Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hammond Grooves Bio

This is a small bio I wrote for my friend Hammond Grooves, a Zürich based DJ.

Hammond Grooves is a music lover whose devotion to sound and grooves started back in the late 80’s in College Radio shows. Having owed a record label, taken part in putting up gigs, playing in bands and record reviewing, DJing come as a natural path. For nearly 15 years Hammond Grooves put together his love of 70’s Soundtracks, Tex Avery cartoons, Library Music, The Beat Generation, Sitar Beat, Swingin' London, Charlie Parker, Funk & Soul and delivered us Rare Grooves & Beyond.
Hammond Grooves Rare Grooves & Beyond is a very cool and stylish set. One wonderful journey through some of the best Exotica, Jazzy, Funk, Soul and Bossa Nova grooves from the past as well as the present. Rare Grooves & Beyond is a set truly worthy listening to, an unforgettable delight of sound with a cinematic touch and a danceable feeling.
Hammond Grooves is based in Zürich and available to put music in Events, your private Party or Lounge Bar.

You can listen to Hammond Grooves set here:


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Haiku 12

pousado na cerca metálica
um melro canta à manhã
de um junho cinzento

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Óscares 2012

Já que a Academia não me faz a vontade e não nomeia os meus filmes favoritos do ano, eu trato disso:
Shame, Steve McQueen - Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson.
Os actores são, respectivamente, Michael Fassbender como Brandon; Ryan Gosling como Driver; Gary Olman como George Smiley. Este último esta nomeado na categoria de Melhor Actor.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fifteen Delights from 2011

After years without a "best records of ..." list in 2011 there was inspiration and time for music to have a place in my heart.

Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
Black Keys – El Camino
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Scandalous
Black Lips – Arabian Mountain
Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer
Erica Buettner - True Love and Water
Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
P.J. Harvey – Let England Shake
Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
Laura Marling – A Creature I Don't Know
Mike Patton – The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Old Jerusalem – Old Jerusalem
Reigning Sound - Abdication For Your Love
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Trafic
Tom Waits – Bad as Me