Boards, beats, breaks and videotapes

Welcome to another exciting installment of Cheeba’s blog (roll)

2010 kicked off in spectacular fashion with 2 weeks in my favorite playground on earth… Chamonix, France. Sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc lies the most happening ski resort in all the alps and probably the world. I’ve been back to Cham for the last 12 years… the people, the steep and deep, the nightlife, hedonistic vibe and the best tap water you’ll ever experience all make this place something really special to me.

Arriving on Jan 2nd i had 1 day to settle in before a wild schedule of a gig every night for pretty much 2 weeks. Playing alongside my man DJ Irk we played both AV and DJ shows in all the prime bars and clubs in the valley… mad props to all at Terrasse, Monkey, Cantina and Bar’d Up for having us and accommodating our ever growing tequila habit.

Of course after waking from the night before’s gigs the mountains were always calling and we got out pretty much everyday to, yet again, some incredible conditions… I’m talking bluebird powder days and riding with friends… its stuff like this that really makes you feel alive!

Massive thanks to Irk for setting up these shows… I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to get a trip like this in exchange for rocking some parties. The Saturday night show at Cantina was a definite highlight… although its only a small bunker of a venue and the screen died meaning i couldn’t do videos it was still one of the best shows I’ve been a part of for a while… think the end of 8 mile, moshpits and pure good vibes all night long!

Again, thanks to all who helped out, danced, bought me tequila, heckled me from chair lifts and made the trip what is was; Irk, Felix for the place to crash and late night politics rambles, Kay Hole for the lift and laughs, Tosh for the board and heckles, Hazel at Terrasse, G & Chris at Bar’d Up, Will, Ali and all at Monkey, all the Cantina crew, Cutmaster Guillaume, Johnny for the endless props, The Mo-megaman and anyone else I may have forgotten.

“Hello? yeah, i think we’re gonna need more tequila”

Cheers to Mo (above) for the photos. The full set can be seen HERE

Next up im off to MC2 in Grenoble, a Rane sponsored event with DMC champ DJ Switch in Birmingham and also just puting the finishing touches to a mini tour of the Balkans with Tom Central from Keep Up! Records.

2010… the best year yet? Almost definitely