Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz – Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

March 21, 2013

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) has a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz - Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

1. Whenland 02:26

2. Ain’t No Way 02:26

3. Landscaper 04:32

4. Barrel of Monkeys 02:56

5. Sheep Song 03:08

6. Puke in Rides 02:54

7. Happened in the Morning 02:36

8. Animal Domiciled 04:20

9. Look at the Weird 02:14

10. Going to Meet (Songette, Part I) 00:21

11. Water Daughter 06:23

12. Icky Sticky 03:07

13. Going to Meet (Songette, Part II) 01:02

14. Mechanism 01:48

15. Going to Meet (Full Song) 06:54

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz released their debut CD on April 28, 2012.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington – Forest Creature CD 2013

March 20, 2013


Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington - Forest Creature CD 2013
1. Devil In The Washtub 02:42

2. Murky Waters 02:54

3. Fabric 02:44

4. Scaredy 02:57

5. Habits Dissipate 01:03

6. Geezer 02:36

7. One Foot 02:59

8. Ivy, Rice and Moss 03:37

9. Curupira 04:24

10. Lah Lee 03:40

11. Bub 04:37

released 24 February 2013

FOREST CREATURE
Two friends, made through music.  Two musicians, charged with originality and virtuosity.  One album, made by these two fond creators of wonder.  What could be more meaningful?  FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) from New York and John Ludington from California, who met while still in school.  Both have written and recorded countless songs, toured together and influenced each other, but not until now have they collaborated in the writing process.

These two well-matched musicians have been sending pieces of songs back and forth and recording bit by bit an extraordinary work of art which will first take to the stage in performance, February 2013 for a NE US tour.  March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!  Seth Faergolzia has been touring Europe at least once a year, for the past 7 years, and in this past year toured Europe four times!  This will be John Ludington’s first tour through Europe, and being Seth’s long-time influence and musical guru, it is a momentous occasion.

FOREST CREATURE fuses two profound poets known for their unusual song structures, while writing great melodies with a popular appeal.  They are strange but in a warm way.  Their voices out of the ordinary and quite elastic yet akin to one another.  Both have their virtuosic tendencies, but maintain a folk appeal.  Exchanging instruments amidst performance in a 2XOne-Man-Band acoustic experience including electronics and foot percussion.  No matter what genre you try to put them in, be it Folk, Alt-Folk, Anti-Folk, Freak-Folk, Experimental, FOREST CREATURE is unpredictable, unexpected;  you really can’t pin them down;  they will dodge your pin at the last moment and have you guessing again what will come next.

Seth Faergolzia Biography

Seth Faergolzia takes to the wind again on a European tour, that’s sure to put a spring in the step of his ever-growing global audience. As the mastermind behind Dufus, possibly the most creative and well-loved underground band in the Anti-folk / Freakfolk communities of New York City, and with a likewise respected solo career, Seth is now stacking up more than ten albums
and playing in over 20 countries with such acts as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Animal Collective and others.

Keeping in tune with the warm and weird legacy of his renowned former project, Seth continues to stretch the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched by the contemporaries with whom his style has been compared (including Frank Zappa, Deerhoof, Devendra Banhart, The Moldy Peaches, and The Dirty Projectors), with an increasingly honed wisdom & intimacy.

Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills to new levels of musical sagacity, mastering simultaneously the guitar, kick drum, electronics, vocal acrobatics, and various melodic instruments, concocting music which lives free beyond the scope of particular genre labels. With harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism and all around dynamic song writing, each of Seth’s performances lovingly unweaves time to reveal moments honest & organic in exploration of possibility.

Seth’s new album, Tin Wood Soldier, reshapes and reinvents musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. His recent solo sets draw together new songs, electronic samples, improvisations, and a couple from the Dufus vault, exhibiting a growing body of work so dynamic and full, it can be approached as if with new ears every time — outlandish, wise and full-hearted.

John Ludington Biography

John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal).  John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted audiences. Their full length release, Chewing Lessons De España is still a sought after favorite. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member.  Ludington has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, Finn, is being met with great enthusiasm.

SETH FAERGOLZIA PRESS:

BROOKLYN VEGAN – FINAL DUFUS SHOW  W/ REGINA SPEKTOR & MOLDY PEACHES

New York Times – “Fiber art going punk.”

Vice – “They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.”

The Onion – “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.”

Village Voice – “As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.”

New York Press – “Tender calm and epiphanistic lyrics.”

