Monday, 21 December 2009

Istanbul 2

Had a great time in Istanbul, thanks to everyone involved at undomondo for sorting out the trip. Had great fun hanging out with some great DJs/bloggers/promoters, including the great Turk/funk/psych DJ Baris K. Check out his Beats In Space mix here and watch out for his edits coming on vinyl.... I was also introduced to this guy on the link here - check him out! Apparently he things nothing of playing all night, at an intensity level shown in the video. I mean, look at that AK47 guitar! Apparently if we all shout loud enough he'll come and play in England, so is anyone up for it?? Let's start a campaign... (PS I can't embed this on the blog as Youtube is banned in Turkey and the link has been disabled. Either it's that or I'm a dumbass who can't work his computer properly...)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Istanbul This Weekend...

I'm playing in Istanbul this Friday and Saturday. Any suggestions of good record shops/restaurants/places to visit would be greatly welcomed! Details of the gigs here.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Psychedelic Videos 3

Here's another psych video for you - a trailer for 1968 film The Touchables, with soundtrack by 'Rainbow Chaser' phaze and strings legends Nirvana. Quite hard to get hold of, and the plot is 'thinner than a paper towel' according to a review on Imdb, but great plastic space bubble nonetheless.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Come Join Me on New Year's Eve!

It's a full moon on Thursday 31st Dec 2009, and Fantasy Island will be presenting 100% Balearic Beats at the amazing Camino restaurant, bar and courtyard in King's Cross to celebrate. I'll be playing alongside Cosmo, resident at NY's Loft and Body and Soul parties, one of favorite DJ's out there, and Latin Dub Soundsystem, a killer 12 piece latin outfit with brass section, flamenco and all sorts. Check them out here

It's £25 to get in, or £60 with full tasting menu in the restaurant. It runs from 8pm - 4am. Tickets will sell out, so get them quick! Get tickets here.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Time and Space Machine Podcast for Beats In Space


I’ve just completed a mix for ace NYC music site Beats In Space. It aired live on Tuesday and is now uploaded on their site here, You can download the mix here for a limited period.... 



1. Intro

2. The Alice Theme - Alice In Wonderland Cast Recording

3. Hombre - A T&SM Edit

4.Sitar Beat - Klaus Doldinger

5. Norwegian Wood - Circus

6. Big Wheel - A T&SM vs Cherrystones Edit

7. Give Peace A Chance – Johnny Harris

8. Rumplestiltskin - Alan Hawkshaw

9. Zig Zag Wanderer – Captain Beefheart

10. You Are The One - The Time & Space Machine

11. Fire & Water - A T&SM Edit

12. Jersey Thursday - A T&SM Edit

13. Trip Sideways - The Time & Space Machine

14. Set Phazer To Stun - The Time & Space Machine

15. Jetstream - Doves (The Time & Space Machine Mix)

Monday, 23 November 2009

New Time and Space Machine 12" out today

It's called 'You Are The One', it's on Tirk, it has Wildcat Will on drums, Luke Insect on visuals and a track called 'Mushroom Family' in there somewhere...
buy it at Piccadilly (Record Of The Week) or Phonica or Rough Trade or the Tirk store, amongst other fine record and digital emporiums...

The In Sound From Way Out - Perry and Kingsley Live!

Jean Jacques Perry and Gershon Kingsley made some great albums, but I never thought I'd get to see them play such studio based creations live. But here they are, on a 1966 US quiz show. Thanks to genius blog WFMU. The In Sound From Way Out track is about 7 minutes in.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

An Evening of Space Exploration in Manchester

If you are in Manchester on Friday December 11th be sure to pop in to the Deaf Institute where The Time and Space Machine play psych out tunes at the long-running Acoustik Anarkhy night. There's live sounds from Welsh psych-beat combo Race Horses and Manc/krautoid band Plank, plus residents Lego and Will. Tickets here. 9pm - 3am, £6 advance, £7 door. 

Thursday, 19 November 2009


All Aboard For Fantasy Island

I started a new monthly Balearic club in October called Fantasy Island. The club is at the ace Spanish restaurant and bar Camino in the Regent's Quarter in King's Cross, London, a stones throw from the Scala cinema where I used to hang out and watch all night psychedelic  B-movies as a teenager. It's got a massive bar, restaurant and courtyard, and gets busy from 8pm when we start. 

Last month kicked off with Cream/Space resident Andy Carroll guesting. This month's guests, on Friday 27th November, are Reverso 68, Pete Herbert and Phil Mison, famed for their top class white isle beats.

The club is on the last Friday of the month until March, including a big New Year's Eve party with Cosmo and Latin Dub Soundsystem. I've compiled a Fantasy Island CD compilation too, which is available free on the night to the first 100 guests, and includes A Mountain Of One, Coyote, Reverso 68, Deadstock 33's, Space and many more. I'm currently working on a couple of Fantasy Island podcasts, too, which I'll post here shortly.

Come on down from 8pm - 2am. The food is great, the beats 100% Balearic and the night is totally free to get in.

Viva Fantasy Island!
Camino, 3 Varniser's Yard,
Regent's Quarter
King's Cross
London N1 9FD.

8pm - 2am. Free. Map here

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Inside the Mynd of Luke Insect

Here's Luke Insect's sleeve for the new Time and Space Machine 12" 'You Are The One', out Monday 23rd November. It's his usual mynd-melting blend. For more great Luke Insect art, including prints, visit There's even talk of doing a limited print of this artwork - watch this space...

