I’m playing at Festinho. A fine small British music festival.

I’ll be be providing the soundtrack early Friday afternoon at the Clocktower/woodland area at this lovely looking festival in Bedfordshire in the UK.

3 days of quality music, Brazillian booze and laughter.

Get yer Tickets here



Alucidnation | Animat | Andy Lambert’s ‘Rockin Bouzouki’
Anglian Country Band | A Polystyrene Hat | Belleruche | British Sea Power
Chris Wood | | Dialog> | Digitonal | Echaskech | Eliza Carthy | The Gents
Gloworms | Heather McClell | Hexstatic | Hhymn | International Observer
Jackie Oates | James Yuill | Jim Moray | Kay Elizabeth | Karauke
Lucky Elephant
| Mariana Magnavita | Max Cooper | The Memory Band
| Natema | Paper Aeroplanes | Paris Riots | Rodrigo Lampreia
Sabira Jade | Sam Carter | Sampology Shadow Orchestra | Shellac Sisters
Skinny Lister | The Kleptones (Live AV set) | The Ladedahs | The New ME
Ty | Ugly Duckling | Underbling & Vow


AGT Rave Cru | bgpz | DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) | Creeeday
Campari Safari & Fabmayday| Daft Pink | Del Gazeebo | Dr Em & Funky Jim
Dr Rubberfunk
| Flevans | Guey | Hint | HonkjazzJon Hopkins (DJ Set)
Jon Kennedy
(DJ Set) | King Of The Delta Blues | Kit
The Legendary Jesse Belle | M | Mais Um Gringo |  Marky de Sade | Marts
Melvin Pickles | Mixmaster Morris | Monkaiboy | Mr Black | Mista V
Myles Corbett | Noizydan | Phonica Soundsystem | Sombrero Soundsystem
Raz | Reg | Ringo | Stu Eleventhirtyeight | Tha En4cers | DJ Vivo


Dr. Mo | Myogenic & The Ombudsman | Gingerkipper | Vgemm
Joe Catchpole | Rovastar | Iain Sharpe | One Vizion


Ninja Tune Feature my Friends Fields and Drugs Mix

Click to enter Solidsteel at ninjatune

Point 1, Ninja Tune are one of the most rightfully respected record labels Britain has ever produced.

Point 2, 18th August 2009, My beautiful Dad suddenly dies in Canada on holiday.  Three days later I’m there with my brothers. Two days after that I’m sat 10 feet away from my Dad’s body  thats lying in a coffin at his funeral. We, thats  me, mom and my two brothers Keith and Duncan are  spending the last 10 minutes we’ll ever spend with our Dad and we chose to spend it holding each other tightly and listening to the  Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home my familys most moving moment.

Also Ninja tunes finest.

Point 3,  Nearly exactly a year on, nearly everything has changed theres been more of everything that comes with being human.   Death, sadness, happiness, friendship and love, and if you were with me last Thursday night at the start of The Big Chill festival when I was Dj’ing in a giant whisky barrel, while the sun was making its way towards the horizon. You would have thought and thought rightly that  the next Tuesday would be as far away in my mind  as  the Paralympics are in the thoughts of a moth.  I had a weekend of drinking cider,  listening to tunes and dancing about with my girl and my pals from Purple Radio.  The planets time space continuum had become  a 3 day bubble and Monday could go fuck off and Tuesday  would never exist again.

Tuesday came and hail praise to the Eleventhirtyeight inbox as I read


From : Ninjatune.

I open it up and they want to use a mix of mine on their Solid Steel podcast this week.

So here it is.

Cheers World and cheers Dad.