DJ Vibes does C’mon SON!!! LOL

December 23, 2010 by

Watch this video of me talking about Fantastic Five – The Phunky Fresh Retro Edition Part 2 — 1970 — 2000 only on Monday December 27th 2010.

Fantastic Five is back again for the festive season! We will be diggin’ even deeper to bring you the best music from ‘back in da day’ once again as well as a few other treats… It’s Xmas and we would like to celebrate with you one last time for 2010 with a party that truly represents this time of year. Come in your fancy dress or colourful outfits to create an atmosphere that will end your year on a real high.

This time we will also feature one new skool hour to briefly bring you ‘back to the future’ with The Invasion Crew.

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 27TH - FLYER FRONT

MONDAY DECEMBER 27TH - FLYER FRONT

 

 

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 27TH - FLYER BACK

MONDAY DECEMBER 27TH - FLYER BACK

 

We will also be attempting the biggest synchronised Candy dance/electric slide in history for the Guinness Book of World Records and we also have a second room with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, mince pies, apple pies, Xmas crackers, a winter warmer shot and more….

More reasons to come to Fantastic Five on Monday…
Buy tickets here: http://www.urbantickets.co.uk/

• Biggest Candy Dance Ever On Record!
• No work on Tuesday!
• New bigger venue in Central London!
• Loads of parking!
• Arrive early to avoid the queue!
• Large dance floor to do The Soul Train & Candy!
• New skool hour where we go ‘back to the future’!
• Fantastic Birthday & Xmas Party deals that include: Tables, Champagne & Cake!
• Male & Female prizes for the best RETRO outfits!

PLUS FREE ENTRY IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS BETWEEN THE 21ST AND 29TH OF DECEMBER!

Loads of people have been getting me excited with the song requests they are making, outfits they are preparing and other things they are searching for like bead chains and more. Look at this one that I got from Purple Turtle Beads yesterday.

Ccccccc’mon SON!!! Lol.

 

cmon son PTB chain

cmon son PTB chain

 

Ccccccccc’mon SON!!! See you on Monday the 27th!

…and last but not least look at this; the latest episode of Ccccccccc’mon SON!!! (C’mon SON 20) by Ed Lover son, this guy is the man! lol

What is all this Candy Dance malarkey then?

December 22, 2010 by

I don’t know how or why, but a few weeks ago I came up with the idea to do the biggest ‘Candy Dance’ ever on record.

It makes sense as it’s done at nearly every single party I’ve played at since I’ve been a DJ, especially at weddings and I’m quite sure that you know what it is.

Cameo Candy

I was amazed when I told some people about my ‘big idea’ and they didn’t even know what the hell I was talking about! Some people call it the Electric Slide so you get a little leeway, but C’mon son! Watch it being done here:

Do you not know what this is son? If you don’t know hurry up and learn it and get to know!

The written instructions of the dance are as follows:

(On the beat) Two steps right (1-2, 1-2)

Two steps left (1-2, 1-2)

Two steps back (1,2 – 1,2) Hold

One step with left foot forward (lean forth)

One step with Right foot Lean back

Hop ‘n’ kick sideways with right

(Repeat for all 4 corners North, south, east, west)

Now, I’m not silly enough to think that somewhere in the world (especially in the US) more than 300 people haven’t done ‘the Candy dance’ all at once before, even at the 2010 Brent Respect Festival 1000+ attempted to do it together: http://www.brent.gov.uk/media.nsf/Pages/LBB-158

But, to my knowledge (and Google’s) no one has ever done it at a party on record. So, me being me, I contacted Guinness Book Of World Records and they told me that it’s a viable record to set. They’re processing the application now and we will be filming it for their review.

So let’s do this!

Monday 27th December 2010 at Fantastic Five Part 2: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145699958814297

The ‘Candy Dance’ is usually done to the song ‘Candy’ by Cameo in 1986. Song is OLD son, but never seems to get old. It’s part of our history and seems like it will be current forever. If you haven’t seen the video before or didn’t even know it had a video, watch this:

It has some of the most memorable production ever and has been sampled loads of times, my favourite remakes are:

  • Will Smith – Candy

  • Mariah Carey – Loverboy

  • 2Pac –  All About You

And even this random UK one lol:

AND this one on roller skates at ‘Rollermotion’ looks kind of sick son:

Lol.

See you on the 27th.

The Greatest Of All Time?

