Posts Tagged ‘Ministry Of Sound’

Fab Free Three #2

Written by Grant Richards. Posted in Fab Free Three

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Here we go with another instalment of great tracks that the artists have out there for you to download (or just stream if you like) to your hearts content, for FREE. My initial offering may have been a little laidback but there’s nothing laidback about this next selection…….

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First up is a rolling instrumental from the ever so talented Ben Westbeech aka BrEaCh. This has been put out there to coincide with a new Sony Walkman. Of course these days you don’t need to use a pen to rewind cassettes to save on battery usage!!

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Next up is a VIP mix of the Renegade Master sampling track from new hot property Friend Within. I’ve still no idea who Friend Within was in a previous incarnation but he has pals in high places with this being signed to Disclosure’s new record label that run’s through Ministry of Sound.

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Last but by no means least is this lovely vocal number from Linden Jay expertly remixed by Cause & Effect who I keep seeing pop up on many a remix atm.

The Running Man – Chester Marathon

Written by Grant Richards. Posted in Blog

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Since re-launching my website earlier this year, I’ve gone ‘off-piste’ a few times with my blogs. There is only so much you can write about music and the clubbing scene and when putting together the ideas for my new site I was adamant that I actually wanted it to be more than just that. Running is now a big part of my life and I’m sitting in bed writing this, aching pretty much everywhere after completing the Chester Marathon, so I thought I’d put fingers to keyboard and write about it.

Let’s give you a little bit of background first. I took my first tentative steps away from the gym treadmill and out into the dark, cold place they call Croydon – I’m not saying Croydon is a dark, cold place all the time, it was actually night time and really cold. I completed just under three miles that night, back in March 2010. I remember it vividly. Where I ran. What I wore. How I felt – I was blowing out of my backside, by the way, but I’d made a start. Quite soon after that one of my best pals, who is a Territorial Army member and regular marathon runner, had me signed up for the Dublin Marathon. Fast forward a few years, a few thousand miles ran and a few thousand quid raised for The Adolescent Childrens Trust and Nordoff Robbins Music Charity (at the Dublin and Amsterdam marathons respectively) and something in me tells me it’s time to tackle another marathon.

My One & Only

Written by Grant Richards. Posted in Blog

One thing that I’m missing with my new site is anything too historical from my DJing career. I’ve got a ton of flyers and magazine clippings but none of them exist digitally. I did get sent this from Paul Kinky the other day though. A flyer from my (and Kinky Malinki’s) first time in the world famous Ministry of Sound Box.
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Funnily enough, not only was it my first time but it was Grant Nelson’s too, whom I played after to close the room. I remember a few things, being nervous, not wanting to use the rotary mixer and I specifically recall playing Fly Away by Joey Negro’s Sunburst Band, which if you don’t remember it, here you go……

Can’t imagine playing that in there these days mind you!? Anyway this is a flyer for a proud achievement in my DJing life…..

May Chart Ting

Written by Grant Richards. Posted in Charts

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1. Jacques Greene & Tinashe – Painted Faces – Yours Truly

2. FCL – It’s You (Flashmob Mix) – Defected

3. Yousef – Think Twice (Catz & Dogz Mix) – Defected

4. Memz & DeeAfro – Fallin’ 4 U (Studio 35 Edit) – Form & Function

5. Martin Ikin – Rhythm – Off Recordings

6. Jordan Peak – Its Time (Argy Dub) – Air London

7. Greg Stainer & Will Clarke – Where To Find You – Maquina Music

8. Mason – A Girl Like Me (Joyce Muniz Mix) – Great Stuff Recordings

9. State Unknown – Into You – Promo

10. Syron – Here (Blasé Boys Club Mix) – Ministry Of Sound

Here’s my Number One for you to check out how sweet it is……