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Published: Friday, 13 November 2009
Afficando

http:/​/​www.sonicsring.com/​audio-podcast-46-afficando For all that were moaning about the sound quality this week you are in for a treat. No talk-over, no skype lag!

Iain Watson
Published: Friday, 10 July 2009
Justin on post-apartheid clubbing at the Funktion club in Cape Town

In 1995 a club opened in Cape Town called the Funktion. It was a year after the first democratic elections and apartheid laws that had determined where people could live, who...

Marc D
Published: Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Rough guide to electro

I have prepared the john/​/​peanut rough guide to early 80's Electro/​Hip Hop & Rap, hardly definitive (for that, may I recommend Freddy Fresh's "The Rap Records" available at...

Stephen H
Daddism

From Duggo u know u've hit Daddism when... 1 You leave gigs before the encore to 'beat the rush'. 2 You get more excited about having a roast on Sunday than going clubbing.

Stephen H
Criminal Justice Act and other legislation

From: Mike.Holderness >>> does anyone know which specific part of the criminal justice bill >>> actually refers to music and dancing?

Stephen H
Hearing problems

soundwedge: > the ringing in your ears is caused by distortion of the signal in the > soundsystem. often sound systems are percieved as loud due to this, > whereas a clean...

Stephen H
Punk

'Punk Rock: Artifice or Authenticity' from Borthhwick, S. and R.Moy (2004) Popular Music Genres: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press) An overview of the genre ...

Stephen H
Parenthood

hmmm. ok then, I've got a few minutes. It hits different people differently but this is how it was for me.

Stephen H
Rio De Janeiro

> > >clubs, bars & eateries bunker 94 (pronounced "Boonquwer whatever-94-is-in-portuguese) is the premier nightclub for underground dj stuff, not sure but i think tuesday was...

Stephen H
Singapore

list of things to do in singapore: 1. score drugs, just so you can say you did. go to top 10 at orchard towers and ask some of the lovely ladies there to help you out.

Stephen H
Antigua and Guatamala

From: Alice Rooney greetings from guatemala! this is your self-appointed gringo trail correspondent here checking in from antigua, or 'not-guatemala-really´as it is also...

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Stephen H
New York

by Andy Pirie for record shops check: http:/​/​www.hyperreal.org/​raves/​nyc/​stores.html this lists most nyc shops my favouites on that list are dance tracks (best house record...

Stephen H
Body & Soul / New York

was lucky enough to be out in New York for the week and catch the Body & Soul reunion so here’s a little blah of the week got there Thursday night, went over to the slightly...

Stephen H
Madrid

Not sure on Hotels, I just grabbed one off the 'Net at the last minute. There are loads in Madrid at reasonable rates.

Stephen H
Leeds

i've only lived round here for six months (and have now moved out of the city all together), so i'm no expert, but: according to the cool barometer, the Calls are good- 10 or...

Stephen H
Japan

By Hoista! Loads of stuff to do, try The Cave in Shinjuku, also Yellow, also try going out of Tokyo, there are some good clubs in Fukoka as well, and a few tiny ones in...

Stephen H
RCA / Bangkok

ok, i went clubbing last night, i can't really remember if i've done a report on RCA bangkok yet but anyway...

Stephen H
Ibiza

Ministry Of Sound at Pacha was the best night there but VERY busy, and don't take your girlfriend/​wife/​whatever coz there's loads of sleazy blokes that try it on with anything...

Stephen H
Cape Town

By Justin Slack Money, Money, Money First off if you are coming from the UK you get R10 to the Pound.

Stephen H
Buenos Aires

Lotsa good stuff happening over there (I was there last year), though not for the last few weeks cos of the club fire which has resulted in all the clubs being shut all over...

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Stephen H
Berlin

Getting there: There is a new cheapo airline called Air Berlin (www.airberlin.com) which goes from Stansted for around 20 quid one way. We went with Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.

Stephen H
Amsterdam

Messiah: 1. if i could only make one suggestion about travelling in amsterdam, it's this: rent a bike! make it the first thing you do after you check into your hotel.

Stephen H
Amsterdam - 10 things to do

Here's my top ten guide to Amsterdam. Bollocks to aall that house and techno shit, give me wall to wall Pink Floyd and dub reggae.

Stephen H
Bristol

Where do I start....? OK, in terms of venues keep an eye on The Thekla www.thekla.co.uk Some great long-running nights there, Fruity Antics has a lovely crowd and is deep...

