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loadsa NEW free TANTRUM music for you…

What have WE got in Store for you!?!?!?!

1st up we have managed to get round the copyright problems we had on LAST.FM with DJ TOMMY TANK and we have his DEBUT album up for grabs TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT!!!! i know a lot of people have been waiting for this butey and i can assure you its a stonker featuring The Specials, Sicknote, Duffy, Madonna, Lipps Inc., The Beat, Ray Charles and LOADS more…
check out our TWITTER update for links to the album for COMPLETELY FREE at midnight tonight!

The Little Eris debut album, ‘Conception’ will be up for grabs next week, slightly delayed due to some last minute changes to one of the finest solo debut albums i’ve heard since Bjork’s ‘Debut’. More info to follow (and look out for the immense ‘Ice Power’ now added to the album).

This week’s FREE download from the Remix Lab was a tasty remix of Tittsworth’s ‘WTF’ by Berlin electro stomper DJ Wool… WE LOVE IT!

Tittsworth – WTF (DJ Wool Remix)

every week we will ask people on Twitter what track they want us to send into the LAB for us to operate on… we select the most requested that day, and we have 12hours to Remix it. After 12 hours we have to upload the track no matter what state it is in!!!

This week i started and the most requested was ‘FUNKY TOWN’ by Lipps Inc.

After much sampling and choppin and fucking about I found myself strugglin to do anything tasty with the vocal… beggin the punters to send me accapella, but to no avail…. at that moment Doghouse turned up and i got him to quickly squawk the lyrics down a USB mic i had lying around… transforming my remix into what is now a Sicknote cover(!) I got the track up smack on 12hours after starting and although it’s an almighty mess and needs a lot of work to be anywhere near worthy of a release, the reaction was massive!!! Receiving hundreds of downloads and creating a hellova buzzzz in just a few hours.
Tommy decided to join in on the challenge and mashed up the original with The Special’s ‘Ghost Town’ to weird trippy but blissful effect!!! he did cheat a bit by taking longer than 12 hours… and posing with his mastering and graphic design the finished product is damn fine… BUT next week i will be ensuring TWELVE HOURS will be all he gets!!!!!!!!!

Sicknote – Funky Town
DJ Tommy Tank – Funky Ghost Town

HERE is my new fanpage on facebook, check out those damn fine photos of moi, and this is the place to get all the exclusive remixes i do and some naughty secret tracks and some oldies from the vault. 😉

FINALLY – we have had literally hundreds of emails from SickHeadz since the Summer beggin for ‘Pikey Drum’n’Bass’ -only ever played live… well, we have put out a LIVE version from The Red Stripe Awards at Barfly a few weeks back which will appear on ‘Epidemic’ later in the Spring.

Sicknote – ‘Pikey D&B’ (live at Barfly)

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THE Winter is biting and the tunes are flowing but….!

What has been goin on?

Well, let’s get to the point… let’s get transparent!

Phone in SICK!!!! massivE!!!
But with the huge PA hire costs and Easygroove and marketing costs we at TANTRUM were left with a Deficit of £400 that i need to find… OUCH!
used RENT money to cover it, but now can’t pay Rent!!! FOR SUCK SAKE!

Been a few offers of help from various people and have some kicking ideas in the bag, pus an offer from Regent Inns on the table, which i will fill you in on soon (could be HUGE).

I have no cash right now, and i’ve just realised i’ve missed my Tax Returns so there another £100 fine!!!

Think i need some lessons in money management… or on how to make enough money to live, or summink!

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off the top of me head,….

So the phone in sick party went off with a bang!!!
So good in fact, that some woman told us that she had an orgasm during the Sicknote set!!!! GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, Everyone completely TWATTED on a Sunday night…
PERFECT. Check out the Rev’s photos that nicely capture the madness.

dunno what im writing about here… just let it come out…
Fuck nose why, just feel i need to purge myself of some bad shit… im all ate up and disconnected from myself… so what better reason to have a RANT..
what will it be, let me think…………um….

so here we go…..
What is it? Where does it come from? Who decides where it goes? Who is it for?
I do not know the answers to these questions.
I do, however, have some strong opinions on all the funded BOLLOCKS in south wales,
i’ll save my rants for another time… and i think i’ll expose a few BLAGGIN cunts while im at it… so look out you money grabbing selfsish CUNTS;./…. you know who you are…! sort it out, put summink back or im telling all! VERY SOON!!!!!!

anyway, NEXT!!!

this decade… what the fuck have i been doing?
Just trying to jog my memory as i think the 90’s fried it:

