25 December 2010

Slide projections for X-mas gala 2010

For the third year in a row I got to light up a small white chapel for the annual x-mas gala night for the Lions service club.

They raise money for a good cause and try to spread some fun along the way, I try to transform the location by projecting two huge x-mas balls on either side of the stage and then add yellow projections to the two walls next to that. Then there is the ceiling that consists of rows of long panels to improve accoustics, on the balcony I set up two sets of 6 projectors at either side to transform the ceiling from front to back with yellow / green-blue projections.

The actual glass-in-lead windows are lit up by plain building lights at the outside, simulating the sun in a way ... and then to top it off a mirror ball magically helps in creating a star lit sky at the back of the stage ...

This year there was a mobile hanging in the centre of the chapel, they were huge angel like figures holding various items, made of paper/cardboard, and ideal to serve as a moving projection "screen" ....












newyears eve ----

gonna be playing records and fresh homemade tunes from 4 - 6 --
we will be hosting a small room along with jitze and hans --
music from 12.30 till 06.00 doors close at 04.00 !!!

location: de hall of fame - tilburg -- there will be three areas -
variety of music on offer -- good vibes and unfortunately an entry fee of 7 euro presale and 15 on the night , max capacity 500 which will be sold out fast ... ...
c ya there

06 November 2010

make some music ... please ....

saturday 06th nov 2010 somewhere in belgium ....

acid in the woods and system operator will join together for an evening of fun, food and music .... I will be bringing my liveset along for some musical entertaining ...

check your local network for the address

see you there

21 September 2010

gone again


heya

sorry for the lack of updates .... it was busy and happy times !!

was on the road for a month -- st petersburg - moscow - athens and istanbul were amazing to explore and discover ....

now its time to hit the south ...

brussels - paris - san sebastian - sevilla - coimbra and then two more weeks on the road in north portugal and spain ... slowly making my way back home ...

I promise I will upload some more tracks when I am back ...
right now very busy selecting new music for the next accu releases and cant choose what to pick and what to let go via my soundcloud page ...

this will be my home for the next 4 weeks ...
see you on the road

15 August 2010

U2 - 360 in Frankfurt




monday the 9th of august, waking up with excitement as today was the day that I was finally gonna go away again with my bus. Off to frankfurt as U2 was gonna play their second concert of this summer, after having seen the first one in turin, I was filled with joy, cause they were rocking like never before ... It took me some time to arrange my stuff, but then it was departure time .. speakers were blasting out old bootlegs from the 80's to get in the mood, as if that was necessary ...

It took quite a while to get to frankfurt as my bus is quite old, from 1975, quite heavy and big and therefore prefers a cruising speed of around 80 - 85 km. As soon as I entered the area around the stadium, I started looking for a place to park, but offcourse the goal was to get as close as possible, looking for a spot, I soon had entered the ring around the stadium for the 2nd time, but this time it was leading me back to the airport, another 12 km extra to go ... hmmmm so the next time I was close to the stadium, I parked in an area with houses I had spotted, about 2km from the venue, I got my bmx bike out, it was 00.30am and wnet off to the stadium to check things out. When I arrived I found the first nutters who were gonna sleep outside, all close together at one of the four entrances that were gonna be used the next day, each with its advantages and shortcomings. E5 was the only one "equipped" with a dixie and together with E3 the closest to the field entrance, so the least running was involved the next day, but rumours were flying that not all entrances were gonna be opened at the same time etc .. ha ha .. here we go ....

I decided to check out all different possibilities, but found out that there was no one at the other entrances so decided that the next day I was gonna go for E5 also ... but, as it was allready getting late I thought it would be wise to get a proper sleep first, after all I did not bring my bus for nothing ! Said hello to some familiar faces, and asked how to get to the big parking right next to the stadium, then headed back to my bus and quickly made my way to the parking to set up basecamp so to say ... Decided to hit the bed without my alarm clock set, reassured by stories that the germans are not as mad as the italians, where at 06.30am there were allready 700 people in line ... stressing out like mad ... (well, the first 200 were not, as they had been there the longest and gotten pretty at home around the venue, but from nr 400 up they were standing from 09.00am onwards, nuts, totally nuts .... as they did not get in untill 16.15pm)

ok, slept like a baby, woke up at 10 made some breakfast and coffee and got my camping chairs and umbrella along with some spare mats for those around me sitting on the ground, lets share the luxury .... Got nr 231 and felt pretty relaxed ... met Cathal again, who wrote the Me & U2 book and who is travelling around europe also this summer, got acquainted with an english man with his daughter and chatted time away .... Around 13pm I made some pasta in my bus, wich was ideal, and enjoyed lunch along with Leo, a spanish guy I met in torino who was gonna stay in my bus in Hannover after Frankfurt. Then it was waiting time again, around 15pm I moved all of my stuff back to the bus, as shortly everyone was gonna go and stand up and the Q was gonna get a bit more compressed, but it was very relaxed all teh time .. the germans are chilled !

