Earlier this month, @RuinzAson and @JFlamesOnDaBeat undertook a series of live dates in Estonia. The show was a roaring success, and they will be going back on the road to Portugal in February. If you get the chance check them out! I’m very proud of them, keep an eye out! Here are the guys performing four tracks. Keep up to date on their adventures in the coming year at www.ruinzason.com
Well it’s been a bit of a strange year. Many major changes. I left my job of 13 years and started a new career in November. It took a lot to get to this point but I’m happy and couldn’t be any happier at this point. Well there’s always going to be more happy but – yeah I’m good right now.
So what’s happened in the last year? Well, I’ve written some new songs, I’m waiting for vocals to come back on two that I’m hoping the artists will release next year. I also scored music for the Amazon bestseller adaptation of “Blackheath Seance Parlour” and longtime friend of Platinum Mind @Alan_L_Williams – the audiobook is available on audible.co.uk at the following link.
Rumours are abound that there may be a film being made of it, and I hope I get to score the entire soundtrack – It’s always been my dream to actually do that, and I have some ideas regarding that… It would be lovely to hear my ideas come to life through an orchestra! Will keep everyone posted on that of course… So, I’m looking forward to 2015, and more adventures! Thanks for your support on the site and my twitter account I can’t wait to share what else is in store. Happy Christmas and happy new year.
I have known Tristan Cairns for many years having worked with him in the early 2000s in King’s Road, one of the best periods of my life. When we got back in touch recently he told me about a new venture that he was going into with his partner opening a tea room in Essex, and his energy and enthusiasm was contagious. I have always maintained that I will do what I can to help my friends who have a passion for something and it is my pleasure to show you Tristan’s behind the scenes look. Subscribe to his youtube channel for more updates on Cairnsworth’s at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqL8xCYsiIYqkqI4bf86RtQ
I recorded this at the beginning of July with @Nela_Modos a great singer/songwriter from London – this has me on piano and Nela singing and introducing her music in diary form. Ably filmed and edited by @sirmizzle, check it out. Special thanks to @JFlamesOnDaBeat for introducing me to Nela, I have been doing this a long time but I always get excited about working with new people. I can’t wait to do more in the future!
Yasmin Dan is a young dancer based in London who has gained popularity over the Internet via YouTube and Twitter, gaining over 300,000 views on videos of her dancing that have been viewed by the likes of Drake and Willow Smith. She now dances with her sports dance team at many high profile sporting events including being regular dancers at London Lions Basketball Games in the Olympic Park and at premiership football clubs.
How long have you been dancing?
I've been dancing since I was 2 years old. My mum took me to dance classes and I haven't stopped ever since.
Are there any particular choreographers that influence you?
I watch a lot of dancers/choreographers and get inspired by what they do and their individuality. A few are Dejan Tubic, Willdabeast, Chachi Gonzales, Les Twins, Kaelynn KK Harris. (There are loads more but those are a few from the top of my head).
Your style is influenced by street dance are there any other styles that you practice?
I've been trained in every dance style including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and gymnastics/acrobatics too. I tend to add a lot of elements from each style when I dance whether it comes to technique i've learnt from ballet training or adding flips i've learnt from training gymnastics but I think that's what helps to make yourself unique.
Is there an artist you would like to work with?
So many. Justin Bieber has always been an artist I've wanted to work with just because I admire how he got his start and his work ethic. I've met him a few times and he's not such a bad kid. I'd also LOVE to work with Beyonce.
What plans do you have for 2014?
Lots of dancing! Lots of amazing events and projects coming up that I can't say yet but stay tuned :)
If there is one thing that I have learned since I started recording, it is that it opened up possibilities. I have worked on tracks with Jay Paris Ruel, Jay Flames, and there are some new people soon to come – this is one I did recently with Jay. I provided the DX7 synth part – a classic synth sound from the Yamaha DX7, a keyboard that I love and Jay did his magic… Enjoy!