Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I Hate Pubs



The Glastonbury Festival is upon us – several days of great music/cider/beer/food in some beautiful countryside, OMC action – Blimey, you never had it so good. As you’re walking away from a bar that quite simply served you what you wanted and you sit down to eat your choice of food with no fuss, would you ever think ‘why can’t we do this all year round?’ 24/7 festival impracticalities aside, I like getting a drink and just sitting down in a field.

I’m fed up of pubs. To be more specific, I’m fed up of what ‘we’ have done to them. The Gastropub can do one. Don’t get me wrong, I like to see a range of drinks and food on offer, but get the basics right first. I expect a few simple things from a pub – decent beer, a seat, snacks or basic pub food. A nice interior and clientele is good but I’m not making a lifestyle choice – I want a drink.

Decent beer, for a start. I’m not being all snobby about ale vs lager etc, just keep a decent pint that doesn’t taste like you need to clean the pipes, whatever it is. Have a few choices on draught too, that’s always a bonus. Good range of soft drinks? Hurray! Not everyone’s alcohol intake is ‘upper side of social’ and some days you need to just ease into it. Besides, ‘soft drink’ is another name for mixers. I hate it when you feel like the drinks cost more purely because of the decor. I don’t want to have to undergo a credit check when I order a round because the Landlord has decided to only stock ‘craft beers’ and Trappist ales for the Brylcreem and beard set. Drink lager if you want, I’ll happily have a pint of a local bitter. People make an atmosphere, the type of welcome they receive… not battered watering cans, vintage guitars or a cow skull. Its a pub, not a shoot for Elle Decoration.

How about a choice of snacks? You know, crisps, nuts, that kind of thing. Doesn’t have to be full old school pickled eggs and all that. Brilliant if you make these snacks fresh and they come in a bowl, that’s great. I’d still like the choice of a packet of crisps though. I don’t think taking the same beer nuts that every other pub has, keeping them in whatever your wacky take is on a Kilner jar is then charging £3 for them in a bloody ramekin is cool either.

I like to be able to get a table, just to sit down at, with a drink  – not be made to feel like its for the proper customers who have come in to eat a meal. A pub is a public house, its not an abbreviation for ‘restaurant’. Have a restaurant area, sure, but don’t make the bar feel like the reception area. You end up standing around awkwardly, in the way no matter where you are. I get that pubs have to sell food to make money. I want to eat in pubs too. What happened to good basic pub food though? Pub menu, things with chips, some pies, roast dinner. Simple you’d think but surprising how few places do it. Chain pubs do, but its bland, there must be a middle ground?

People tend not to have a ‘local’ any more, its an old fashioned concept. Do you want to be in the pub where there’s a rambling old guy in the corner, lads at the bar ranting about the footie and underrage drinkers hiding in the smoking area (used to be called the beer garden)? I wonder if the upside of that was you got to know people you didn’t otherwise meet, another chance to see the good in people as well as the bad. A chance to be part of your community, rather than going to the other side of town because they have these great mismatched ‘vintage’ chairs and a moosehead on the wall… hang on, this has turned into a grumpy old man rant…

I Hate Pubs

Friday, June 20, 2014

Slugrave At Glastonbury Festival 2014



We are back with a brand new mixtape and exciting news about our forthcoming appearance at The Beat Hotel at this years Glastonbury Festival!

You can catch us dropping the slow vibe goodness on Friday from 2pm till 4pm.

Slugrave Mixtape #018 by Slugrave on Mixcloud

Slow It Down

Slugrave At Glastonbury Festival 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spaceport @ Glastonbury Festival Promo Mix


You can catch us drop a DJ set at this years Glastonbury Festival at the Spaceport, Glade on Saturday 6-7pm

