Archive for June, 2011

Mick’s Mix Tonight!

Tonight is the return of Mick’s Mix at The Gallery (formerly Abode), bringing you the best in Funk, Soul, Reggae, Blues, Afro Beat and bits of everything in between. Mick’s Mix is every other Wednesday with Herbal Sessions DJs taking the alternate midweek. Check the mix to get you in the mood for tonight.


MOF Band at Beat-Herder

Just a reminder that the Mind On Fire Band will be at Beatherder this weekend. The festival kicks off on Friday with the band playing at 2pm on Saturday.

Beatherder 2011

Mind On Fire DJs at Soundwave 2011

This “summer” has already seen an abundance of activity for everyone at MOF, including, amongst other things our showcases at Sounds From The Other City and FutureEverything and the bands shows at Eurocultured, Hendre Hall, Friends Of Mine and the Caulbearers E.P launch a few weeks back.

In addition to the last 2 band shows planned for 2011 at Beatherder and Kendal Calling, MOF Djs in the shape of Woli Wols, Loga and Zoir will be representing at this years Soundwave Festival in Croatia. The band wont be there as with last year but tickets are still available for Thursday night boat party with Heducation and Taste The Difference so get involved.

Here is a taster of last year if you needed anymore encouragement.

SOUNDWAVE CROATIA 2010 from Jack Whiteley on Vimeo.


Mind on Fire Band at Kendal Calling

This July the Mind on Fire Band will be heading to the Lake District to play the Riot Jazz tent at Kendal Calling festival! We’ll be playing on the Sunday evening and there is some great stuff on all weekend including Paper Tiger, Go Go Penguin, Extra Love, Honey Feet and of course the mighty Riot Jazz Brass Band. Check out the Riot Jazz promo video below, and check the Kendal Calling website for the full lineup across all stages.



kendal calling logo

kendal calling

Hip Hop Chip Shop. Shop.

The Hip Hop Chip Shop, the best plaice for all your hip hop satire needs, have launched a delicious menu of Chip Shop merch. Check the site for t-shirts, MF Doom Masks and more, including the most useful of all – hip hop greetings badges. I went for the homie hug.


hip hop chip shop greetings badges

greeting badges

We would like to bring your attention to a great EP from Herbal Sessions’ Raikes Parade, who has been on our radar for some time, having featured on our Hear No Evil compilation last year and recently playing the MOF Records Dulcimer session. ‘Blunted in the Bedroom’ is a great taster of what Raikes is about, from dusty instrumental hip hop through to blissed out dub and electronica. Check it out and buy it below, and you can also hear the Raikes Parade tune from our Hear No Evil compilation on the Mind on Fire soundcloud page.

Blunted In The Bedroom








Collaboration Dub-Rakies Parade and Relic by MindonFire

PYC Sessions Compilation

Check out this free download compilation from Manchester’s Pyongyang City Sessions.  Seven tracks by Manchester producers Bay, Cykl, Elsewhere and Stickman. The PYC Sessions site is well worth checking out too so head over and have a look see.


Cykl, Stickman, Elsewhere, Bay









Dub & Bass Afterlife

After todays Parklife festivities Contact Theatre is the place to be with Dub & Bass wheeling their system out for a night of heavy bass. After hosting Trojan Sound System’s Earl Gateshead and Tippa Irie at Eurocultured they return to Contact for a night with a local feel. Selectors from Mind On Fire, Neighbourhood, Longshot, Red Eye and Nucleus Roots join the boys from Dub Smugglers and Dub Conductor on the decks from 10 til 4am.
The Very Best of DUB n BASS (so far)! by Dub Smugglers

MOF band @ Parklife festival this weekend

MOF band @ Parklife

MOF band @ Parklife

This weekend sees Parklife festival running over two days at Platt feilds. Apart form a steller line up including Doom, DJ Shadow, Mount Kimbe, Gradmaster Flash, Riot Jazz and Hudson Mohawke our very own Mind On Fire band will be playing on the Sunday.Lets hope the Manchester sun stays out for the weekend.

So tonight sees the Mind On Fire Band support the Caulbearers as part their E.P launch party at Islington Mill. Doors are at 8pm with the band on at 10pm. If you missed our earlier post about this with a tasters of all 4 tracks from  Caulbearers “More Lie Deep” E.P we will indulge you again. Also check the Mind On Fire Band’s recently recorded demo and read an interview in City Life with Caulbearer’s Damien Mahoney.

Sampler – 4 track EP ‘More Lie Deep’ by caulbearers

Mind On Fire Band At Bakery Studios by The Mind on Fire Band