Dave and 44 Crew

April 3rd, 2012

DJ/producer/’44 Crew’ member and owner of Thank You Cafe, Dave, has been one of the many people responsible for making me feel so at home in Xiamen.

Dave is a really fantastic guy and has saved the day on many occasions! I feel that we will be friends for a long time to come. I’ve been going round to his studio at regular intervals in the afternoons – listening to Billy Paul, Weldon Irvine, Madlib et al.

In fact, afternoon jam sessions have been very frequent these last few weeks and are often joined by other 44 Crew members, creating beats/samples etc. and generally having a lot of fun in the process… You can view a video at it at its source – China’s equivalent of YouTube, YouKu.

Dave’s assistance was invaluable on the day of the demo concert, where the main programme was sandwiched by some informal jamming. We also played during the interval, although this didn’t last too long before we became swamped by autograph and picture requests… See the demo concert blog for more pictures from this event.

So, myself, Dave and other members of 44 Crew will be playing at Thank You Cafe tomorrow night from around 21:00 – “it would be great to see some of you there”. Yep, I hate those blanket texts, too…