Ben & Lex Spaceport @ Glastonbury Promo by —– The Spaceport —– on Mixcloud

01. Dodge & Fuski V Culprate ft Notorious B.I.G. ‘Party & Bullshit (Captain Crunch Edit)’

02. Zed Bias ‘Eingang’

03. Baobinga ‘Ride It’

04. Jack Beats ‘Beatbox (Big Mack Extended Edit)’

05. Simian Frenzy ‘Ill Not Sick (Deekline Remix)’

06. Zinc ‘Rollin’ Neatly’

07. Pirate Jams ‘Happy Days’

08. DJ Hero ‘Just Blow (VIP Mix)’

09. Steve Starks ‘Git Em (Zombies For Money Remix)’

10. Stanton Warriors ‘Cut Me Up’

11. Ben & Lex ft Jay Tuns ‘Hotstep’

12. Proxy ‘Raw’

13. Deep Impact ‘Carpet Muncha’

14. Aphex Twin vs Elite Force ‘Digeridoo’

15. Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion Meet $pyda ‘Jump Around’

16. Baobinga ‘Rip Shit Up’

17. DJ Hazard and Distorted Minds ‘Mr Happy (Pyramid Refix)’

18. The Freestylers ‘Say Yes (Ben & Lex Remix)’

19. Rico Tubbs ‘Babylon Fall (Slick Shoota Remix)’

20. Missy Elliot ‘Get Ur Freak On (Koshill Trap Remix)’

21. Gorgon City Ft. Laura Welsh ‘Here For You (Roni Size Remix)’

Spaceport @ Glastonbury Festival Promo Mix

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

OMC Glastonbury Festival Takeover!



Glastonbury 2014 is just over the horizon so its time to layout the OMC Takeover plans. This year were going in HARD and taking over the The Leisure Centre, Shangri-La for 5 hours of kick ass OMC good times!

Situated in the hedonistic heaven and hell that is Shangri-La, we’ll be bringing the vibes day and night. Expect loads of lycra, a tonk soundsystem, and all the usual fun and games.

Full Set Times

21:00-21:45 – Mr Lexicon

21.45-22.30 – Drop Steady Freddy

22.30-23.15 – Richie Rundle B2B Kev Winser

23.15-00:00 – Benny OMC

00:00-01:00 – King Farmer

01:00-02:00 – Hidden Riddim

Also if you come along and your wearing an OMC tee or hoodie ( there will be some free stickers for you!

Full Event Details:

The Leisure Centre:

The Leisure Centre Full Event Details:

OMC Heads to Glastonbury Info:

To get you in the mood have a dance to the promo mix…

The Leisure Centre ‘OMC Takeover’ Promo Mix by Old Man Corner on Mixcloud

Get on the DOWNLOAD and have this as your driving to Glasters playlist!

See you in a field soon.

OMC Glastonbury Festival Takeover!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Leisure Centre "OMC Takeover" Promo Mix



The jolly folk over at The Leisure Centre (in Shangri-La) have let us loose on their stage at this years Glastonbury Festival.

Event Details:

The Leisure Centre:

OMC Heads to Glastonbury Info:


The Leisure Centre ‘OMC Takeover’ Promo Mix by Old Man Corner on Mixcloud

Could this be the greatest block party mix ever??? We think so !!

01. Beats International ‘Dub Be Good To Me’

02. Onyx ‘Slam’

03. Big Punisher ‘Twinz’

04. Black Sheep ‘The Choice Is Yours’

05. Roots Manuva ‘Witness (1 Hope)’

06. Public Enemy ‘Fight The Power’

07. Wu Tang Clan ‘Protect Ya Neck’

08. A Tribe Called Quest ‘Scenario’

09. N.W.A. ‘Express Yourself (Remix)’

10. A Tribe Called Quest ‘Award Tour’

11. King Bee ‘Back By Dope Demand’

12. Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock ‘It Takes Two’

