Monday, 6 December 2010

On the Grid

I really enjoyed Tron. Saw it at the weekend at a preview and wasn't at all disappointed. I suppose it helps that the first words in the movie were 'The Grid' and it's about someone who has been living in the Grid for 20 years - I can empathize!

I'm not sure if the Grid (the band...) were directly influenced by the original Tron; I can't remember thinking about Tron when we named the band. We had two names we were thinking of using. We were either going to be called the Grid or...the Matrix! Damn that pre-cognition...

Anyway see Tron in the best movie house you can find, IMAX preferably, and dive in. It's pure techno.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Stussy/Time and Space Machine T-Shirt collaboration debuts this month

The new Stussy/Time and Space Machine range of T-Shirts is available this month. Designed by Luke Insect they feature iconic T+SM designs and a Stussy/Time and Space Machine logo. Get them via Colette in Paris, here

Saturday, 6 November 2010

New Remix Compilation: 'New Masters Volume Two' (Nang)

I have a new album out on Nov 29th on Nang Records. It's Volume 2 of their 'New Masters' series (Volume 1 was Bottin). It's a compilation of a handful of Time and Space Machine remixes, of a psych/Balearic variety. Probably more Balearic than psychedelic, mind.... but all seen through T+SM remix spectacles. Tracklist as follows...

1.Woolfy Vs Projections - Neeve [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
2.A Mountain Of One - Bones [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
3.Space - Carry On, Turn Me On [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
4.Visti and Meyland - Stars [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
5.Bastila - Ghosts [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
6.Yellow Moon Band - Polaris [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
7.Psychic Sherpa - Different Light [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
8.Sorcerer - Chemise [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
9.Pollyn - This Little Night [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
10.The Mummers - March Of The Dawn [The Time And Space Machine Mix]
11.City Reverb - Ghetto Glamour [The Time And Space Machine Mix]

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New Time and Space Machine album

Today is the first day of recording the second Time and Space Machine album. We're in Strongroom studio 1 in East London, with Wildcat Will laying down a bunch of drum tracks. The grooves are sounding good.... more news as it comes....

Friday, 17 September 2010

New Mixes Up On Soundcloud

I'm beginning to post a bunch of tracks on Soundcloud. There will be a mix of old, rare and new material going up. Check it out here.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

New Mixes of The Grid's Floatation

New mixes of the Grid's 'Floatation' are now playing here at myspace. The mixes are by Prins Thomas, Round Table Knights, Slof Man and the Grid. Out in September on New State. The Slof Man mix is below....

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Come Join Me In Ibiza...

Join me in Ibiza on 24th August for a journey through the senses.... taste, hear, touch, smell and see the Silver Odyssey experience in an amazing setting... check the website for details.

Monday, 12 July 2010

DJing in A Massive Balloon

Ere I'm DJing in a massive inflatable balloon in Stratford Park E15 tomorrow if you are about. We're going to put a load of white helium balloons in it so it looks like a snowstorm. Will be debuting the new Grid 'Floatation' mixes and some 'Set Phazer To Stun' mixes too. 6 til about 9, free!

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New mixes for The Grid and The Time and Space Machine

Expect a flurry of new mixes for the Grid's 'Floatation' and the Time and Space Machine's 'Set Phazer To Sun' before the summer is out.

The Grid 'Floatation' mixes are by Prins Thomas, Slof Man and Round Table Knights, and are of the downtempo/cosmic disco, dubstep and house variety, backed with a new version of the tune by The Grid. Out in August on New State.

The Time and Space Machine 'Set Phazer To Stun' mixes are by Bottin and Sioux City Boys Club, backed with a new, extended Time and Space Machine mix. Out on Tirk late summer.

More news on these as they start emerging....

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Friday, 18 June 2010

Fanfarlo Remixes

I've recently completed a couple of Time and Space Machine mixes for the band Fanfarlo. The tracks are 'Atlas', which is a bonus on the new Twilight soundtrack album, and new single 'Fire Escape', which is out on July 12th and also features mixes by Dave Sitek, the Horrors and Toro Y Moi. Catch 'em live at Glastonbury and at the Serpentine Sessions in London's Hyde Park on July 1st. The Time and Space Machine mix of 'Altas' is playing now on the Time and Space Machine myspace.

Friday, 4 June 2010

New Mix for FACT

I've done a new mix for FACT magazine, which you can download here.... 'twenty of the strangest cuts you'll find on a mix all year', according to FACT. 

