PMOI Beach Party @ Soundwave Festival, Croatia 2013

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This was our third year at Soundwave Festival in Croatia, and much like a healthy farm occasionally you need a fallow year - which meant we got to concentrate all of our energies on a six hour long beach party with no live stage to worry about.

Having never DJ'd publicly before, apart from the odd guest slot on Marshmello's morning show on NTS Radio, I was rather nervous, so Jack Prideaux and I knocked out a quick half hour selector set each before bringing in the big guns - a few people came to see what I was playing though, a mixture of tropical, bashment, brass, and some very slutty RnB and hip hop.

Chris P Cuts, who has rapidly become on of my favourite DJs in the last year (you may have heard him covering for Kutmah on NTS , he also DJs for Roots Manuva and Spoek Mathambo) was up first. I've never met someone quite so enthusiastic about DJing as Chris - who quite literally and very endearingly - cannot stop talking about it. His set travelled through time and across genres as though neither really existed; he plays old school tunes like he was actually there and weaves it in to totally different new music like it was a sample.

Brass band Riot Jazz did their annual beach takeover in the sea in the middle of the afternoon, as Kidkanevil readied his set and paced up and down waiting for them to finish.

I don't know if he was joking when he said he'd play a really chilled set, but it never happened, much to my joy and the slight chagrin of the festival organisers ("you guys can just play loads of A Tribe Called Quest and relaxed stuff at your party yeah..."). It wasn't long before we were all screw facing to Busta's "Twerk It" and loads of amazing and obscure stuff I will never know the name of.

The legendary Mr Thing arrived from a boat party for our last hour at the beach (which turned in to almost two) to go back to back with Kidkanevil.I was expecting it to get Dilla / Pete Rock / Premo heavy but they just got more hyped on new stuff with loads of bass until we were all in danger of getting permanent Yayo face. They eventually calmed it down to hand over to Tall Black Guy, but not before dropping some serious classics. Our Soundwave beach party is always one of the highlights of my year but this year it seemed even more special - huge thanks to the festival for inviting us, all of those who played, and to our crew for dancing all day.

Video + Photos: "Hello Skinny" Put Me On It Live @ The Old Queens Head

They say you shouldn't make a Youtube video more than four minutes long. They also say you shouldn't book experimental jazz (or whatever you call this) on a Saturday night. As you can see I don't care what they say.

Hello Skinny is an album and group created by producer Tom Skinner, who has played drums for [insert name of artist you love here], in this instance joined by producer in his own right Crewdson, and revered sax player / flautist Finn Peters. It was such an honour to have them perform at what was a really exciting test run for PUT ME ON IT LIVE at The Old Queens Head on 22nd December 2012 (I can now announce it will be a regular monthly event), alongside London's finest DJs Eric Lau, Marshmello, Kidkanevil, Kutmah and Josey Rebelle.  If you didn't make it - most of London had gone home for Christmas - please enjoy the video by Just Compositions, and photography by Wayne Thomas.

Extra special thanks to co-producer Elles Belles , Jack Prideaux, Mitra, the PRS Foundation and everyone else who lent a hand or came down.

The next event is Feb 13th 2013 with LA Salami, Valentina, Budgie and Marshmello.

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See the full set of photos on the PMOI Facebook page

Put Me On It Live – Sat 22nd December 2012: Hello Skinny (live), Kidkanevil, Josey Rebelle, Eric Lau & Marshmello

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I'm not one for end of year lists (my brain just doesn't work that way), so instead PMOI will be rounding up with a party with some of the people who helped make 2012 awesome musically; Hello Skinny, Kidkanevil, Josey Rebelle, Eric Lau, and Marshmello. There are a limited number of £5 advance tickets on sale here. We'll also be giving away some free tickets in the next couple of weeks on the Facebook page.

