Tag Archive: 5th Birthday

MOF Band videos!

A couple of videos from last year’s MOF 5th birthday party at Islington Mill, featuring the Mind on Fire band, have surfaced on YouTube, so I thought I would throw a link up on here. Filmed and Edited by Ed Lill, you can find them on our YouTube Channel MindOnFireMCR.

The Return of Reggae Thursdays!     2010-02-03

After a brief hiatus, Longshot Soundsystem‘s regular session at Saki returns and Mind on Fire will be part of a vast and inimitable team of residents. Check out the details for the 1st event here, and click the image below for more info!

February 18th sees MOF DJs Loga, Zoir and DJ Scalp repping it with Jackie O Massive. Free entry every time, come down!

As the final part of our 5th birthday celebrations we are releasing a 17 track compilation, available for digital download here at www.mindonfire.co.uk. It will soon be available to download in zip format but for now members of the site can listen to or download each track indivdually right here.

1. Waratah Blossom – OG Spurious Scholars
2. Jungle Brothers Remix – Danny Drive Through
3. Etherial – Kane Testrack
4. Dub Down – Bakery Studios
5. Calling – Woli Wols feat. Martin Connor
6. True Love – Neko Neko
7. Mr. Smith’s Dream – DJ Mischief
8. Saving Skin – To Sophia
9. Music To Wash Your Balls To – TNC
10. <:;-) – From The Kites Of San Quentin
11. Just Gotta Be Me – Omas
12. I Tried – Parkertron
13. Massed – Prefoma
14. Dark Matter – DAYSE & AVER
15. Wildlife – Borland
16. Soulstice – Tsantsa
17. Nadir – CZUK

MOF: A 5 year retrospective…

Mind on Fire stalwart, and international man of mystery, Pythagoras Smith has written some very kind and funny words about the 5 years weve been doing this stuff in his blog. We were touched, and decided to re-post it on here too. Click below!

Thank Yous and this Friday!

Massive massive thanks to everyone who came down to Islington Mill on Saturday to celebrate with us. We were overwhelmed by how many turned up, and everyones comments and presents. What an amazing party eh? I imagine will be doing another party in the mill again sometime soon, as we got through a week’s bar stock!

Next up we have a few shows with the MOF Band, the first one down at the Salutation this Friday for Duckhunt vs. Mind on Fire. Then 28th at Saki with Pit Pony, and shows at Neighbourhood and Norvun Devolution in November.

And just to say another massive thank you to everyone who voted for our umbro application. We made it through the first round of shorltisting, and should find out some more info this week :) .

Lots of Love and Birthday Cake,

Mind on Fire


Believe it or not 5 years have passed since all of us at MOF organised our first shindig at the Music Box, and to celebrate this momentus occasion we have a full month of events, appearances and downloadable treats from www.mindonfire.co.uk for you all to enjoy.

The month goes a little something like …………………

THURSDAY 1st – To kick things off for the month, the first of what will be a monthly 1 hour PODCAST will be available for download at www.mindonfire.co.uk. Expect top tunes from local acts and selections from various members of the collective.

FRIDAY 2nd – Will see us back at SAKI BAR for Neighbourhood #02. If your a fan of Reggae and Hip Hop and you missed the first one now is your time to atone for this mistake.

SATURDAY 3rd – MOF resident Djs will be appearing at THE NOOK in Chorlton supporting an appearance from Barcelona based electronic artist Tulis Rennie. Click on the link for more details

FRIDAY 9th – Come down to ODDER for the first of a weekly session with MOF residents Woli Wols and Loga, who will be spinning soulful and funky party sounds all night.

THURSDAY 15th – Will be the first of a new weekly MOF night at ODDEST in Chorlton and we are taking a trip back in time with retro computer games projected onto the big screens. So if you fancy a mid week blast on Street Fighter or Mario Kart nows your chance. Tunes will be suitably eclectic for those of you down to hear the sounds and not just bruise your thumbs.


SATURDAY 17th – This is our Official Birthday party so make sure you bring your party poppers and silly string. We will be taking our travelling circus to ISLINGTON MILL with The Mind On Fire House band performing alongside our Djs and resident visual artist Cycloptic. There are also some special performances and guest Djs to be announced so keep your ears peeled and your eyes to the ground.


FRIDAY 23rd – sees us teaming up with our friends at DUCK HUNT in their new home at THE SALUTATION. Expect good tunes, good beer and good food in a top Manchester institution… The Mind on Fire Band will be playing alongside Duckhunt and MOF djs and more acts TBC.

WEDNESDAY 28th – The Mind on Fire band will be returning to Saki Bar to see the Pub Dog, and to play with Pit Pony and other animals to round off the month of activities..

SATURDAY 31st – To finish off the month we have a COMPILATION available to download at www.mindonfire.co.uk featuring acts from across the city. Expect MOF favourites and some great new acts to get your ears around.

Neighbours become good friends

Mind on Fire are excited to announce that we have teamed with good friends and some of Manchester’s best promoters to launch a new monthly night at Saki Bar, NEIGHBOURHOOD : New regular event combining dubwise roots and reggae with old school hip hop and funk… A collaboration between Mind on Fire, Drum Music, Dub Smugglers, Family Gathering, At Large, The Pinch and more.

FIRST EVENT : Friday 4th September
Neighbourhood Residents Session. Free entry. 9-3.

Join the group here for more info:


The Mind on Fire Band will be playing at Islington Mill on Tuesday 15th September with the awesome AU from Portland, and GALA DROP from Lisbon… We’re really excited about the show and hope you can make it

Check out the event here:


Lastly,we will soon be announcing details of our 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!
Taking place in October, hold tight for more info on that, and get in touch if you want to get involved.

Also looking for web contributors for the website @ http://www.mindonfire.co.uk, so get in touch!

MYSPACE – http://myspace.com/mindonfirecollective
TWITTER – http://twitter.com/mindonfiremcr
FORUM – http://http://www.ilovemanchestermusic.com/forum/index.php?showforum=30