1. The Loaded Angels – Aquarius Rising (from ‘Jack The Tab’)
2. Alan Hawkshaw – Rumplestiltskin
3. Warm Sounds – Nite Is A Coming
4. Jaqueline Tiaeb – 7 Heures
5. Jabberwocky – Alice OST
6. George Romanos – Two Little Hours
7. River Theme (T+SM Edit)
8. All Along The Watchtower – Savage Grace
9. Prelude – The Millenium
10. Zoltan The Mynd Reader
11. Fine Jung Thing – The Electric Flag
12. The Oud and the Fuzz – John Berberian
13. Love Like A Man – Helmuth Brandenburg
14. Hard Time – A Time and Space vs Cherrystones edit
15. The March Of The Chessmen – AliceOST
16. Tarot Theme – Andrew Bown
17. Buffalo Roam (T+SM Edit)
18. June – Nirvana
19. Bonus
20. Bernard Fevre – New From Tomorrow (T+SM Mix)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The Trip Festival

I'm playing at the Trip Festival in Wales next Friday - details here. They are also running a competition... name as many tracks on the BTWS psych mix I have put on their site and win a one on one Tarot reading with me at the festival. Details here. Let's go trippin'!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


This Thursday, 20th May, I'm participating in a talk about the short film 'Hope' that I supplied the soundtrack for, a remixed version of The Time and Space Machine's 'Mushroom Family'. 

The film recently won best music video at the London Independent Film Festival. I'll be talking at the Lighthouse in Islington, London, alongside the film's director Mike London.

Details and a short video about the project are here.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

MGMT on Letterman

Capes, staring, songs about Eno.... what more can you ask for?

You Tube Astral Headspace

The gang at Astral Headspace have uploaded a bunch of Time and Space Machine tracks to youtube. Check out Astral Headspace for all manner of psychedelic videos and sounds.....

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

This Week I Have Mostly Been Listening To...

Iggy and Suicide live in Hammersmith

Deerhunter in session on 6 Music – staggering. Go see ‘em on tour if you are in the UK or other parts of Europe this month.

Brainticket ‘Black Sand’

Cayleb People

Weird audio letters on WFMU

My mix of Bryan Ferry ‘Alphaville’

Leo Zero’s mix of Bryan Ferry ‘Alphaville’

Systems music

Wire – ‘Map Reference’

‘Psych Bites – Australian Acid Freakrock 1967 – 1974’ CD

One sided coloured vinyl 12” of MGMT ‘Siberian Breaks’

Ithaca ‘A Game for All Who Know’ CD reissue of stupidly rare album

John Adams, after hearing it’s fine useage in the Tilda Swinton film ‘I Am Love’

Washed Out

Brian Eno ‘Here He Comes’

The new mix of the Grid’s ‘Floatation’ (New State)

Caribou ‘Swim’

Free Enery ‘Stuck On Nothing’


These New Puritans

Starlings ‘Club Scene’

Rob Thievery Corporation’s new psychedelic project Psychic Sherpa

Saddar Bazaar ‘Garden Of Essence’

Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve ‘Door To Tomorrow’

Monday, 26 April 2010

Stop Making Sense In London and Croatia

I'm playing at the Stop Making Sense Festival that is taking place in Croatia on 3/4/5th September this year, alongside the likes of Carl Craig, Theo Parrish, Optimo, Django Django and many more. I've not been before but rumour has it that Petrcane in Croatia is like Ibiza, but cheaper. And with a line-up like this, you're more likely to hear some great music... For the full line up visit
Nearer to home, I'm playing a Stop Making Sense warm up at Notting Hill Arts Club in London this Friday (April 30th - see above). 
All aboard for the Boat Party!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Rough Trade bonus CD Tracklisting

Here it is...

The Time and Space Machine – Rough Trade podcast


1.  Tomorrow Never Knows (edit) – Junior Parker

2.  Fire and Water – A T+SM Edit

3.  Tales Of Brave Ulysses – Rotary Connection

4.  Cedars – A T+SM Edit

5.  Tiger – Brian Auger

6.  Ego Trip - Ultimate Spinach

7.  Ma Mari Huana – The Sub

8.  Koi Basti - Anonymous

9.  Pulsar – A T+SM Edit

10.                Stoned Out Of It - John Fitch and Associates

11.                Hombre – A T+SM edit

12.                Baby I Need You – Curiosity Shoppe

13.                Road To Nowhere – Version

14.                A Meditation Mass Pt 1 – Yatha Sidra

15.                Fly – JK and Co

16.                Bernard Fevre – New From Future (The Time and Space Machine mix)

Get this CD free when you buy the album at Rough Trade, here

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Get the Time and Space Machine/Silver Columns mix for free

The Time and Space Machine mix of Silver Column's 'Cavalier' can be downloaded at FACT magazine for one week only, here.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Rough Trade bonus CD tracklisting

I'll be posting the tracklisting for the Rough Trade bonus CD up here tomorrow morning. Sorry it's a bit late; been recording Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve string section and it slipped my mynd....

