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Full up and eating

When Full up and Eating and Nimble putting on a boikzmoind film night in birmingham, we thought lets catch up with the main guy Gavin strange.

all fuae have been hearing formonths is “boiler room has .... playing next week� and the names are getting bigger, so we spoke to charles to see whats it all about

pics of the growing graffiti scene in brum

fuae have released some limited tees for you to get your hands on

Meets... 18 months after conception it is no doubt that the place to be is Corsica studios. And, if you can’t get there in your real world, then your virtual self should be hitting up It’s not by mistake that the Boiler Room has over 50,000 fans on Facebook. It’s because the gang inside know exactly how to do it. Virtually anybody worth listening to has done a set at the Boiler Room in the last year and a half, some of our personal highlights being: Thom Yorke, Lone, David Rodigan and Terror Danjah. Although looking through the list, it’s tough to spot one that wasn’t good to listen to. We thought it was high-time the gang at FUAE caught up with the gang inside... FUAE: So, Boiler Room is massive, and has been for a good while now. Working with Umbro on projects, travelling the world. How would you describe what Boiler Room is now, compared with the early days of The BPM and friends back in March 2010? BOILER ROOM: Well, I wasn't around in those very early sessions though I did go to a few of them before it moved. Those early sessions were fun, because they were just a bunch of mates drinking and listening to music they liked in a room and occasionally someone like Theo Parrish would turn up. I think our show now still has that kind of feel, it certainly does to me when I’m in the room. The difference is in what happens online, and it's amazing that so many people are into it. The show is essentially the same format though, and I still listen back to the early shows - it's just that more people know about it and that gives us the ability to hit up people like Carl Craig or Thom Yorke, and they'll be into it.

Yeah, when I saw Thom Yorke on the bill it was huge, and the set Jamie xx and Caribou did after typified the occasion. It's clear that Boiler Room isn't just any club night, but how far can it go? and what direction will it take next? I've no idea how far it will go to be honest, and I really wouldn't want to speculate. It's kind of crazy that it's all grown out of what's really still a small, niche scene. At the moment we just want to build on the Berlin show and make sure our forthcoming show in LA is as strong as possible. Next year will mainly be about just building those up! Tell us a bit more about the L.A show? What can we expect? Well, we can't give anything away until we announce it. We're still in the process of organising it to be honest. I'd just say you can expect it to showcase what's good in LA right now though. L.A show definitely sounds like one to watch then. Do you have much say in what kind of sets people play or is it just to let them do their thing? There's absolutely no way we'd ever tell someone what to play. We invite people down because we like what they do! It would defeat the whole point. If anything we'd encourage people to play what they want to play, like what they play in their bedrooms. Can I ask what has been your favourite set at the Boiler Room? I can't really pick a favourite, although the Lil Louis one always sticks out for me. He ended up playing to pretty much an empty room, but those who were there went crazy. I like different sets for very different reasons though. Like Klaus' set just showcased this incredible knowledge he has about music, he must dig endlessly - and I didn't really get into it until listening back. What is the best thing about Boiler Room right now? I think the best thing is the fact that we're all still learning from it. We're still experimenting with what we can do with it. Whether that's with the line-ups or the setting or the way in which we broadcast. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't - but we'd rather it was like that than the same thing every week. I like getting exposed to music outside of my comfort zone too.. The online following of the Boiler Room is entertainment in itself for sure. Who's idea was it to air the shows live? Or was it a collective thing? It's been a part of what we do since the beginning, so the idea is down to Blaise, Thristian and Femi (who now runs NTS Radio). The whole chat room thing is a bit crazy, but I think it's a vital part of the show (especially when the chat is positive, identifying tracks and stuff). It's pretty inevitable something like that is going to attract haters and whatever though. Any forum has the same thing; I mean imagine having a chat room alongside Eastenders. Haha! that would be awesome. OK, since you brought it up, which Eastenders character would you most like to see in the BR? Well, the only cast member of Eastenders that I know has a music career is Mohammed George, who played Gus and now DJs and raps I think?! He also used to be my landlord.


