Orsii BCU

What a week it’s been…and it’s not even over yet!

Im still recovering from the Jamaican jetlag – or more like desperately trying to adjust to the very dark and grey weather here in the UK.

Was gonna try to be up by 7am every morning this week, maybe go to the gym, and start new good habits now that my holiday is over.

But that lasted two days and on the third day I was so knackered from not being able to fall asleep at night that I overslept with 2 hours!

To add to my tiredness I’ve also been super busy at work, even though I worked extra hours for more than two weeks before my holiday, argh! Not my fault though, we’re just in such a busy period now with new releases and events that I just haven’t been able to catch up with it all.

Me talking at BCU - picture borrowed from @craigfots

Me talking at BCU – picture borrowed from @craigfots

On Thursday I went up to Birmingham to talk to some BA and MA students at BCU.

The perfectionist in me wasn’t happy with my performance, I personally really enjoyed the experience.

Of course, practise makes perfect, so I would love to be able to do more talks like this at universities about the music industries, my work at Jazzman and with the MIC, and about being enterprising. So if you need a guest speaker, drop me a line!

Plus, I got to see the new media campus that I was part of but never attended (sadly!), and I got to meet loads of people that I either haven’t seen for ages or who I finally got to meet IRL for the first time.

Fantastic day overall but extremely tiring! No rest for the wicked I suppose.

I will be DJing tonight at the Alibi as well and it would be great to see some friendly faces. It’s free entry all night so come and say hello if you’re in East London!

Fingers crossed I can have a bit of a lie in tomorrow and recharge my batteries, but for now I better go and select some records to play tonight.

Hopefully catch some of you on the dancefloor later!

Join us this Saturday at the Alibi!

This Saturday I’m DJing alongside Jazzman Gerald and the rest of the Jazzman Records crew at the Alibi in Dalston.

It’s the very first of our new regular club night What is wrong with Groovin’? and it would be great to see you all there!

Doors open at 8pm, it’s FREE ENTRY all night and music will be provided by us from about 9pm until 3am.

You can of course expect the very best of Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Latin, Tittyshakers, Ska and much much more, on vinyl ONLY!

Feel free to visit the Facebook events page for more info and to RSVP!

Hope to see you all there and let me know if you have any questions.

Hello my friends!

I know, it’s been pretty dead in here lately… BUT the main reasons for that have been that I managed to get 2 very bad colds in October that knocked me straight out for a total of 3½ weeks and then the first two weeks of November I spent most of my days doing this:

Orsii Jamaica

at mind blowing tropical places like this:

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

I have loads of pictures to share, but I’m still waiting on my mum to send some over.

In the mean time, what’s the deal with it getting dark at like 4pm!? Any why so much rain ey? Feels like my lovely tan started to fade as soon as I stepped off the plane.

It’s weird to think that it’s almost Christmas! Been back for about 4 days but still finding it a bit difficult to adjust back to normal life and normal sleeping pattens.

I can however confirm that taking a holiday in November was the best idea ever and I’m giving myself a pat on the back for having another warm holiday coming up in the beginning of February next year.

Never before did I imagine that lots of sun and warmth could make so much difference to the way I feel, but it really does wonders!

Anyway, there’s lots of stuff happening before I head off to Sweden in December and I have lots exciting things to share with you, so stay tuned!