Friday, 30 September 2011


This summer L's project has been to learn how to build and actually build a clay oven in the garden...

Not one to do something by halves, it even got inlayed with mother of pearl

Even I (who knows what she's capable of) am MASSIVELY impressed

It works, and everything!

5 minutes to bake bread

c.25 pizza's cooked in one afternoon

Andy:"sheesh, that's a lot of pizza" Cleo:"yeah, and no bugger gave me any"

yeah, my feet are THAT big

the birthday continues
Arthur REALLY liked the blueberry cake I made
Happy Birthday gorgeous x

Harvest Time

Currently scorchio in the Village, let's not forget what time of year it is - harvest time - L's been working hard all summer (and I've been eating hard). Here comes the chutney, passata and sun-dried tom's!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Angry, moi?

The Restless Funk Radio Show 28/09/2011

Romanthony - Trust
Newcleus - Jam On It
Nicker Smart - Qualified Girls
Paula Clarke - No Parking On The Dancefloor
Gudrun Gut - Move Me (Thomas Fehlmann Tango Shuffle)
Fujiya & Miyagi - Conductor '71
Peaking Lights - Marshmellow Yellow
Rub 'n' Tug - All 4 U (Instrumental)
The Stepkids - Suburban Dream
Bullion - Crazy Over You
Maria Muldar - Midnight At The Oasis
Jim Ford - Harry Hippy
Gong - Squeezing Sponges Over Policeman's Heads
College - A Real Hero
Beth Orton - It's Not The Spotlight
X-Panded Dimensions - Oweyi (Joe Claussell's Sacred Drum)
Rickster - Night Moves (House of 7Trix Mix)
College - Teenage Color
Sheen Bros - It's So Hot (Miracle Club Remix)
Eddie Cheeba - Lookin' Good (Shake Your Body)
Kokomo - Use Your Imagination
The Stepkids - Shadows On Behalf
The Final Solution - Brotherman (Extended)
The Jeremy Spencer Band - Travellin'
Pacific Horizons - Stealing The Fire From Heaven

Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 28/09/11 Part One
Restless Funk 28/09/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

Sunshine on a stick! -

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Screw Loose

L and I checked out an exhibition of artwork from the Koestler Trust last night

It's an organization which presents artworks from offenders, prisoners and secure patients

Not all of the pieces are inspired by a life on the inside, but as you might imagine, the theme persists

I liked this one. Wasn't for sale.

At the southbank centre in London till 20th November

Taco's at Wahaca? Middle-class McDonalds :-(


DJ Klas is serious about music. Hailing from the West Coast USA, he's the one of those guys you might call a record digger's digger. He's been in europe recently and some guys in Amsterdam asked him to play some records on their radio show...

DJ Klas @ Red Light Radio 09-20-2011 by Red Light Radio

Friday, 23 September 2011

Kenny Dixon Jr

I was first introduced to Kenny Dixon Jr (aka Moodymann) around about the time my ideas about dance music were changing. This was primarily down to Niki Sotudeh, Ben Saunders and Steve Reed and the record shop they owned, worked in and loved, Blackwax Records on King Street here in the disco village. Now I think about it, it couldn't be more apt that it shared it's street location with the old temple of dance music, The Paradise Garage, 84 King Street, New York. I was keen to hang out in a 'proper' record shop and these guys were keen to share their knowledge. Bascially, they taught me everything from Rhythm & Sound to Ornette Colman and Lee Scratch Perry, Jamal Moss, Tom Moulton, Robert Johnson and beyond. It was here with them that they first nudged me towards the sounds from the motor city. As I was still letting go of commerial dance music, some of the first 'new sounds' I identified with were disco and house. KDJ was right there. Between Kenny Dixon Jr and Theo Parrish, Detroit blew my mind. It sounded a bit like the commercial music I knew with it's catchy loops and sweet samples, but so much better with a layer of haze and wonkiness that I couldn't pin down or understand, that narcotic dreamy feeling backed with layers of serious bass oomph that meant on big system it kicked like a mule. The quality of these productions mean that you can go back to even the simplest little ditty and not get tired of hearing it again. I love going back to Detroit and I figured it was Moodymann's time for a showcase.