Hello Skinny is the musical moniker of talented musician Tom Skinner, and his recently released debut album of the same name. Featured on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood’s Bubbler series this year, his music has been described as psych-dub and cosmic electronic but he is quoted as saying “essentially it’s music from the heart”.

In a lastminute addition to our line up, legendary DJ and visual artist Kutmah will be joining us for a very special set, please just don't ask him for any requests.

Fresh from his European tour with Daisuke Tanabe for their recently released the "Kidsuke" album we have Kidkanevil, Red Bull Music Academy alumni and one of London's best loved hip hop and electronic music DJ/ producers.

Josey Rebelle is one of London's finest DJs, known for her show on Rinse FM and the depth and diversity of her selections - from her legendary Jungle sets, to old school hip hop of the highest order and downright dirty house and boogie; Josey’s musical knowledge and party rocking ability is undisputed.

Marshmello is the host of the beloved Morning Marauders show on NTS radio. An artist in her own right, another Red Bull Music Academy alumni, Roots Manuva collaborator, and 7" record devotee, Marshmello will be playing a set strictly for the shape makers.

As ever, our resident and PMOI family member DJ / producer Eric Lau will be joining us, taking a well earned break from finishing his second album. Renowned for his uplifting, deep and soulful sets, Eric will be making sure our last event of the year is truly memorable.



Hello Skinny (Live) // Kidkanevil // Josey Rebelle // Eric Lau // Marshmello

OLD QUEENS HEAD , 44 Essex Road, Angel, N1 8LN

£5 limited advance tickets/  (£7 on the door); Advance tickets:


PMOI x Kidkanevil - Tokyorkshire Research Inc. Film & Beat Tape

tokyorkshire Research Inc

- "You very much got the impression he wanted to be left alone to work on crazy shit, I can sympathise with that..."

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"Raymond Scott was like a mad scientist, way ahead of his time"


[wpcol_2third_end id="" class="" style=""] I've learned many things from Kidkanevil, including who the Keroro Platoon are, the true joy of The Clipse's Hell Hath No Fury, the best children's toys to make samples from should I ever need to, and recently who Raymond Scott is. There was a point earlier this year when every time I asked KidK what he was up to, he replied "doing loads of remixes, but I need to finish this Raymond Scott thing!" - I nodded like I understood and moved swiftly on.


It turns out Raymond Scott was a fascinating guy, a gifted jazz musician and composer born in 1908, who broke ground creating instant hits for TV (previously his band had only been allowed to play the standards), he demanded the first racially integrated big band radio orchestra, and walked away from it all because "Hollywood thinks everything is great". In truth he was an inventor wanted to spend all of his time experimenting with sound, making some of the first pre-synths, keyboards and sequencers, pioneering sound recording and sampling, building his own speaker systems and electronic equipment, and eventually starting the Manhattan Research Inc. At one point he was even hired by Berry Gordy as Motown's director of "the electronic music and research department". I had no idea I grew up listening to the Raymond Scott - his music was widely used to score the Loony Tunes cartoons and on commercials.


Tokyorkshire Research Inc is Kidkanevil's tribute to Raymond Scott in free beat tape form, released onSeptember 10th, Scott's birthday. -




We Love Vol 27

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Amanda Diva - Manchild Bonobo - The Keeper (Live @ KEXP) BOSCO - What, when, where.... Dub Sonata - Puffin' on a Fat Blunt Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean Free The Robots - With The Drum Grey Reverend - Walk The Same J.Cole - The Good Son, Part I Kidkanevil - Stomp ft Justin Percival Lianne La Havas - Final Form (Everything Everything cover) Mobb Deep - Must Go Hard Nostalgia 77 - Cherry Oddisee - You Don't Close Your Eyes Sbtrkt ft Yukimi Nagano - Wildfire ft (Drake rmx) Shystie ft Lioness, Lady Leshurr - Warning Tommy Tempa - Fragments Tone Trezure - Love me Toro Y Moi - I Will Talk To You Vado, Jadakiss, Ludacris - Check Um Out Vieux Farka Toure - Inne (Live @ KEXP)

