“Wait, you WATCH people play COMPUTER GAMES!?”

I’ve become badly obsessed with Twitch. It is replacing the vast bulk of my TV viewing right now and I’ve been thinking about it almost constantly – partly with an objective analytical head, attempting to place it in context with the rest of our artistic output and partly just, well, trying to figure out how it’s captured me. So this is the first of a short series of blog entries with Twitch as a starting point…
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From Words
posted on June 7th, 2015

On Saturday night I did a (pretty rare I suppose) DJ set, to close Grace Petrie’s album launch at The Good Ship in Kilburn. The gig was fierce. Grace on phenomenal form, a rammed crowd throwing every chorus back loud. Also Grace’s lowkey trio lineup is terrific; broadens her sound, varies her arrangements without losing focus. Great stuff.

Then I had a super fun two hours drinking white wine and playing records – nothing subtle, just happy to keep people dancing (and they bloody did too). I played mostly (80%) off CD, with a few tracks from my laptop and a couple from Spotify. I’ve made a Spotify playlist of the set, though there are quite a few songs missing. And here’s what my notebook says I played… read more

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire episode #41, first broadcast Wed 3 June 2015 on Juice 107.2. The first hour was entirely artists I’ve not played before on the show, not necessarily brand new music but fresh to the Campfire. The second hour was all songs themed around cuckoos, inspired by Kathryn Williams’ beautiful, disturbing new single ‘Cuckoo’. Listen online HERE and this is the list of songs I played… read more

From Words
posted on May 27th, 2015

Here’s the tracklisting for Midnight Campfire episode #40, first broadcast Wed 27 May 2015 on Juice 107.2. No theme but the second hour had a lot of long songs. This week’s Campfire Songbook entry was ‘Little Boxes’ and I played two different versions. Listen to the show online HERE and here’s what I played… read more

Episode #39 of Chris T-T’s Midnight Campfire is different: Thur 14 May, TotallyRadio set up a pop-up station at Presuming Ed’s Coffeeshop on London Rd, Brighton, for Great Escape Festival. DJs, promoters and labels took slots all weekend. I took Thursday morning for one-hour show, playing highlights and favourites rather than new stuff, with a few extras thrown in. You can listen to the show HERE and the tracklisting is below… read more

From Words
posted on May 26th, 2015

Here’s the playlist for episode #38 of Chris T-T’s Midnight Campfire, first broadcast on Wed 20 May, 2015. It’s a doozy of a show, really proud of the mix – and I closed it with Lau’s extraordinary 17 minute track ‘The Bell That Never Rang’. You can LISTEN ONLINE HERE and here are the tracks…  read more

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