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Date: Wed Mar 27 2002 - 00:50:25 CET

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    hello everyone!

    Well, it's been about a month since I sent out one of these. Been taking
    some time to chill, change, and re-charge. LOADS of stuff coming up in
    the near future, so definitely time to fill you all in on some of it.
    Watch out next week for details of glide Spring Sessions (much goodness
    coming in April and May).

    For now, here's the catch-up, covering the Mental Chatter radio show,
    links to recent articles and reviews written, and word on upcoming club
    gigs. Look out for ticket giveaways to Fila Brazillia below. Thanks, as
    always, for reading!



    'Mental Chatter' with Denise Benson
    Mondays 11am - 2pm EST
    CKLN 88.1 FM, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    broadcasting live online at
    online audio archives! listen when you can:
    archived playlists:

    Watch out for fresh playlists, coming your way shortly (yes, it's
    catch up time). in the meantime, follow the link above for playlists
    covering from January 7 straight through to this past Monday March 25

    Recent guests have included: Mira Calix, MC Abdominal + DJ Fase, Lee
    Pui Ming, Nol Nanton and Skodt McNalty, DJ Mas, Manitoba, Ivana
    Santilli, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Steve Yanko and many others.

    The fine folks at continue to provide a home for the
    online archives of Mental Chatter. things are slightly slow over there
    of late, with lots going on behind the scenes and a fresh design of the
    archives section soon to be launched. The new version will be much
    easier to navigate through, find shows, read playlists etc. As soon as
    this happen, expect a playlist to be up with the archived version of
    Mental Chatter each week. For now, here's the direct link, bringing you
    almost a year's worth of shows!



    Here's the scoop on recent articles and reviews I've written for eye
    weekly and Exclaim magazine of late. Sending this out to all the labels
    and artists sending me their musical goods, and everyone who enjoys
    knowing more about them.

    Recently featured in my eye weekly 'Extended Play' column:

    Feb 14: Naked Music deep house producer/DJ MIGUEL MIGS

    Feb 21: West Londoner PHIL ASHER of RESTLESS SOUL

    Feb 28: Toronto techno producer/DJ/performer DAN LUI of CHAIR

    March 7: Philly's one 'n only KING BRITT

    March 14: T.O. techno DJ/producer and Dumb-Unit boss JEREMY CAULFIELD

    March 21: abstract, emotive 'n deep Warp Records artist MIRA CALIX

    Recently penned by moi for Exclaim! mag, a nationally distributed and
    adored monthly also online at Easy to search for

    Broken Beats of the Underground: Days of Future Past is an article
    focusing on the (primarily) West London broken beat 'scene,' with a
    focus on Dego of 4hero, Alex Attias, IG Culture, the Bugz in the Attic
    crew, Toronto's own Moonstarr and others. It came out near the tail end
    of 2001, but I'm still getting feedback and enotes galore. Check it if
    you haven't:

    February issue:
    reviews of Vikter Duplaix' DJ Kicks (K7!) and Blue Six: Beautiful
    Tomorrow (Naked Music /Astralwerks)

    March issue:
    an in-depth look at Brooklyn's ANTIBALAS Afrobeat Orchestra, cover
    boys of the current issue

    a shorter piece 'bout Dan Snaith aka MANITOBA (Leaf Label), where he
    chats about his video for "Dundas, Ontario," performing live and more

    reviews of: the excellent Afrika Underground compilation on
    Counterpoint (featured at the end of the Antibalas article), and Ottawa
    producer Chameleonic's fantastically Segments (Cleerance).



    Wednesday March 27

    DJ Meta4 (Vancouver, Mo' Funk, Nu Tone)
    blending broken beat + global grooves

    alongside glide resident DJ's
    Denise Benson + Andrew Allsgood
    at Gypsy Co-op, 817 Queen St. W. Toronto
    no cover 19+ event
    416.703.5069 or

    Following the release of the well received Geosonic Grooves Vol. 1
    Nutone compilation, selected and sequenced by Vancouver's DJ Meta4, the
    Meta one also known as Ian Menzies returns to Toronto and to glide at
    Gypsy Co-op. His November 2001 glide debut found the dancefloor busy
    with music lovers who appreciated his tightly mixed, adventurous set of
    broken beats, future jazz, and well varied global grooves. Meta4's
    return should prompt more of the same happy mayhem.

    The man has no shortage of future projects: producing hip hop artists
    like Kia Kadiri and Moka Only; making new Meta4 tracks; remixing Hassan
    Hakmoun; and compiling a second Geosonic Grooves release which will
    feature the likes of Bill Laswell, Roni Size, Fauna Flash, dZihan &
    Kamien, Natacha Atlas, and Nitin Sawhney. Catch him in an intimate venue
    while you can!

    BTW, for those who can't get enough, Meta4 is also appearing the next
    night, Thursday March 28, at Global Groove Thursdays (Fez Batik, 129
    Peter St.) where DJ's and live musicians come together for "a fusion
    that's as ancient as tomorrow." Meta4 plays alongside CIUT's DJ
    Medicineman and musicians Deb Sinha (darbuka), Suba Sankaran (voice),
    and Ernie Tollar (ney, bansuri). $5 at the door.


    Thursday March 28
    Jive:3 presents

    DEEP featuring KERRI CHANDLER with DJ's
    Denise Benson Frank Williams + Kelly Lewis DeeJay Nav + Jason Palma
    John E + Nathan Barato

    Roxy Blu + Surface, 12 Brant Street Toronto
    $15 before midnight, $20 after 19+ event

    Kerri Chandler always makes me smile. Every time I hear him play, his
    incredible fluidity, versatility, and deep, sweet basslines make my
    week. House heads know him for his garage heavy Madhouse label and many
    productions for King Street, Large, Nervous and others. Here, Chandler
    is showcased in the main room with me having the honours of opening.
    Bring on the bass 'n grooves! All four rooms at Roxy will be open, with
    the room featuring Frank Williams and Kelly Lewis; Shifting
    Gears room with DeeJay Nav and Jason Palma; and Phat room with John E
    and Nathan Barato. Kicking off this holiday weekend in fine style.


    Friday March 29
    with DJ Denise Benson

    Reverb, 651 Queen West Toronto
    $15 advance tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, CD Replay
    Doors 9pm 19+ event

    Alright ya'll. The full on Fila crew are finally making their way to
    Toronto, making this opening DJ and longtime fan a happy camper. Four
    words: LIVE and DJ sets!! See ya there!

    And now, I have two pairs of guest list spots to offer to this Fila gig
    for the first two people to e me back after Noon tomorrow, Wednesday
    March 27, and tell me where Fila Brazillia are based.


    And I think that about wraps it up for this one. Thanks for staying

    As always, this is being sent out for the love, not to annoy or infringe
    on your time and space. If you would prefer not to be on this mailing
    list, just lemme know and off your name shall go! Feel free to let
    friends know they can subscribe. Thanks.


    -denise benson-

    RADIO + CLUB DJ: Mental Chatter Mondays 11am-2pm, CKLN 88.1FM (Toronto) Archives: Glide Wednesdays @ Gypsy Co-op, 817 Queen St. W.

    WRITER: Eye Weekly 'Extended Play' and 'Beats Per Week' Exclaim Magazine features & reviews

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