When I think of Kenny Dixon Jr, I remember seeing him live at the Jazz cafe in Camden. He swaggered about the place with a cushion stuffed up his shirt swigging from a bottle of hennessy, seducing the ladies with a voice as thick as molasses, controlling the show and bringing the soul firmly centre stage. It appeared quite shambolic, lazy, but still mesmerising and just like being at a party which I guess is where Kenny is still at, pimpin' hustlin' and playin' all that jazz. Here's my selections, recorded nice 'n' lo-fi, I reckon he'd dig it like that:

Kenny Dixon Jr by Disco Village


Get Well Soon

The Loft party in London was part two of L's 3-part birthday celebrations. David Mancuso was ill and couldn't play records so DJ Cosmo stepped up. Normally I'm not so fond of Cosmo's selections, but on this occasion she tore it up - good work!

The Ghost Of

Ghostface Killah featuring Theo Parrish 'as' Ol' Dirty Bastard - Protect Ya Neck Live at the launch of SUPREME London store

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wake up people (TD)

The Restless Funk Radio Show 21/09/2011

Phase II - Mystery
Oppenheimer Analysis - Radiance
Klaus Weiss - Drum Crazy (Tom Noble Rework)
Fatima - Follow You
Unknown - Remember Me
Camille - Vous
Gabriel Yared - C'est Le Vent Betty
John Martyn - Small Hours (Extended Instrumental)
Wooden Shjips - Lights Out (Peaking Lights Remix)
Hot Pepper - Cancion Ritual
The Congo's - Some 4 Thief (Version)
Heem & The Music Monsters - Wake Up People
Nina Hagen Band - Alptraum
McDonald & Giles - Tomorrow's People (The Children of Today)
Kelan Phil Cohran & Legacy - Cohran Blues
Four Tet - Pyramid
M. Byro - Shift
Count Coolout - Rhythm Rap Rock
Mr B - Rapper-Dapper-B
Mike & Mark - Unknown
Veronica - So In Love
Raphael Saadiq - The Answer

Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 21/09/11 Part One
Restless Funk 21/09/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

It's not over...

Friday, 16 September 2011

Groan up

Regular contributor, professional Drunk, gentleman, radio presenter, Don Huavon, man of mystery, object of desire, collector of fine art, sex pest, HBC, AJB; happy birthday!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Doin Ya Thang

The Restless Funk Radio Show 14/09/2011

Maxxi & Zeus - American Dreamer
Ronny & Renzo - Heartbreak Theme (C2 Cinermxmix)
Deodato - September 13th
The London Symphony Orchestra - Executive Party
Cosmos Universal Band - Third Eye
Robbie M - I Wanna Be With You Tonight
The Just Four - Girls Of The World
Denroy Morgan - I'll Do Anything For You
Rod - Shake It Up, Do The Boogaloo (Holiday Mix)
Private Possessions - This Time
Nancy Martin - Can't Believe (Inst.)
The Pointer Sisters - Happiness
Judy Clayton - Love's Gonna Find You (Peabody's Re-edit)
Oliver $ - Doin Ya Thang
Tasha Thomas - Shoot Me With Your Love
The Jazzy Ladies - Blowin' Your Mind (Inst.)
Daphni - Mapfumo
Octo Octa - Let Me See You
Motorhead & Girls School - Please Don't Touch
Unknown - Now (Ole Smokey's Psychedelic Soul Remix)
Geno Jordan - Peachtree Freak On Peachtree Street (Tom Noble Remix)
Geno Jordan - Peachtree Freak On Peachtree Street (Max D Remix)

Archive Streaming Links:
Restless Funk 14/09/11 Part One
Restless Funk 14/09/11 Part Two

Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every Wednesday night from 8-10pm GMT

Together We Kill - 2WK

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

"Don't wanna be like you-ou-ou"

We watched this movie last night. This trailer makes it look like a run-of-the-mill hollywood thriller. It is anything but - one of the most bleak, horrific, depressing and beautiful movies I've seen - utterly gripping. I highly recommend you drop what you're doing and go watch it.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Black and white

So, the radio station messed up last night's broadcast and y'all missed out on some lovely music. Andy and I went back to mine, drank coffee, ate strawberry shortcake and belgian chocolates. We played some records and I took some pictures of some monochrome sleevework. Enjoy!

Jellybean mix, cool for cats
Disco rap, Casper grew in in the Bronx dontcha know
The music is as weird as the sleeve
SFV Acid
French reissue
Cousin It?
Zeus top 20
Post punk, Haring again
Bam Bam - even Moonboots had a WTF? moment
Love has come around
Father Yod