This Saturday, we were up at 7am to travel to Guildford for the privilege of guesting on one of Kane FM’s most popular shows, DaVinci Sound’s 1-1-1 Sessions. Kane FM, currently one of OFCOM’s top Community Radio stations, evolved through the blood, sweat and tears of DJ’s in the local community from a pirate station. The third station in the history of the UK to go from pirate to legal, it is now based on the Surrey university campus and is home to over 100 DJ’s spinning the best underground bass music, not aired on commercial radio.

Knowing that DaVinci sound were live on air at 11am till 1pm Saturday and that later they would be spinning dub plates at the Dub By The River dance, Way Out Radio linked up with the crew to find out exactly what was happening behind the scenes and what a day in the life of a Kane FM DJ was like.

After stepping off the train with strict orders to meet at the back entrance of Guildford station no later than 10.20am, I was met by a speeding silver Jaguar and hastily picked up by Lickle B and Martyn, DJ and producer of the 1-1-1 Sessions radio show. I bundled into the backseat and off we went to the studio, catching up on the way.

Once in the studio Lickle revealed that he hadn’t planned his show as he usually did and would have to improvise. Beside this we were having technical difficulties with the mute button on the microphones so there were a few moments where the presenting mic wasn’t coming through to the audience. Despite this the show went on and Lickle proceeded to play an eclectic mix of dub roots culture, remixes and new waves of dub music which were more up tempo. The show went well and the response on the text line was very strong.

By 1pm, we tied up the show to make way for Saturday Tempest – a house music show with Tina, a DJ who is a proud gamer and technical wizard, capable of building her own synthesisers from scratch!

We carried the gear out to the car park to find a man wearing a flat cap and grey and blue striped Adidas tracksuit waiting for us. It was Daddy Rufneck, who has 40 years DJing experience in the UK and Germany. His Rufneck Sound goes back to 1979 and earned him a name as one of the most enduring underground selectors and DJ’s in the European dub scene. He would be spinning with DaVinci tonight at Dub By The River.

After dropping Martyn and Daddy Rufneck back to Lickle’s base, me and Lickle headed out to find the sound system for tonight. We drove out of Guildford centre (listening to Wu-Tang Clan) to meet a woman in a garage car park. From there we followed her to a secluded, beautiful country home where the sound system was being stored (It was all a bit like a Grand Theft Auto mission in my eyes). Soon a man arrived at the house with a land rover and five of us managed to push this huge PA system onto the roof.

Then we headed back to Lickle’s to prepare for the dance and have lunch and a catch up with Daddy Rufneck who had been living in Germany for 20 years. Soon it was time to head down to set up the sound system so I jumped in Daddy Rufneck’s right hand drive car with custom licence plate and we drove to The Row Barge.

Dub By The River is a brand new reggae jam presented by Kane FM. Each month there are special guest DJ’s and MC’s alongside Kane FM DJ’s and projection visuals. There is also a tasty Caribbean BBQ and face painting for the kids who are welcome to stay until 9pm.

For the first event in March, Kane FM had it’s finest DaVinci Sound and the Boom & Bass crew showing us what Kane’s Roots, Reggae, Dub and Dancehall DJ’s are made of. This month DaVinci sound were back featuring Daddy Rufneck, Dubtastic and Mad Max.

As night by the river set in, the atmosphere was electric. By 10pm the place was packed with dub fans and everyone was dancing. The party didn’t let up from 6pm till 1am and everyone went home satisfied and buzzing.

I learned that a day in the life of a DJ is exhausting but definitely worth it to see so many people laughing, dancing, socialising and enjoying their Saturday night to music which is underground, yet prevalent and culturally still important today.

Tune in to Kane 103.7 FM if you are within 20 mile of Guildford. If not, you can stream online any time of day from any part of the world on: http://www.kanefm.com


Lickle B – DaVinci Sound Live in the studio on Kane FM


Hauling the sound system on top of a land rover for the dance.

