I am a massive fan of Joy Division and feel that the band’s greatness has always been tainted by lead singer, Ian Curtis’ early death. He was a modern day British Jim Morrison, a trapped poet, muse to millions. This book, a heartfelt examination of the real man by his loving wife, serves as a poignant celebration of Ian Curtis. The biography is intimate in its detail and we are not just scratching the surface here but getting a true glimpse of what made this dark poet tick. His early fascination with a young death and suicide provide a recurring theme. From poverty through to a point where huge success was imminent and all their material worries would be over, Ian Curtis killed himself at the cusp of true legend status for his band. He has a mixed relationship with his wife, ultimately forcing her to endure a rock n roll affair through his Belgian mistress. He was truly torn and love ultimately did tear him apart. I found the struggle with epilepsy to be the underlying factor that drove Ian Curtis to death. It must have been horrific to live with such a chronic condition and yet he still rarely missed a live performance and maybe the forthcoming trip to America was just one jettison too far? This book is thoroughly readable, a true page-turner. I feel, having read it, closer to Ian Curtis and indeed one of my most favourite bands.
Listen to Wez G – Taliban House byWez G on hearthis.at Shuffle are always at the cutting edge of house music. Here we have created a new genre ‘Taliban House’. My boss who sidelines in tech warfare is off to Afghanistan on a sortie in a couple of weeks so I thought I’d prepare him for the trip and give him something to play in the helicopters and humvees. He’s been blown up four times in Iraq and I know Afghanistan is pretty damn dangerous so I thought I’d prepare him properly with a fired up mix. During the first gulf war, Iraqi troops at the front line were tortured with incredibly loud renditions of Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA. I’m hoping that the Wez G Taliban House will go down a bit better with the enemy and maybe help bring peace to the region. They might lay down their arms and get grooving in the caves. Who knows? It’s worth a try. Look out for a Wez G Shuffle gig at Bagram Army base in the very near future… :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Jim Morrison – To Come of Age [Elektra] 2. The Disco Evangelists – De Niro (The Journey – 93 E.Q.) [Positiva] 3. Fluke – Atom Bomb (Atomix 3) [Virgin] 4. The Chemical Brothers – Galvanise [Virgin] 5. Thievery Corporation – Warning Shots [ESL Music] 6. Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life [Becket Records] 7. Black Box – Ride on Time (Original 12” Mix) [S12] 8. Adamski – Killer [P&C] 9. Meeker – Save Me (Futureshock Mix) [Underwater] 10. Superchumbo – The Revolution (Volta Vocal Mix) [Twisted] 11. David Guetta feat JD Davis– The World is Mine (Deep Dish Remix) [Virgin] 12. Ladytron – You Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Invol2ver Mix) [White] 13. The Doors – This is The End (Dirty South Mix) [White] 14. Trafik – Surrender (Trafik’s No Retreat No Surrender Mix) [Global Underground] 15. Slacker – Scared (The Lonely Traveller) [Loaded] 16. Lost – Final Faze Mix [White] 17. Dee Patten – Who’s the Bad Man (Sound System Mix) [Hard Hands] 18. 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare (Original Mix) [Moshed] 19. The Doors – The End [Elektra] KryKey Blog article: http://krykeywebradio.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/taliban-house-by-wez-g.html Wez G – Taliban House by Wezg on Mixcloud
Listen to Wez G – Shuffle Showcase byWez G on hearthis.at This is a mix which showcases the talents of two of Shuffle artist management’s leading lights, including some of their work. Vocalist, Tricia Lee Kelshall, is currently working on new projects with some leading producers and remixers. DJ Jimpy will be heading back to the studio later on in 2008 and will be expanding his guest DJ slots, globally. Check: Tricia Lee Kelshall. My Gang WILL GET you!!! :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Jim Morrison – An American Prayer [Elektra] 2. Bradler & Dualton – ‘Al Arab’ (Audiojack Mix) [Twisted Frequency Recordings] 3. Dario G – Voices (Matt Darey’s Tekara Mix) [Eternal] 4. Sasha & BT – Heart of Imagination [Deconstruction] 5.Jimpy & Wolff – Voices [Eternal] 6. Quench – Dreams (Extended Mix) [Infectious Records] 7. Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia (Original Mix) [Organized Nature] 8. Kade – If You Want Me [Don’t Bring Me Down] (Original Mix) [Plastica Red] 9. Livio & Roby – Out of Bass [Fantastic House] 10. Jody Wisternoff – Nostalgia (Original Mix) [In Charge] 11. Bekkou – Hi Lite (DJ Misjah Mix) [X-Trax] 12. Jimpy Feat. Sarah – Talkin [Whoop! Records] 13. Drugstore Era – Don’t You want to Feel (Deadmau5 Remix) [White] 14. Roland Klinkenberg feat. DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait [Global Underground] 15. Way Out West feat. Tricia Lee Kelshall – Mindcircus (Original Version) [Distinct’ive Breaks] Wez G – Shuffle Showcase by Wezg on Mixcloud