A guitar play that haunts me for almost 30 years

There is no one, has never been and most likely will never be a guitarist (and composer) like Mark Knopfler. He has influenced me like no other, I’d say, although I’m not exactly a guitarist.

Below is the most sensitive and emotional guitar solo I have heard in my life, which really starts at 4.18, that’s why the video directly starts at this mark. Feel free to listen to the entire brilliant song, of course.

And notice the quality of the recording (even if it’s only a YouTube video!). This was recorded 30 years ago, in 1984. Stunning! I bow to Bob Ludwig.

Gig Databases

Yea. As a touring (or even a local) DJ, something to enter your upcoming gigs into so that it gets noticed on the web is essential, in my very humble opinion.

There seem to be endless providers for that already, and I’ve been through some of them in the past few years. Some of them are free, some not. And — as always — free or not, it says nothing about the quality of the service. That’s my observation, at least.

So, after all those years, one or the other might be surprised who is my winner:


They were actually the first one years ago I jumped on, then they got acquired by SonicBids and I thought things went south from this moment on. And this was the case for a while, until SonicBids seemed to have thought it might be a good idea to maintain the service a bit and add a few new features.

Today, artistdata is so rich and packed with features that I can’t list everything here in a post. I recommend you check it out yourself. Oh, and it’s one of the free services.

You can see my gigs as an embedded iCal feed in the sidebar on the right beside this article. But the whole service offers a lot more options. I guess you can spend an entire day configuring this, and admittedly, its user-friendliness is not the total winner. But once you get used to it it’s easy.

They also provide an “ArtistData Profile” page, which collects all the stuff about you and showcases it, but well … the design is pretty “limited”. But better than nothing. 😉

FREE DOWNLOAD: Sasha – Xpander | Neil Browne Remix by strippedmuzikclub

The 25th in our series of Free Downloads and we have a special one for you here as London based producer / dj Neil Browne bravely takes on an all time classic from 1999 Sasha’s “Xpander” which he has delivered in fine style. Neil has been making waves with his own originals and remixes all of which you can check out via Beatport.

Neil Browne tracks @ Beatport:
Sasha “Xpander” – Original (Re-Mastered)


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Welcome to the NEW official website/blog/page/whatnot

So yeah, I was pretty much done with posting articles (blogging). It took too much time, and I will still not be posting lots of stuff now. What I did was sending my Facebook Fan page updates to this blog … which made it a bit of a robot thing. No real life in it, everything was automated and not always really appropriate. So, from now on it will be much less, but it will be handwritten by myself. I will still aggregate very little stuff, though.

Also, I killed my main website. A blog/website hybrid just makes more sense, plus it’s all SEO optimized and all this. It simply makes more visitors and is less work. I’m in the process of transferring all domains, but I also registered new ones, so the main domain is now


I generally want to keep things short and simple, more and more.

I’m also tired of maintaining a server, so this is all WordPress-hosted but with my own domains. Same goes for my label L2 Music:


I guess, much shorter isn’t possible. 🙂

I will continue optimizing all of this and make the all-over experience better. All the pics you see in the header (rotating) are to 90% (or 95) my own. For the others I have permission.

I like all this so far, but I’m sure it will change here and there, and of course, I’m happy for every kind of feedback and inspiration.

Thanks for your attention. 🙂