2000: Moved to Cardiff with Nikki, had bad break up.
2001: Started work for Scoot, squatting in Caerleon, Got caught drink driving, lost job and everything, fucked off abroad and stayed in Europe for 3/4 months. Came back and crashed in Nads’ house in Bristol and suffered the biggest mental collapse of my life.
2002: i move to Cardiff in January. Stay with Nikki’s parents initially and get into Foyer housing project later in the year. Have a massive operation on my jaw which effects me for years to come. Start relationship back up with Nikki which breaks down in November, when i start seeing Sara and move to Splott.
2003: Off to Africa for 10 weeks. Back, breakdown and off on another mission to Europe, Nicole comes back to live with me. Volunteer for fairbridge. Meet Iola and move to Ruby Street.
2004: Iola doesnt work out and im gutted. Running nights and DJing for Club Love. Walk the Camino de Santiago. Pissing it up. Getting well into making tunes.
2005: I meet Doghouse early this year and sicknote is born. Throw party called THe Crystal Ship in London. Move to Tantrum Towers in November.
2006: Cosmo and Tommy move in. I meet Maja.
2007: Meet Steve and we throw the humongous Blowout Festival. We run the Tantrum Allnighter which people love.
2008: Relationship breaks down with Maja. Sicknote have an amazing summer. Lost a lot of money promoting and trying to kick things off in various formats.
2009: Sicknote become the biggest band in the UK and the debut album goes fucking massive. Tantrum Records becomes the talk of the music industry with it’s farout ideas and forward thinking attitude.. always putting the punter first and profit last. Captures the nation. SubLive launches 5 successful venues in 1 year.

so we discover that the CD is DEAD…
and that the industry are scratching around trying to monetize the listening of music…
So we have a plan….

THE DEMONETIZING of the music industry….
TANTRUM are at the forefront of this shit… look for more in depth posts about this and the launch of our lovely new website VERY soon!

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Tantrum DJ Declared Dead…

Wez G (Wesley Gerrard) head honcho of Shuffle Promotions and house music DJ, due to play at The Phone in Sick Party on Sunday has been declared dead.

Wez phoned his doctors yesterday morning to pop down for a check up for a dodgy chest he was suffering from, after too many rollies and not enough excercise.

The receptionist said “I’m afraid you are not registered with us.”
Wez explained that he had been registered at the surgery all of his life. But he was told he couldn’t have an appointment as he was definitely not on the computer.
After much quibbling the receptionist said that she would look into it and get back to him.

Wez was baffled and in a great deal of pain…and unsure what to do.

Later that day a doctor phoned Wez and said,
“You are no longer registered at this surgery as you were declared dead on December 17th”

To which Wez replied, “I assure you I am alive!”

The police are at Wez’s as we speak, and he is offering them proof that he is in fact alive and well.!!!!

So, come and see the man himself, spinning his tripped out electro house this Sunday with all the rest of the madness that will be going on for the 3rd annual Phone In Sick Party…


and dont forget,
Fuck the boss…
Dr Conker will be filling out official sick notes for everyone on the night.

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Every day shit from a little queej who runs a label…

Been sorting out Flat Nine Studios… really starting to take shape…
Thrown loadsa stuff away.. being ruthless…
Copying all my CDs to itunes ready to sell em all… the CD is DEAD!!!!!
Piling up the vinyl i aint playing and getting ready to Ebay it all…
Keeping all the classics obviously!!!!
Gonna have a painting party next week to get it sorted and keep one wall as a graffiti wall for visitors to the studio..meheh.

Got hold of a working copy of Sicknote live at The Red Stripe Music Awards in Barfly Cardiff last Friday and it’s sounding fat…
look out for free downloads of ‘Death Before Employment’ and ‘Pikey Drum&Bass’ tomorrow, you lucky people!
Here’s some footage i found of the gig:

Check Sicknote in London this weekend.

Ste took care of meeting regarding the launch of SubLive, i’ll update you tomorrow on the results of that.

Finally posted all the Tantrum orders, so hopefully i’ll stop pissing off our punters now!!! Need someone to run the merch for us, For Fuck Sake!!!!

Been thinking about pulling together a tour strategy…
found a book called TOUR:SMART that looks fucking ace, i’ll probably buy that and pull together the masterplan.
Maybe get a Tantrum Records tour going…
so many ideas.. so little time!!!


For now i must concentrate on getting this club RAMMED on Sunday.


any ideas??????
i need to drag out hundreds of people on a Sunday night….


now with easygroove (yeh i need to do a new flyer).