Pop Matters – “I have never heard anything like this before or since.”

KUSF/MTV  San Francisco – “Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.”

Relix – “This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.”

NME, UK – “Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.” National Student Newspaper, UK  – “One of the most prolific, original and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene.”

SPEX – “Kind and Scary.”

JOHN LUDINGTON PRESS:

“My very talented friend John Ludington just finished a new record. It’s called Finn. He is one of the most creative and unique writers! Some other friends participated in the art/music on this record too- it’s very special…” – Regina Spektor

“Catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” –  ‘Art-rag’

Seth Faergolzia:  www.23psaegz.com
John Ludington:  www.johnludington.com

Buy Stuff by Dufus and Seth Faergolzia here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

English Heretic: GIMPO’S M25 25 Hour Spin 23rd – 24th March 2013

March 19, 2013

English Heretic: GIMPO'S M25 25 Hour Spin 23rd - 24th March 2013

Hello Dear Friends

We so hope you can forgive us for neglecting you for so long.

Due to a combination of commitments and personal circumstances we haven’t had any opportunity to post our usual monthly updates.

Top of the shop we need to thank everyone who contacted us in the last few weeks asking about the M25 Spin and we are pleased to welcome one and all at the weekend.

Gimpo’s M25 25 Hour Spin
Starts: 12 noon Saturday 23rd March 2013
Ends: 1pm Sunday 24th March 2013
Venue: The M25 London Orbital Motorway

English Heretic: GIMPO'S M25 25 Hour Spin 23rd - 24th March 2013

If anyone would like to join us then please do come along.

If you are coming along and need our contact info then please drop us an email and we will sort that out.

The more Ancient of our friends will be aware that we promised a new t-shirt for March along with a Free CD featuring a previously unreleased track GVSCFOF13 – 3am Eternal (London By Night… All The Way Round).

We still intend to go ahead with this but it will have to be after the Spin… so keep looking forward.

In The Spirit Of MU
Liberate & Communicate

Love Peace & Happiness

Tim & Gimpo

Gimpo’s 25

: Gimpo starts to reveal his vision. He wants this thing, this Gimpo M25 spin, to become an annual event. The closest Saturday night/Sunday morning to 21 March each year, to mark the opening of the rave/festival/drug-taking/banging/techno/hippie thing that Gimpo and his weird mates know all about. He wants loads of other people to join in, come out in their cars, vans, trucks, loaded up. A non-stop 25 hour party, road to nowhere sort of thing; car stereos cranked up, people screaming, pumping horns, blowing whistles. Hundreds, thousands, pouring out of Clacky services. Not a race, but a celebration of this broken down modern world, where the M25 would get clogged up, grind to a standstill, the authorities could do nothing – and Gimpo would be king. 

From 45, by Bill Drummond

The Juniour Insurgent Transmitter Ensemble is accepting music for the Spin’s outside broadcast. Email a track (Under 25 MB) to voodoomagikfm@gmail.com All sounds received will be played on the 2013 M25 Spin.

http://www.gimpogimpo.com

‪Bill Drummond Interview‬ on Gimpo and M25 Spin

Gimpo’s M25 25-Hour Spin

JMR Higgs interviewed by Bristol filmmakers Dominic Wade and Rob Wickings

The End Point of a Circle Gimpo’s M25 Spin

Outsider Art

Gimpo’s M25 25 Hour Spin 2013 – A Film by Iron Man Records

Gimpo's M25 25 Hour Spin Ended Here 24-03-13

Gimpo’s M25 25 Hour Spin Ended Here 24-03-13 at Thurrock Services.

Gimpo's M25 25 Hour Spin Ended Here 24-03-13

Gimpo’s M25 25 Hour Spin Ended Here 24-03-13 on the wall of the Iron Man Records office…..for now…..to be continued.

Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

March 7, 2013

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years.

Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster.

In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and recorded and album together and supported vocalist ‘Sam Brown’ at the Robin Hood R n’B club. In 1994 Steve played drums for a short time with the Birmingham based ‘live’ drum & bass band ‘Plutonik’, featuring vocalist Chrissy Van Dyke.

In 1994 fly bought his first pair of turntables, and was instantly attracted to scratching and spinning vinyl, and began buying and playing a mixture of old Jazz, new electronica, drum & bass, break-beats and other soul/funk/jazz oddities. This led to him playing records with local DJ crew’s ‘Lowlife’ and ‘Lifted’ (94-2001) and by 1998 starting a successful ‘soul/jazz/funk/breaks’ night in and around Stourbridge called ‘Pass the peas’.  Other gigs included dj slots with Craig Fields and the ‘Nazareth’ DJ crew,  and gigs at the Q-club Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Wales, and the Glastonbury festival 2000.

