Friday 29 February 2008


Here is your handy cut out and keep guide to the Monome interface for Kombine BeatHarvester:

As you can see, it features one 9-bit and two 5-bit crossfaders!

Below are some shots of the track browser in action, see if you can make out which famous Detroit Techno track is being selected:

KBH & Monome Crossfader Mixing Demo

Tuesday 26 February 2008

KBH / Monome / akaRemote

A short demonstration of a few of the features. I didn't go wild, it's a bit hard to while having one hand tied up holding the camera.

Can YOU tell what's going on in this video?

Well, neither can I. I've only got 4 days left to learn how to use it!

P.S. It's my Monome track browser for Kombine BeatHarvester. What you are seeing are collection names, artist names and titles, and BPM info. The typeface consists of letters that are 2 x 3 pixels, and numbers that are 3 x 3.

Wednesday 20 February 2008

Pepper Spray

New track is up on MySpace.

UPDATE: It just got played on Radio 1 "Introducing", thanks to Louise (the producer) and Huw (the presenter)... that made my evening! Not bad for a track that didn't exist in any shape or form until a week last saturday, and was only finished monday night.

UPDATE 2: Huw "sprayed" me again last night (27th.) Looks like I should get my PRS form off pronto, so I can go down the pub and "spray" my ill-gotten performance royalties up the wall as soon as possible.

Monday 18 February 2008

Plex - London 1st March flyer

I'll be busting out the futuristic DJ style as per Seattle, with a further trick up my sleeve, which I am busy coding for right now!
More info:

Thursday 14 February 2008

DJ Cylob in Seattle Feb 08 - MP3

pic (c) Damon

DJ eye's view

**** Contains swear words ****

Setlist in the comments.

Me and Jimi

I'm not a tourist, I'm a traveller.

Friday 8 February 2008

3 things about the Seattle gig

photo (c) Damon

1. The Bonkers crew, who put on the party, and 99% of the audience, were super friendly. However, Mace was sprayed in the venue during my set - under what circumstances is unclear, so for the last half an hour there was a weird peppery sensation in the air.

2. After I played, one audience member asked if he could make an equipment donation in person rather than through PayPal. No problem! I accepted without counting, which would have been vulgar and it would have meant the same whether large or small. Of course I checked it later, and was shocked at the amount - thank you kind Sir, you were very generous.

3. This was the second gig I've done performing entirely with my own DJ software, without the use of a safety net, and the first using my recently acquired (last sunday) Monome 128. I barely touched the laptop or mixer - the Monome was used to control track selection, loading and playing, random access, looping, crossfading and tempo, and worked flawlessly (apart from slips of fingers now and again.) A future post will reveal more details. Using SuperCollider, I wrote the DJ prog in 2 weeks, and the Monome interface in 3 1/2 days, so you can take your shitty Max / MSP patch and stick it up your arse!

Friday 1 February 2008

DJ Cylob @ Plex, London, Saturday 1 March 2008

(I'm sure you haven't forgotten which blog you're reading, the title is just so the search engines pick this up.)

PLEX - 1st March 2008

Cylob [Rephlex, Cylob Industries]
Rustie [Stuffrecords]
Hazell [Outlet Collective]
Luke Handsfree
James Tec

@ Korsan Bar
161-165 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AL

£6 in adv / On the door

Advance tickets via paypal:

More info at: