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[ Written by: | 7 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

“According to a report by advisor.net, one of the UK’s legendary DJs, Colin Faver has died.As of now the cause of his death appears to be unconfirmed, but tributes have been pouring in over several social media sites on Saturday night over the death of Colin Faver. The label Rough Trade posted, “Another UK legend sadly passed”, along with several other posts from different labels.
Although he got his start way back during the punk days, Faver was known as one of the UK’s first house and techno style DJs. He began to visit …

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[ Written by: | 12 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gil Scott-Heron

Sometimes it is sadness that reminds you of greatness.

The recent passing of Gil Scott Heron reminded me just how powerful his music was, and will hopefully continue to be.

This live recording in particular sums up the spine tingling power his music and his message had.

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[ Written by: | 27 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
up yours

“A woman of mixed race who wore fluorescent thrift-shop outfits and proudly sported dental braces onstage, she refused to conform to conventions of how female performers — punk or otherwise — were expected to appear.
Although her wobbly, discordant shriek and the band’s music fitted the punk template well enough, X-Ray Spex’s colourful image was a refreshing contrast to the nihilism of older colleagues; The Rough Guide to Rock describes them as “a wonderful, shambling, musical mess of rebellion, fashion and fun”.
Poly Styrene wrote songs about consumerism, conformity, racism and alienation, …

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[ Written by: | 20 Oct 2009 | 13 Comments | ]

First runs of the year scored via a `DLF maximum’
Second scoring shot of the year was another half dozen
Actually getting 2 mixes done, shock horror.
Above said mixes not being utter shite
Summer knocking on the door
BMP numbers are up for summer
Dog’s leg is better
End of our `winter of discontent’

Friends family sorrows
Springs 4 seasons in 1hr
Our `winter of discontent’

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[ Written by: | 4 Sep 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
RIP – Scooter

Scooter, the tiny dog wonder, has died.
At six-months-old, the Maltese pup was claimed to be the smallest dog in the world. He was going to try for the official world record when he turned one.
But he never got the chance.
He broke his leg jumping out of the hands of a minder earlier this week. His tiny leg was put in a cast but the medication he was given for it caused stomach ulcers and he did not survive.
But it was not for want of trying. The vets caring for Scooter …

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[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Rest In Peace Michael Jackson

Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades has died.
“Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times,” the LA Times newspaper reported on its website.

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[ Written by: | 25 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Clouds are Grey

Andy Hughes, electronic music producer/DJ who was born 11th November 1965 and, and who lived and grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, tragically passed away on Friday 12th June 2009 after a short illness.
Andy was a genius who gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and The Orb, most notably the album Orblivion and single Toxygene, which reached number 4 in the UK charts in …

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[ Written by: | 20 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Levi Stubbs

DETROIT (AP) — Levi Stubbs, the Four Tops frontman whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Baby I Need Your Loving,” died Friday. He was 72.
He had been ill recently and died in his sleep at the Detroit house he shared with his wife of 48 years, said Dana Meah, the wife of a grandson. The Wayne County medical examiner’s office also confirmed the death.
With Stubbs in the lead, the Four Tops sold millions of records and performed for more than …

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[ Written by: | 13 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
Rocksteady star Ellis dies at 70

Reggae star Alton Ellis, known as “the Godfather of rocksteady”, has died at the age of 70.
The Jamaican-born singer, who moved to Britain in the 1970s, achieved fame with a number of hits, including I’m Still in Love and I’m Just a Guy.
He was a leading pioneer of the more laid-back “rocksteady” sound, which came out of Jamaica in the 1960s.
Ellis was still performing until August this year, when he collapsed after a concert in central London.
His manager and agent Trish De Rosa described him as “my guiding star and …