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Album Of The Week at Rough Trade

The Time and Space Machine 'Set Phazer To Stun' is album of the week at Rough Trade. Check it out here.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The Time and Space Machine London Album Launch Party

Come on down and celebrate the release of the T+SM album in London..... 7pm -4am, kicks off with a screening of the Pink Floyd soundtracked 'More', then T+SM designer and beat freak Luke Insect on the decks, Notorious Hi Fi Killers Live, Leo Elstob aka Leo Zero DJing then some Time and Space DJ/audio visual delights.... Friday 16th April, The Camp, 70-74 City Rd EC1. Don't worry about tickets or guest list.... it's free! 
Join the facebook group here.

A Podcast, a mixtape and some reviews...

Here’s a few bits and pieces floating around in cyberspace, mainly relating to the new Time and Space Machine album….

-   Nerdy Frames Auckland piece here

-   Data Transmission podcast here

- The Line Of Best Fit Top 10 mixtape here

- Pig Magazine Italy review here

- La Gazette De Berlin review here

more podcasts, mixtapes etc to follow soon....

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Resident Advisor Review

Resident Advisor review the Time and Space Machine album 'Set Phazer To Stun' here.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Follow Me On Mixcloud

I'm just starting to upload a few mixes to mixcloud. You can find them here. More to follow shortly...

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Belgium Calling...

Here's the first review of the Time and Space album. In Dutch. I gather they like it but aren't too sure about the cover of Neil Young's 'After The Goldrush'...

Friday, 19 February 2010

New Time and Space Machine/Silver Columns remix

I've just completed a fairly electronic mix for mysterious Moshi Moshi duo Silver Columns. The duo were outed this week as Adem and Johnny from The Picktish Trail, after months of speculation. The revelation is not exactly Kiss Unmasked, but I'm looking forward to their forthcoming Hi-NRG drenched album. Download my remix of 'Cavalier' here.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Tonight Let's All Make Love In London

My piece on psychedelia, with ace artwork from Pete Fowler, is here. Pete's 'Making Of The Artwork' video is here. Tonight Let's All Make Love In London!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Time and Space Machine album: Coming soon on Tirk

The debut album, 'The Time and Space Machine', comes out on Tirk in March. Details here and here.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Roscoe Revisited

The Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve mix of Midlake's 'Roscoe' is to get a limited edition vinyl release this month courtesy of Nottingham's 'Is It Balearic?' label. The vinyl run will be limited to 500 copies, and will be in one sided, etched 10 inch format. Surprisingly the track has never been out on vinyl before. Order it here, quick before it disappears forever.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Life In Asia

Being driven round Milan at high speed last year, I was somewhat soothed by the FM radio show that was blaring out late that Friday night. The show was called 'Life In Asia', on Lifegate radio, and was hosted by Italian actress and director Asia Argento. Asia's selections were spot on, and her beguiling  voice drew me in to a world that is totally her own. I found links to many of the shows here; there's a lot of themed stuff (music for films, Elvis) and a few guests (Ladytron); it's always interesting at the very least, and is sometimes totally mesmerising radio.I was even going to ask her to record some spoken word passages for the new Time and Space Machine album, but didn't get round to it. Maybe next time... 

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Got A Spare Week Or Two?

If so, may I direct you to ubuweb. It's a site that has endless spoken word archives, from beat poets to Dali interviews, a massive video archive and tons of essays on art and culture. A phenomenal resource. Addictive!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Currently Listening To....

On a Sunday. In no particular order...

JJ, 'Ecstacy'
Holly Miranda 'Waves'
Small Black 'Despicable Dogs'
Django Django 'Storm'
Andrew Weatherall 6 Music Hogmanay show
Starlings 'Sirens'
Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve 'Door To Tomorrow'
Brion Gysin '3 Permutations'
Silver Columns 'Cavalier'
Pharao Black Magic
Washed Out 'New Theory'
Bryan Ferry 'Alphaville'
John Cale, 'Paris 1919'
Gatekeeper 'Visions'

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Galactic Ramble

Don't know if you've seen this, but Galactic Ramble is one hell of a reference book for late 60's/early 70's UK vinyl spotters. Over 3000 albums are reviewed, alongside NME, Melody Maker etc reviews from when the albums came out. It's a classy piece of work, with a wide range of UK albums covered, from the rarest Vertigo swirl to the most out-there freakbeat and acid folk, plus all the big names fully covered as well. Many previously looked over works are re-appraised (second Mighty Baby album anyone?) and some rare-as-hen's-teeth albums are given their true worth (ie heavily overvalued). Great reviews, top tens, colour sections, vintage adverts and the like. Pure joy for the bespoke vinyl lover. More about this excellent work, which is priced at £30, here.