seminal UK garage still gets even the most eclectic of crowds up and down collectively. Spyro looked almost embarrassed at how much the crowd lifted at the first drop of his needle. He epitomised the effortless cool that tends to go arm in arm with those associated with the capital’s premier piration-steppas.

Cocadisco treated the main bar to a challenging soundscape from the aurally-arresting, ever-alluring Leila who borrows her space from Warp Records. For me, her sound would have been suited better to one of the darker less chatty rooms, as at times all I wanted to do was cock my head and gaze. The highlight for me was undoubtedly seeing DJ History legend Bill Brewster charm the knickers off the main bar area. He drizzled his dubby disco around the place with a subtle sense of occasion, peering out over the decks and surveying the scene with the same sensitivity with which he writes and lives. Read him, but don’t let him turn you to Grimsby Town!

Friday, 5 June 2009


This is why you're fat is my new favourite blog.

Deep Fried Cheeseburger On-A-Stick

Chicken topped with pepperoni, ham and garlic butter on french fries covered in cheese.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are the newest signings to the London/Berlin based Greco Roman label.

The twosome have been injecting massive amounts of dino bass into our lives for a while now so we thought we'd share the wealth and have a little chat with them...

Hello, who are you then?

We are Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and we are up for a soundclash ... anyone?

What kind of dinosaur are you?

Lots. Mostly stegosaurus in appearance, but in spirit ...

How would you describe your live shows?

Quite loud and chaotic. There is a strong element of spontaneity that frequently backfires. Its an equipment breaking session that you can dance to. Well we hope you can dance to it, you might just stand there drinking your drink feeling sad about the recession.

Who are your totally enormous extinct influences?

Currently the weather and what it's doing to everyone.

Favourite dino joke?

I heard someone say something funny about T-rex's having real issues with how tiny their arms are, but i can't really remember, maybe because they can't even reach their own nipples ... The gay dinosaur one still gets me.

Boxman vs. Klaus in a dance off: Who would win?

That probably depends on the category, Klaus would win in a minimal techno mince-off, but Boxman would take him to school in the interpretive dance battle.

Any collaborations in the pipe line?


Where can we see you play next?

Saturday 6th June at Cargo , Saturday 13th June in Bristol, and a Pure Groove in-store on Tuesday 16th June for the launch of our new EP.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Bournmouth (Tomb Crew Remix)

Arnold's Work Out Plan - continued...

Feeling the burn yet?

Here's Lessons 2, 3 and 4 to get you pumped over the weekend.


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Arnold's Work Out Plan.

Have you found yourself being a bit more calorie conscious now the summer is coming?

With predictions of a long hot summer you are, at some point, going to have to bare that little bump of blubber that you've developed to keep you warm over the previous winter months.

Gym's are expensive and dieting is too fucking hard, so what are you going to do? Hide indoors whilst all your thin friends are frolicking in the glorious sunshine? Tanned, sweaty bodies writhing up and around each other over another great game of rounders?

No, no. Not you. Because you've got Arnie.

A couple of decades ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger made an amazing audio work out tape to the sounds of Gladis Knight, The Weather Girls and Denice Williams - how hetro can you get?

With the help of the ex-Terminator and Governor of California, you too will be able to have shoulders that 'will be so big you will have difficulty fitting out of the door'.

This is a 13 day plan, so keep checking back to get your next taste of the Schwarzenegger.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THE WHOLE WORK OUT PLAN IN ONE EVENING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL - the Showerman got a bit over excited at the thought of being as pumped as Arnie and couldn't walk for 3 days afterwards.

Click here to download Lesson One.