Photos and Review – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live at Cargo – 15th December

20 12 2007

The mighty Brass Ensemble which has everyone from Mos Def to Gilles Peterson singing their praises played their last gig in their 2007 European tour at Cargo on 15th December. Read the rest of this entry »


Mr Scruff opens a Pie shop, makes his own Tea, and features on December BBC essential mix

13 12 2007

Pies! They’re festive and they’re yummy! Mr Scruff has opened his own teashop in Manchester’s northern quarter. It’s called CUP, and they serve festive pies alongside his very own ‘Make Us A Brew’ tea. Definitely worth dropping in for a pit stop while you’re out on a Manchester xmas shopping marathon. In fine Mr Scruff style he has illustrated a little cartoon to explain as such (which i have stolen from his website Check out the rest of the site if you enjoy tasty beats and quirky animation, you won’t be disappointed.

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Gig review and Photos: Mos Def @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London

25 11 2007

A week is a long time to look forward to a gig in London, most times one doesn’t even have enough time to recover from the previous weekend before the end of the week is once again crashing towards you and everyone is hurriedly trying to organise what to do. Needless to say I was looking forward to Mos Def and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. As i ranted last week, i was expecting some kind of new spectacular fusion of a live brass band playing all of Mos Def’s favourite numbers – ushering in an era of  ‘live’ hip-hop which is well overdue.

Long story short; i expected wrong…

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All things Musical

18 09 2007

The ever daunting first post: i guess this is where i give my mission statement and tell you about what a unique and awesome blog this is going to be – yep! looks like it is going to be Food, Funk, Photography.

[2010 edit] Yeah it’s actually just about music now.