Archive for the Music Category

David Morales WMC 2011 Miami @ The Shelbourne

Posted in #worldview, Culture, Music, Travel on 02/04/2011 by nicka77

Amazing DJ Mag pool party at The Shelbourne at the WMC 2011 in Miami. David Morales and Frankie Knuckles absolutely rocked it. Check the video. Track is by Simian Mobile Disco.


Sasha at WMC 2011 in Miami

Posted in #worldview, Culture, Inspirational People, Music on 08/03/2011 by nicka77

The legend that is Sasha rocked the opening of WMC 2011 on Sunday 6th March at Set nightclub, laying down a succession of twisted, high-octane beats for an intimate crowd to enjoy late into the Miami night. WMC 2011 kicks off for real today, Tuesday 8th, but Sasha got the unofficial party started with his unique brand of intelligent, deep, trance-oriented house. A brilliant set. A brilliant start to the week. Check out my video of the night here.

The one downside was the old ‘velvet rope scrum’ that is unique to Miami. What on earth is wrong with a queue? I know I sound like an old fogey, but queuing has stood the test of time, and even the Italians can do it now. Struggling to get the attentions of a power-crazed doorman who thrives on favours, handouts and nepotism is ridiculous. Even with tickets we had to battle our way through the silicone breasts and perfectly chiseled cheekbones to get in. Absurd. And unfortunately the door policy of “who do you know?” meant that the crowd, broadly, had no idea of the genius on the decks. But saying all that, Set is a cool nightclub, intimate and classy, and a good portion of the crowd were totally into the music and appreciated seeing Sasha close up and personal.

Can’t wait for the rest of WMC 2011 to kick off.

Culture Clash

Posted in Culture, Music on 26/02/2010 by nicka77

And later the same night – on 17th Feb – hit the Roundhouse for a madcap bass soundclash featuring Metalheadz, Trojan, DMZ and Soul II Soul…

Had a slightly obscene ‘royale with cheese’ hangover the next day…. well worth it though – Goldie and the Metalheadz crew ran out fully deserved winners – top top notch.

Jay Electronica

Posted in Culture, Music on 26/02/2010 by nicka77

Lucky enough to see the fantastic Jay Electronica at his first ever London concert on 17th February at The Jazz Cafe.

Absolute quality.

Michael Jackson RIP

Posted in Inspirational People, Music on 26/06/2009 by nicka77

May the great man rest in peace, leaving behind the demons that have plagued him in the last years of his life.

A genius, no doubt, who created some of the most awe-inspiring music, and dance moves, of the last Century, his legacy was tarnished by his inability to deal with the fame and adoration that was bestowed upon him.

In death, let us remember MJ as he should be remembered, as The King Of Pop, a man who brought joy to millions.


Posted in #worldview, Culture, Music, Travel on 06/06/2009 by nicka77

Here’s a short video of some of the fantastic sights and sounds that Shanghai has to offer. Unsurprisingly, there are no shots of my infernal box room, as the view wasn’t so great…..

The track is pretty interesting – it’s called Dragon Tiger Panacea, and is by a Chinese band called New Pants.

Hope you enjoy the film.


Nike Freestyle

Posted in Advertising, Music, Sport on 12/02/2009 by nicka77

As good as it gets – incredible advertising from Wieden & Kennedy