Daniel Avery

Was lucky enough to see Daniel Avery this weekend! For those who don’t know, Avery is a London based DJ on Erol Alkan’s record label Phantasy Sound. His sets tend to mix between techno & house, but with acid almost always running through it to varying degrees. I saw him at Cosmic Ballroom presented by¬†Ape-X events.

He closed with two tracks from his debut LP, Drone Logic. You can find Spotify links to both at the bottom of this post. Both tracks are two of my current favourites, but I have to say, Knowing We’ll Be Here is one of the most perfect “last song of the night” tunes you are likely to hear.

Two stand out upcoming gigs for Avery come on New Year’s eve & New Year’s day, playing at Fabric and The Warehouse Project respectively.

Away day in my own town

St James’ Park. Possibly the best away end in England?

Watched as a neutral from the Leicester end today. The Foxes came out deservedly on top, 3-2 winners in a game which both sides had leads.

Little takeaways:

  • Mahrez just looked on a higher level to anybody else, Leicester have done incredibly well to keep him for this long. Begs the question, how much longer can it last? His departure for bigger & better things seems inevitable.
  • Demari Gray really impressed. England are expected to take a young squad to the World Cup this summer. Southgate knows him well from his u21 coaching days. Could he make a late push to make the squad?
  • Speaking of international duty, Leicester left back Ben Chilwell looks like a player who will pick up England caps in the future.
  • Newcastle look like a Championship squad (because they are). Rafa feels forced to play incredibly defensive. A struggle to entertain as well as a struggle to stay up lies ahead for this club.