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Edd Hawkes

The ramblings of an ex-pro unicyclist

Top Five Tunes

 

Top Five Tunes

While watching Top Boy, I heard this and recognised the bassline. I realised that a Makoto track I featured in Top Fives recently samples it. I found the original and really like it. I could only find live versions unfortunately.

 

I find Muffler to be a bit hit and miss. This track is definitely a hit though.

 

I’ve never heard of Sektor before, but this is a great tune. Funky samples and great production.

 

Lovely tune from a few years ago. I’ve heard this in mixes for years but never bothered to look it up. I love the atmospheric strings in it.

 

New Spor is always a treat. His new EP dropped this week. I think this is my favourite tune from it.

Last Minutes with ODEN

I thought I’d already posted this, but I took a quick look back and realised I haven’t.

I’ve never really liked dogs hat much, but this is pretty sad. It makes me realise  how much they must mean to some people.

I really like this type of filmmaking style too.

Jess Hawkes – Off Grid Blogging

My amazing sister has started her very own blog!

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She’s writing about a variety of topics including travel, veganism, poetry and her own opinions. I’ve been following her progress over the last few days as she’s been building up some content, and I must say, I’m impressed. She’s got some great posts.

Head on over and check it out for yourself: https://jesshawkesblog.wordpress.com/

One of the hardest things I found when I first turned vegan was giving up convenient treat snacks like crisps and chocolate. Of course, some would argue all part of the vegan lifestyle is to cut out these delicious evils, but I’d argue what’s the point in any diet if you can’t enjoy it?

So here’s a list of the top ten naughty snacks you can find in the supermarket that are unintentionally vegan, which you probably never realised you could eat..

1. OREOS.

These are animal product free. I can’t vouch for the guilt.

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2. PRINGLES.

Original, BBQ, Paprika, Smokey Bacon.

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3. HOBNOBS.

Even the chocolate chip ones. Winning.

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4. SKIPS.

Tingly Prawn Cocktail without any actual prawn (but loads of vegan tingle)

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5. PARTY RINGS.

Get that party started.

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6. RITZ CRACKERS.

My personal favourite discovery.

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7. POT NOODLES

Only: Beef & Tomato, Bombay Bad Boy, Sweet & Sour, Brazilian…

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Above & Beyond Acoustic at the Royal Albert Hall

Last night my siblings and I went to an Above & Beyond gig. We’ve been to a few before but this one was rather different. They have re-written a lot of their dance tracks as acoustic versions. To compliment the different sound, they put on a gig at the Royal Albert Hall.

As expected, it was a great evening. I love how they have adapted electronic tracks into beautiful songs played by a band. I also love how the audience responded, standing up in their chairs, dancing and singing along at full volume.

It was an experience in itself just to go to the Royal Albert Hall. It’s an amazing venue and much bigger than I expected. We were on the top tier, so we could see the whole venue from our seats.

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But it was mostly great just to spend an evening with the siblings and a couple of good friends.

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Top Five Tunes

I very nearly put this in five times for this weeks Top Five. I’ve had it on repeat for the last week straight. This is probably my tune of the year so far. Soooooo good!

 

Love Marcus Intalex and DRS is smashing it at the moment. Top skankage.

 

Worst Come To Worst is my favourite hip hop tune and this is a great spin on it.

 

Love the samples in this.

 

I really like this. So surreal. A chilled end to round this weeks list off.

Richard

I love this so much.

Sometimes I think about throwing away all my stuff and living a simple life. I’m not sure if I could sleep outside but I could definitely drastically thin out my possessions.

A really interesting idea and thoroughly worth spending five minutes watching.

Looking for a savior

This is so nicely shot and is a touching story too. Just goes to show the kindness of strangers.

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