I don’t know about you, but my list of music to listen to after the weekend we have just had is now to the moon and back! What a weekend that was. #GlastoAtHome
While the world is in anguish, the UK seems to have gone completely bonkers – it certainly has in Bournemouth. The rest of us are trying to work out how we can move to New Zealand where they seem to have it sorted.
That said, harmony is everything and wherever you are you can all tune in to these epic sets on Mixcloud , youtube or other platforms. The music scene has held it together more than ever throughout this time. There is an economic drive now to push the world back into a working order, yet it is the ‘artists’ in this world who are really struggling right now as all the events and festivals have been cancelled. Yet what just happened there? Did we all just get access to 3 days of unbelievably incredible music, by ‘artists!?’ Yes!
The Glade put on a relentless few days thanks to Biff Mitchell and his team. They began on Friday and devoted the entire day to Andrew Weatherall who sadly passed away in February 2020.
His departure took us all very much by surprise. The Glade created a Mixcloud “Fail We May, Sail We Must” and released a series of sets to kick off what should have been the 50th Anniversary weekend of Glastonbury 2020. While the land is basking in sunshine, beauty and space, the airwaves are vibrating with so much sound.
Link to the tribute mix cloud HERE The rest of the weekend from this legendary stage brought sets from System 7, Tristan, Eat Static, Regan, Nick Warren, Youth, Dave Beer, Greg Dread. Spoilt for choice. Check it out:
Barry Ashworth – Dub Pistols who has been delivering live DJ sets throughout lockdown, took to facebook to urge everyone to still join together through music. Even though he was missing his usual Glastonbury shows at the Glade stage, he made the effort to keep up the vibes. Barry’s sell out festival “Mucky Weekender” has been a great success and he did a “Mucky Weekender Sunday Take Over” session with the company of Doorly, Jon Carter & Krafty Kuts.
Barry has also been campaigning for mental health charity “Tonic” and will be strapping himself to a plane to ‘wing walk’. He has persuaded a group of others to do the same. More on that and you can donate HERE
This online festival had a ticket donation system so you ”donate what you can” and all the money to be split between the artists in equal measure. Pretty amazing to be honest. The line up was phenomenal. Gaudi, DJ Tristan, Robert Babicz, Dickster, Grouch, Laughing Buddha, Pogo, Kaya Project, Regan, Tongue & Groove, DJ Ipcress, I mean the list was endless. 72 hours of sounds from artists located around the world. The visuals all extremely slick too.
The Egg‘s Ned & Maff Scott made a guest appearance on the BBC news. Ned & Maff’s father was at the first ever Glastonbury and the two brothers have been loyal performers at this famous event.
The new track “Good Summer – The Egg Remix” from the new Youth + Gaudi “Astronaut Alchemists (Remixes)” album, has proven to be a bit of a favourite this Summer 2020. (It’s a great album by the way. Mixes by Kuba, Gabriel Le Mar on there too…) We have seen some clips of a lovely animation for their music video. Fun festival vibes coming along. You can see it HERE
Norman Jay MBE took to social media and did his first online live set since before lockdown. In his own words: “Even though there was no live crowd present, if felt absolutely fantastic to be back behind the decks in a public space once again. It was also my first ever #livestream gig.”
Well, here’s to more of this until we can all dance and party together again. Carl Cox, Danny Rampling, Seb Fontaine, Greg Dread, The Orb, Coldcut – The vibes. The tribe.
It’s all good. Whatever chaos is going on out there, it’s fun in here.
Stay safe everyone.
LET MUSIC BE YOUR TRIBE