Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Where to live and how to achieve that has been the focus of conversation over the last week. So I thought it would be relevant for me to post my documentary about squatting. A look at what constitutes home.

Wasteland from Rev Wright on Vimeo.

wasteland explores the life and philosophy of long term squatter Des Madden, using a mix of HI8, digital and found footage. This film challenges the audiences previous opinions and ideologies regarding squatting.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

My original turntablist viral video. You can't beat some devil scratching and cutting in a medieval church.

Take One from Rev Wright on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I take one look at this picture and I reassert the notion that if life on this one planet can imagine something like this into existence, a creature of such alien beauty compared to us, domsesticated primates, then life must manifest elsewhere within the universe in even more arresting fashion.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

I'm unsure when finding old Da Shaman mixes will end, as surely it will do, unless I can digitize ones from cassette tape, hmmmmmm..... So for now check out this classic nu skool breaks mix from around 2000 and reflect on the quality of music being produced then.

da shaman live raw mix 1

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Whilst my brain chemistry causes my vexation, I am drawn once more to the profound esoteric beauty of this track. Set a spell and join me in basking in its glory.

Good things come in threes and today with this third musical blog posting I leave you with a bootleg of a Rodney P acapella (Freq Nasty's Come Let Me Know) cut with a Slaughter Mob instrumental. Live mix on two slabs of vinyl around 2003.

Freq Nasty vs Slaughter Mob (Da Shaman bootleg)
Another blog post on the same day? Yes. I'm on an audio mission, dusting off old hard drive and rediscovering sacred ancient mixes from the Da Shaman dynasty. This beauty here may not be the tightest, but it does have some of my all time favourite tunes. A real breakbeat vibe with hints of dirty two step (proto-dubstep). It was knocked up in a hurry for a Maori friend who was heading back home the following day and comprises of tunes we were constantly listening to at the time. Let me know what you think.

By pressing play you agree to let your 'other than' consciousness take a ride on the mindway. Rev Wright will not be liable for any accidental alterations or revelations that occur. Wear a crash helmet and enjoy

Da Shaman - Rangi mix
More memories, more mixes. A couple of breaks mixes from the esoteric archives of Da Shaman, the Dirty Ravers mix is just that, acid tinged floor stompers, whilst the No Fader mix has the tunes punched into the flow, due to a very broken dj mixer. I think it brings a certain energy to the proceedings. Enjoy

Da Shaman - Dirty Ravers mix

Da Shaman - No Fader mix

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Damn, it's been a busy one recently. I hope to have some shots and shit up regarding the shoot for MEME8 that took place on Thursday. Crazy low budget, little time affair, but boy what was shot was GOOD.
To celebrate I've dug out a tasty little Da Shaman mix (circa 2005) to get ya bootys shaking. Enjoy

Da Shaman Promo mix

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

I'm actually rather proud of this film, made by my MA degree students at the beginning of this year. Out of the seven involved, only two had made a film before.

MA Film 2009 from SignalsMedia on Vimeo.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

magus - hyperstition 2009

Here is some photographic documentation of the immersive installation 'hyperstition' that Magus, the art collective that Paul John Murphy and I run, created in Colchester at the beginning of October. The audience were invited in small groups, approached the entrance through the underground loading bay at the rear of the property, given torches and permitted half an hour to explore the setting.

for more information check out the magus blog over the next few weeks.

Friday, 6 November 2009

This has made my day, my week, possibly my year. If only such a show could get a commission, sure beats some of the animations on cable right now. Maybe if the folks that did the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy got their hands on it? mmmm.....

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Oh, in case you hadn't noticed, I've set up a slideshow of my photos on flickr, in the right hand side bar. 99% of these were taken with my camera phone, something I have been experimenting with for many years now. I will endeavour to dig out some earlier shots and upload.

Have a look.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Well, after such an intense Samhain and full moon, the spirits and ghosts of the past have certainly made themselves felt. This thinning of the barrier between the conscious and 'other than' conscious mind has led to some amazing personal revelations.

So, whilst I nurture the positive implications of soul baring, I bring you the Cradle of Filth video I directed this year. A befitting closure to this weekend.

Death of Love - Cradle of Filth from Rev Wright on Vimeo.

director - Will Wright
producer - Adam Coop
dop - Shane Daly

copyright Roadrunner Records

Sunday, 1 November 2009

It seems everyone has been going mental this weekend about Halloo..... errgh, Hallowe.... greegh, Samhain! so in celebration I've posted an Amyl JP take on a Stevie Wonder classic. Enjoy

Amyl JP - Superstition kills

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Look at what I found on an old hard drive, a lost Da Shaman breaks mix. Lordy. Not sure of the exact year, somewhere around 2004/2005, I think? If you can nail the date from the tracks, then let me know. You can have a listen by pressing play below. Enjoy

Da Shaman - Lost Breaks mix

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Friday, October 30th - 9pm-4am!
@Courtyard, Pitfield St, London


Skank Sabbath (hip-hop dubstep clash)

Rev Wright (Amyl JP)
Sandman (Lucid Movement)
Bustawidemove (live dubstep set)
A Gee (Rapshack)

Powered by EMS (soundsystem)

FREE before 10pm for guestlisted people: email names to jurassik@supatronix.org

£6/£8 on the door

My silent b/w 16mm film I directed at university, playing with genre and music. My gosh what existential symbolism, ..........blaaaah. It riffs David Lynch and John Woo to some effect and allowed me to play with the basics of storytelling and cinematic form. It's a pity that the crappy film to video transfer was so poor, as this makes several scenes almost too dark to watch. Big up Ed and James of Los Paranoias for the soundtrack

Wild Hunt from Rev Wright on Vimeo.

A supernatural chiller, shot on location in and around Ipswich (Suffolk), about the local legend of Black Shuck, the large ghost hound.

This film is an experiment within filmmaking, using improvisation and plot outline without a script, two key crew, a mix of actors and non-actors and no lighting or grip equipment. The result is a post dogme digital short challenging the notions of fictional and factual narrative convention.

Wild Hunt premiered at the Ipswich Film Theatre on Halloween 2006 supporting the classic The Witchfinder General

How wonderful, now I have mastered the simple process of embedding an audio player into my blog postings, and discovered a range of free MP3 hosting options. Joy

Enjoy the Rev Wright - live dubstep mash up 2 by pressing play below

Tuesday, 27 October 2009