Saturday, 9 March 2019

Feb 16th 2019 - The loss of a dear friend, brother and musical mischief maker...

It is with a heavy heart that I write this message.

On the 16th February 2019, Bruce Campbell, aka a9ent0ran9e aka Phat Pilgrim passed away having spent well over a year fighting Cancer. 

When I heard the news that he had conceived the unforgiving deadly C word I knew that it would only be a matter of months, maybe a year or 2 at the most, that it would finally take hold of him and take him away from us, far too soon. 

I am absolutely gutted... He is my muse, my creative mischief making partner. 

I have only fond memories of Bruce, the parties, raves, festivals and music making sessions, then, seemingly just playful days, now, meaning something so dear and special to me. He has inspired my DJ career, my passion for broken beats to be explored and this blog to be created in the first place. Without him, I believe I would have hung my DJ coat up many years ago and probably followed some other creative outlet. 

It was Bruce that motivated me (in my madness) to first approach NSBradio 10 years ago to ask for a slot. They answered back with an affirmative to giving us the time and day that we wanted to play (to my surprise!). 

I had only been into breaks for a month or less by this point, having DJ'd hard house and liquid dnb prior to falling in love with the Breaks, Beats and Badass Basslines... Bruce being the producer and me the DJ, it quickly became obvious that we both had a lot to learn about each others trades and the process of being an online radio DJ/Host. As the first show was about to happen, Bruce came over, I presented him with 2 x Technics 1200 mk2 and a mixer along with M-audio's Torq DVS. He had never mixed on vinyl, let alone a DVS, only having ever played out his tunes as a live set on his mpc or using cdjs. This was a test for him and I can say he mainly passed with flying colours, a lot of sweat and many laughs. I hope to be able to find and share some of our first mixes from these days gone by (I lost a few hdds due to a massive power surge and our server went down some years ago, I am only hoping that some of them are hidden away somewhere!). 

I never was able to grasp the amount of knowledge and understanding that Bruce had of music creation, the way his brain worked was imense. 

When I first met Bruce, I happened to be going out with the girl that sung on his album 'Fix Your Shadow'. I was pulled into the scene quicker than I could fathom. Having been to one of Damn Right's nights at Alberrys in Canterbury (Delta Connection) it was obvious that these were my people, my tribe. 

I have always been in awe at the ease with which Bruce would throw together samples, beats, synth etc into a cohesive mashup of a tune. In moments he would have you grooving around the studio and then on very rare occasions he would just start MCing live in the moment. His understanding of lyrical flow was impeccable. I tried many times to record his lyrical mastery, but always to no avail. 

One time a friend came over that was a Producer whilst Bruce had his MPC setup for a jam session we were having, my friend (Ali) had never seen an MPC live in the flesh and was not prepared for the next 3 minutes of his life to be shown how an MPC should be used. Bruce, in his excited way of showing someone a piece of kit that he clearly knew how to use to its fullest extent preceded to press buttons and move things around, showing Ali what to do, whilst I flew around the studio turning on my pc, setting up a microphone and getting the mixer plugged in to try to record the mastery that was unfolding. The beats, basslines and synth all grooving together, Bruce then waxed lyrically off the top of his brain, in such perfect synchronicity, by the time I had got everything setup and put the mic infront of him it was too late... What had happened had passed and he just looked at me, as to say "what do you want me to do with this". The magic had happened, you had to be there to observe, listen and be in awe of the true magic that was expressed in that moment. 

This wasn't just a freak occurrence, it happened quite a lot, however, that time I will never forget. 
I learned just to enjoy the creation as it happened, as it was always seemingly impossible to capture the greatness that was happening before your eyes. 

I am glad I got to experience Bruce, in all his multifaceted ways. Having long discussions about politics, life, the universe, music and anything of any interest we both had. I find myself with seemingly so many questions for him know he is not here. 