In 1998 Fly Agaric was billed with Fuzz Townsend on the bill for Graffiti Bastards 2, an art and music exhibition featuring and produced by CHU. This collaboration led to fly travelling up to York, and Finsbury Park studio’s to record a ‘live’ drum track for the first full album from UK left-field hip-hop crew New Flesh. (Part2, Toastie Taylor, Juice Aleem, DJ Weston) The resulting track ‘Quantum Mechanix’ turned out to be fly’s first release, launched in 1999 on Big Dada Records 0013, and stands as a testament to alternative UK hip hop at the turn of the millennium.

In 1999, together with Indian composer Surrinder Sandhu, Steve played drums and turntables on three tracks recorded at Birmingham’s D.E.P international studios and that were subsequently pressed onto 200 10” vinyl discs, all of which were stamped with a rubber ink stamp depicting the ‘Mayan Tzolkin’. Out of 200 records I probably sold 2, but it has made 2000 people smile since.

On April 10th 2000 Fly travelled to America to hear Dr Robert Anton Wilson lecture, while on his visit he had a synchronistic meeting at ‘The Planetwork’ conference with virtuoso bassist and composer Kai Eckhardt. This led to a steady flow of collaborations and gigs across the US during the next  5 years,  most notably with Jazz Funk Jam band ‘Garaj Mahal’ featuring Kai, Fareed Haque, Eric Levy and Alan Hertz, since replaced by drummer Sean Rickman. Steve Fly can be heard playing turntables on 3 cuts from their album ‘Mondo Garaj (2001) and 3 cuts from ‘Blueberry Cave’ (2005). He performed over 30 live shows in more than 10 different states including the cities New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Oakland, L.A, Saint Louis and Santa Cruz. The band have received worldwide acclaim, reviews, and praise from fellow musicians and fans alike.
(see www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondo_Garaj  www.kaizone.com/Garajmahal/pages/storyoftheband.html)

Fly also performed as DJ with the Gregory James Band, and can be heard on the albums ‘Reincarnation’ and ‘Come to me’ the latter with Bassist Benny Rietveld (Miles Davis, Carlos Santana) and a large cast of heavyweight players: Deszon Claiborne, Celia Malheiros, Tom Coster, Rasaki Aladokun, Karl Perazzo, Rita Theis and poet Craig Easley. Steven performed with Gregory at Yoshi’s Jazz club in Oakland, and other venues in San Francisco (2000-2005).
(See www.gregoryjames.com/come-to-me)

Fly played in many other jams and musical configurations during his 5 years in America, notably with Alan Hertz and Friends, No Parking (Alan Hertz and Liam Hanrahan) A Modern Fairy Tale (with Kai Eckhardt) Geo Trio  (Eric Levy, Hertz and Bobby Vega) The Fareed Haque Band. And DJ fly shared the stage at festivals and shows with artists such as Ray White, Bernie Worrell, Leo Nocentelli, Brian Jordan, Reggie Watts, Robert Walters, Tal Morris, Carlos Washington, Al Howard, Rasaki Aladokun, Skerik, Benny Reitveld, Peter Horvak, and many others.
(see:  www.archive.org/details/GarajMahal  (Search DJ Fly Agaric 23)

In October 2005, Fly flew back to the UK and temporarily put down his drum sticks and records in favour of picking up his pen, partly due to the fact he had no drums or turntables in the UK and no shows were on the horizon. By early 2006 fly had been busy over the last year mixing, remixing and creating music using Reason and sample based music on his Mac-book, his first computer since an Atari 900, some samples of which can be heard at his soundcloud account here:

In March 2007 Steve Fly moved to Amsterdam where he settled into a new life there, writing and  working at the coffeeshop 420, that happens, by chance, to be the preferred coffeeshop, and poets residence of Poet/activist John Sinclair. Over the last six years John Sinclair has had a massive influence on Steve’s musical directions and output, plus on his writing and avid reading habits. Steve lived together ‘on and off’ for 3 years with John, and has toured England, Holland, and Germany as John’s drummer and co-pilot, featuring on several recordings and dozens of live shows with fellow Amsterdam blues scholars such as: Mark Ritsema, Leslie Lopez, Vicente Pino, and Tom Worrell from New Orleans.