Stephen H
Barcelona

by niki Ramblas and around It is a telling comment on Barcelona's character that one can recommend a single street (or strictly streets) - the Ramblas - as a highlight.

Stephen H
Bali

> > anyone can move to bali. it's cheap as fuck to get set up here, > > there are a fair few interesting jobs if you're motivated and creative, > > So how would you go about...

Stephen H
Slovenia

V wrote: > yeah - get down to the Kapelica Gallery - > Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija Well, I'm impressed.

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Stephen H
Laurent Garnier / Waterford / 2005

Thanks to all who wished me well on my return to clubland, and to Andy and Duggo who were speculating on my well-being post-Garnier.

Stephen H
Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman

Went to see the legendary Basic Channel boys and Paul St Hilaire (the artist formerly known as Tikiman) in last night.

Stephen H
Subterfuge Cabaret review

if y'all interested, we had a lil party on sunday and i've reviewed it for you... Tom Baker told us that our last flyer got 'flyer of the month' in some mag or other - DJ or...

Stephen H
Werk boat party

went to the werk boat party in vauxhall on friday, what a night! one of the best nights out i've had in a long time.

Stephen H
Live performing with laptops

...have a contingency plan! last friday i did the usual last minute test on the laptop & oooops - no output.

Stephen H
Pressing vinyl

They're not in the UK, but probably cheaper than any UK place: http:/​/​www.gzvinyl.com They have a cool online quote generator too, and have a massive range of options (vinyl...

Stephen H
Producing jungle and drum 'n' bass

If your break is sounding very light there's a few things you can do. If you MUST keep it sounding "old school" i'd say stick in a bit of a chopped up, but unprocessed original...

Stephen H
Time signatures

Rachel Stevens latest is 12/​8, not 3/​4 or 4/​4. Basically for those who don't know and are interested, the TOP (or first as written above) part of the time signature, is the...

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Stephen H
Fun with breaks

all you waveform processor addicts out there... just been playing with breaks and processor... thought id share some of the fun ive been having...

Stephen H
Where to get dubplates done

Simon Haggis: try 65 eden grove, near holloway rd station Bo!ne: I think Simon Haggis already recommended the infamous Music House down Holloway Rd, but if you're in a hurry...

Stephen H
Amp Fiddler / 2004

Had the pleasure of going to see Amp Fiddler perform at Fiddlers (oddly enough) in Bristol last night.

Stephen H
Glastonbury / 2004

Top weekend, and very hard to give the festival a proper review, but here goes. Arrived late afternoon on Thursday, with things already getting underway and a load of people...

Stephen H
The Picket music venue

The Picket thing took the shine off the evening though. It's incredibly sad to see such a worthy institution (a community music venue that's been in operation for 20 years)...

Stephen H
Reading Festival / 2004

Right, not posted for a while so here's a big fuck off mammoth review for you all! erm, it's not dance related though.

Stephen H
Rockers 2 Rockers / 2004

Last night, I went to the best reggae night in Liverpool I've ever attended (Rockers 2 Rockers at The Magnet, with Gregory Isaacs as special guest).

Stephen H
Shoreditch Carnival / 2004

Loads of environmental stands (as it was part of Car Free day) and stuff for the kids. Nice touch that all the bars were giving out free water and you could use their loos...

Stephen H
The Glade / 2004

It was brilliant. The people were out of this world, so friendly, polite and *human*. We pitched up on Thursday afternoon and camped in the campervan field, so it already had...

Stephen H
Beastie Boys / 2004

...when you have just been to see em, all you wanna do the next day is jump around the place yelling "whatcha whatcha whatcha wan'?!

Stephen H
Orbital / Brixton Academy / 1994

...orbital live at brixton academy. oh my crikey. it was 1994 all over again! only the barechested men had big beer bellies, my best friend was really chuffed when she found...

Stephen H
Bali

the balinese people are by and large really really religous. if they were christians, they'd go to to church on sundays *and* wednesdays, and not eat fish on fridays, and...

Stephen H
Bozak or Urei

it's generally thought that the bozak sounds better than the urei. the bozak was the original that the urei was based on.

Stephen H
Equipment insurance

i use prudential. very good price... i have a fair bit of kit too. theyre one of the cheapest ive found but i can blag it as 'home use' as it never leaves the premises.

Stephen H
12" cardboard envelope suppliers

Tom Churchill recommends Covers 33: "I've been ordering from them for years, highly recommended - the website may look a bit dated but their service and delivery times are spot...

Stephen H