THE WRITER - Mark James Gardner; Born 1970. Supported by an International network of 25+ DJ's, Producers, Serious Record Collectors, Beat Freaks, Artists, Writers, Sample Hunters, Crate Diggers and just all round "off their noggin" lifelong and madly obsessive fans of music.
This website is dedicated to our new book;
UTTERLY ECLECTIC ADVENTURES AT THE FAR SIDE OF GROOVE AND CHILL WITH THE STRANGE CARGO RADIO SHOW AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Radio Show Host, Compere and reviewer.Record Collecting Producer, Impromptu Gentleman DJ, Composer, Remixer, Musical Mentor with management, promotion and large scale event organising / licensing experience. Prior Under 19 South UK Break-dance Champion, Graffiti Enthusiast, Past Member of the Wild Weekend World Crew and Perception Promotional team, Organiser of Bespoke / International Parties since the 80's.
Skilled in Artiste management and contract coordination and has wrote curriculum's involved with charitable music training for troubled youths.
A huge and varied collection of over 1M+ tracks collected over the past 31 years. Experience and knowledge across almost the entire musical spectrum and utterly eclectic personal taste covering most genres from 1920 onwards.
Originating member of the Pay Party Promoters Union and Acid House Event Consultant / Licensing Specialist along with site procurement / pre planning procedures and feasibility assessor.
Professional Chef and business planner /consultant with extensive international experience across a wide range of industries.Past finalist of the Bestival DJ Competition.
Extensive Social Network hub covering over 5,000 Internationally.
Web hits exceeding 100,000 and (non promoted) past mixes currently averaging about 1000 plays p/wk.
Owner & Shows
ADVENTURES IN SOUND (UK)
Originator of THE TWILIGHT TONES, THE LOVESOUND SHOWCASE, THE SPOONFUL OF SUGAR CLUB, THE SUGARBUSH, SUNSEEKER PARTIES, SECRET SERVICE SHINDIGS, Sssh BESPOKE EVENTS, OHM DINING, SINGLETONS SUPPER CLUBS, THE ECLECTIC SUNDAY SOCIAL and not forgetting of course...
THE STRANGE CARGO RADIO SHOW :-)
how to use this blog
First things first, Bookmark the page and give it it's own folder as you are sure to be opening a veritable pandora's box of musical treats you'll no doubt wished you stored away for later.
Use the icons / tabs to the left of the page at all times to navigate the site as you wish.
Hovering the mouse and arrow over the main menu for a few seconds will in some cases open submenus or sometimes multiple choices for you to further explore at your leisure :-)
This BLOG is intended to be a work in progress and provide the aurally adventurous with a new centralised resource reflecting our loves, projects, concepts, shows and "digs" as we commence 2015 onwards and start on our long awaited book for Intrepid Vinyl Archeologists the world over.
As you may well expect utterly eclectic in it's make up and reflective of the old site:
Where you can find bundles of our old mixes, Cult Movie Selections, International recipes for you to try and literally scores of mixes, across the genres, with something for every occasion and stuffed full of track listings and tons of free links for all sorts of freestyle audio debauchery.
Keep an eye out for new stuff appearing weekly from May 2015 as we seek to compose the book and provide you with sneak previews of submitted content, Introduce you to our trusty crate digging compadres from the world over and provide a veritable smorgasbord of audio delights for acoustic astronauts.
EACH PAGE WILL FEATURE A CHAPTER TITLE OF THE BOOK AND WE WILL BE CONSTANTLY UPDATING EACH ONE AS NEW DATA / MUSIC GETS SORTED.
It won't be done in any particular order and may well "ebb and flow" between the chapters as inspiration comes and dependant of which areas we are digging through at any one time.
We would suggest identifying the things that interest YOU most first and then dropping by weekly, scrolling down the page and seeing "What new", as indeed been added in that category.
We aim to provide you with a catalogue of timeless classic, fused with obscurities, rarities and just general real good feel good music, whether off the wall, veering of leftfield or just plain way out there audio to take you on a magical musical journey to the far side of groove and chill