After two months holed up in Dali we finally set off south yesterday and into Laos. Dali provided a welcome break on our long push to Australia as well as plenty of opportunities to relax, DJ, eat amazing food and not to mention the great people we enjoyed good times with.
So long Dali, thank you. Thank you Vivi for having us. Thank you Scott and Carl and all you Bad Monkey crew for our DJ residency. Thank you Chenli and Charlie for putting up with us. Be careful Andy, no really, be safe. Nice partying with you Peter, get well soon Fabrizio. Good luck with the dancing Saphire. Look after that english lad Hao. Bye bye Juan. Good luck Sam and farewell YoYo, look after each other. A gallery of good times in Dali…
Posted in Food, Music, Random, Travel
Tagged Art Ink Guesthouse, Bad Monkey, Beetles Guesthouse, China, Chronic Jizz, Dali, DJing, Food, Music, Party, Richie Secret, Slackbanta, travel
I arrived with Nina in Dali a month ago. It was clear when we did our last budget check-in that we had overspent a bit getting here. We decided that we could only stay in China if there was a way to sustain ourselves. We had also heard that DJs from London get paid pretty well here. The London Underground Tour of China was born.
London Underground Tour
I played a couple of paid gigs here in Dali at the Bad Monkey. The days in between have been mostly spent preparing a bio to present to clubs and venues, artwork for flyers and posters, recording mixes and burning CD’s, both for promotion and to sell. Now that Paul has arrived we have contacted many clubs and venues and arranged a bunch of dates over the coming busy period of Christmas and New Year.
3 to choose from
Unfortunately there are only two of the crew here but it feels nice to spread the Slackbanta vibe into the Middle Kingdom and hopefully onto South East Asia. Here’s the dates so far;
24/12 PRIVATE PARTY, DALI
24/12 BAD MONKEY, DALI
25/12 BAD MONKEY, DALI
28/12 THE MASK, KUNMING
29/12 TBC. KUNMING
31/12 DRAGONFLY, CAICUN
01/01 DRAGONFLY, CAICUN
02/01 THE CLUB (TBC), KUNMING
04/01 THE SHELTER (TBC), KUNMING
12/01 THE CAMEL, KUNMING
And here’s one of my more chilled out mixes…
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Tagged Bad Monkey, China, Christmas Day, Chronic Jizz, Dali, DJ, DJs, Dragonfly, Dub, Dubwise Sunrise, Electro, Electronic Music, Jungle, Kunming, London Underground, New Years Eve, Party, Reggae, Richie Secret, Slackbanta, Techno, The Camel, The Club, The Mask, Tour, Xmas Eve
Live set recorded on Saturday night at Beglika Fest, Bulgaria… Enjoy.
And a few pictures from the festival…
Posted in Appropriate Technology, Environment, Food, Music, Permaculture, Random, Travel
Tagged BalkanEP, Beglika, Breaks, Bulgaria, Dub, Festival, Folk, Gypsy, Melodica, Music, Psy, Reggae, Richie Secret, Rodopi Mountains, Seed Swap
To all friends, family, fellow travellers, nomads, gypsies and festival freaks. We have just got news that I will be playing the main stage, saturday night at the Beglika Festival in Bulgaria. 17-19 August. If you just happen to be around (ha ha) then come join us for a right good old knees up…
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Tagged Arabica, August, Beglika, Bulgaria, Dub, Festival, Folk, Fusion, Gypsy, Richie Secret, travel, World