Monday, 14 May 2012

POST # 7 @ Kilau Coffee!

We were chuffed to be given a chance to put on a POST night at Aberdeen's original bohemian, artist friendly, alternative coffee house, KILAU! I'm ashamed to say it but Kilau is a place I've overlooked this last wee while but, a local and independent business, they're the good guys that we should all be supporting a bit more.

Anyway don't want to preach about that at the moment (Support Kilau, One Up, Earl In The Belmont!) So we set up the PA, started the 33rpm's, fired up the visuals and managed to host a 26 Collective night in Kilau that felt strangely like the nights in the studio. I think having a good mix of friends and new faces from the art school really helped make for a nice atmosphere, some of the students even brought some visuals with them which were projected onto the walls, Lee even took over the controls of the video mixer and helped add to the mellow vibes we were hoping for with his dreamy cloud time lapses! We recorded all the visuals and audio so should have some new podcast's coming real soon, you can WATCH, LISTEN & LOOK here!

So the first 26 Post night outside of 26 Collective Studios but still a super fun time. Massive thanks to Craig and the Kilau team, all the 26 crew who played & got drunk, Lee & Amal for their trippy visuals and to all the people who came down! Now onto the 'Mural' project at 26.....

Amazing New Art Studio Opportunity!

Stray Dog are hoping to set up some brand new studio spaces in an amazing Victorian school building close to the city centre! To find out more or to book a studio space e-mail Stray Dog now at Really hope this goes ahead, a new bigger studio, with windows! Amazing!

26 Podcast - MoC Mellow Mix!

With Indian Red Lopez now in full time its kinda curtailed any major party plans in the big room but I decided on a wet and boring Saturday night to tidy my studio and to make record a new mix, in my room. This is the result and I'm pretty happy with it, some of the mixing is still a little off, need to learn when to cut tracks but all in all I think its getting better.I tried to stick with acoustic tracks but once you start you don't really know where its gonna take you but I think its a nice mix if you need some chilled back ground music. 

The video isn't very exciting, its mostly the turntables with an occasional flash of my hands on the mixer, although my dancing ghost limbs towards the end look pretty funny. I've included some snaps from my studio taken on the night, I was working on discecting the innards of an old tv which is going to be recyled for a visual project that will hopefuly come to fruition in time for Annie Mac & Toddla T at the Forum!

MoC Mellow Mix (Studio 26 Podcast # 14) from 26 Collective on Vimeo.