Posts Tagged ‘2manydjs’

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July 24th, 2015

Me and my camera in my home town, my capital city, my london

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To see the full Despacio gallery please click here.

Despacio returns!!

(For those who don’t know: Despacio is a sound system created & curated by James Murphy (LCD sound system) & 2manydjs (Soulwax). It is the best in the world

On the first day it began at Lovebox I was hesitant about going in and wondered if maybe it was finally losing its magnetic hold on me but as soon as I hit the dancefloor I remembered why I had been avoiding it..once I am there I do not want to leave. Everything else can wait. Some of my happiest moments on earth have been at Despacio and that is not an exaggeration of any sorts. It is a complete and fulfilling experience which generates happiness and well-being amongst those fortunate enough to witness it. It is a Love Machine. It was built with love and it produces love. We live in dark times. The world needs Despacio. It is a beacon of hope for how humanity can be: together as one, in harmony with each other, connected by the music, bonded by emotion. Sound over the top? I’m sure, but what can I say? That’s how it makes you feel.

When you are in Despacio you dance with strangers. You form a circle. You muck about, have a dance off, embrace. When you make eye contact you do not look away, you smile, from ear to ear, you know how each other is feeling. It makes you include one another. It makes you be a good human being. It makes you appreciate the beauty of existence. You don’t want it to end. Life makes sense inside Despacio. And the music is phenomenal. The 6hour set driven by the inspired vinyl selections of 2manydjs and james murphy takes you on the most incredible journey, building and building to the ultimate crescendo. And the sound will blow you away. It is unlike anything else that exists anywhere else on the planet. And the only way you can experience this is to see it and hear it in person.

Its coming to the Roundhouse in September. Tickets went on sale this morning, if you can get one, get one. http://gigst.rs/despacio

Here is a video I shot over the weekend:

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December 23rd, 2014

Me and my camera in someone else’s home town, my weekend xmas jolly up, my Barcelona

Incredible city (barcelona) Incredible club (Razzmattazz), Incredible line-up (#lode2manydjs) = Incredible night x loads.

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loadsJarvis ( or “Ccharbis” as the spanish say) gets his inner skeleton on as Relaxed Muscle in the Pop Bar

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Mixhell go apeshit in their live  set on friday night…one cool couple who can rock the shit out of any crowd..

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Nancy Whang (lcd sound system) kicked it off big time in the lo-lita room with some seriously groovy tunes.

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Agent K from Double Agent 7 after their rocking set in the pop bar.

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Errol Alkan & 2manydjs went back to back on the Saturday night…

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…to the roaring approval of the crowd whose Christmases all came at once.

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And here are some random shots of Razzamattazz, has one of the best outdoor smoking areas (above) and all these pathways to a myriad of different rooms all housing cool areas with kickin music.

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 Yes, that is a leg of ham…

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…and probably the best part of the weekend was the Mescal Jam session in the early hours of sunday morning. Mescal and musical talent fused together in perfect spontaneous mayhem as half the line-up, led by Dave & Steph (2manydjs/soulwax), rocked out with a bunch of instruments fuelled by the aforementioned Mexican fire liquid (glowing bottle above)

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All in all in was a pretty damn decent weekend…

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Despacio Is Sonar Is Happiness

June 18th, 2014

The Despacio sound system came to the Sonar music festival in Barcelona. This is what happened…

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…I cannot recall a time in my life when I have been in a room with that many happy people. It is an experience none of us will ever forget.

To see the full gallery please click here

To read my review of the very first Despacio at Manchester International festival please click here

#MYLDN (157) – Record Store Day

April 24th, 2013

World Record store day used to be vinyl geeks shuffling around in shops buying up limited edition releases but this year, for some reason, it spontaneously become a party “event”…it does seem that young londoners will find any excuse to “large it up” and this was no exception. Soho became an instant inner city dance festival with street parties springing up all over the place.

It even kicked off outside a clothing store on D’arblay street where they were playing some pumpin tunes causing an impromptu mini street rave…this is why I love london.

And then it kicked off again in Phonica records when 2manydjs did a blistering in-store set. It was rammed to the brim and as hot as a sauna. The crowd went suitably nuts and turned a shop into a full-blown niteclub. Some of the punters were handing them their purchases and they were throwing them into their set as they went along…it was kinda wild.

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January 22nd, 2013

This is from a series of photographs I took at Soulwaxmas at Brixton Academy on Dec 21st. I was down in the pit and it was mental! To see full gallery click on picture.