Some of you might have noticed a lot of people on Twitter and Facebook talking about saving Plastic People in London, I wrote this appeal on the Laid Back blog, but I wanted to share it with you guys as well, just in case you only follow my personal blog.

It is not often I ask people to get involved with certain things, but this time I am almost begging you guys to take a couple of minutes out of your time and to get involved and to help us prevent the closing down of Plastic People from happening. You can do so by JOINING THIS FACEBOOK GROUP!

I can only write this post from my own perspective, so if you feel like you want to know more, there are plenty of great blog posts from more “old school” Plastic People goers like Laurent Fintoni and Wrong Tom, and appeals from top UK music bloggers such as Amelia from Put Me On It.

I moved to London in September 2005 and up until that point, I had never really found a group of people that could truly relate to my undying passion for music. I struggled for about 2,5 years in London until I finally found a place where there were like minded people to myself, people who had the same passion for music, and that place was Plastic People.


Theo Parrish

It was at Plastic People I had my first romance with electronic/beat based music, it was at Plastic People I had the privilege to meet artists such as Mr Beatnick, Floating Points, Bullion, Sound Species, 8Bitch, Simbad, Emanative (to name a very few), see amazing sets from the likes of Theo Parrish and Four Tet, and attend breath taking and booty shaking nights such as CDR and FWD.

This legendary venue as not only hosted fantastic events and presented some of the most influential artists/producers of the past 5 years I have been in London, but it has also nurtured, helped develop and pushed many of the artists that both me and you guys hold close to our hearts, artists who inspire us and who makes us want to achieve better as artists/writers/musicians/promoters/organisers/etc on a daily basis.


Flying Lotus

It is the only place in London were I feel like I can go, and I know that almost nobody (if anybody) will care about what I am wearing, what I do for a living, what country I come from, what colour my skin is, what religion I practise, you name it… The vast majority of people who go to Plastic People go there for one reason, the music.


Gaslamp Killer

There has not been a single occasion where I have brought somebody to that venue and they haven’t been received with a friendly and positive attitude, as well as leaving with a memory for life ( and I would recommend any of you to go there if it will still exist).


FWD with Zinc and Skream+Benga

If you think this matter doesn’t involve you since you don’t live in London, you are wrong. Because if you love independent music, if you love the art behind music and the people who make music, and you are for a place and a community that not only presents top quality music but helps develop, encourage, nurture and push new raw talent, then this issue is something that directly involves you!

So please, make your voices heard. Join the Facebook group today and get involved. We truly need every single one of you on this.

Thank you so much and much love to you all xxx

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Gavin and Ben

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Sam and Ross

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Greymatter, Orsii and Alexnut

Laurent and Jim aka Om Unit

Laurent Fintoni and Om Unit

Alexnut in the mix

Alexnut in the mix

Greymatter in the mix

Greymatter in the mix

Kev Luckhurst

Kev Luckhurst

Ryan, Orsi & Kato

Ryan aka Illum Sphere, Orsii & Kato

Greymatter and Illum Sphere

Greymatter and Illum Sphere

Ross and Kato

Ross and Kato

I had such a great time last night at Graham’s (aka Greymatter) launch party. Big up to everybody who came down, it was so lovely to see you all!! Oh and if you havent, dont forget to get the album “Mind Over Matter“!

Hello my friends,

I know it has been rather quiet here lately, sorry about that, just havent been in the mood or had the time to post anything. As some of you might know, I was home in Sweden for 2,5 weeks and I got back to London last Sunday. Honestly speaking, my trip home wasnt really a holiday as me and my mum were moving out of my childhood house, and it was very emotionally draining. Wont go into the details too much, but as nice as it was to see my family and friends, I am rather happy to be back here in the UK.

Very weird how half of January has gone by already, and a new year and decade is upon us as well. I had quite some time to reflect over this past year and decade when I was home. I cant deny that 2009 was a remarkable year with a lot of things happening. Saw my dad for the first time in almost 14 months and felt very awkward about the situation my parents were in. Was made redundant from my job but luckily got a new one shortly after. I travelled to the other side of the world for the first time in my life and spent 2 wonderful weeks with Gavin and his family in Australia. Got back 1 June and got swept away by twitter and the endless number of parties in the summer time. Had an amazing birthday weekend with Colin, and then celebrated it again with 4hero a week after. Was randomly asked to do a guest show for Laid Back, that turned into something so much more than I could ever have hoped for. Had my heart broken by a boy. Finally ended up in a nice house in September with 2 great housemates. Travelled to Brussels for the first time and got to meet so many fantastic people. Met the entire Space Invader crew in the autumn, which was a blast. Over-worked myself and kind of feel I neglected my friends as a result. Had a wonderful time in London with my partner in crime, Julien, from LDBK. Travelled home and saw my family late December. And probably many other things that have escaped my memory.

So whats on the horizon for 2010? Well apart from a lot more work, I don’t really know. I kind of want to spend a bit more time on myself this year. I keep wanting to do it every new year, but this year it kind of feels like I have to or I will lose it slightly. So focusing more on myself is something I will be trying to do. I would also like to travel a bit more, but that will of course be a subject for money and time, which I dont have a lot of… And of course, it would be nice to find a boyfriend, Im not going to lie. I have been single for quite some time now, and even though it is nice at times, I kind of miss having that person in my life that is like your best friend but comes with cuddles & kisses. I mean, sure, there is actually a boy that I like, but chances of us ever getting together are very slim, and they seem to be getting slimmer by the minute. And that is definitely something I need to try to change this year, falling for people who basically are a waste of time, emotions and tears. Dont get me wrong, this boy I like is rather amazing, but I should in theory have better things to do than just waiting for him to say that he likes me and want to be with me. So in 2010, I need to start a new trend in my boy-liking behaviour.

That’s about it I guess. Fairly predictable, but rather reasonable. Although I should try to make more effort to see my friends this year too.  However, all in all, the main thing in the new year is pretty much to start taking better care of myself because I have noticed that if I dont do it, nobody will do it for me.

Im off to have pancake brunch with 2 friends, and then I need to go in to the office and prepare some stuff for a meeting we have tomorrow. I hope you guys are having a nice weekend! Much love xxx