lo key in conversation: with Alice from Back 2 Cali

I was lucky enough to sit down with Alice Hague over the weekend to discuss her event Back 2 Cali before it’s 11th instalment and fresh collaboration with Poolside… We sat down, dug out some tracks that are fitting to the whole West Coast hiphop story, with some also taken from my archive and from resident DJ’s….

Frolics & Pranks – April 2017

I’m pretty fucked rn. Laying in bed for the last 15 hours, coughing my guts up a couple of times and now there’s tissue surrounding my bedroom floor and not in the way that I’d like tbh… lol Nah real talk, this sesh life is really fuckcing hard unless you’re 18 and living with your…

Future People

Last Friday, 5th May, saw the very first instalment of our Future People student nights, hosted at Buffalo Bar, Winton, and what a night was had. It gave me great pleasure to see the place so bustling, filled with many familiar and not-so-familar faces coming together to join us on our beer fuelled, musical journey….

An Echo

So in the last blog I wrote, I was talking about the positive impact music has on memory. We know that music can help us to remember stuff: past experiences especially. For one of my units at Uni I had to create a 30 minute piece of audio and as I hadn’t tested myself by…

Frolics & Pranks – March 2017

So I’m currently sat on the train back from London and I thought I’d tell you a funny little story about this weekend just gone… The reason I was up here was to see The Abstract Orchestra does Madvilliany… Now any HipHop fan would be over the moon about this and to be honest I’ve…

yougoodthing presents AfroSynth featuring DJ Okapi

In February’s write up I told you that I spent a nice amount of time in South Africa. I’m fortunate enough to find myself in a position where I’m able to travel a bit more so I’ll started a series of articles called “I can’t live in any place that I visit”… Title being shamelessly stolen from Frank…

What we’re playing – 2017

A few weeks back, we discussed what means of media we could bring forward (present) to represent what we do and after spending the last few months following some of the best playlists out there (Gilles Peterson, I’m looking at you…) we’ve decided to compile a list of tracks we’re all enjoying right now. As…

Frolics & Pranks – February 2017

So it’s March already… time flies when you’re etc etc. I spent most of my time this past month in South Africa. Twas nice being back there after being away for over 4 years. Seeing family and catching up with friends can be exhausting, though it was thoroughly enjoyable. I managed to discover a few…

Across the Tracks

Last Friday saw a great gig at 60 Million Postcards which was hosted by our very own Gandalf, or as he’s more widely known.. Bob Hill. Bob is head of “The Return of The Illicit Groove” and someone we’ve worked with very closely over the last 6 months or so.. Miche did a little recording…

A Musical Memoire

Everybody has one of those tracks that means something to them, more than others. Perhaps you have a track that has deeply resonated with you, that you may one day stumble across having not heard for a while and are instantly transported back to a particular memory or feeling. Have a little think about a…

What is lokey collective?

Happy 2017 and welcome to our makeshift website. So there’s a whole bunch of close-knit groups here in Bournemouth and each of those bring their own look, sound, art form etc etc. I tend to keep an open mind and like a bit of everything, which itself can be a bit shit cus then I end…