Monday, December 11, 2006

Cult...Night of the Samurai PICS.

Some Pics from CULT...Night of the Samurai @ The Maze last Month. Featuring Vinyl [Abort].

Many thanks to David Bowen... (Always eager to promote talented people, you can see more of his work here.....

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

CULT... Night of the Samurai: LIVE DRUM & BASS SPECIAL

Cult Kicks off its first vist to The Maze, with a showcase of two of the hottest LIVE Drum and Bass groups you'll see this year....

Cult Presents… Night of the Samurai
Thursday 16th November 2006

Vacine (Live)
Vinyl Abort (Live)
Mouse & Houghmeister B2B (Cult)
DJ Spamchop (Wigflex)

MC Juma Phist

Razor Sharp Samurai visuals brought to you by Synoptics… from movies such as: Lone Wolf & Cub, Shogun Assassin, Zatoichi, Hanzo the Razor, Lady Snowblood, Yojimbo plus many more…

The Maze (Forest Tavern)
270 North Sherwood Street (Off Mansfield Rd) Nottingham
9 – 2am
£4 Entry All Night
No Dress Code.

For more information visit or mail

Veterans of the Nottingham Drum And Bass scene, Vaccine make heavyweight dance floor Drum & Bass with melodic leads and low rolling bass lines. Organic drums, bass and vocals are perfectly blended with loops samples and synths to create a sound that has devastating impact and competes with even the hardest DJ sets.

Vinyl Abort
"Taking jungle cuts to the next level and adding some "tongue firmly in cheek" humour into the mix, this show is sure to have heads bouncing to a carnage mix up of the well known to the unheard. With a live AV experience built in, this will definitely be a show rather than a gig." - Knowledge Magazine

Oh Lord a Mercy!!.......

Friday, August 18, 2006

Cult @ Moog – Red Stripe / Budweiser Summer Sessions

Heads up people......

Bank holiday in two weekends time and we know you'd love to celebrate that extra day off work by stuffing your faces and drinking healthy amounts of Ice cold red stripe in the glorious sunshine.

Anyone who came down to Cults Drop In The Ocean party at Moog... can testify that this is no ordinary BBQ (Not a Tesco value chipolata in sight), and the moog terrace is the perfect place to top up your holiday tan.

The guys down at Moog are really doing a top job of getting Moog back up and were it belongs as one of the best places to spend your quality drinking time…

Nuff Waffle…

Bank Holiday Sunday 27/08/06

Cult @ Moog – Red Stripe / Budweiser Summer Sessions

Dj’s throughout the day:

Santero (Detonate)
Mike Greenwell (Keep On)
Ryo (Spectrum/Cult)
Reason (Cult)
Mouse (Cult)
Houghmeister (Cult)
XS.iF (Cult)
Os (Cult)

Plus more TBC

Moog, Newdigate St, Sunny Radford.
All Day! 12pm - 12am
Free Entry

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Follow Cult....

CULT are enjoying there summer hols at the mo.... But we know you will miss us, so you can catch various CULT Dj's playing over the summer at the events below... dont forget to bring the sun tan lotion.

Fri 23/06/06: FeeRange @ The Glasshouse, Derby - Mouse & C.Christopherson
Sat 24/06/06: Doodle @ Bar Schnapps
Fri 14/07/06: Alley Cafe - Buddha Palm & Miss One Drop
Sat 15/07/06: The Logerheads - Mouse & Guests
Fri 21/07/06: CULT...Propaganda @ The Golden Fleece
Sat 29/07/06: Doodle @ Bar Schnapps
Fri 11/08/06: Alley Cafe - Deft & Ligre
Sat 26/08/06: Doodle @ Bar Schnapps
Sun 27/08/06: RedsStripe Summer Sessions @ Moog - Cult Dj's

Monday, June 05, 2006

CULT & Drop in The Ocean 2006: All Day BBQ

CULT in Conjunction with A Drop in the Ocean 2006.
All Day BBQ @ Moog.

In Order to do our little part in contributing to the amazing work that the DITO team are carrying out this year, CULT will be returning to the newly re-opened Moog to soak up the sunshine and host an all day BBQ Spectacular!!

Featuring Live bands and guest DJ’s from some of Nottingham’s biggest nights, all will be broadcast LIVE on the spanking new Cult Web Radio, the official Radio station for DITO 06. Live From 11am and featuring updates on all activities going on around the city, competitions plus interviews with the people and promoters who are making this special day happen again.

CULT & DITO 06 All Day BBQ.
Sunday June 11th @ Moog


Live Music From:
Koda Cola
Fat Digester

Time MacDonald Band
Russ Clark

VJ sets from Buddha Palm and D.A.V.E.

