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KryKey Web Radio: Lyvshow – Stream what you want

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Always at the cutting cusp of web radio technology, KryKey has now released Lyvshow, a plugin to its web radio service that allows radio show hosters to publish their own material. It bypasses the standard KryKey studio and allows broadcasters to use their own software, be it Traktor, Virtual DJ or Itunes. It also incorporates Skype for ease of radio station callins. We’ll certainly be giving the new service a whirl over at http://shuffleradio.org  

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Surfing The Waves Of Creativity

Teahupo’o (Tahiti)… pronounced ‘cho-pu’, ..  I’ve been asked by my good friend, Johan Flapsandwich, to do a guest blog on his website http://flapsandwich.wordpress.com Flaps and I met 20 odd years ago and have grown up together as DJs and more recently, producers. We often get together for regular chitchats in Cardiff and have worked professionally together at various times in the music industry. In a recent drinking session, where I like to philosophize, Flappy heard me tell him a tale of New Zealand All Black rugby captain, Richie McCaw. McCaw is a flanker (wing-forward) and is widely regarded as one of the finest rugby players in the world today. He is an All Black legend and has amassed more international caps than any New Zealand player in history. The icing on the cake of his glistening career was lifting the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy on home soil in the 2011 World Cup. The All Blacks, if you are unfamiliar with the sport, are at the cutting edge of rugby – They are to the oval-shaped ball what Brasil are to its round cousin.  They determine the whole pace of the international game and are always innovating new styles. In effect they set the pace. McCaw, as an individual is one of the most highly talented sportsmen in the world. Why, you ask, is this relevant to an anarchic Welsh Music producer, most widely known for releasing the terror that is ‘Sicknote’ http://sicknote.tv onto the world?   I wanted to make a point to Flappy – that to reach the dizzying heights of ultimate success, there tends to be a formula. Those people who truly attain greatness in their chosen profession, have hidden secrets, that can be applied across the board. What is relevant to leading sportsmen, international political leaders, top businessmen, bestselling authors etc. can also apply to the world of music. Sure, we could find plenty of examples of success in the world of music itself… What makes Madonna tick? How do the Rolling Stones never cease to stop rolling? How does Brian Wilson imbibe from his muse? I wanted to keep it simple for Flappy and as I’d just read Richie McCaw’s cracking autobiography it was fresh in my mind.   Flaps probably hasn’t exercised since he left his caribou herd behind in the deepest Scandinavian Arctic and headed over to Wales in the first place….

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Flapsandwich Joins Shuffle Artist Management

Been a while since the last DJ Wez G (WordPress) News post so I thought I’d better lend an update. Shuffle Artist Management are pleased to announce that Flapsandwich is joining. Johan Sebastian Flapsanwich and I go way back. Indeed it was me who found him while trekking in Sweden. He’d been herding his Caribou southwards. His migration took him to Southern Sweden where I happened to bump into him. We got on great and after a few polite brandies and cups of tea with an interpreter who I happened to find in an old second hand record shop whilst stocking up on the ABBA back catalogue. This gentleman allowed ‘Flappy‘ and I to strike up a deal and we Flaps decided to give up on his Caribou and come to Wales to make music. He’s been skyrocketing ever since and is a first rate producer, remixer and live performer and his deck wizardry ain’t too bad either…. More from Flapsandwich can be found at his website – http://www.flapsandwich.com http://shuffleartistmanagement.com

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AudioSapien joins Shuffle Artist Management

Shuffle Artist Management are pleased to announce that Colombia-based DJ / Producer, AudioSapien, has joined the team. The official AudioSapien website is just having the finishing touches applied http://audiosapien.net  .  AudioSapien’s music styles include Drum & Bass / JungleTek / Elektro / Spiral Tekno. He hails from the UK, having spent a lot of his music career in Bristol. He currently resides in Colombia where his committments to the European Sound System and Free Party Organisers http://nobordersound.org mean that he is one of the busiest Electronic Music DJs on that continent, playing all across the region from Colombia itself, to Venezuela, Brasil and Argentina. AudioSapien has a  lot of forthcoming productions to build on his successful production partnership with Dave Wired http://dirtboxcrew.net AudioSapien’s productions have now been added to Shuffle Radio http://shuffleradio.co.uk You can see more information on other Shuffle Artists at http://shuffleartistmanagement.com