Late August 2010, Steve Fly hosted some of the band in who were travelling from the recent 101 runners tour of Europe, including Tom Worrell, artist Frenchy, and John. Steve quickly seized the chance to record a session while Tom and John were in town, and with the help of some friends: Leslie Lopez, Larry Hayden, and Mau we managed to get two days of recordings that turned into the album ‘Let’s Go Get Em’ on No Cover Records (2011) with artwork by CHU and Frenchy.

On 1st March 2011 Fly visited John in London to record drums along with Youth, George Butler, Brian James, Angie Brown, Alan Clayton, for 3 cuts on the new Beatnik Youth album, out on Track Records.

Since 2009 Steve fly has also been jamming with guitarist Vicente Pino, and together they have performed over 50 shows mostly in and around Amsterdam, but as far afield as Ghent, Belgium, under the name Dr Marshmallow Cubicle. The duo now have three unreleased albums, (Marshy, Sod The Rich, John Sinclair and the Amsterdam Blues Scholars) they have over 50 ‘live’ videos available on youtube (flyagaric23 – playliists). Their unique improvised guitar and drum music has captured the imagination of many people, and they’ll return to the stage in spring 2013.

Steven recently signed an album deal with Iron Man Records to produce the latest John Sinclair album due for release this summer. It features fly on drums, brushes, turntables, Cello, and production along with his star engineer Tim Egmond (Senior Modulator). The album titled ‘Mohawk’ is fly’s interpretation of John’s poems that are all taken from a suite dedicated to Thelonious Monk, and that feature tales of Be-Bop, Bird, Dizzy and Monk. The album will be crafted and designed in collaboration with Graffiti legend CHU, and together with Iron Man Records we are poised to release a total new audio/visual experience, nicely tying together the John Sinclair/Steve Fly synergy produced over the previous few years.

Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

March 7, 2013

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years.

Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster.

In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and recorded and album together and supported vocalist ‘Sam Brown’ at the Robin Hood R n’B club. In 1994 Steve played drums for a short time with the Birmingham based ‘live’ drum & bass band ‘Plutonik’, featuring vocalist Chrissy Van Dyke.

In 1994 fly bought his first pair of turntables, and was instantly attracted to scratching and spinning vinyl, and began buying and playing a mixture of old Jazz, new electronica, drum & bass, break-beats and other soul/funk/jazz oddities. This led to him playing records with local DJ crew’s ‘Lowlife’ and ‘Lifted’ (94-2001) and by 1998 starting a successful ‘soul/jazz/funk/breaks’ night in and around Stourbridge called ‘Pass the peas’.  Other gigs included dj slots with Craig Fields and the ‘Nazareth’ DJ crew,  and gigs at the Q-club Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Wales, and the Glastonbury festival 2000.

In 1998 Fly Agaric was billed with Fuzz Townsend on the bill for Graffiti Bastards 2, an art and music exhibition featuring and produced by CHU. This collaboration led to fly travelling up to York, and Finsbury Park studio’s to record a ‘live’ drum track for the first full album from UK left-field hip-hop crew New Flesh. (Part2, Toastie Taylor, Juice Aleem, DJ Weston) The resulting track ‘Quantum Mechanix’ turned out to be fly’s first release, launched in 1999 on Big Dada Records 0013, and stands as a testament to alternative UK hip hop at the turn of the millennium.

In 1999, together with Indian composer Surrinder Sandhu, Steve played drums and turntables on three tracks recorded at Birmingham’s D.E.P international studios and that were subsequently pressed onto 200 10” vinyl discs, all of which were stamped with a rubber ink stamp depicting the ‘Mayan Tzolkin’. Out of 200 records I probably sold 2, but it has made 2000 people smile since.

