Friday 20 December 2019

Phat Beats On The Farm Session #61

Session #61 20th December 2019 

Most of the mixes seemed to work well this week, a few saves, it's a live unplanned mix (as always) on some 1978 SL1200 mk2 Technics turntables that really need to be serviced, possibly haven't been for 20+ years! I hope you enjoy the outcome, it was certainly a lot of fun to mix. Happy Christmas, bring on 2020.


Direct Download -> Show #61
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

  1. Muscle Head - Nixon
  2. Feels - Left/Right
  3. Oh Girl (Beatslappaz remix) - Marten Horger
  4. Define Me - Blanilla
  5. The Music Ain't Over (Charlie Kanes 2 Steppin Ruffneck mix) - 23 PSI
  6. Body Move (The Brainkiller Remix) - Vadim Shantor, Lonedog
  7. Sweat - Left/Right
  8. The Truth - Rcaine
  9. Bora Bora (Beatman & Ludmilla Remix) - Jellyfish & Andrey Mute
  10. La Puta - The Brainkiller
  11. The World Needs Bad Men - Stanton Warriors
  12. Urban Myth - T.R.O.
  13. Indigo - Snook
  14. Fackin Embrace (Under Break remix) - NLP
  15. Ghetto Blaster (Krafty Kuts Remix) - Tim Healey, Marc Adamo
  16. Snakebyte - Drumattic Twins
  17. Guru Puja (Zen Baboon Remix) - The Bhaktas
  18. Your Girl - Evil Nine
  19. Your Love - Deekline
  20. Symmetry (Viro & Rob Analyze Remix) - Isis Signum 
  21. Sky (Yo Speed Remix) - Quadrat Beat
  22. Shake Down - Destroyers
  23. MSG (Karton Remix) - Afghan Headspin
  24. Luka - Beat Assassins
  25. Light Fantastic - Plump DJs
  26. Jerk (Thec4 Remix) - Mechanical Pressure, Thec4 
  27. Keep on Doing - Stanton Warriors
  28. Mechanical Pressure - Fearless Hyena
  29. One - Beta
  30. For Efff Sake - MESMER
  31. Don't Kiss - Algorithmic Funk
  32. Booty Pit Ft Wu Tang Sausage - Dj Defkline And Red Polo
  33. Bad At Parties - Freerange DJs
Peace 1 <3

Christmas is round the corner...

20th December 2019...

Wow... what a year of losing amazing friends and inspirational people, it's been truly testing and I have fallen by the way with my posting and the podcast.

Life continues to happen for me and Damn Right (currently living in India, Big Ups Bro) and I hope to bring more Phat things to the table over the next year.

If you watch this space, please keep watching it.

Peace Won Love

Will MD aka Phat Farmer

Saturday 12 October 2019

Phat Beats on the Farm Session #60

Session #60 11th October 2019 

RIP NotQyteNeo... I tried to enjoy the mix, but it was hard knowing you weren't there listening.
I know you and Bruce will be rocking out hard to all the breaks, beats and bad ass bass lines...


Direct Download -> Show #60
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

1. Cross Polarity - J:Kenzo
2. Habitat - Frequency Dreams
3. Silhouette - Leon Switch, Truth
4. Screamer - Culprit 1
5. Babylon Sky (feat Cian Finn) - RADIKAL GURU
6. It's Been Playing On My Mind - 100Me
7. Love Your Life - Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought
8. Breaks Mix - Ed Solo Remix
9. When I Was A Yout - Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought
10. Ragga Tip - Deekline Ed Solo
11. Green Light - Breakfastaz
12. Test the Bass (Attack Release Remix) - Break The Box
13. Show Me How Funky - ilLegal Content
14. Sound of Music - Deekline
15. Kick It - Breakfastaz
16. Push It Up - Urbani
17. Supafrequency - FREEFALL COLLECTIVE
18. Take Me Away - (Karl Sav Remix) Hyper
19. 50K - DEF Inc
20. Beat Myself Up - Plump DJs
21. Protest Dirty -  601
22. I Am Sweet feat. Pablo Decoder - Ctrl Z Remix Dylan Rhymes
23. Kung Fu Funk - Ctrl Z vs Screwface
24. In Breaks We Trust - Beatman and Ludmilla
25. Take A Chance (Kid Digital remix) - DAVIP
26. Naga - David Starfire

Peace 1 <3

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Mixcloud link - Session #59

Phat Beats on the Farm Session #59

Session #59 12th July 2019 

Getting the hang of mixing on the 1200's once again... It's amazing how we retain the ability to use equipment even when we have not used it for many years... Annoyingly my usual way of recording decided to go whack this week, so I have a lesser quality copy of the stream that was captured during the live stream. I feel it is still worthy of your ears... 


