Thursday, 15 March 2018

Man(kind) Power.

Good news, people! As humanity slips further down the universal U-bend it's always thoroughly bloody brilliant when there's even the tiniest speck of hope that not everyone you know is an utter shithouse. My mate, Fat Geoff who has made a career from being a middlingly talented record producer and aggressively average DJ is releasing a compilation album made up of tracks by infinity more talented, and better looking, people than him (I've heard the whole record so I can vouch for that!)
Now that alone is good news for music lovers but to make it double lovely, the whole thing has been a long-gestating project to help refugee charities, so you should DEFINITELY ruch out and buy it as soon as it's out. As a bonus I’m assured that he gets nowt from it as he’s an awful, awful bastard. X

The album will be available from the 4th of May on Man Power's most excellent 'MeMeMe' label

Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Thoughts On Love And Smoking Podcast #19: Bernhard Tobola.

Bernhard Tobola is something of a legend in certain circles. He's long been a fixture of the Vienna scene, co-organizing events and parties like Erdbahnkreuzer, Tingel Tangel, Cosmic Serpent, Walden and Parken. His DJ sets surf a hedonistic wave on the edge of Italo Disco, Cosmic Disco and Acid House. Regularly playing on the likes of Amsterdam's Red Light Radio and guesting at Sameheads and the Comp Cosmic festival in Germany. I came across a handful of mixes of his a few years back while trawling through Soundcloud and he's been a firm favourite of mine since.
Now, after much haranguing and persuasion he's kindly taken the time out to put a selection together for the TOLAS podcast series and it certainly doesn't disappoint!

"What can we expect from a Bernhard Tobola set?" The DJ draws us a picture.

"An Italian night at the end of a summer day in the eighties. People arrive at the lake Garda in their Citroen DS's. The trees are decorated with syringes and the DJs playing some weird electronica mix from a booth, shaped like a space ship."

Well, this is it. Tune in and let them take you to a starlit beach where the cocktails are always cold and the Milky Way shines brightly overhead. This ones a killer!

Follow Bernhard on Soundcloud HERE.
Follow Bernhard on Mixcloud HERE.

Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X