Plus a Cult DJ Marathon including sets from: Mike Greenwell (Keep On), Jon Rust, Mouse, Deft, C.Christopherson, XS.iF, Ligre, Reason, D’jackal, Shifter

Plus many more Acts still to be confirmed.

Moog, Newdigate St, Radford
Times: 11am – 10pm
Arm Bands For Entry to All Drop In The Ocean Venues Available for £8
All Proceeds go to DITO 06
Food and music all Day

And for Afters…

BBQ After Party.
Hosted By Doodle @ Bar Schnapps
10.30pm – 5am.

For those with stamina expect the usual messiness form your favourite Doodle DJ’s
Take Monday Off!!

All broadcast live and as it happens on CULT RADIO at
Send us your shouts, requests, texts, or just have your say about drop in the ocean: 07967 449 694
Or Mail:

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Monday, April 24, 2006


Bungle > Too Late / Human Poison (Critical) Audio
Rock music from the Brazilain Rainbow bear....

Subtitles Recordings Present > Subtitles 50 EP Part.2 (Subtitles) Audio
Chris SU - Solaris VIP / Brooklyn - With All My Heart / Commix - Libra / Hidden Agenda - Episode
Teebee celebrates 50 releases with a welcome return from Hidden Agenda - Where have you been?!

Hive & Gridlok Feat D Bridge, Silent Witness & Break > Standing Room Only (Violence) Audio
How the hell did so many producers work on one tune and keep it sounding so good.

Calibre Presents > Corner Dance EP (Signature) Audio
Corner Dance / True Stories / V Neck / Dirty Mind
With Calibre Churning out the releases, you could say that his sound is getting a bit repetitive, but his production on all these tunes is just first class.

Syncopix > Together Again [Logistics Remix] (Syncopix Records) Audio
170bpm horn led dance floor action, Logistics is the man for remixes at the moment.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

New for 2006 Cult brings you:


After going back underground for the last few months CULT have decided its time to get back in touch with the masses. And since we’ve been spending a lot of time in The Golden Fleece recently, we’ve decided to use it as the base for the propagation of our message.

Expect Visuals from a variety of CULT’s Favourite Movies, some you may know and some you may not.....Plus a range of quality music from CULT's resident DJ's with a Couple of Special Guests here and there.

CULT … Propaganda

Friday 21st of April 2006

Hip Hop 4 Deck Special with Cult DJs:

Plus Special Guests: Element & Rattomatic

(The World Famous Betamax Crew)

Plus visuals form Cult resident VJ’s

CULT …Propaganda.
3rd Friday of Every Month
The Golden Fleece, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

From 8.30 - 12pm
Free Entry
No Dress Code

Prepare to stand up and be counted…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

CULT Saturdays are Back!!

Saturday 8th April 2006
Movies and Music

Acts Include:

D.A.V.E. (Live AV Set)
"D.A.V.E (Digital Audio Visual Experience) Come to dance, watch or both.
These guys are the future in club entertainment. Intergrating the audio mashup culture with live club visuals, to send your senses into overload.
Be prepared for the live fusion of banging breaks, beats and video inspired from the many generations and genres of the moving image. Think DJ Yoda, 2 Many DJs, Eclectic Method...Now think D.A.V.E."

Element & Rattomatic
Scratch DJ's from the DOODLE Crew.

(Ligre, Mouse, XS.iF, Deft)

Rest of Club: Stealth Vs Rescued
Times: 10pm - 5am
Tax: £5/6 In

Stealth, Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5JT

Cheap entry for Cult Members & Friends: Mail

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006


A Sides - Reunions (Bingo) Audio

Renegade Hardware Present: Purgatory - Carpe Diem LP part II (Renegade Hardware) Audio

Tactile - Supersystem LP (Timeless) Audio

Mathematics Vs Tactile - Chonga/Vibra Theme (Social Studies) Audio

Jenna G feat Logistics - Heavy (Bingo) Audio


Friday, March 03, 2006

CULT Vs Camouflage

CULT Vs Camouflage
Cult’s Good friends Camouflage reach the grand old age of 2 years old in March, and to celebrate are bringing together a top line up of Live underground hip hop to the rescue rooms. Cult are very courteously hosting the red room at this event and have taken the opportunity to bring you something a little different…..

Camouflage 2nd Birthday @ The Rescue Rooms – Fri 17/Mar/06

Cost: £6adv

Times: 9pm - 3am

Main Room:
The Sircarious - Full Live Band
Kids In Tracksuits

Red Room:
*CULT presents*...A Blaxploitation Special
Funk & Soul Music and Badaaaaassss Visuals inspired by Films such as Superfly, Shaft, Black Caesar.