Direct Download -> Show #59
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

1. Into the Deep - Adham Shaikh
2. Ritual Actions - Isea-N
3. Serpents Tale - Medicine Drum
4. Shock Out - Lady Waks and Marten Horger
5. Mitsuko - Bushbaby
6. Pop Ya Virus - Stanton Warriors
7. Switched (Cutline Remix) - Mindflow
8. Total Recall (Eshericks Remix) - Afghan Headspin
9. Time Is Up - (Unsure of Artist)
10. Gangsta Shit - Doc Zee
11. Sun is Shining - Bob Marley - Smoke out Dubstep remix
12. Bitchcraft - Kahn, Commodo, Gantz
13. Soundclash - RACKNRUIN
14. Game Control - Freefall Collective
15. Lights (Bassnectar Remix) - Ellie Golding
16. Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix) - Deadmau5
17. Gold Dust (Prime Remix) - DJ Fresh
18. The Coming Storm - Freestylers
19. Outta Space - Deekline ft Top Cat
20. Got To Be You - Antiform
21. Mash It Up (Freefall Collective Remix) - KL2, Steppa Style
22. Love Your Life - Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought
23. Dilema (Plastic Shell Remix) - Pilot
24. Get Down (The Breakfastaz Remix) - Koma and Bones
25. All Your Love - Deekline & Wizard

Peace 1 <3

Saturday 6 July 2019

Mixcloud Link -Session #58

Mixcloud link...

Phat Beats on the Farm Session #58

Session #58 5th July 2019

Having not uploaded any shows in several months (literally) I feel I should apologise and also say Thank You to the few of you that follow any of my progress here. This year has been one of the hardest in my life, but also one of the best!

This set was streamed Live on 5th July 2019 making it the latest show to be aired.

I have recorded all of the previous shows, having the time to sort them all out might, realistically, not happen, but who knows. I can only try to get them up. What's the best that can happen?

I really enjoyed mixing this set, I am finally happy with the setup I have and everything seems to have clicked with how I am using it. I hope you enjoy the final outcome. There were lots of postive comments flying through the chatroom about it and I got goose bumps a few times during the performance. As with all the sets that any of the DJs that have been on our show, nothing is pre-planned, all on the fly mixing, tune selection etc


Direct Download -> Show #58
Get the Podcast -> iTunes

Will MD (aka Phat Farmer)

1. Hankering - Colombo
2. Zion - The Brainkiller
3. Unique 3 (Run Riot Remix) - Rocks The Bass
4. Show Me How Funky - ilLegal Content
5. Falling (Left/Right & Digital Pizza Remix) - Backdraft, Ebere
6. Symmetry (Viro & Rob Analyze Remix) - Isis Signum
7. Get Down (The Breakfastaz Remix) - Koma and Bones
8. Dusk 'Til Dawn - Stereo Type, Screwface, Ctrl Z
9. Sin (Instrumental) - Hybrid
10. Rhythm Prism - Hedflux
11. Enough Bong (Will MD Refix) - Mr Bong vs Enough Weapons
12. Ragga Tip - Deekline Ed Solo
13. The Sleeper - Phokus
14. Audium (Pio Beat Remix) - Optobot
15. Back 2 Basics (Davip Remix) - Mars & Motive feat. MC Profit
16. Rush Hour (Quadrat Beat Remix) - Breaking News
17. Mitsuko - Bushbaby
18. Lose Control (Guau Remix) - Arsa Ketoma
19. Bass Effex (Hedflux Remix) - Monk3ylogic
20. Isolate (Eshericks Remix) - Future Funk Squad, The Crystal Method
21. Venusia (Anarchy Rice Remix) - Electric Soulside
22. Luka - Beat Assassins
23. MSG (Karton Remix) - Afghan Headspin
24. Predator Clan - Electric Soulside
25. Put This Beat To Rest - Colombo
26. The Hotness - Beat Assassins feat. The Ragga Twins & Yolander
27. K2 - Aloka
28. Your Girl - Evil Nine
29. Superman (VIP) - Se7en Deadly Breaks
30. Tweaked Out - Splitloop
31. Actually - Odi Diaz
32. The Gravity - Afternoon Diesel

Peace 1 <3

Tuesday 2 July 2019

28th June 2019 Mix on Youtube...

Streamed live and recorded for your entertainment. 

Playlist found within the video. Enjoy

Monday 25 March 2019

15th March 2019 mix on YouTube...

Streamed Live on the one and only Check out 15th March Mix on youtube... 

The link for the mix will be up soon. I have a couple of other mixes to get uploaded as well. 

Thanks for being patient... in the mean time, I hope you enjoy this.

Peace 1 <3

Will MD aka Phat Farmer

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