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BÖIKZMÖIND IS A 30 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT RIDING FIXED GEAR BIKES IN BEAUTIFUL BRISTOL. THE FILM SHOWS THE DIVERSE CROSS SECTION OF RIDERS AND ASKS WHY RIDE BIKES WITH NO GEARS IN A CITY FULL OF HILLS.DUE TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS FILM WE TALKED TO THE MAIN MAN GAVIN STRANGE... First off then Gavin, Boikzmoind has been a great success, can you tell us about a few of the places you've been screening the film? The success of it has blown my tiny mind, I'm so over the moon with how well it's been received. There's been 27 confirmed screenings all around the world, from Birmingham to Brazil, Singapore to Salt Lake City. The latter was an incredible opportunity, as StruckAxiom, a big design agency out in Salt Lake and AIGA, the American Institute for Graphic Arts flew me out to SLC to give a design talk and screen the film! he screening requests are still coming in, which is really exciting, talking to some guys out in Japan at the moment, so who knows where it may all lead!? All i know is that it's very exciting! Possibly another film? Now you've had success with this, will you put the graphics work on the back burner and focus on films?

I'd definitely like to make more films, heap, I really enjoyed the process and could see my spare time focus more on film stuff. Next year I'd like to shoot a few more sequences that I never had the time / budget to shoot as part of BÖIKZMÖIND, but they would be stand-alone sequences that 'support' the world of BÖIKZMÖIND, rather than conflict with it, so that's exciting!

So tell us about Jam Factory, and in particular the work you like to do outside of Aardman. (The postcards you took with you to Salt Lake City were awesome btw) Thanks you dude, I'm glad you likes those SLC postcards! Outside of Aardman I go under the alias of JamFactory, a name I've been using since I started making graphics and doing creative stuff 10 years ago. Whereas in the beginnings it was the name of my online playground where I would just upload what I'd been working on, then it turned into my professional portfolio when I worked for myself and set 'JamFactory' up as a business, now it's my alter ego and when I come home after a day of Aardman, I like to work on my own things, which tends to be self-initiated projects such as BĂ–IKZMĂ–IND or small jobs for friends or acquaintances. I don't do 'client' work anymore in my own time, which is nice because I'm not restrained by money or deadlines, i get to work on exciting things at my own pace. I'm a jack of all trades really and a master of flip all, tonight I was working on an identity design for a friend and a project of his for a very large & famous shoe company, before that I customised a blank vinyl toy for a friends art show - i just like making stuff, whatever that may be, and with Aardman paying my bikes during the day, it means i have more freedom to just do what I like in my own time! Where did you study design Gav? and would you say that most of what you know comes from that, or from the time you've spent working since then? I didn't go to University to study design, instead I spent 2 years at college doing a BTEC in Graphic Design and instead of going the Uni route I was lucky enough to get a job as a junior designer at a local design agency in Leicester. Uni life just didn't appeal to me, i thought it was 3 years of drinking and being a non-drinker, I thought that sounded a bit rubbish, so I wanted to get out there and start designing stuff! The 2 years in college brought about the passion and excitement for design, it was only when I started working that it really took a hold of me. It wasn't until I was 19/20 that I got bitten by the bug, I wasn't a naturally talented kid, I just coasted through everything, always doing 'ok' but never any better. It was when I got my first job and was encouraged to go home and try out the things I'd learnt at work that it all started changing, just getting lots in the word of looking at inspiration, copying stuff for myself and trying to replicate what I'd seen and how it works - from drawing to web design to photography, I was just hit with the realisation that the harder you work, the more awesome stuff comes out of it! And thats what hooked me, that cycle of (in the words of Samuel Goldstein) "The harder I work, the luckier I get" - it was true then and it's true now!

recipe: 350g/12Âźoz unsifted flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 225g/8oz butter

175g/6Âźoz caster sugar 175g/6Âźoz soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs

1.Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. 2.In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. 3.In another bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. 4.Split the dough into two halves, rolling each out into sausage shapes, Wrap them in cling film and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use. 5.When you are ready to bake the cookies, simply cut the log into slices and lay on a baking tray, widely spaced apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes. but keep an eye on them! 6. melt some chocolate and pour on top when hot 7.get a glass of milk and fill up!