Tuesday, 22 February 2011


ugh before I get started massive apologies for the late upload, unwell Khris is unwell!
Anyway apart from the fact that I recently reached 1,000 views
(thank you all!!)
That's enough about me!

On Saturday I popped down to The Nest for some nice deep house vibes, 
was quite a treat!
Not sure if I've been that deep into Dalston for a night out but it was worth it!
Deep House at The Nest every Saturday from 9-4, free before 10!
What more could you want?
The pictures I took?
Oh yeah!

Saturday, 19 February 2011


bace fass!

Another great night showing that Deathwish and decline don't belong in the same sentence! Well apart from that one of course...

Was an absolutely amazing night with the likes of Skism and Rattus Rattus on the decks, and if that wasn't enough we had a live performance from Julia Thompson who was singing Pyramid's new single which she features on! The night was filled with nothing but energy!

Big thanks to everyone who made it down,crowd was great and full of atmosphere!
For those who didn't make it down don't worry you were the only ones who missed out!

That only leaves the small matter of the pictures
click here for them
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also for artist links and so on click here, the event page will have everything you need that isn't here

hope to see you all again next month!

Friday, 18 February 2011

who wants SOME pictures?

skank! skank like the sinners you are!

Went down to SOME for the first time in a while, as well as the first time in its new venue East Village. Was expecting some straight dubstep but no, was straight up bashment! Was good to see none other than DJ Derek roll on with the reggae after first coming across him on Halloween at cable last year. However did stumble across this vimeo interview of him take a look! Was a pretty good night and i liked the atmosphere more than I previously enjoyed it at The Den (West London just isn't the place for underground music imo).

If you don't know it goes on every Wednesday.

All in all some really good fun!
I also started to ask myself something during the night:
Why do people play girls slow jams, when they can play them bashment instead?

 Anyway that is all folks, took some pictures

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


DJ Abigail Feltham in true anti valentines mode!
Went down to Barfly in Camden for a bit of a dance with my friend Abigail Feltham dropping down some electro and fidget house alongside Kids Can't Dance DJs
Didn't feel like the night had anything to do with valentines at all and was quite a good turnout for a Monday night. Obivously I took a few pics. I don't think this'll be my last post to do with Abi so stay tuned with myself and her new night

Monday, 14 February 2011

INTERVIEW: if you're gonna be a one man army, be an ELITE FORCE!

Elite Force smashing it up at Deathwish!

Managed to catch up with Simon Shackleton AKA Elite Force during his set at Deathwish and asked him to do an interview for my blog which he was more than happy to do! At first I just thought he was a good breakbeat DJ who made a few smashing tunes. But no, he's much more than that. To my amazement after doing a bit of research I ended up way out of my depth in the ocean that is his career in music, and I can barely swim! During his uni days he was in a band with Thom Yorke before he went on to do Radiohead and is on the soundtrack of a few movies, one of them being none other than The Matrix! He also runs a record label called U&A Records which feature artists such as Peo de Pitte and Mike Hulme. Anyway enough blabbering and more interviewing, enjoy! 

Before we get to the crazy, vast and what I’m finding to be quite overwhelming things you’ve been up to, where did you and music shack up together? (pun intended)

Music's always been my 'thing' from an early age. I broke my elbow when I was nine years old quite badly and as I result I focused on playing the piano & singing rather than the sports that I was into prior to that ...

Obviously I’ve done my research on you and everything just screams “Elite Force: Musical Legend!” You’re involved in so many things! How on earth do you keep up with yourself!? Do you feel any pressure at all?

Constantly, yes, but it's a self-imposed pressure. I'm not sure I do keep up with what I intend to achieve, but I do find that having deadlines & commiting to projects and a fixed timeline really helps to focus the mind - that being said, this is still very much a creative artform and when it comes to music creation, it takes as long as it takes. I guess what i have learnt over the years is how to manage my time efficiently and which battles to pick & when. For example, it's not always worth persevering with ideas on a given day - sometimes it makes more sense to abandon a project & focus on something else for the day & as you get older you become more adept at making the right decisions.

You studied and played in a band with Thom Yorke and you’ve done music for The Matrix among a few things. When you were in the process of doing these things did you have any idea how big these things would be or where you just living your life and going with the flow of things, seeing what happened?

No, of course not - you never really have any idea of how things are going to be received, and to a certain degree I'm a lot less bothered now than when I was starting out when I think you have the expectation that a certain track or remix or licensed piece of music will have a revolutionary impact on your career. The fact is a career is an evolving beast and time is the great decider of what works & what doesn't.

Tech Funk. Explain.

Well it was a term that several of us was tagged with a few years ago to cover a broad range of music (house, electro, techno, breaks) that we were playing in our DJ sets, but I'm not really sure it has any real relevance - I'd more likely describe my own style as Warehouse or Eclectic as anything - those are at least terms that don't need to come with a lengthy explanation!

Which musicians inspire you the most? I’ve found that you have a broad musical taste so feel free to give more than one person!