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We Love Vol 23.1

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Andre 3000 - I Do Andreya Triana - Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix) Azealia Banks - L8R Bishop Lamont Feat. Talib Kweli - Get 'Em Girl (Prod by J Dilla/Focus) Bonobo - Walk In The Sky (Aaron Jerome Glitch Mix) The Cinematic Orchestra - The way we feel 'Brother/The Revolution' (Radio Session) DâM-FunK - NeverTongueInCheek (Edit) Department Of Eagles - No One Does It Like You Fatback Band - (Do The) Spanish Hustle (Danny Krivit Edit) Flying Lotus - Camera Day The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Album Mix) The Gaslamp Killer - When I'm In Awe (feat. Gonjasufi) Gayngs - The Gaudy Side Of Town Gold Panda - Same Dream China J. Cole - Blow Up (Prod. By J. Cole) K-OS - Zambony (rmx) [Bonus] K-OS ft Drake - Faith Kanye West - Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj) Kidkanevil - Ketto Revisited ft Bonobo - [listyofiles folder="audio/weloves/23.1" options="audioplayer"]


Stac "Turn That Light Out" Kidkanevil & Blue Daisy Remixes [Excl. Free Download]

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Its like getting photos developed, you have an idea of what you think they are going to be like but there are often surprises



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Stac - All Or Nothing (Kidkanevil Remix)

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Stac - Head On Me (Blue Daisy Remix)

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There is usually a big difference between the promotional campaign an artist would like to have and the promotional campaign they end up with. Well unless you're Beyonce, then I'm pretty sure you can have what you like. One of the most common complaints is remixes - when your beautiful acoustic ballad is turned in to something J-Lo didn't want as a b-side in 1999. Even if you get to pick the remixer there's that awkward moment you have to let go of your baby and let someone tear its arm off and stick it on it's face. Nice. Stac seems to be fairly minimal on the whole self-promotion strategy (she refused to tell me when her music was out at one point because I know her?!), so an entire project of remixes was an interesting choice. I tried my best to ask her about it without insulting any producers, (this was before I heard how good they all were, thus rendering my concerns pointless).


Most songwriters seem to hate remixes, how do you feel about this EP? I love remixes! When I first started writing songs I just wrote acappellas and gave them to people to do their thing with, so actually I am really used to it. I get really excited when I get remixes back because its so interesting to hear somebody else's take on your song. It breathes new life into your song and if the person remixing it is amazing then why would the remix be anything else? Having said that I have asked for a few tweaks here and there but only tiny ones that wouldn't mean anything to anyone other than me!


Is it strange giving someone a song you've made as a collection of (potentially quite personal) "parts" to put back together in a different way?  It is strange but its also really exciting. Its like getting photos developed, you have an idea of what you think they are going to be like but there are often lots of surprises, so far so good!


Do you have any favourites or is that like asking you to pick a favourite child?  Haha! I am going to be boring and deliver the standard answer in saying that I couldn't pick a favourite. It's bloody impossible because they are all so different and all give me oodles amounts of joy!


If you could choose any of your own songs to be reworked by any artist (or combination of artists) dead or alive what would you go for? Blimey! Well. I would give my left arm (I need my right) to have Quincy Jones do 'Head on Me'. I reckon that would be pretty sick and also, I was drunk the other night and I thought it would be a good idea to write Timberland an email asking him to save the pop world from all the RnB auto-tune euro trash awfulness that's in the charts at the moment. I didn't send it but I think it would be interesting to have him do 'Glory' or a really wonky Balls Bounce, maybe? I'm gonna think about this question some more cause it's a good one!


Free download: Stac "All Or Nothing" (Kidkanevil Rmx) / Stac "Head On Me" (Blue Daisy Rmx)

Purchase: Stac "Turn That Light Out" Remixes Vol. 2

Connect: @Stacca /