D.A.V.E. (Abelton Live + DVj X1 Audio/Visual Set)



Digital Audio Visual Experience (D.A.V.E.)
Rated R

07900 687332

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shintaro and me.

To continue on with mouses 'beat' Takeshi write up I too have been caught up in the joy of Asian cinema. I have always been interested in the honour and code of the samurai and Yakuza and have stumbled on a little goldmine of a producer called Shintaro Katsu. I discovered him when i bought the Lone Wolf and Cub boxset recently. Lone Wolf concentrates on the travels and history of a Master Swordsman and his young son who, since the murder of the female in their lives on the order of a shogun consumed by devils (a nutter in other words), have wandered the roads of Japan as asassins. The overall plot of the films is to get from A-B without being killed by the various ninjas, hired killers and idiots who believe they can defeat The Lone Wolf's one handed style. This is no easy job as not only is he the ex- shogan decapitator and unrivalled in the art of swordsmanship but his 'cubs' pushchair is equipped with several lethal add ons such as ankle cutting swords, bullet proof iron plates and a machine gun for those messier moments. Between him and the kid over six films the Lone Wolf has probably ended the lives of over 700 men and women though its censorship until recently only goes to show how British moviegoers blood lust has increased since its release. You can buy The Lone Wolf and Cub boxset from HMV for Thirty quid and take my word for it when i say it will be the best £30 you ever spent. Its top-class. Id also advise buying 'Shogun Asassin' on Ebay. This is a blend of the first two Lone wolf films made for a western market and has the sweet addition of the Cub acting as narrator and counting down the kills. This movie has become more popular recently due to its use as 'the sleepy time movie' in Kill Bill2 and Wu Tang Clan samples, so jump in there now before its too late. I got mine for £8 but in Virgin its £20. i would avoid the movie 'The Master and the Kid' which is a supposed chinese version of the Lone Wolf idea. I wont go into detail as its not worth it, suffice to say its a shit film that is cashing in on a great idea badly, and the kid might as well not be in it.

One group of films that i advise you check out,if you can resist the urge to buy them all, is the Zatoichi Series. I found a boxset for £25 in HMV of three movies and now have 11 of a possible 20 titles. Zatoichi is a blind man who lives a double life. One is as a masseur , travelling from village to village making pittance by briskly rubbing bad mannered aristocrats, the other is a Yakuza boss with the ability to hear his enemy and dispatch of them with stumbling grace and a hidden sword in his cane. Zatoichi is legendary around Japan and the fights and cut scenes that highlight his blind skill are beautiful to watch and inspiring to say the least. Id advise you watch the latest version of the myth by 'Beat' Takeshi which you can buy relatively cheaply anywhere. Takeshi's Zatoichi is a more polished style than the older films with debateable CGI effects (which I like but others frown upon). This film is a good introduction to the series but the original films are much better, if a little more difficult to understand. There is alot of traditional myths, songs etc that may be heritage to the Japanese but are bewildering to westerners but these are quickly forgotten when 'Ichi' pulls his sword, enforces wisdom or hears the dice at the local gambling temple. Shintaro's Zatoichi is more bumbling and mischievious than Takeshis slightly slicker version. He plays on his role as blindman more and only unleashes his deadly accuracy and dark murmers of warning when pinned down or offended which, luckily for the viewer , is quitew often.
The best Zatoichi film I have so far is 'Zatoichi meets the one armed swordsman'. Its awesome, buy it, this can be found on Ebay or in a box set at HMV if your lucky. I was excited by 'Zatoichi meets Yojimbo' but unfortunately it was a bit stale and bare in mind that if you get addicted like me you will need a region 1 DVD player for his earlier films and the cash to buy over twenty films.

Shintaro Katsu also bought out a set of films called 'The Razor' which has never been given a British Certificate. This is all I know about this mystery set of films, as I cant find it anywhere so if you know anything, let me know.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sleepy Time

Maz, Paul & The Croot Monster on my couch after the last CULT night.......


I Watched This Last Night....

I watched this last night...

Brother (2000)

Good... but like all Takeshi Kitano Films a bit weird (well maybe not weird, just different).
Takeshi's first film made in America (I believe?), It continues his exploration of the Japanese Yakuza criminal code began in earlier films (Sontatine and the other one I cant remember the name of).
The mixture of American and Japanese cast works well but leaves the script (obviously written in Japanese and then translated) a little bit cheesy, sort of like the old Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns.
But still, the cinematography is superb and as you would expect "Beat" Takashi's acting is outstanding.

Oh yeah and its a bit violent (disembowellings, chopped off fingers, chopsticks rammed up nose etc....)

Back to work now