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Solid Steel ‘Mix of The Year’ 2009

Yo (Ho Ho) Just a quick mail about the Solid Steel ‘Mix of The Year’! its that time of year once again when listeners of the best radio show in the world vote for the best mix of 2009. Not only does the voting fill you with a warm feeling inside but can also net […]

December news

Greetings one and all…. ITS CHRISTMAS! well not quite but i’ve got a tree up and feeling rather festive in the all new studio space here in Bristol. This will be the first of the DJ Cheeba monthly newsletters, I promise i wont spam you with crap… just good news and the occasional blag. First […]

Videocrash 4

Thought i should just recap on the show i did at the weekend. Those lovely folk at Soundcrash put on some of the best music events this side of… well actually, they put on the best music events full stop. This weekend was the 4th of their ‘Videocrash’ events at probably the best venue i’ve […]

Its competition time!

SORRY, THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Yes yes… more free swag to giveaway. Since the site launched a few weeks ago we have had loads of interest, lots of people joining the mailing list, a few winners of the promo gifts, loads of comments and tons of mixtape downloads! Now we want to take it […]

The Reels of Solid Steel DVD

Just a quick update this time to say the Artwork for ‘The Reels of Solid Steel’ has now been completed, printed, boxed and ready for promo giveaways at upcoming gigs. The DVD package also contains Solid Steel ‘MIx of The Year 2008’ on CD: ‘DJ Cheeba Investigates… The Case of The Missing Records’. Seems like […]

The new generation of vinyl collecting

Record collecting is a part of being a DJ right? At least it was… maybe it still is. Sort of. There’s now a new generation of DJs out there who have only ever known mp3’s or CDs. They have never been digging in the dusty back room of a record shop, hunting for rare shaped […]

Back in the day… Cassettes

Without wishing to sound like an annoying uncle who goes on about old media formats, i have always been a fan of the humble cassette tape. When i heard they were phasing out the sale of blank cassettes i went and bought all the decent ones i could find… I loved their chunkiness and listening […]

‘The Reels of Solid Steel’ is now online!

Solid Steel in association with Serato (11th September) and it’s a special one from DJ Cheeba this week. Alongside the weekly audio mix we also have a video version of his “Reels of Solid Steel” mix, plus a video podcast will be delivered direct to your iTunes inbox when you subscribe. Using two turntables and […]

A Brief History of… My MIxers

After reading this topic on Discogs i began to think about the 15 years or so i’ve been hammering, testing and inevitably breaking dj mixers. Im pretty happy with the Rane TTM57 mixer now although even that has had a few issues here and there. Anyway, here’s a list of the good, the bad and […]

Scratch Live coloured control vinyl

Scratch Live control vinyl (All fully official pressings, most have the new label style but a few have the previous). Will be sent as pairs; Red, Blue, Black, Clear. Records play a control tone for use with Scratch Live software (no music)