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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Young Offenders' Institute - KCLSU

I was hoping to be writing a post today about the mammoth 5 hour DJ set I was due to do yesterday afternoon at the Young Offenders' Institute event as part of Fresher's Week for King's College London. But unfortunately, it didn't quite work out that way.

The event was being held in a marquee on the South Bank of the Thames and, what became apparent pretty quickly was that marquee floors (especially the second floor) are pretty wobbly, and when you have several people running excitedly around a ping pong table, it makes the floor very wobbly. So the massive stack of vinyl (two full record bags and a big case of 7"s) were redundant, and the ipod (how did we ever cope before that???) came into its own.

I'd planned to use the five hours to run through a musical odyssey of student-friendly music, starting off with some great old rock stuff (Stones/Beatles/Who/Hendrix, garage & psych rock, Southern rock, that kind of thing), then move it forward via Bowie and the like into some punk, post-punk and New Wave, then go on to a couple of hours of bang up-to-date indie (Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Grizzly Bear, Kings Of Leon, Hot Chip). Next stop would be some of the brilliant alt.electro that's coming out - MSTRKRFT, Major Lazer, Santogold, M.I.A., N.A.S.A and then finish off with some classic hip hop.

All of that though will have to wait for another day, and all that remains is for me to thank Girl Talk for keeping everyone amused when I was unable to. There's always next time...

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