December 1, 2010 by

The video speaks for itself…

Above all the madness, controversy and court cases that this man has gone through and put us through he is still an undenyable legend. He KILLS this! The voice and music catalogue is 2nd to none.

I present to you: Mr. Robert Kelly…

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A Solution For Every Occasion…

November 29, 2010 by

Sometimes people get confused when I say VNV can bring the entire party package to your event; well almost. We havent got magicians, chocolate fountains or limousines yet lol, but even that could possibly be something that isn’t too far away too…lol

For now though, here is a video showing what we do now and what we are THE BEST at. We provide a solution for every occasion and our team can give the best of various event services that are all accessible for your celebration…Watch now!

This video was made by www.videoinvites.co.uk who we would really like to thank for a excellent job.

Check the full list of our services here: VNV Services.

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Is It Really A Joke Ting?

November 25, 2010 by

Yes it is!

Tonight (Thursday November 25th) is going to be another big night of laughs, music and memories at Opus Lounge, Printworks, Manchester.

I will be getting on a train in less than 12 hours to join KOJO, KANE BROWN, ADOT, CHRIS ROYAL & SOPHIA CRAWFORD for what will be a classic showcase of London and Manchester talent; just like last time.

If you’re in the area why not pass through to get some winter warming? I’m really looking forward to it. See you there😉

Call 07949840172 for more info.

 

Its A Joke Ting November

Its A Joke Ting November

 

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Good Things Come In Threeeeees!

November 25, 2010 by

Good things come in 3’s…I’ve been saying that a lot these days…nobody copy that line, I might trademark it soon as they certainly seem to.

A good place for me to start with my examples of 3’s are all the excellent shows I went to over the last month.

They were:

  • Mary J. Blige at The O2 Arena, Greenwich on Wednesday November 2nd
  • Tarrus Riley at The O2 Academy, Sheperd’s Bush on Monday November 8th
  • Ryan Leslie at Fabric Nightclub, Shoreditch on Monday November 15th

I only went to 2 out of 3 for free though😦 lol. Mary J Blige was courtesy of Joanna Abeyie. A very good show with energy and raw talent. Mary has still got it and I would still marry her. She put 110% into every song. Top ratings! One thing I forget sometimes is how many people know about these artists, especially when you see the variety of ages and races. The whole arena was full and singing along. Wicked!

Tarrus Riley was courtesy of O2 as tickets were totally free if you had an O2 phone and a text code. I had neither so I got my friend to text in and forward it to me. Right up to getting through the door I couldn’t believe it, thought it was too good to be true and didn’t think I was going to get in! But, I did and it was sick! Tarrus had a lot of personality and tore it down! I didn’t even know most of his songs can’t lie, but you still get drawn in. The show is part of the ‘Your Country Live’ series by O2 and I was even lucky enough to see David Rodigan live for the first time ever. He is a legend amonst many Jamaicans and reggae fans. Watching him DJ & host is like a concert in itself. He is a very intelligent and talented nutcase lol. I can’t believe the whole show was free for everyone, well worth good money. Thank you O2!

Last, but not least is Ryan Leslie who probably put on the best show in terms of intimacy with the fans, pure passion and hard work! He just did not want to go home! lol. He was on stage singing, rapping, dancing, playing instruments, kissing girls, and whatever else you can imagine him doing. This guy is a young legend and needs a lot more credit than he currently gets. If you don’t know much about him currently, please do yourself a afavour and check out his wor. He has written and produced for so may of your favourite artists.

Anyway, I managed to get 3 rubbish pictures, don’t ask why the quality is so bad it was taken on my Blackberry I don’t think it can handle all the different lights lol.

Mary J Blige:

 

Mary J Concert

Mary J Concert

Tarrus Riley:

 

Tarrus Riley

Tarrus Riley

 

Ryan Leslie:

 

Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

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I know I know…

November 25, 2010 by

I have taken aaaaaaages to update this blog, sorry to everyone that checks this every now and then, but hasn’t seen anything new…Ill be fixing up from now don’t worry. Don’t forget to subscribe on the right hand side for email notifications of when the page gets updated.

There has been SO much going on, I just haven’t had time to do this blogging thing. Would anyone out there like to do it for me? lol.

So what we have been up to?

Buying new equipment including the brand new Pioneer CDJ 850s (featured on an earlier blog post) and a Pioneer DJM 700 mixer amongst other new bits and pieces here and there including the Roland RO5 audio recorder for recording live in high quality mp3 or Wav. Great bits of kit! Ive been doing a lot of playing around with them. Check out what else VNV have on our new Sound Equipment & Lighting page.