Jeez - well how long have you got :) What thing I have discovered is that we have a truly formative period in our lives where music resonates and we have more disposable time to fully immerse ourselves in it, especially if we go on to become professional music creators & involved in 'the business'. For me the influences range from the string arrangements of Nat King Cole to the bare repetitive minimalism of Terry Riley / Steve Reich, from the crushing filth of Big Black or Swans to the introspective dark soul music of Joy Division or Velvet Underground, from the naked whimsy of Pavement & Sparklehorse to the tweaked out perfection of early acid house, from the raw funk of The Meters to the dark corners of Massive Attack's urban visions, from the proto-breaks brilliance of Depthcharge & Renegade Soundwave to the timeless electronic elegance of Underworld & The Chemical Brothers, from Penderecki & Ligeti's modernist textural brilliance to the righteous thrash of Extreme Noise Terror .... and so the list goes on!

Nowadays, especially with all these programs everybody is jumping on the djing and producing bandwagon. Myself included! Any words of advice to us wannabees?

Be prepared for the long haul. Don't expect success straight out of the box. Be prepared to work extremely hard 24/7 on developing a sound, the skillsets and the fanbases. Happily it's easier than it's ever been to do all of this - way easier. Just learn to be extremely self-critical and don't accept second best from yourself at any time & in any situation.

What’s been your favourite set that you’ve played so far? Not including Deathwish Disco obviously, that wouldn’t be fair on the others!

There have been many great sets over the years, but I'm going to plump for Burning Man Festival 2010 at Opulent Temple which was the culmination not only of an awful lot of hard work last year, but also came on the back of about 6 hours sleep in the space of as many dusty days, and was the last of my 13 sets at the festival.

Who should we be looking out for this year? Anyone in particular you’d like to promote?

The U&A kids are all coming through really strong this year - look out of The Loops of Fury, Peo de Pitte, Mike Hulme and Felix Luker who are all fixtures on the label & all smashing it with their own style. It's a really exciting time for music & I predict a BIG year for Bass Music in 2011 in all it's glorious forms.

Lastly, anything you’ve wanted to say in an interview but haven’t had the chance to? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

There really is nothing that hasn't been said in an interview!

Well that's that!
Massive thanks to Elite Force for doing this.
If you're so behind the times catch up with him on twitter or his .com
also has a the tune below up for a free download on his facebook  
Also give me an add to keep up with myself
Gonna leave you with him bro fisting all my fans as agreed, (okok it's a press shot...)
till next time!
oh and happy valentines btw!

Sunday, 13 February 2011


I'm not just saying that, went down waaaaaayy better than I could have expected, especially for a night that only started late last year!

Every single DJ went on as if the word "dissapointing" wasn't in their dictionary!
Was straight garage here there and everywhere!
Got to brock out to some tunes that came out when I didn't even know what clubbing was!
Atmosphere was great with all the people more than up for it with there being just the right amount of people so it was packed, but still space to dance!

Was on trial taking pics for these guys and will be more than happy to make it a more permanent basis! (Christ man I'm using way to many exclamation marks!)

Only downside though is that my new flashgun that I've had for two weeks jsut went kaput all of a sudden :/ Still got some great photos in regardless!
as well as
add me here
Right, got Deathwish Disco and a trial at The Nest next weekend!
stay tuned for those!

Saturday, 12 February 2011


errm, yeah...

Waddup kids
Some absolute madness last night
So a friend of mine around the hours of friday, 12-4am is like
" yo man having an eviction party, you game?"
And I'm like
"can I bring my decks?"
And he's like
"fo sho'!"
Don't think I have to say anymore than that

Got there with my decks and ended up going back to back for some four deck action with my new friend Tom Shanks who should be supporting none other than Jack Beats!
Was ridiculous.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I am now looking even more forward to my next set which will be at Gramaphone on the 26th, playing 10-11:30
I'm gona be playing a fidget house/electro set click on the flyer for more info
if that's not your thing then I'm going to London Borough of Bass after for some bassliney stuff to take pictures
again click on flyer and tada etc etc

but before that I will be taking pictures here on the 18th
oh and if some of you losers still have no plans for tonight, come here
that is all :)

Monday, 7 February 2011


Whose ready to lose their eardrums?
lol joke 
you probably already have if you're into this kind of filthy excuse for music

Got a nice new mix done by myself for all of my dubstep heads, and also for my none dubstep heads, meaning it's for everyone. Well everyone who loves dirty bass anyway!

btw I hope you guys appreciate the art work!
It may not look it but I do put a fair bit of time into it!
Graphics aren't my strong point but I'm doing what I can to improve!

Okay I'm going to stop talk now
enjoy the mix!

Khris With A K- LIVE MIX! REAL 140 PART 1!! MEAN MODE!!! by khris with a k

Sunday, 6 February 2011


self portrait
ahh overly excited about it.
I got it about a week ago after ordering it around xmas.
it finally came then there were complications...
such a relief just saying that...

Also got myself a screen and some reflectors
looking forward to testing them out then getting on 
with some projects I've been dying to do, watch the space!
christ I say that way too much...
took some pictures at dubscover!
oh new dubstep mix by myself being posted here tomorrow!
keep up by adding me here!