Saturday, 28 February 2009

KryKey - What is it?

What is KryKey?

In a world of music that the ipod has turned upside down, the market of computer music products is full to the brim and highly competitive. MP3 sales is now the standard marker for a music artist’s success. Music in the digital age is pegged to tech developments. KryKey is a disruptive technology that has the potential to set the new standard for music listeners and makers alike.
Web radio is the ‘in-thing’ in the tech sector. The recent annual tech show in Las Vegas was full to the brim of internet radio products. A study has predicted the ‘web radio’ sector to draw in $900 million revenue this year. There is an expected compound annual growth rate of 29.7% That web radio is the fastest growing area of the World Wide Web is in no doubt. What the sector has lacked until now is a platform to incorporate potential broadcasters to supply the channels necessary in the radio boom.

KryKey is the perfect platform for the Web Radio Station. It simply allows you to create your own PRS (Personal Radio Station) where you can invite other people to act as DJs. The KryKey software incorporates an easy-to-use MP3 streaming interface, where you create playlists of MP3s you upload. Today in a terrestrial radio studio, it is normally a similar digital interface that is used to play the music. What KryKey does is reverse the traditional radio barriers, of it costing so much money to set a studio up and being incredibly expensive and tightly regulated to conduct a broadcast, which has certain broadcast limits. You can set up and run your KryKey PRS from your own living room or office, with DJs not even having to be present with you but sat in the comfort of their own homes.

How is the station funded? People initially told about KryKey suspect that it is an ‘under-the-counter’ pirate radio broadcast service. Sure there are places on the net where you can set up internet pirate radio, but the quality of the stream is appalling, there are server issues and no guarantee of station stability. KryKey uses incredibly powerful US servers and one of the most important feedbacks received is that customers are very satisfied with the volume and 128 bitrate quality of the KryKey stream. KryKey earns its revenue through advertising on the station. One of the options for PRS owners is to create their own advertisements or promo dittys. If, as a station manager, you are unhappy with having short advertising intervals there is a subscription service available to ensure your broadcasts are advert free. The station needs revenue as according to radio laws it has to pay royalties to artists that are played on the KryKey network.

KryKey is a truly globalised service. Involved in the running of the company are Americans, Australians, Belorussians, Indians, British & Bulgarians. Web radio stations can employ DJs from all over the world. Presently there are over 130 KryKey PRS running on every continent, with growth rates of PRS creation becoming exponential.

The service is still in its Beta test format and new features are becoming available to increase the facilities for broadcasters. Hot new developments include a live broadcast facility where a mixing desk can be linked to the PC. Enhanced studio features and customisable homepages are due and also a chat and phonein facility to enhance audience participation in shows. Unlike other competitors in the computer music world, KryKey is not just a music streaming service. It allows real live radio. There is a microphone option so each track can be introduced and broadcasters will have to ensure that their shows are well-presented if they want to retain listeners. KryKey truly is innovative and has the potential to really bring the world of web radio to the websurfers feet. The hardware for web radio will sweep the market over the next few years and as portable listening devices incorporate web radio streams, it is most certain that the world of radio has never been a more exciting place to be. Get yourself KryKeyed and set up for the revolution!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Krykey Chinese webpage

Krykey is trying to expand into China's massive internet. Here is the translation work I have done for the webpage we are building (not up yet but will be soon)

欢迎您到KryKey公司。 我们是一台新互联网收音机。 您能还是听还是创造您自己的广播电台。我们现在,从在世界周围在美国,澳大利亚,英国俄罗斯和希腊,有广播电台。 我们有一个中国的广播电台, 。 我们确实想要给听众和广播都中国的我们的服务。 广播电台在互联网是新核令人激动。 我们是高兴和骄傲给中国引进一个KryKey公司。 谢谢。