13. Credit To The Nation ‘Call It What You Want’

14. The Charlatans ‘The Only One I Know’7

15. Mekon ‘What’s Going On’

16. The Wiseguys ‘Start The Commotion’

17. Renegade Soundwave ‘The Phantom’

18. Wild Child ‘Renegade Master’

19. The Charlatans ‘Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)’

20. Happy Mondays ‘Step On’

21. The Stone Roses ‘Begging You’

22. The 45 King ‘The 900 Number’

23. Chad Jackson ‘Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)’

24. SL2 ‘DJs Take Control’

25. Kicks Like A Mule ‘The Bouncer’

26. LFO ‘LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix)’

27. Altern8 ‘Activ-8′

28. Armand Van Helden ‘The Funk Phenomena’

29. Mighty Dub Katz ‘Just Another Groove’

30. M.A.R.R.S. ‘Pump Up The Volume’

31. Mighty Dub Katz ‘Magic Carpet Ride (Fatboy Slim Latin Ska Acid Breaktbeat Mix)’

32. T99 ‘Anastasia’

33. Wink ‘Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk Mix)’

34. Mr Oizo ‘Flat Beat’

35. Shadow Child ’23 (Zinc VIP Mix)’

36. Reservoid Dogs ‘Buddah Finger’

37. Jammin ‘Go DJ’

38. Hatcha & Benga ’10 Tons Heavy’

39. The Bug ‘Poson Dart (Skream Remix)’

40. The Dub Monsters ‘Waiting’

41. 187 Lockdown ‘Rewind (Come Selecta)’

42. Coki ‘Spongebob’

43. Moby ‘Go (Woodtick Mix)’

44. Double 99 ‘Rip Groove’

45. Acen ‘Trip II The Moon Part2′

46. Urban Hype ‘Trip To Trumpton’

47. Death In Vegas ‘Dirt’

48. Goldie ‘Ghost’

49. Ray Keith ‘Chopper (Shy FX Remix)’

50. Krome ‘The License’

51. DJ Marky & XRS ‘LK’

52. Krust ‘Warhead’

53. Adam F ‘The Original Junglesound’

54. Logistics ‘Together’

55. Q PRoject ‘Champion Sound (Total Science – Hardcore Will Never Die Remix)’

56. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce ‘Alien Girl’

57. Prizna ‘Fire (Urban Shakedown Mix)’

58. Bad Company ‘The Nine’

59. Uk Apache & Shy FX ‘Original NUttah’

60. Wots My Code ‘Dubplate (Total Science Remix)’

61. Calibre ‘Drop It Down’

62. Fatboy Slim ‘Santa Cruz’

The Leisure Centre "OMC Takeover" Promo Mix

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OMC Heads to Glastonbury!



Yay its that time of year again for us to head to a field and fall over from massive cyder consumption for a few days!

We will try and do mini reviews for each day… if we can remember any of it, and if your lucky you might be able to catch the odd OMC related Dj on site dropping awesome tunes!

Richie Rundle and Kev Winser: 00.00 – 03.30 @ The Diner, Shangri-La


OMC Takeover: 21.00 – 02.00 @ The Lesuire Center, Shangri-La

Slugrave: 14.00 – 16.00 @ The Beat Hotel
Hidden Riddim: 21:45 – 23:45 @ The Glade Lounge, Glade
Dropsteady Freddy: 20:00 – 21:45 @ The Glade Lounge, Glade


Giles Looker & Richie Rundle: ‘Room Service’ 10.00 – 12.00 @ The Beat Hotel
King Farmer: 13.00 – 14.30 @ La Pussy Parlure Nouveau
Ben & Lex: 18.00 – 19.00 @ The Space Port Bar, Glade

Reverend Ike’s Sunday Soul Service: 12.00 – 15.00 @ The Bimble Inn
King Farmer: 12.00 – 13.30 @ The Space Port Bar, Glade
Simian Frenzy: 19.00 – 19.40 @ The G Stage, Glade
Hidden Riddim: 23:00 – 00.30 @ The Lesuire Center, Shangri-La

We will update this post as and when more info comes in :)

OMC Heads to Glastonbury!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Old Man Corner // MEAT transMISSION // June



This week we have two hours of kick ass Old Skool and Jungle from Triple Hex in the mix on the MEATtransMISSION.

Old Man Corner – June Episode by Meattransmission on Mixcloud

Catch our next show on Friday 27th June over on MEATtransMISSION coming from Lord Louie.

Old Man Corner // MEAT transMISSION // June

OMC "Know Their Sh*t"



This has been the OMC tag line since we started so it was only right we stuck it on some sweet merch.


Buy it now and look even more rad!

OMC "Know Their Sh*t"

OMC "Bay Area"



A few new bits of mech have surfaced on our Dizzyjam store for you to spend your hard earned pennies on.

First up Old Man Corner ‘Bay Area’…

Tote Bag

Buy it now and look rad!

OMC "Bay Area"