Trevor Jackson’s – F O R M A T – exhibition

The Trevor Jackson revival is on! Yep, the designer, music producer, film maker, one time record label owner and Playgroup man is back. Last week saw the release of ‘F O R M A T’ his new album. A unique art project where each of the 12 tracks have been released across 12 formats ranging from 12″ vinyl to 8-track cartridge and reel to reel tape.

To celebrate the launch a very short exhibition was held in Soho, London. The location to be precise was the lower level of the multi-storey car park on Brewer Street.


One darkened room was set aside and featured 12 plinths, each with 2 pairs of headphones, where you could listen to each track whilst watching the format play before you. A spinning 12″ vinyl, a rotating cassette, the volume meters on an eight track or the visual patterns from iTunes and a USB. All beautifully shot on corresponding short films.


The formats were available to buy. The 12″ vinyl being the most popular, mainly because it was the most affordable. A framed reel to reel was something like £2500. I came away with nothing other then the urge to hear the whole album in full as soon as possible.

In the meantime you’ll just have to make do with re-educating yourselves on all things Trevor Jackson. Like the time he took a full page ad out in Vice to have a moan / dig at his artists. Read that and have a listen to some music from Output Recordings, his old label.

You might stop the party, but you couldn’t stop the future!

Good to see that 20 years on from the Criminal Justice Act illegal raves are still going strong in the Sussex countryside.

One made the headlines after taking place in Devil’s Dyke at the weekend, resulting in usual over the top reporting from the Daily Mail website.


As Spiral Tribe said 20 years ago “You might stop the party, but you can’t stop the future.”

Handle With Care…

Do you purchase or sell goods online?  If so this clip from Channel 4’s recent Dispatches programme may make you rather angry.

As someone who has worked in and around mail order for sometime I’ve always joked that packages sometimes look like they’ve been kicked to their destination. Obviously its a mindless few who tarnish these companies reputations but its pretty depressing to see goods being treated this way.

They are not perfect angels themselves, but the news that the Royal Mail is to be sold is also depressing. Customer service is likely to be a very busy role to be in come 2014.

Drum & Bass Arena : Decade of D’n’B podcasts

D&BA Founder, The Risky rounds up the last ten years of Drum&Bass in these 3 podcasts.

Part 1 (2000-2002)
Part 2 (2003-2005)
Part 3 (2006-2009)

News: new UNKLE teaser to download

Go here to download ‘Natural Selection’ – a free taster of the new UNKLE album ‘Where Did The Night Fall’.

News: Serious breach of the peace!

Seeing this in todays press reminded me of the illegal raves of the 1990s!

2000 Skins fans partying hard in a 20 million pound house on Park Lane.  Ironic that Park Lane was the scene of the riots in 1994 that ended a day of demonstrations against the Criminal Justice Act. A bill that was meant to stop large trespass and nuisance on land.

Here is a bit of Spiral Tribe and the tune ‘Breach The Peace’ which came into my head as I read up on this Park Lane party today. Embedding on this video is  disabled by request. Why do users do that? So click the link to watch it on YouTube.

Spiral Tribe – website

News: The Daily Note from London

Pick this up if you are in and around London town tonight or download here. Front page artwork from Pete Fowler and 4 page Psychedelic article inside.

The Daily Note is the paper for the Red Music Academy, a series of lectures, workshops, gigs and events that are taking place this month. Go to the website for more information including videos from said events.

News: Mojo: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble

After the success of last years ‘Pagan Love Vibrations’, (volume 2 of Amorphous Androgynous’s ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ series on Platipus Records) those FSOL heads have dipped once more into their boxes for this months Mojo magazine cover mount CD.

A number of tracks get a recall from both the previous MPB volumes, ‘Cosmic Space Music’ and the aforementioned ‘Pagan Love Vibrations’ but there are some exclusive tracks on the CD, including the Amorphous Androgynous cover of the Oasis’ ‘Falling Down’.

Some of the 14 tracks are available to listen to in full on this playlist via Spotify.  Cosmic space music!