***come and have a go if you think your barz are rough***

here is the beat I said I would post for my cyberspace and reds mixtape album. post your barz back and we’ll see whether it fits in with it all. he who dares rodders….

http://bln.kr/beat-for-peeps/

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***rehearsals day 3***

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***spark- revolving (the streets remix)***

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***cyberspace race***

the cyberspace and reds mixtape album (not to be confused with computers and blues) is coming together. engorged with guest vibes from the likelihood of Trim, Loudmouth, Wretch and hopefully Kano aswell as at least that again twice over of barzmen that have influenced and inspired me over the course of my 10 years in the game. some HOT POTATO shit. I will be posting the ZIPPETY ZIP as soon as the mousework and knob twiddling has terminated. it’s a grimey race against the timer

i was also thinking seeing as we crowd sourced the cover artwork (thanks again to @lukeferrar), maybe we should crowd source some barz. so I’ll post up a beat on bln.kr ¬†tommorow and then if anyone thinks they’re any good at rapping they should spit on it and post it back up there. ¬†if any of them are overly boom we’ll put them on the the final work of darts. mix it up like gumbo

and if you want to pre-order Computers and Blues it can be done here

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***rehearsal diary 1***

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***an english corner***

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***opening the cage***

today magic opens the cage. the cage is the storage space we rent that the touring machinery returns to once the tour is not touring. all the instruments, the audio hardware, the drum kits. all that shit that gets assembled and repaired and sweated on and thrown about by regional stage hands with less care for it than it’s owners. my cage has become a museum of my life. but only the one that has been on tour in the last decade. there’s a microwave in there, a selection of fancy dress outfits, about 5 boxes of the lesser selling tshirts (XXL/XS sized, unapealing designs), a fluffy snake, a selection of boomboxes, some prints of various historic portraits (hanz holbein, joshua reynolds, jacques louis david- that sort of thing) and the complete history of computerised multitrack audio playback going right back to the beginning of this millennia. not forgetting the XBOX, PS2 and rack of games in their blue promotional copy case. theres also a small motorbike (featured in the remix video for fit but you know it). the case of tequila flavored beer has been backlined by a tech

we begin rehearsals on the 10th january at a secret underground bunker in hemel hempstead. i will be at the first rehearsal bright as a button but then once the joy of reaquaintance with old collegues subsides and on the realisation that rehearsals are a tedious, noisy, dank, repetitive way to spend a cold january i will gradually move through chronic tardiness into complete absence. magic is going to be experimenting with a live looping machine called an octatrack which will make exciting stretchy noises and loud explosions. this will sound amazing in a noisy rave but not as nice for 8 straight hours on a tuesday daytime.

today i experiment with timelapse photography in the view to setting it to my UK garage mix of the spark tune i talked about last year. hopefully youstube will be blessed with it’s experimentation on the morrow

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***in the steam room***

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***casting down your pod 1101***

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***end of the year and cheers***

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