Archive for June, 2009

Mind on Fire @ Drum Music in July!

Yes yes… its been on the cards for some time, Mind on Fire are proud to announce that we will be hosting the downstairs at Saki Bar for the next Drum Music session. Long time collaborators and admirers of DM in their various forms, we are extremely excited to finally be throwing a party with them, there will be  improvised jam sessions and live hip hop, with DJs playing the best in electronica, future beats, funk, reggae and jungle.

The line up for the MOF room is looking like this:


DJ OMAS ft. DAYSIS (At Large / Atrial Phoniks)


Event page, links and more info coming very soon. But mark the date in your diary.

SAKI BAR, Wilmslow Rd/Moss Lane

Mad Ferret thanks… and some bad news.

A massive thank you to everyone who came checked our stage at mad ferret festival last weekend, we should have some audio and video footage up very soon. We should have some exclusive tracks by Denis Jones in the next few weeks as well.

2 bits of really bad news now….

PREFUSE 73 has cancelled most of the UK dates in his upcoming European tour, citing “financial reasons”… We’re really gutted as we think we’d put together a great lineup, but hopefully we’ll re-arrange at some point. All tickets can be refunded at point of sale.

It is with massive disappointment that we announce the cancellation of LAST MAN STANDING this weekend. For reasons totally beyond our control, issues with the venue have meant that the party cannot take place. We searched for last minute alternatives to no avail, and are still keen to get a little something sorted as a thank you to everyone who bought tickets… Theres plenty on this weekend – including Drum Roots at Deaf Institute – and a couple of summer solstice parties so keep your ears to the ground. We’re totally devastated, and will do everything we can to get another one sorted in the near future…Tickets will be refunded from the point of purchase… shops are doing refunds, ticketline will automatically transfer funds, and we will transfer by paypal for all tickets bought through We can only apologize, thanks for your understanding…


MOF on Mad Ferret Groovement Special

Mind On Fire appeared on Groovement radio ths Sunday just passed to talk about all things MOF related and our stage at this years Mad Ferret festival. Click the picture below to be taken to the podcast and if all you want to hear is our dulcet tones skip to around 1hour 44mins in.

All New Downloads and Mix

If you came to see Onra and Martyn at Mint Lounge a few weeks back, those of you with an inquisitive ear will have noticed that there were a few other folk on the bill that were worth the entrance fee alone. Amongst these were Synkro and Caulbearers who both absolutely smashed it in their own rights.

Synkro is known for his tight, bass heavy, garage influenced productions but the track featured here Winter is a bit of a departure from that sound. Exclusive to “Winter” is a melancholic beat just in time for summer 🙂

Caulbearers are on the other side of the spectrum here. A 10 piece live funk band from Single Cell Collective playing raw, passionate funk music. There are 2 tracks available to download from their page but the song here “Intro Demo” is a good introduction to their sound.

As well as this we have 2 more exclusive tracks from Synkro’s label mate at Midset, Indigo. After giving us 3 exclusives earlier on in the year when he played at The Deaf Institute with Lukid 2 more follow now with Shining Down and What time continuing with his techno influenced, echo chamber dub sound.

As well as all of this there are new pages for Omas and UnderBaud who contribute What Your Looking For and City Lights respectively here.

Before I sign off for now let me tell you about the latest mix available for download. This is a live set by Dan Nation from the back room of Mint Lounge on the Onra/Martyn show. If you missed it on the night, or weren’t there at all (tut, tut) now is your chance to get your ears around it so click the image below and crank your speakers y’all.

Thanks and Upcoming Events

First off thank a massive thank you to everyone who came down to any or all of our events in May, it was a very busy month for us all, and my my it was lovely to see you. As well as our events at Sounds From The Other City, Futuresonic and a final show in the series at Deaf Institute the Mind On Fire Jam Band played at Eurocultured, Whalley Range Festival, SFTOC, May Day, May Day at Saki Bar and also a Futuresonic Fringe event at The Afewe in Hulme.

We now have 3 massive events before we take a well earned little summer breather, starting next Friday (12th June) at the second annual Mad Ferret Festival where we will be programming the band stand stage from 5 til 11. Check full line ups and details right here.

A week later (20th+21st June) it is our coach trip to the valleys for Last Man Standing 2. Think soundsystem in a barn, BBQ and Cocktails with Tipis to rest your weary heads. Oh, thats not mentioning DJs from DRSS, Drum Music, Hectic Harmoniz, Herbal Sessions, Hoya Hoya and Mindset Recordings.

And last, but certainly not least is a show which has had everyone here at Mind On Fire pretty much foaming at the mouth. In collaboration with our friends at WOTGODFORGOT we are bringing not only Prefuse 73 over on July 15th, but wih him Dimlite and Diamond Watch Wrists who are a band comprised of Prefuse and Zach Hill of Hella and often feature, amongst others, Tyondai Braxton of Battles. As if this wasn’t enough we have local support from Borland, Woli Wols, Denis Jones and Illum Sphere. See you at the Ruby Lounge on the 15th July then……………….BUY TICKETS HERE

TNC Video

Check this video out for the TNC track “Dirty Old Man” and LOL or ROFL at it is as the kids say on t’internet. Then come check TNC perform with MOF Jam Band at Mad Ferret Festival next Friday the 12th of June.