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Krust – Warhead (Wez G End Of Terror Remix)

LISTEN TO KRUST – WARHEAD (WEZ G END OF TERROR REMIX) here http://soundcloud.com/wezg/krust-warhead-wez-g-end-of This is for the last ever  remix competition at Back 2 You, the most excellent website whose remix projects I have worked on for the past six months or so… It gives producers who are learning a great opportunity to work with the material of well-established professional producers. Even if half the stuff I churn out is rubbish, these projects are great fun and very educational. The site is moving in a  different direction from now on and it’s a real shame that this Krust – Warhead remix project is their final one. Krust – Well what can you say? Part of Bristol’s Reprazent Crew, Krust is a Drum & Bass superstar. The original Warhead, when it was first released in 1997, was a masterpiece of its genre. The bassline of the original is hard to match. The rawness, the wah wobble, the flow of the music – when you have worked on a remix, you really do start to appreciate these qualities in the original. My remix is packed full of different elements, including a cheeky Presidential sample… One of the samples in the remix pack had something that sounds to me like it’s saying ‘Mr President‘ so I was drawn to the idea of using the topical Obama sample. Also – it seems to conclude the business first launched by Wez G with his http://talibanhouse.com . I had fun working on this and hope that people will appreciate my efforts. LISTEN TO KRUST – WARHEAD (WEZ G END OF TERROR REMIX) here http://soundcloud.com/wezg/krust-warhead-wez-g-end-of

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D:Ream – All Things To All Men (Wez G Journeyman Remix)

FREE REMIX AVAILABLE HERE: http://soundcloud.com/wezg/d-ream-all-things-to-all-men D:Ream are one of my favourite alltime bands so I loved doing the remix… The Sasha Remix of D:Ream – U R The Best Thing is in my top ten tracks and I believe was a high point of Sasha’s early career so I understand how important doing a remix for D:Ream can be. There was a lot of material to work with here. This is an epic version but the original mix of this song is over 9 minutes in length. I was advised to trim my version down but couldn’t bring myself to make any cuts. In the days of non-smoking clubs – it’s an ideal track for a DJ to slam on if he wants a quick ciggie… Original Radio Edit video of All Things To All Men can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGQTd2DiHMs Remixed by Wez G @ Shuffle Studios, Caldicot http://djwezg.com This was originally for a competition and I have Al MacKenzie from D:Ream’s permission to redistribute it as a free release – If you’d prefer a copy in wav format http://soundcloud.com/wezg/promo-d-ream Your feedback would be much appreciated.

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Girl From Ipanema EP

The lads from Shuffle are proud to announce the release 0f Toris Badic – Girl From Ipanema EP today  on Taldor Records – available on Beatport here http://tinyurl.com/IpanemaEP and at most other leading digital online stores including Itunes and Amazon. 3 tracks on the EP in total – Toris Badic Original, complimented by Wez G and Uusikartano remixes.  We hope you support it!