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Internet Car Radio

Radio is a technology that since the advent of television, has had to compete in people’s homes as the medium of choice. The advantages of radio over television is that it requires not as much attention from the listener. That is not to say that radio is a less-engaging medium. Even in today’s world of interactive television phoneins, radio still has a much better audience participation, allowing listeners to directly feed into the broadcasts. Radio is popular when people are multitasking, for example on the factory floor. By far the most popular use of radio today is when people are on the road. Car radio is a massive market and our roads are full of radio listeners. Hop into your car and tuning in to radio is as much a priority as putting the keys in the ignition. New developers have seized the opportunity to take control of the car radio market share and reinvent the way we listen. New technologies are fresh on the market allowing car radio users to tune into the World Wide Web for internet radio broadcasts. The diversity of choice is incredible and there are no broadcast limits to internet radio ranges. The motorways will be full of people tapping into stations from across the world. It is an exciting time for car radio listeners.
The first company to introduce the new technology was Blaupunkt. Driven by Miroamer roaming software, Blaupunkt internet radio sytems allow the permanent installation of a web car radio, eliminating the need for fiddly plug and play systems that may have previously existed. A car user wants to just hop in and drive off, not spend ages configuring his wireless laptop or Bluetooth, in order to tunein to radio. The product showcased at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In addition to allowing the user to tunein to the 10s of 1000s of internet radio stations currently available, the technology presents users with the facility to still also use FM and AM transmissions. The Miroamer technology involved accesses the internet via standing mobile internet connections. It is initially available to consumers on a monthly subscription basis at a price of around $30-$40 a month. Obviously there may be some problems with the access to mobile connections as the signal isn’t constant but as time progresses the growth of mobile internet should ensure a constant signal, in a similar vein to the development of mobile phone signals.
Other companies are clambering aboard and perhaps the most exciting announcement has come from massive American car manufacturer, Chrysler, who say that internet radio facilities will be factory installed as standard in all their 2009 models. Other notable audio companies getting involved include high quality Swedish manufacturers Bang & Olafsen. The price of radios themselves are entering the market in direct competition with standard terrestrial car radios, from $150. In addition to standalone car web radio players, the domestic market is also seeing the emergence of new internet home entertainment systems. As the internet radio breaks free from the PC, there will be a massive rise in listeners of web radio. There will be a need for high quality broadcasts to compete for the new consumers’ attention. We hope that at KryKey we can provide you with the broadcast capability necessary to enter the web radio world. We endeavour to join you on the global highways and country roads as communication routes converge and the information super highway becomes part of the road travel network.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Tricia Lee Kelshall

I'm a twitter addict these days. I just happened to start sharing tweets earlier with a vinylk addict in Houston, Texas, which is where, incidentally, Shuffle Artist Management's Tricia Lee Kelshall is based. Tricia is back on the map after I've been out of contact with her. I spoke to her last week and we have set up some new projects where she'll be working with some leading house music producers on some new collaberations...

In the tweet I sent out to my new American friend I linked him up to the video of Tricia's biggest career hit, Way Out West - Mindcircus. It's been a while sincE I last heard it and I was so impressed I thought I'd write out a Tricia blog with a nice YouTube link for you all to see....

Great, isn't it?

Tricia released a new single at the end of last year with talented US Producer, Victor Imbres. Click on 'Feel That' to go to itunes and purchase it. The itunes link for Mindcircus can be obtained by clicking that too.

I promise to keep you informed on Tricia's future work. As I'm sure you'll agree she's a very talented vocalist. You can surf to her myspace here or also visit her official websitetr.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Web Radio - The future?

Internet Radio – The future?

Radio was a communication technology that completely changed the world during the twentieth century. Before the age of television, radio was the most popular entertainment medium. Where would the Rock n’ Roll revolution of the Sixties be without the dedicated broadcast channels streaming the new sounds to bedrooms across the globe? The age of television saw a decline in radio’s impact, though the market for radio continued to grow. People listened in cars, on the hop, portable devices emerged too. The advantage of radio over television meant that the same levels of user concentration weren’t required. Radio can be background as well as thoroughly engaging. To many people radio provides the backdrop to their day’s work in factories or offices. One of the most important aspects of radio is the interactivity between programmers and their audiences. Phone in shows and audience feedback is significantly greater for radio than its televised cousin. To me one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the clockwork battery-less radio which was cheaply and widely distributed throughout Africa and the developing world, providing maybe the first link to the outside world in many areas.

