2001 : A Remix

It’s taken me till 2014 to remix 2001, but with the film relaunching in British cinemas, I thought now would be a great time to do it. This mix contains almost every scientific prediction in the film mixed with the space age synth sounds that were just around the corner. Much that Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke predicted has come to pass - touch screen portable computers, video phones, Space Stations, in-seat video entertainment, computers beating humans at chess. So far though, Siri hasn’t switched off anybody’s life support.

The original had minimal dialogue, communicating through moving images. The monolith was built on a 1 : 4 : 9 ratio (the squares of the first three integers), the same ratio as a cinema screen on its side. When the humans/monkeys see the monolith it enlightens them, when the screen goes black, you, the viewer, are now looking at the monolith on it’s side enlightening you. Whether true or not, Kubrick hid many many objects with this ratio throughout the film. The whole film is built on an electro-version of the legendary “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss.


Over 2014 Oxfam has been collecting video and audio samples at many music festival. They then gave me all the samples and I made an Audio-Visual piece. Thanks to all the people who created samples for us to work. The video also features The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Danny and the Champions, Editors, Eliza Doolittle, Foals, Heydon Prowse, Warpaint, John Newman, Simon Pegg and The Bohicas.

Moscow : City of Light

I’ve just returned from Moscow yesterday morning where I was a judge and performer at the Circle of Light Festival. Massive thanks to Tatyana Popova who did an amazing job of wrangling all the judges and 5 times as many contestants. While i was there i did a set on Moscow 24 TV and performed an AV set projected onto Yuri Gagarin’s standby space rocket. Someone has very kindly posted the whole set online . That is probably the most impressive projection I’ve ever performed on. The whole festival was incredibly impressive but possibly the most exciting part for me was meeting Stuart Warren Hill (Hexstatic / Holotronica). Stuart created the AV video piece TIMBER  in 1997 which is the first example of AV I ever saw and it’s what made me want to make Eclectic Method. So it’s fair to say Stuart has totally changed my life and this was the first time I ever had the chance to meet him. Stuart hasn’t paused innovating for a sec and has slowed down his Hexstatic persona to instead focus on Holotronica. He has also invented the Holo-Gauze screen, a projection screen that remains totally invisible till you project on it. Stuart is using it in combination with 3D glasses to do Holotronica 3D Shows but Eric Prydz also recently used the screen for his legendary MSG show, video below:

Snake Worship Island

Back in the early 2000’s Addictive TV had a show called “MixMasters” on ITV in the UK. As well as doing mixes themselves they had mix from folk like Exceeda and collaborations between DJs and VJs. They very kindly licensed the Snake Worship Island kung-fu movie for EM to remix so this is it, from 2003