A few good things came out of last night’s trip to the O2 to see Si and Hal performing with Dizzee Rascal
1. working out that if you tell the O2 car park attendants you’re off to the cinema you can bypass the hefty £25 parking fee and gaining access to the much more reasonable £3 per two-hour ‘other car-park’; 2. seeing Lilly Allen start a fight in the audience by pointing out her boyfriend’s location to a wearily pissed bunch of Kent idiots, and 3. hearing this classic between the live sets;
Shy FX’s superb remix of The Terrorist ‘The Chopper’ has long been in the record box – pre-digital pre-CD – and will now be making a well deserved comeback in all TYP DJ sets where applicable (open minded good-times audience need only apply)
I’m currently working as musical director for Dizzee Rascal’s upcoming performance at the BBC Electric Proms. We’re looking for some mental ideas for how to perform the tracks in surprising and exciting ways. This harmonica / beatbox performance of Bonkers by Son of Dave is definitely an inspiration and is a great example both of how a good song will work in a totally different performance style, and that loop based solo performances can transcend novelty acts to be a really creative performance medium.