He lives in my heart and the music that I will continue to play. He is the mischievousness in me, the little cheeky grin that you get when you're being naughty as if you were a kid. 

I am sad, but I know he is not hurting anymore. He leaves behind Justine his Wife and Edd his step son, so many friends and family. What an impact he has had on my life and I am sure on many others. 

I could go on telling stories about all the things we have experienced together, but I feel that is not for this blog. They are the stories that live on.

Bruce Fixed his Shadow, he lived from a place of Love in his heart. I hope to be able to understand and give anywhere near as much as he was able to to the people that I know and have around me. 

RIP Bruce Campbell. I Love You Bro... 

Big Love, Nuff Respect (Inner area) <<<<(~*~)>>>>

Peace 1 <3

Will MD aka Phat Farmer

xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Phat Beats On The Farm Sessions #57

Session #57


Jumping straight into the phat breaks and beats from the word go. "It's cold outside, you can't keep warm, so prepare yourself, for the coming storm"...

Enjoy

Direct Download -> Show #57
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)
1. Coming Up - Nixon
2. Your Girl  - Evil Nine
3. Every Body - LeftRight & Digital Pizza
4. Exteshic (Mars Remix) - Conectivers & Bikto
5. Welcome To Earth (BreaksMafia Remix) - Freefall Collective
6. Ragga Tip - Deekline Ed Solo
7. Tutmosis - Colombo Remix
8. Roots - Guau
9. Heart Player - Colombo
10.The Lock - Bassbin Twins
11. Thief In The Night - Suga7
12. Mechanical Pressure - Fearless Hyena
13. Bad At Parties - Freerange DJs
14. Get Wild (Bassbin Twins Remix) - Stanton Warriors
15. Compare - Nixon
16. Chillin - Suga7
17. Blaz It Up (Cooltasty Remix) - Yo Speed
18. Painkiller (Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought Remix) - Freestylers, Pendulum, SirReal
19. Love Your Life - Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought
20. Meeting (Cellardore Remix) - BreaksMafia
21. Ill Not Sick - Rodney P, Simian Frenzy
22. Keeping It Jiggy - Beat Assassins
23. Outta Space - Deekline ft Top Cat
24. One Foot Skank (Autobots Remix) - DJ Icey
25. Say Yes - Freestylers
26. This Years Champion - 601
27. Agony (Afghan Headspin Remix) - Aggresivnes
28. The Coming Storm - Freestylers
29. Drumstick - Giant
30. Smoke (Sepia Remix) - Truth
31. The Freq - 219 Boys

Peace 1 <3

Phat Beats On The Farm Sessions #56

Session #56 

Starting the session off with a chilled vibe, expect to hear some smooth basslines, phat beats and the creation of soundscapes throughout the show.

Enjoy

Direct Download -> Show #56
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)
1. Opia - Hedflux, Alex Delfont
2. Through the Flames (Digitalis Remix) - Kaya Project
3. Eastern Opulence - Kalya Scintilla
4. Firedance- Kaya Project
5. Sita Ram - Dub Kirtan All Stars
6. Sac Be at Night (Kaya Project Remix) - Tor.ma In Dub
7. Heartbeat (Mystral Remix) - Devin Kroes
8. Saraswati's Twerkaba - Desert Dwellers
9. Bad Karma - Axel Thesleff
10. Ex Machina (Fretwell Remix) - Abdomen Burst
11. Your Girl - Evil Nine
12. K2 - Aloka
13. Fundamental - Koma & Bones
14. I Want You - Khesis, Tyler Clacey
15. The Freq - 219 Boys
16. Venusia (Lee Coombs & Kostas G Remix) - Electric Soulside
17. Don't Do Drugs - Lady Parts, Isenberg
18. Don't Kiss - Algorithmic Funk
19. Keep on Doing - Stanton Warriors
20. Jerk - Mechanical Pressure
21. Rolling - Obscene Frequenzy
22. Come Again - Pyramid, Kelvin 373
23. Fly Kicks (Wax Motif Remix) - AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo
24. Renegade Mastah - DJ Bross
25. Gimme Sum - NeuroziZ, G$Montana, GN, Frank Bell

Peace 1 <3

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Phat Beats On The Farm Sessions #55

Session #55 

2nd Nov mix... Phat beats, somewhere in Central Portugal, on a Farm!