On April 10th 2000 Fly travelled to America to hear Dr Robert Anton Wilson lecture, while on his visit he had a synchronistic meeting at ‘The Planetwork’ conference with virtuoso bassist and composer Kai Eckhardt. This led to a steady flow of collaborations and gigs across the US during the next  5 years,  most notably with Jazz Funk Jam band ‘Garaj Mahal’ featuring Kai, Fareed Haque, Eric Levy and Alan Hertz, since replaced by drummer Sean Rickman. Steve Fly can be heard playing turntables on 3 cuts from their album ‘Mondo Garaj (2001) and 3 cuts from ‘Blueberry Cave’ (2005). He performed over 30 live shows in more than 10 different states including the cities New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Oakland, L.A, Saint Louis and Santa Cruz. The band have received worldwide acclaim, reviews, and praise from fellow musicians and fans alike.
(see www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondo_Garaj  www.kaizone.com/Garajmahal/pages/storyoftheband.html)

Fly also performed as DJ with the Gregory James Band, and can be heard on the albums ‘Reincarnation’ and ‘Come to me’ the latter with Bassist Benny Rietveld (Miles Davis, Carlos Santana) and a large cast of heavyweight players: Deszon Claiborne, Celia Malheiros, Tom Coster, Rasaki Aladokun, Karl Perazzo, Rita Theis and poet Craig Easley. Steven performed with Gregory at Yoshi’s Jazz club in Oakland, and other venues in San Francisco (2000-2005).
(See www.gregoryjames.com/come-to-me)

Fly played in many other jams and musical configurations during his 5 years in America, notably with Alan Hertz and Friends, No Parking (Alan Hertz and Liam Hanrahan) A Modern Fairy Tale (with Kai Eckhardt) Geo Trio  (Eric Levy, Hertz and Bobby Vega) The Fareed Haque Band. And DJ fly shared the stage at festivals and shows with artists such as Ray White, Bernie Worrell, Leo Nocentelli, Brian Jordan, Reggie Watts, Robert Walters, Tal Morris, Carlos Washington, Al Howard, Rasaki Aladokun, Skerik, Benny Reitveld, Peter Horvak, and many others.
(see:  www.archive.org/details/GarajMahal  (Search DJ Fly Agaric 23)

In October 2005, Fly flew back to the UK and temporarily put down his drum sticks and records in favour of picking up his pen, partly due to the fact he had no drums or turntables in the UK and no shows were on the horizon. By early 2006 fly had been busy over the last year mixing, remixing and creating music using Reason and sample based music on his Mac-book, his first computer since an Atari 900, some samples of which can be heard at his soundcloud account here:

In March 2007 Steve Fly moved to Amsterdam where he settled into a new life there, writing and  working at the coffeeshop 420, that happens, by chance, to be the preferred coffeeshop, and poets residence of Poet/activist John Sinclair. Over the last six years John Sinclair has had a massive influence on Steve’s musical directions and output, plus on his writing and avid reading habits. Steve lived together ‘on and off’ for 3 years with John, and has toured England, Holland, and Germany as John’s drummer and co-pilot, featuring on several recordings and dozens of live shows with fellow Amsterdam blues scholars such as: Mark Ritsema, Leslie Lopez, Vicente Pino, and Tom Worrell from New Orleans.

Late August 2010, Steve Fly hosted some of the band in who were travelling from the recent 101 runners tour of Europe, including Tom Worrell, artist Frenchy, and John. Steve quickly seized the chance to record a session while Tom and John were in town, and with the help of some friends: Leslie Lopez, Larry Hayden, and Mau we managed to get two days of recordings that turned into the album ‘Let’s Go Get Em’ on No Cover Records (2011) with artwork by CHU and Frenchy.

On 1st March 2011 Fly visited John in London to record drums along with Youth, George Butler, Brian James, Angie Brown, Alan Clayton, for 3 cuts on the new Beatnik Youth album, out on Track Records.

Since 2009 Steve fly has also been jamming with guitarist Vicente Pino, and together they have performed over 50 shows mostly in and around Amsterdam, but as far afield as Ghent, Belgium, under the name Dr Marshmallow Cubicle. The duo now have three unreleased albums, (Marshy, Sod The Rich, John Sinclair and the Amsterdam Blues Scholars) they have over 50 ‘live’ videos available on youtube (flyagaric23 – playliists). Their unique improvised guitar and drum music has captured the imagination of many people, and they’ll return to the stage in spring 2013.

Steven recently signed an album deal with Iron Man Records to produce the latest John Sinclair album due for release this summer. It features fly on drums, brushes, turntables, Cello, and production along with his star engineer Tim Egmond (Senior Modulator). The album titled ‘Mohawk’ is fly’s interpretation of John’s poems that are all taken from a suite dedicated to Thelonious Monk, and that feature tales of Be-Bop, Bird, Dizzy and Monk. The album will be crafted and designed in collaboration with Graffiti legend CHU, and together with Iron Man Records we are poised to release a total new audio/visual experience, nicely tying together the John Sinclair/Steve Fly synergy produced over the previous few years.