Since the demise of 'Straight No Chaser' magazine there has been somewhat of a void in Mine and Mr Bradshaw's life! The community that was built up over nearly two decades is still strong and if anything moved onward and upward!
We didn't just want to recreate Straight No Chaser as a retrospective online format - but wanted to move with the times and make
it a more sensory experience - and wait for it try and actually make some money in the process! So here we've been hard at it for 5 months building a site that hopefully can rekindle the spirt of 'Straight No Chaser' and bring together a focal point for the music, the graphics, the art and most importantly the movers and shakers that make our scene so special.
We are very fortunate to has as our first 'Head' Mr Bob Jones! Earlier on this year myself and Mr Bradshaw went down to the South Coast to interview Bob, and chew the fat about how he got into Dj-ing in the sixties, collecting vinyl, Black music and his big love Soul music.
Check the video interview and listen to his exclusive mixtape. Its a pure treat - Enjoy!
For your listening pleasure we have three exclusive mixtapes via the mixcloud platform. The artist Ian Wright has given us a heavy heavy dub selection, Bob Jones has provided a real insight into his early influences with his 'Sound of the Drum' mix and Paul Bradshaw has come through with an Afrikan selection. This is just the start - expect mixes from the world's top Dj's, musicians and producers.
For your wall's we have exclusive editions, prints and more. Ian Wright has given us exclusive rights to produce some editions of his groundbreaking work. From the Chaser archives comes 'King Tubby' and 'J-Dilla'. From his personal inspirations comes Ian's favourite 'Jimi Hendrix' and from deep deep in the NME archives comes 'John Cooper Clarke'. All prints are signed and numbered by Ian, come with a certificate of authenticity.