Enjoy

Direct Download -> Show #55
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)
1. Game Control Dub - Freefall Collective
2. Lights - Ellie Golding - Bassnectar Remix
3. Still In Love With It (Left/Right Remix) - DANK & jACQ
4. Cross Polarity - J:Kenzo
5. Time (Run Riot Remix) - Chase & Status
6. Still In Love With It feat Chamillionaire (Left/Right Remix) DANK & jACQ
7. Screamer (Planas Mix) - Culprit 1
8. Future Junglist (Sanxion Remix) - Radiokillaz
9. Enough Bong - Mr Bong vs Enough Weapons
10. Outta Space VIP - Deekline ft Top Cat
11. Dip And Get Low (Deekline & Wizard Remix) - Stanton Warriors
12. Sitting In The Wet - High Rankin
13. Say Yes (Jinx In Dub remix) - Freestylers
14. Naga - David Starfire
15. Ruff In The Jungle Bizness - The Prodigy
16. I Feel Different - Disperto Certain
17. Games - (ARTIST TO BE CONFIRMED)
18. Fly Kicks (Wax Motif Remix)- AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo
19. I Want You - Khesis, Tyler Clacey
20. Coming Up - Nixon
21. Your Girl - Evil Nine
22. Smoke & Mirrors - Atomic Hooligan
23. The Freq - 219 Boys
24. Hit The Ground (Dnkz Remix) - Ivory, BreaksMafia
25. Lose Control (Guau Remix) - Arsa Ketoma
26. Treat Me Right - Pirate Jams
27. Muscle Head - Nixon
28. Keep on Doing - Stanton Warriors
29. Roll Dope Rhymes  - Plump DJs
30. Out Of Our Minds - Sangers & Ra, Marten Hørger

Peace 1 <3

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Phat Beats on the Farm Session #54

Session #54 - 19th Oct 2018 

Having used the previous Beast Pc to death (10 yrs of overclocked love & abuse) the new Beast 2 finally arrives at the studio! No time to play with the new tech due to the delivery guys timing, however, this blog isn't about computer tech, it's about Phat Breaks and Beats. In this session you will certainly hear all sorts of Phat breaks and beats to tantalise your senses, even a bit of house slipped in there somehow...

At 8:29 into the mix someone phoned me and it stopped the recording, I manged to hang up on them and get the recording going again. I have spliced it together for your listening pleasure. Lesson learned, Airplane mode ON... Thanks DJM-Rec for recording everything in Wav, here's the 320kbps mp3.

Please Enjoy

Direct Download -> Show #54
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