Dub By The River – The first Saturday of every month.
DJing at The Row Barge
Martyn, Paula & Lickle
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Auction For The Promise Club – This May Hurt/Cut So Close

Auction For The Promise Club – This May Hurt/Cut So Close

Release Date: 16 Apr 2016
7″ Red vinyl
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A: This May Hurt    3:06  

AA: Cut So Close    3:47

Limited Edition 7” Red Vinyl +Picture Sleeve

  • The debut release featuring the last two ‘download –only’ singles on limited pressing of 500 RED vinyl double A-side single for the first time
  • 2015 Unsigned band of the year winners
  • Radio plugging will commence February  on this single as part of the on- going  campaign leading to two further singles, live shows throughout spring & Summer 2016 an album release in October 2016


This May Hurt Film:


Auction for the Promise Club is a three piece band based in the Southwest of England. Their debut ‘One EP’ was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Cube Recordings.

The trio began garnering support in all the right places. BBC Introducing and 6 Music, NME Radio, XFM, Absolute and Amazing Radio have all backed the band’s pursuits while Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, Loaded and MTV Hive have all featured them on their sites.

Recent syncs include surf brands Nikon, Roxy Quiksilver, an ITV ad campaign for Saltrock, Burton Snowboards and an F-One Kite Surfing movie.

Auction For The Promise Club headlined the Emerging Icons stage in the Olympic Park on the opening day of London 2012 and were subsequently asked back to play numerous shows in the following weeks. The band has played festivals such as Bestival, The Great Escape, BBC Introducing stage at Looe Music Festival, Boardmasters, Y Not, Lodestar, Leopallooza, City Square at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester as well as the ‘Kernow in the City’ event in London


13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ is a psychedelic sounding record from 1966, reminiscent of The Stones.

The legendary 13th Floor Elevators genre-defining garage rock psychedelic classic ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ is being released for Record Store Day 2016 as a 10-picture disc in celebration of the songs’ 50th anniversary.
With artwork by original Elevators artist John Cleveland and strictly limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, this soon to be highly collectable edition features the incredibly rare “French EP” mixes for both ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ and original single B-side ‘Tried To Hide’.
Tracks: You’re Gonna Miss Me (French EP Mix) / Tried To Hide ( French EP Mix )

Here is the original mono mix:

30,000 Monkies

This year 30,000 Monkies will be participating in Record Store Day by releasing their debut album ‘I Ate Myself to Grow Twice as Big’ on 16th April. The Belgian band, currently signed to Consouling Sounds, put forward their nonsensical humour in their absurd, yet effortless, blending of sludge, doom with psychedelic drones.

30,000 Monkies is a truly exciting young band, the illegitimate child of a night full of debauchery between Sleep, The Melvins, Melt Banana, Harvey Milk, McLusky, Lightning Bolt and even Merzbow.

Album Tracklisting>> 1.Melaena 2.Coproliet 3.Coccinelle 4.Mountainesque II 5.Apollo 10 6.Mountainesque I 7.Juice


In the meantime, here are some previous releases from 30,000 Monkies…

Fourth song from the 2011 Womb Eater Wife Beater EP

From the ‘Somewhere Over The Painbow’ EP:


Have a listen to our interview with Brighton doom band GANG. The trio confess their undying love for Sammy Clark alongside tales of how they love to pray and read together. Right…

Daft Punk: Worst music film in history?

Could Electroma by Daft Punk be the worst music film ever made?

Don’t get me wrong people, I’m all for going against the norm and thinking outside of the box and not for a second did I expect a conventional or epic storyline for this movie. Let’s face it we weren’t expecting The Who’s Quadrophenia or Pink Floyd’s The Wall. But Jesus. 90 mins of no dialogue, barely any progression of scenes, shite music and 20-30 min long edits at a time of Daft Punk either driving down a straight road or walking in a desolate landscape might just make you want to watch paint dry instead. I’ve linked you to a YouTube clip of possibly the strangest scene from the film. I image the director expected it to come across as deep and metaphorical but really it’s just terrible, yet at least laughable, unlike the rest of the film which is just absolutely dire.