VNV Sounds was recently featured on the group buying discount voucher site; Groupon (if you haven’t heard of it yet check it out; its a big deal! This sent website views through the roof, hitting nearly 25,000 in one day! Enquiries have been coming thick and fast ever since with people wanting VNV for their office Xmas parties, Asian Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other events from December right through until Summer 2011. The future is looking orange! lol

See the Groupon deal here.

On top of that there is an updated VNV Sounds website with a new homepage, Sound & Lighting page (as mentioned before), and Event Ideas page. Also we have a whopping 3 new DJs including K-Tec, DJ DNA & Daniel V! Check it all out now.

On top of that…lol…nah I’m being serious; VNV Sounds provided DJs, photography, filming, sound equipment and lights at a whopping 6 events last weekend! Wow. Plus, you might have heard about me DJing in Barcelona last month by now…it was off the chizzain, and don’t take my word for it either take the happy couple’s; read it right here. Barcelona is one of the best cities I’ve been to. I definitely need to go back in 2011.

I’ll have the official wedding pics up very soon, but for now here are a few taster pics taken on my digital camera & Blackberry…

…and that’s not it btw, but that’s enough for now…there’s more to come trust me!

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What is it about ‘Old School’ then?

October 10, 2010 by

There is just something that we just love about ‘Old School’. Whether it’s music, TV, or sweets that you can’t buy anymore. I heard someone say ‘Old school like Happy Shopper’ today, do you remember that? I’ve been DJing for about 5 years now and from day one when I played a Bobby Brown, Mary J Blige, Montell Jordon or R.Kelly song from the late 80s or 90s it created something extra special in the party. Even in 2010 playing the theme song to ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’, almost anything Michael Jackson or even MC Hammer can take the roof off of any party, even when the celebrants are as young as 15 or 16.

To no surprise then; there is definitely a buzz about Fantastic Five this week (Friday October 15th). Tying in nicely with Black History Month it’s the old school event through and through that will not be playing any music past the year 2000. It is also the event where myself Marvellous Marvyn & Miss Dee are celebrating our birthdays, and it is going to be a jump off!

 

Fantastic Five Flyer Front

Fantastic Five Flyer Front

 

 

Fantastic Five Flyer Back

Fantastic Five Flyer Back

 

You are definitely missing out if you haven’t been to the event page on Facebook; the type of old school songs that my friends and I have been posting on the event wall bring back nothing but memories of good times for you, just like they have for us, I’m sure. We have been digging deep in the archives, attic and basement for the songs that mean the most to us. I thought I knew my music, but I must say that Alan, Shane, Ciara, L.A., Masta B, Marvyn & Devina have been searching their souls, it seems, for the songs that created their childhood and the people that they are today. Wow, this is more than just an event, but a musical journey down memory lane. I don’t know how we are going to get through all this music in just 5 hours?! There will definitely have to be a part 2 and 3! Tickets will be on sale on Friday lol

Click the image for a Live Old School Set From Masta B Line & Myself In Luton Last Month:

 

DJ VIBES B2B MASTA B LINE

DJ VIBES B2B MASTA B LINE

 

The outfit ideas are also coming in thick and fast. A few people aren’t sure how to dress though; like they weren’t born in the 80s or even 70s! A wah di rass man?! Lol. Just watch some of the videos on the event page once again and you’ll get some ideas I’m sure… I have a good idea of what I am going to wear, but can’t share this information right now. It’s top secret lol. This week is definitely about searching through the markets of London for those extra special touches, and with just 5 days to go I’m getting a bit anxious! I know I’ll sort it though, I always do. See you all on Friday at Fantastic Five where we rewind time.

Online ticket links & full event info:

1.      Urbantickets

2.     Get-Tkts

If you would like a retro bead chain for this event or any other click here: Purple Turtle Beads (Facebook) or here: Purple Turtle Beads (Website)

Also; a site full of old school memories, check it out: http://www.imisstheoldschool.com/

Back For The First Time: VNV Hits Youtube!

September 17, 2010 by

Some footage and photos from a few weddings & prom nights that took place over the summer. VNV Sounds provided DJs, equipment, lights, photography & photo books.

A big thank you to couples: Matthew & Attaah and Edward & Monique for letting us use this footage.

Love this advert lol

August 21, 2010 by

If Heineken made DJs I bet VNV would be featured in the advert lol. Might be an idea for the future. Hmm…


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