1. Coming Up - Nixon
2. Your Girl - Evil Nine
3. Life - Crawford
4. Do It Do It - Jason Laidback
5. Muscle Head - Nixon
6. Define Me - Blanilla
7. Feels - LEFT/RIGHT
8. Protest Dirty - 601
9. Betrayal - Guau
10. I Want You - Khesis, Tyler Clacey
11. The Freq - 219 Boys
12. Favela - Barely Royal, Bunnie & Mij Mack
13. Shakti - Peep This
14. Sun Comes Down - Mutantbreakz, Yo Speed
15. Change Your Way - UFO Project
16. Serious (Guau Remix) - Hankook
17. Come Again - Pyramid, Kelvin 373
18. Don't Stop (Obscene Frequency Remix) - The Brainkiller, V.Aparicio
19. Badman V.I.P. - Kissy Sell Out, Sirmo
20. Lose Control (Guau Remix) - Arsa Ketoma
21. Camorra (Guau Remix) - Nosk
22. Keep on Doing - Stanton Warriors
23. Jerk - Mechanical Pressure
24. Gobbstopper - PLUMP DJS
25. Fly Kicks (Wax Motif Remix) - AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo
26. Renegade Mastah - DJ Bross
27. Take It Down Low - DJ Madd
28. Deepa - Deekline
29. Feel Like Jumpin - Krafty Kuts
30. Oh Sevre! - Defkline, Red Polo
31. Tonight - Lunathics
32. Every Body - LeftRight & Digital Pizza
33. Get Down (Breakfastaz Remix) - Koma and Bones
34. Ghost (Colombo Remix) - Geon
35. Bad - Left/Right, Jacq
36. Morpheus - Koma & Bones
37. Engine - Elite Force
38. Welcome To Earth (BreaksMafia Remix) - Freefall Collective
39. K2 - Aloka
40. Beings Below - Nixon
41. Don't Kiss - Algorithmic Funk
42. Thief In The Night - Suga7
43. Turn off the Lights - Chris Lake, Alexis Roberts
44. King Kong (HI-LO Touch) - Oliver Heldens
45. Jaws (Phlegmatic Dogs Remix) - AC Slater, Acid Mouth
46. Keepmastik - Phlegmatic Dogs
47. Get Ready 4 tha Drop (DJ Direct Remix) - The Ragga Twins, Charlotte Devaney

Peace 1 <3

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Good news everyone...

Some awesome recognition of NSBRADIO on lifewire.com



Thanks for your continued support. 

Peace 1 <3 

Will MD

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Phat Beats On The Farm Session #53

Session #53 

Expect to hear fresh tunes barely minutes from purchase straight from the word go... As always a phat selection of breakbeats, big basslines, wubbs and wobbles.

Enjoy

Direct Download -> Show #53
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

1. Coming Up - Nixon
2. Don't Do Drugs - Lady Parts, Isenberg
3. Renegade Mastah - DJ Bross
4. Beatcoin - Disperto Certain
5. Freak - DJ Bross
6. Deep Vibez (Rico Tubbs Remix) - Joe C, Outselect
7. Push It Up - Urbani
8. Serious (Guau Remix) Hankook
9. Badman V.I.P. - Kissy Sell Out, Sirmo
10. Get Ready 4 tha Drop (DJ Direct Remix) - The Ragga Twins, Charlotte Devaney
11. The Scratch - Colombo
12. Welcome To Earth (BreaksMafia Remix) - Freefall Collective
13. Jerk (Thec4 Remix) - Mechanical Pressure, Thec4
14. Beings Below - Nixon
15. Hard Love (Reloaded Mix) - Guau
16. Money Clip - BeatSlappaz
17. The Music Ain't Over - 23 Psi
18. Beat Goes On - Stanton Warriors
19. Sound of Music (Deekline Bass Mix) - Deekline
20. No Shame - Sticky Fingers
21. Outta Space VIP - Deekline
22. Game Control - Freefall Collective
23. Still In Love With It (Left/Right Remix) - DANK & jACQ
24. Sweet Sweet Riddim - Hostage
25. Small Chicken - Factorfunk, Aggresivnes
26. Naga - David Starfire
27. Radiokillaz (Sanxion Remix) - Future Junglist
28. Babylon Sky - RADIKAL GURU
29. Dip And Get Low (Deekline & Wizard Remix) - Stanton Warriors
30. Once Again - I.D.
31. Mash It Up (Freefall Collective Remix) - KL2, Steppa Style
32. Rat Race (601 (Dub Mix) - Peter Culture, Vinyl Junkie
33. BreaksMafia - German Empire
34. Higher - UFO Project
35. Lies - Left/Right, Jacq
36. Time To Relax (left/right remix) - Gabe
37. Muscle Head - Nixon
38. The Truth - Rcaine

Peace 1 <3