Stamina MC & DJ Marky tour diary
Stamina MC shares some of the highlights from their recent tours.
This was taken at the gate, just prior to boarding a plane at Heathrow - me, Marky & Patife were headed for Montreaux to play the legendary Jazz Festival.
Taken at Congonhas Domestic Airport in São Paulo, Brasil. Me & Marky were due to play a party later that night in Curitiba, a more Southern city in BR, and just happened to bump into Anderson Noise and his girlfriend...
A crowd shot from that very same gig. :o)
Taken by the pilot of a private jet hired at an undisclosed (but no doubt obscenely high) price to get me & Marky to a gig in Londrina, Brasil after typically horrible São Paulo traffic had us miss the last flight for the day from Congonhas. (Marky will probably not want this one up btw, hehe... L )
In Beijing, China. Taken walking around the city by the promoter and a friend of his (whom spoke no English but was very affable nonetheless).
View from my room at the Excel Hotel Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan.
The crew! Not all of them, but most of the DLP/06S family, whom Marky and I play for when we go to Japan. From L-R:Kyoko, Aki, Sabe, Keita, Marky, Keske, Yuuki & Camila.
Crowd shot mid-set at Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium. Amazing party!
Marky meets Hendrix in this show-stopping trick that has left jaws agape the world over. This was from one of the now almost legendary "I Love Jungle" parties @ Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France. Another truly amazing night. As always.
Hotel room view - Toronto, Canada. Pre-gig chilling.
"Orgulho de ser brasileira!" A moment of Brasilian pride, in Christchurch, New Zealand of all places! Taken at a great gig in Ministry Club.
MC Marky controllin' tings @ Rex Club. Paris, France.
A 'matinée' party (an under-18s day event, usually on Sunday) in Belém, up in the far North of Brasil.
A landmark show in my career. Fatboy Slim's "Big Beach" party on Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil. Marky, Patife, Cleveland Watkiss and I were invited to perform; this was taken later in the night, though. Depending on whether you believe the event organisers or the police, there were between 180,000 and 300,000 people there. Truly breathtaking.
Another shot from the "Big Beach" party in Rio, this time at ground level from the pit.
Laser show, as seen from the stage @ Skolbeats Festival in São Paulo, Brasil.
The Cumberland Hotel in Adelaide, South Australia. Taken on my birthday, which happened to co-incide with a regular Wednesday D&B do there. I've got a lot of real good friends out there, whom surprised me with this while I spun a few tunes. Me & Marky had played on the Sunday and were spending our rest days there in ADL before going to Sydney the next day.
Published: Wed, 3/10/2007