Quality music label-4 Lux Holland

If you like  music thats  soulful, quirky and someplace between Hip Hop and Mars, I’m reasonably sure that you’ll find something you like on the label 4 lux holland. The link will take you to their available content on Junodownload

4 Lux Holland



Perusing through the new releases on Junodownload earlier today and in so doing  started a morning  journey to destination lost hope,  my speakers indifferently spewed forth  shit tunes  after shit tunes then came average tune after average tune then more shit ones . A break in the audio clouds came when I happened  upon an artist called Charles Trees. Charles’ big bummed off kilter beats and cut up stuttery atmospheres started pulling me down from a retail no shop.  There’s something sunny, warm, nostalgic and forward looking about Charles’ music that made me put my hand into my digital wallet and fork out some not so hard earned cash. I then went on to  listen to other artists  from Charles’ home label Moodgadget. I have to thank Charles for both making his music and introducing me to Moodgadget.

Brooklyn and Los Angeles based Jakub Alexander and Adam E hunt set Moodgadget up in 2004 originally only distributing through BitTorrent and have since then racked up a nice sized roster of artists with a really diverse and high quality output of content .

Take a look and listen here Moodgadget@junodownloads

More info on Moodgadget artists here.

Beautifully crafted animation synchronized to a recording of John Lennon, interviewed by a 14 year old boy.

1969, fourteen year old Jerry Levitan interviews John Lennon in a hotel room. 2008 Director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite get their heads together and make this lovely short film with the audio recording.

Nominated for the 2008 Oscars animated short film prize it didn’t win. This did, which also looks pretty damned fine.


The Beatles heavily feature in my latest one hour mix of live reediting,knob moving,and love of good music. In stereophonic sound for your good selves.Get your ears round this little lot.


Mix done by Stu Eleventhirtyeight live in Ableton live April 2009 contains loops,sections and sounds from the following artists. K


THE BEATLES-come together, cut up and programmed beats, DOCTOR QUANDARY-the forest


THE BEATLES you never give me your money,4hero-Our own place.Lewis Taylor-lucky-various programmed bits.DJ HELTA SKELTA- midnight madness instrumental


GHOST-42 instrumental


DOCTOR QUANDARY- kiss of death,THE BEATLES-Lucy in the sky with diamonds,SHAWN LEE cut up drums


SUPER SMOKY SOUL AND GUILTY SIMPSON-Knockout kings instrumental,THE CLONIUS-Valediction instrumental,programmed bass synth modulation


DOCTOR QUANDARY-Masks,MINNIE RIPPERTON-here we go,WORDSMITH-The Cro Debate instrumental,AIR-Alone in Tokyo,BiLL WITHERS-Lovely day,GROVER WASHINGTON JR-Inner city Blues,PORTISHEAD-Sour times,THE DAP KINGS-Tell me,Programmed dub drum Loop


CHANNEL TWO-Universal King,SHAWN LEE cut up loops and various programmed bits


GEORGE DUKE-Smooth,TONY ALLEN drum loop,cut up rhodes chords


THE BEATLES-Tomorrow Never knows, within without you,4HERO drums cutup,programmed beats and synths, rhodes sample outro.

I hope you enjoy it.


stu eleventhirtyeight

DO NOT SLEEP on the insomnia express.

aaaaaaand breathe out.

Initiate egg allergy panic attack. Sequence 1. Step 1.

I’m currently battling insomnia. I hate it. Ive been getting about 2 hours proper sleep a night for the past week and as a result I’ve been shit tohell panicky.  I tried some deep breathing to chill me out but it was about as useful to me as it is for the above egg allergy sufferer.

He's a lovely guy. No he really is.

There has been an absence of dream in these few hours in the land of nod. I always dream. I can recall most. For example I was dreaming a few weeks ago of a pub landlords outdoor olympics. The night before that I offered to step into cover for a boxer who couldnt make it to a world championship boxing fight against Joe Calzaghe Don King had posted on a DJ forum that cover was needed for the upcoming world title fight as Joe’s opponent could’nt make it. I was free so I sent the spiky grey crook a private message informing him I’d fill in. The rest of the dream I was consumed by thoughts that I was going to lose. Not because I havent had a proper fist fight since I was seven but the words ‘I’m a little bit fat, I’m a little bit fat’ looped around in my mind. I decided I could probably stall the world champion from knocking me out by nudging him in the chest with my right shoulder. I then woke up. Sleep and I pray to thee Don hit me with a shell ejaculated from your dream Bazooka