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Tricia Lee Kelshall leaves Shuffle Artist Management

Since December 2007 I have managed the career of leading dance music vocalist Tricia Lee Kelshall http://tricialeekelshall.com She had a big hit in 2002 with Way Out West – Mindcircus and had previous high profile work with other bands prior to that. After a few years away from music, I was charged with the task of managing Tricia and relaunching her career. I relished the task completely and since December 2007 Tricia has worked on / released singles with many high profile industry names. there are some more forthcoming projects, some never to be released projects. Artists we have worked with include Victor Imbres, Urban Astronauts (Matt Darey), Adam Sheridan, Marc Vedo, Trafik, Randall Jones, Alonestar, Jerome Isma-Ae, Steve Andrews (Pentaprism), Mike Duz & John Steele, Cosmoz, Matt Black (Segment Records), Nick Murray, Matan Caspi plus possibly a few more as loose ends are tied. There have been several major label releases plus some forthcoming. It has been a very pleasurable experience working with Tricia and as our time together draws to a close on behalf of myself and the remaining artists at SAM we wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

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Official Wez G App now live and available for FREE in itunes store…

The Official Wez G app for iphone / ipad and ipod touch is now LIVE and available for free download in the itunes store… http://tinyurl.com/wezgapp The app features all my DJ mixes since the podcasts began in January 2008, also a selection of my better production work. There is a twitter feed, also a WordPress blog newsfeed (where if you have the app you will be reading this article…lol) and a random tumblr feed for miscellaneous items. Also, a photo gallery and a Youtube channel of Wez G related music videos. I hope it keeps you entertained and that you help spread the word of Wez G to your friends by sharing the app… Your feedback as an app enduser on how it can improve will be much appreciated and welcomed.

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Thanks to Fanbass – and Graeme Park for providing the inspiration

The Wez G iphone / ipod touch app launches next week and I’m getting excited… As a DJ you want your music to be heard and entering the app market will bring my music to a whole new audience as well as keeping current fans entertained… I’ve been looking at getting an app developed for a while… As an iphone user myself I am constantly downloading house music apps… I was particularly drawn to Graeme Park‘s app which was the first DJ app I got hold of… Graeme Park is a Hacienda legend and has been on the global house scene from day 1 (in Britain at least). He is a true acid house pioneer and whereas a lot of his contemporaries have waned  in the digital age, through failing to adapt to new technologies, Graeme keeps building his following and getting his music heard… He is no acid house dinosaur and long may his reign at the top continue. Anyway – just wanted to say that Graeme’s app inspired me to contact his developer, a certain Laurie Laptop, an old-skool Hacienda guy… Laurie built my app with no hassle at all – and Wez G will be going into the Fanbass DJ app catalogue alongside such electronica greats as Derrick May, Mark Archer (Altern-8 etc) and Graeme Park… For non-iphone / ipod touch users, hopefully an android version of the Wez G app will be soon added. In the meantime, and if you are interested in an app yourself, check out http://fanbass.co.uk I’ll keep you posted on the much anticipated launch of the Wez G app and you will hear here the moment it goes live in the Apple store…

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Shuffle Artist Management

Just launched the brand new Shuffle Artist Management website Shuffle Artist Management is an international music management agency with five artists on its current roster: Tricia Lee Kelshall, jointpop, Toris Badic, Uusikartano and Wez G See more at  http://shuffleartistmanagement.com

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Tricia Lee Kelshall

I’m a twitter addict these days. I just happened to start sharing tweets earlier with a vinylk addict in Houston, Texas, which is where, incidentally, Shuffle Artist Management‘s Tricia Lee Kelshall is based. Tricia is back on the map after I’ve been out of contact with her. I spoke to her last week and we have set up some new projects where she’ll be working with some leading house music producers on some new collaberations… In the tweet I sent out to my new American friend I linked him up to the video of Tricia’s biggest career hit, Way Out West – Mindcircus. It’s been a while sincE I last heard it and I was so impressed I thought I’d write out a Tricia blog with a nice YouTube link for you all to see…. Great, isn’t it? Tricia released a new single at the end of last year with talented US Producer, Victor Imbres. Click on ‘Feel That‘ to go to itunes and purchase it. The itunes link for Mindcircus can be obtained by clicking that too. I promise to keep you informed on Tricia’s future work. As I’m sure you’ll agree she’s a very talented vocalist. You can surf to her myspace here or also visit her official websitetr.

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