Posts Tagged ‘Mixcloud’

Stump Juice presents: Alvin Davis & Friends

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Searching through my archives during another digitsing session & I came across this gem.

Stump Juice presents: Alvin Davis & Friends, Feb 1995 by Alph on Mixcloud

This is the first appearance of Alvin Davis & his collaborators the MC’s Moose & Dr Funk.

This was also one of the earliest recordings from Stump Juice. This was only a few months after we opened. This is significant as this is the earliest live guest recording. It is also the first upload to Mixcloud without a tracklist.

 

Alvin has forged a successful career, particularly Stateside, where he has made a number of high profile appearances on US TV, as well as working with some incredible artists. Check out his Myspace page here.

We were lucky as they almost didn’t make it; traffic breakdowns & technical problems (radio mics, dropout from the desk) seemed to be against all of us.

 

The sound quality probably isn’t as good as normally, but I’m sure the energy & vibe more than comes across and makes up for this.

From the improvising of Alvin over our instrumental selections to dropping breaks for the MCs to do their thing, this captures the spirit of the club & what we did.

We were so into we forgot to turn the tape over!

 

We were blessed with several more appearances form Alvin & the gang; each time was unique & special. Those that remember can attest to the fun we all had back then.

 

Regarding the tracklist (or lack of one), normally I wouldn’t as I’m very picky about following rules, but as this is the anniversay year, I thought it’d be worth it. Also, in order to presumably to keep record companies & rights holders happy, the site now uses recognition software, identifying popular tunes.

Hopefully, I’ll get the tracklist properly sorted; in the meantime – enjoy!

Other Stuff I’ve Been Listening To…

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Alph’s Listens on Mixcloud

Summertiiiiiiiiime……….. (hopefully…..)……….

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

It’s been a while since I last posted anything – no blog entries, no mixes: I’ve only recently started getting back to answering stuff on Twitter!

Anyways, things have been a bit hectic (as  usual), but I managed to get to a couple of things:

  • The screening of Ice-T’s directorial debut: ‘Something From Nothing: the Art of Rap’
  • Wynton Marsalis & his band playing at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
  • I got the new case for my PC build (finally!)

The sun’s FINALLY put in an appearance, after all the horrendous rain, plus the general greyness we’ve had.

I’ll probably get around to discussing these in greater detail later, in the meantime, he’s a few things I’ve been listening to on Mixcloud:

 

Stuff Wot I’ve Been Listening To. Again

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Easter – Needed A Break…………

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Wow, what a difference a rest makes!
It’s been a depressing, frustrating time of late – work’s been hard, I’ve still not been able to fix my PC (which is in bits in my loft), so I’ve not been able to work on any tracks, or transfer any mixes digitally. Bummer.
On the (hugely) positive side, my youngest neice, her mother & grandma came to visit. This little force of nature tore through the house & bossed me around for a week – I wouldn’t change it for the world!
I have listened to some mixes on Mixcloud & here are some of them:

(UpdateOOPS!! forgot to actually put the damn things up – here you go, with a couple of more recent offerings..)

 

 

 

In the meantime, if any PC company, Focusrite or Ableton want to sponsor me (well send me free stuff), drop me a line…………………………….