Around 16.15 it wa stime to get in ... had all of my drinks and food prepared in see trough bags, so security could see easily, and it went very fast and smooth, no stress ... then it was running time ... untill we hit security again, who told us to take it easy, they were still shocked from the terrible thing that had happened at the love parade some weeks earlier (20 people died as they were all pushed together in one big tunnel, really terrible, so I can see why they were so "tense" it was ok ... we went with the flow ..) When I entered the stadium from the back (strange as normally we run towards the claw (stage)) I was aiming for my favouriste spot, in the centre at the rail outside the catwalk ... but saw some people there allready ... fuck me .. they had let the other entrance go in first ... ah well .... so now what to do ... either go to either side where there was still space, about 6 meters from the centre, or take a risk and go for the centre and hope I could fit in ... it was the last ... fast and furious I went .... and succeeded as there were two separate "parties" trying to block too much space with too little bodies .. also they did not need all the space, so I jumped in between, not without communicating at the same time, beacuse after all, I was gonna have to spend the entire concert with them as neighbours, I hate the wars that sometimes start at these tense moments ... but hey .. all was ok, apart from my left neighbours, who were really two big ladies, each weighing about 130kilo and they were not happy with me and Leo (he was following shortly after me) grasping the rail next to them .... but hey .. tough luck .... luckily I was not next to them, Leo was ... and he has had a tough evening with loads of elbowing and silent fights for space without any communication ... thats what can happen ... my neighbours on the right were dutch, three in total ... and very pleasant company ... The area was set up with an extra barrier, so that not too many people could get in one area, dividing teh field in 2 which was ideal, as they let only soo many people in, wristbanded them and then it was our space ... really cool ... cause we could easily go and eat and use the toilets, and come back ... it was gonna be a great night !!!

And so it was .... too many beautifull things to mention from the concert ,.. the crowd was amazing .. probably also loads of dutchies, as U2 does not hit holland this year, and frankfurt is close by ... they were doing teh wave and clapping like mad before showtime ... it felt better than Italy ... amazing ... never expected this .... but it took off like a rocket ....

U2 had decided to play new years day after opening with beautifull day ... yes yes yes , one of my favourite songs ... man ... the crowd went nuts, and so did I .... jumping like mad, happy as a baby ! The setlist rocked bigtime, with the guys ending up right in front of me many times .... mysterious ways with edge and bono ... and most amazingly, the crazy remix with bono doing the discotheque snippet improvisation 50 centimeters away from me .... if I was a girl, I would have fainted there and then ..... then he sat down on his knees and started Sunday Bloody Sunday ... ok, you could wipe me away then ... I needed some time to take it all in .... this was amazing ....

The rest of the concert went by like a dream and it was great, really one of the best shows I have seen out of the 17 -U2360 shows I have seen so far .... yup .... for real .. in germany ... ha ha ..... When it was over I said goodbye to my neighbours and friends, off to my bus, but not before I had scored a nice souvenir, one of the big posterboards outside ... its now in my bus, but way too big to hang on the wall .... ah well ... wil find a good destination for it ...

I slept on the parking again, which was nice ... no more travelling, or waiting for the cars to leave before you can get out ... the next day I walked into the stadium without any problems, so I could use the toilets, then made some breakfast and coffee ... while looking at the stadium .... nice ... waited for my passenger Hille, who was gonna drive along to Hannover, and around 14pm, left frankfurt behind ... what a gig !!!

16 July 2010

de zilvervloot 13 july amsterdam 2010

another unforgettable day !

arrived in amsterdam late monday night, parked my bus close to the nsdm wharf, across the water from the central station, where its free and safe to park, and you take the free shuttle boat to the station ... bring your bike !
then discovered the route, and took my spot pretty early, next to the three ladies who made that great banner " welcome home heroes " I also made sure no commercial rats managed to dress up "our bridge" with their coca cola or heineken flags -- we brought our own flags !

to kill time, the crowd had fun kicking balls across the canals, one window broke, but the kicker even went up to the owner under loud cheers, to sort it out .... when my chance came I thought about those windows too much, and my attempt ended in the water -- where the water police picked them up so we could continue ....

when the boat finally came, the crowd exploded including myself ... what a discharge, to charge their batteries a bit ..... ruuud hesp threw one of the orange "I am sterdam" caps up to us but it ended up in the water, the flowers he threw after that, I did manage to catch .... kept one orange flower !

































04 July 2010

surprise gig at glastonbury 2010

mad things happen at glastonbury, out of the blue, there was tom yorke, singer of radiohead, doing a mini gig at one of the smaller stages, joined by his guitarist they played 5 beautifull songs ! I got a perfect spot on top of one of the trainwagons they had build there .... till security kicked us off after a few songs ... but then I found another spot where I could climb high up to see and hear it all ...