Kill 'Em All with Kelpe, Clock Opera, Jonjo, T&SM

I'm playing for Kill 'Em All at the Queen Of Hoxton this Friday, with DC's Kelpe and a host of others. Free before 10pm....

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Pete Fowler messes with your 'Head'

If you are in Brighton in late November, be sure to check out the 'Head' exhibition put together by Prescription Art. Diagonal play live at the opening on Nov 21st, well worth a look.

Silver Odyssey - Senses Working Overtime

This looks like a fine sensory experience..

Silver Odyssey creates an evening of fine dining and nightlife focusing on enhancing natural Euphoria through stimulation 
of the 5 senses. 

For people who want more of an experience from a night out. 

A sensationalised, five-course taster dinner will be served whilst you are being immersed in sound and visuals.

Stimulating the 5 Senses: 



TASTE – Dinner

TOUCH – Silver Odyssey Angels (7 min Indian head Massage)

SMELL – Oxygen (Fragrant Hit)

NEON Chatreuse shots: Color precisely halfway between green and yellow teritary on the HSV colour wheel. Produced under
supervision of monks, 130 herbal extracts.

Live at Nash Party Nottingham Podcast

You can get my live psych-into-Balearic podcast from the Nash showroom, Nottingham 10.10.09, right here...

... includes the first ever outing of The Time and Space Machine's 'Set Phazer To Stun'


Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
Le Responsible – Jacques Dutronc
I’m A Man – Wynder K Frog
Zig Zag Wanderer – Cpt Beefheart
All Day and All of the Night – The Kinks
Postcard – Shocking Blue
Steppin’ Stone – The Monkees
The Witch – The Rattles
Purple Haze – Jimmy Jones
She’s About A Mover – Sir Douglas Quintet
Just Dropped In – Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition
Shake – Shadows Of Night
I’ll Keep On Holding On – The Action
Nobody But Me – Human Beinz
Jumping Jack Flash – Wynder K Frog
Good Times – The Easybeats
Victoria – The Kinks
California Dreaming – The Calliope
Don’t Look Back – The Remains
Set Phazer To Stun – The Time and Space Machine
Jetstream – Doves (Time and Space Machine remix)
Uptown – Primal Scream (Weatherall mix)
Let The Music Use You – Nightwriters (Pharma Siblings Mix)
The Warriors remix
Tribulations – LCD Soundsystem
Cowgirl – Lemon Interupt
Ulysses – Franz Ferdinand (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve reanimation)
Killing – Jose Gonzales (remix)
Now Til 69 – The Shortwave Set – Aeroplane Remix
Findlay Brown – Losing The Will To Survive (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve reanimation)

Some Psychedelic Videos 2

Here's that Crazy Arthur Brown... used to see him wandering around Lewes. He played there recently and set fire to his head.

Some Psychedelic Videos...

Beau Brummells - Gentle Wandering Ways
Love the vocal and the fuzz... would love to make a Wizard's Sleeve track that sounds like this...

Forthcoming gigs....

Here's a list of forthcoming Time and Space Machine related gigs. There'll be some more Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve gigs posted here shortly too.

Friday 20th Nov – Kill ‘Em All @ Queen Of Hoxton, Shoreditch, with Golden Filters and Kelpe live. Free before 10pm, £4 on door thereafter... looks like a good 'un.

Friday November 27th – Fantasy Island with Phil Mison and Pete Herbert (Reverso 68). This is my new monthly Balearic night in Kings Cross, come on down... fantastic restaurant and bar (Bar Of The Year, Observer Food Monthly 2008), ace sounds til 2am, FREE!

Sat 28th Nov – Cargo - Modular Kaleidoscope Caravan night w/Annie, Django Django, Fenech Soler, White Fang, My Tiger My Timing. Ace line up.

Friday 4th Dec – Fantasy Island @ Big Chill Bar, Bristol. Taking the Balearic club out on it's first outing. Many more planned next year.

Friday 11th Dec – Akoustik Anarchy @ Deaf Institute, Manchester £5 with Race Horses and Plank live, plus DJs Lego and Will. £5 on the door... Really looking forward to this - will be playing the most mind melting psych I can find.

Sat 12th Dec - Shari Vari, Oslo, Norway. Top weekend! First of all psych in Manchester then Todd Terje's club in Oslo, with The Very Best playing live.

Thursday 31st December – Fantasy Island New Year’s Eve Special with DJ Cosmo, Latin Dub Soundsystem live. Come along for NYE - great live band, phenomenal DJ in my guest Cosmo - one of my favorite DJ's ever. Cosmo has the ability to mix any genre to suit the mood, very much like Harvey or her Loft compadre David Mancuso. I think she's criminally under-rated (outside of Loft/Body and Soul circles)... come see for yourself. Happy New Year!

Friday 22nd Jan – The Player, Soho, London. A new monthly Friday where I will be spinning mainly Soho mod music - Freakbeat, R'n'B, Sue Records, plus a smatter of psych and Balearic. Free before 11pm.

Friday 29th Jan – Fantasy Island with special guest Jon Marsh, the Beloved. Blimey, the Beloved eh? Can't get much more Balearic than that. And it's free...

Friday 19th Feb – The Player, Soho

Friday 26th Feb – Fantasy Island with special guest Mo Morris (A Mountain Of One) First 100 in get a free mix CD including my version of A Mountain Of One's 'Bones'...

Friday 19th March The Player, Soho

Friday 26th March – Fantasy Island with very special Ibiza resident guest tbc....

Friday 16th April – The Player, Soho

more to be posted as they come in

Set Phazer to Stun

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