Wednesday, 12 October 2011

2000 DS

2000 DS A.K.A 2000 Dirty Squatters was a travelling, squatting Hardcore Punk outfit with musicians and artists from Wales, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, US and other countries. Fronted by none other than legend Gary DS who, as you may know already if your a DS fan, sadly passed away in August 2011 in a tragic car accident in Jamaica, along with other close friends and members of his family R.I.P.

2000 DS - Baton In Hand
This is the first track I heard of 2000 DS, brilliant sound!!

What Gary DS and the rest of the dirty squatters (crownies) have done for the underground DIY squat punk scene for the last 30 years will never be forgotten. 2000 DS is one of my favorite bands of all time not only do I love every track 2000 DS have ever done but the ethos of the band is something very special indeed, huge focus, true D.I.Y. ethic and really great people, they've had many different line up's with squatters from all over the world joining the family as they traveled all over the world.

2000 DS - Reality
Another track off the Album 'Harder Than Core'

Gary was also managing director at Scrap Records a D.I.Y label (more like a collective) releasing many of the DS releases along with Crowzone (Gary DS and other members of 2000 DS) , Deadsilence Syndicate (fronted by Gary DS), Criminals Of Evolution (another Gary DS band), Headjam, Tribazik and many more. Scrap Records also organised the Great Wreak N Roll Circus (which I might add is one of the best Gig/Party you'll ever go to) putting on some amazing bands such as, Here & Now Band, AOS3, Dread Messiah, Inner Terrestrials and many, many more.

2000 DS - Internation Operation
Also from 'Harder Than Core', in some respects the anthem of 2000 DS all about traveling and squatting the International Operation!

As my way of saying thank you to 2000 DS and all it's members for making such inspiring music I am making this section on my blog and including videos of tracks, live gigs and any other related information to spread the word about this great band, I will also be attending The London Crowshow a Gary DS Family Benefit gig on the 15th of October 2011 (info on this gig can be found on the Gigs / Events page on this blog) as well as this I will be donating as much money as I can at the benefit which I've been promoting as much as I can and encouraging people to donate, finally I have included a free download of the first 2000 DS album I ever heard; 'Harder Than Core' which can be found in the Free Downloads section of this blog.

Live Seattle, Washington
Performing the track DS Version.

Gary had long been an active figure in the squat punk, traveler, anarcho benefit scene in the UK as well as in Berlin and New York. He had just started working on a traveler squat punk film project with Julian Temple as well as continuing the Great Wreck N Roll Circus projects and constant gigging. They will be greatly missed by their many friends in the community.

2000 DS - Harder Then Core (more widely know as 'Untitled') 1992
Go to the Free Download section of this blog to download this on MP3, I'll probably upload more 2000 DS there when I get the chance so keep checking it. 

2000 Dirty Squatters – K-137 Live Musik From Kopinecker Strasse, Berlin '91
Amazing Live album from 2000 DS, really gives a true feeling of what this band is about and how sick they are live. Would upload it but only have it on vinyl. You should go and buy it!!

2000 DS - Crowzone 2000
Much later in the Dirty Squatters' discography, more industrial/trash sound along with the classic DS edge, still one of their best albums, essential!! Check below for a few tracks off this album.

2000 DS - Crowzone
From there 2000 Album of the same name.

2000 DS - Sound Has Been Found
Another track from their 'Crowzone' album

Crowzone - Dirty Squatters
Although not strictly 2000 DS, here's a little taster of the band that DS became, Crowzone. Focusing more on live improvisation Crowzone's album 'Crowzone BC' is made up of recordings of live sets all over the globe, try grab yourself a copy of you can, not to be missed.

Finally here are a few links of interest, for more info on this band or anything I've mentioned in this post check the links below:

Dirty Squatters website:
Scrap Records website:
Gary DS. Kat, Caisie & Tallie
Our thoughts are with family and friends

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Visions Of Change – My Minds Eye

Visions Of Change - Still Tomorrow

Visions Of Change - I See In You

Visions Of Change Discography:

It's hard to explain in words how happy this record make me feel. It's safe to say this is one of best records I have ever heard in my life. When I first heard it, I was blown away by how flawlessly they fuse the keyboards with a catchy soft-sounding hardcore punk which is truly unique. Before I had read the lyrics it was the music that kept me listening to it at least once everyday, if not several times and never getting bored. Then once I bought the record and read the lyrics they were better that I even imagined. Every track I could relate to so well with such reaffirming subject matters such as broken trust of friends, change for better or worse, discovering strength and confidence to get trough hard times, rising above your feelings and looking forward to a positive tomorrow. What I have discovered from listing to this amazing band will stick with me forever, they really have helped me through some bad times. You should definitely give it a try, it may change your life or at least the way you think. Pure Genius!!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

xHaroldShitmanX + Wheelchair x4 + Cthulhu Youth + Greed Force

Greed Force gig in Deptford, London 14th July, w/xHaroldShitmanX + Wheelchair x4 + Cthulhu Youth. Free Entry!

My Skill Page

Somewhere where you can see all the designs I've done over the years. More to come...

Paucities / Atomçk Split

Paucities / Atomçk Split Now On Discogs!!!

Available for free download at:

Greed Force - Demo - 2010 (UK)

First demo from South East Anarcho/D-beat wasters Greed Force. Enjoy.

Release page on Discogs:

Ungovernable Resistance Hip Hop/Punk Mix Tapes (Punk) Volumes 1-4

Punk side of Ungovernable Resistance Hip Hop/Punk Mix Tapes Volumes 1-4 are now up for free download, some great names in the DIY punk scene, not to be missed. Please re-post. Also check out 'Support Your Scene' and Fuck Corporate Wank 1 volumes 1-3 all on the same link. 

Unit - Daze Of The Weak

An amazing version of an amazing song.
Taken from the 2008 album: ROCK IN OPPOSITION VOL 4.

Discogs Page

My Discogs page. Check out my collection and wantlist and if you have anything i'm looking for and are up for parting with it (especially Chumbawamba, The Apostles and 2000 Dirty Squatters [2000 DS]) then i'll be very interested. Also check out my reviews, lists and any releases i'm selling. Thanks!