01 July 2010

music maestro ... please ....

Latest tracks by toysfornoise

accu records 004 - 005 - 006 artwork by typhique

out now : accu 006 loud dreams e.p.








accu 006 - loud dreams e.p.
all music created live by toysfornoise

mastered and cut by Simon at the Exchange
pressed on 180grams black vinyl by record industry
housed in a plain white sleeve, artwork is another typhique short circuit --

support the system

- contact me for a copy of the real deal .... vinyl = 7 euro

22 May 2010

accu 005 surrender e.p.






accu 005 surrender e.p. - all music recorded live by toysfornoise

chargeside: surrender
actually recorded 30th may 2009 during the acid circus party at area 51 eindhoven --

dischargeside: scheur / thunder

This one was also mastered and cut by Simon at the Exchange London
pressed on 180 gr black vinyl by Record Industry Haarlem
housed in a white sleeve and the artwork is another typhique short cut
300 copies were made -

- support the system -

29 April 2010

29 mei 2010 wirwar aan de waal .....



lets see if we still know how to hook up our sound system ...
skatepark waalhalla in nijmegen will be the place ... on the 29th may ...
come along for some fun and some dance moves ...

also the new accu records 005 - surrender ep will be out that day !
so support the system and buy some of me ....
cee ya there ....

19 April 2010

its a sad world ....

trying to get the records out in the world .. with the help of toolbox distribution :



and some unwanted help .... bloody audiorippers ....



what a sad world we live in .... I have been working so hard to make a nice product ... and here come the audio rippers ... spreading the mp3s all over the net ..

now I have decided to let it go as well ... I will return to making the high quality mp3 version available on my own pages for free, as it used to be ... and then put the wav files in the stores ... as a bonus to the analog release ...

support the system ... or choke on it !!!

08 April 2010

accu records nr 004 ....





its another exciting moment, as accu records nr 004 is seeing the light of day today, and soon the darkness of night I guess ....

perfect imperfection it's called .... all music by toysfornoise
pressed by record industry on 180gr black vinyl and an amazing master and cut by Simon at the Exchange ... you know ...... or you willl ..... 300 copies limited ...

16 February 2010

13th march 2010 nosleeptillburg-DJ bash ....

saturday the 13th march .... free warm up event ... its the nosleeptillburg djbash ....
two rooms in 013 will be filled up with a total of 18 djs ... each will be manning the wheels of steel for about 30 minutes, making for a total mashup of styles, should be (could be) very interesting ....


20 feb 2010 Hall of Fame -- Spindemtunes # 10

saturday 20th feb

on the decks ..... from 21:30 till 01:00
in no chronological order ....

zuur79 (hans)
Ben Lukkie (dennis
toysfornoise (ikke)

some oldskool - noskool - and much more, come and do a little dance with us .....
lets break da beat ....
free entry ....

15 February 2010

31 January 2010

looking for ...

accu records is looking for fresh music, in line with the labels musical mission --- exchange energy ---- I now have a new way to enable you to drop some of your stuff .. literally, its called a dropbox, connected to my still very fresh soundcloud page, with 12 hours of music --- mixes, livesets and tracks ... finally I can output some more stuff ... aaaah ... ad fresh vinyl on its way too ..... testpressings have been played and approved .... ha ha .... its almost there ...... making room for new stuff ...

Send me your track

22 January 2010

15012010miksformichelle by toysfornoise

found a new "nest" for my music and mixes -- lets see how it will go, a fresh mix has been added .... enjoy

15012010miksformichelle  by  toysfornoise

21 January 2010

what a night ...



batcave totally packed --- it was back to the old days ...
visuals were amazing, livedrawings being "gamed" onscreen, creating cool extra dimensions behind the dj-s ....

cutting the first track at the exchange

video

acid teknooooo


cutting lacquers for accu records

toysfornoise | MySpace Music Videos



mastering and cutting fresh lacquers ...
never mind the noise from the vacuumcleaner that is sucking away all the acetate that the music is being cut into .... without the hoover it sounds very fine indeed !!

ha ha ... acid teknoooooo

09 January 2010

off to london



studio 1 -- the exchange London here i come ....
studiotime has been booked on tuesday to master and cut new accu releases ...
the exact what and how will unfold in the coming months ! It's a joy to finally be able to let go of the tracks and cuts, selecting these has taken it's time ... but hey ...

I will be in London from monday till thursday ... booked a cheap room for 28 euro close to hyde park and will be roaming the streets of London till my feet hurt I guess ... look forward to seeing this great painting in the tate modern .... jackson pollock

16th jan wirwar bangbangboom




saturday 16th - batcave - 013 - tilburg
singularity dave will not be playing live, but teaming up with Ivar on the decks ...
see you there .... keep your ears open for some freshly mastered cuts :]