What has changed today? Satellite TV is rampant and viewers across the world have the widest selection ever available. Radio is still a huge draw though and in the internet communications era, our listening habits are changing yet again. Podcasting is a term that has entered the glossary and these subscription downloads are basically prerecorded radio shows. MP3 players such as the Apple Ipod have increased the use of portable audio devices to levels previously never imagined. Podcasts are easy to distribute and are a growing broadcast medium but the appeal of live radio still seperates podcasts from its transistor sister. Radio services on Real player, Windows Media Player and other media player devices have been available but in general have been still run by corporations with studios and massive finance. There is a gap in the market for proper home broadcasting, done live, and directly competing with traditional radio, just without all the massive startup and maintenance costs. This is where the new KryKey service enters the market. is a convenient easy to use service which sets up the simple home broadcaster with realtime radio potential. The user can create their own radio station and broadcast direct from their own home with little more than a miked up laptop and their internet connection. The next question arises – how can internet radio seize the market of traditional broadcast radio and will it make it obsolete?
The world of radio has recently experienced a massive revolution with the advent of DAB (Digital) services. The new dawn is fast approaching however and portable devices such as ipods and phones, car radios and home entertainment systems are emerging on the market offering internet radio listening capability. FM and AM waves with their limited range and even the new DAB radios are a thing of the past in today’s global internet environment. Soon, people will be able to truly have a global entertainment experience wherever they are in the globe. Eskimos will be tuning into Australian rock stations, and China will be dancing to the beats of the Caribbean. A few years ago the Rolling Stones performed the first live internet concert. Internet radio will completely reshape the entire broadcast landscape. The market will be flooded with new DJs and bands at a scale that the Sixties rockers never had. Web radio is the largest growing internet trend and recent technology shows in Las Vegas and San Francisco were awash with new tech gadgets awaiting the biggest broadcast revolution ever seen. We live in exciting times and web radio is about to explode. If you are a potential broadcaster, now is the time to take a dip in the waters of life...

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Newport City Radio Show

I'm getting excited as I have a radio show at 11am today (Thursday) on Newport City Radio

It broadcasts at 87.9FM in NEwport area otherwise its on the web

I'll post up links in a few places to a recording of the show if any of you fail to catch it live. Hopefully there'll be a few people callling in. On the show we have some house favourites and also will be interviewing Welsh spunk rockers, Sicknote, with band members Doghouse and Johann Flapsandwich joining me in the studio.

With Shuffle Radio's official launch imminent, the show on Newport City Radio will be a good way to get some vital experience.

Web radio is a massive growing phenomenon and with my new job at Krykey , you can expect to be hearing a lot more about Wez G radio developments...

Oh well - call into the studio tomorrow and I'll give you a shoutout!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

What Mp3 Player do you use?

As a DJ when I purchased an MP3 player, I wanted one with the ability to record straight off my mixing desk. As flash as Apple ipods are, they are poor when it comes to their record features. I went for a Creative Zen V Plus, on which there were some half price deals on Amazon. Mine is only 4gb but has a linein record facility and a built in mike. It is ideal for DJs who wish to get their music online. For MP3 conversion I use Xilisoft audio convertor. I also have found a useful bit of software in MP3 reducer which changes the bitrate of your recordings. The Zens are now in better model format (8Gb) and are on Amazon for about £60. I'd recommend them for sure as I've been using mine for over a year now and not a single problem.

Listen to Shuffle radio here

Web Radio

In this digital age what is the future of web radio? The internet provides us with the ideal opportunity to all become broadcasters. As fierce as the market is for listeners, I feel that web radio provides DJs with broadcasting opportunities like never before in history. If you're good then your shows will get listeners. Krykey provides us with a great way of reaching our audiences and I can see it growing and taking listeners from established radio. It would be great if it could broadcast over DAB or traditional airwaves but with the new arrival of internet car radios etc, web radio is certainly a growing phenomenon. Not many people don't carry mobile sound devices these days and web radio is a facility that will in the future be present on them all. It is a fun time to be a web radio DJ, I'm sure you'll agree...

krykey facebook group

Monday, 9 February 2009

Wez G - Stark Raving Mad

Wez G - Stark Raving Mad

Repetitive Beats make you go slowly insane so zone out and get bonkers to this funky, groovy selection of house stompers.

1. Creative Thieves - Nasty Rhythm (Sasha's M.F.I. mix) [Stress]
2. Psychonauts - Empty Love [International Deejay Gigolo Records]
3. Brothers Love Dubs - The Mighty Ming (Brothers in Rhythm Club Mix) [Stress]
4. Loose Cannons - Girls in Hats [Fat Fox Records]
5. Jose Nunez - In my Life (Jose's Vocal Mix) [Subliminal]
6. Sandee - Notice Me (Full Length Mix) [White]
7. Rusty - Everything's Gonna Change (Dub Remix) [DFC]
8. Daphne - When U Love Someone (Danny Tenaglia Club mix) [NRK]
9. Gossip - Listen Up (Tronic Youth mix) [Back Yard Recordings]
10. Mindwarp - One (SSL Full Mix) [Stress]
11. Moonchild - Schizophrenic [White]
12. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks [v2 Music Scandinavia]
13. King unique - Sugarhigh (KU 2008 Remix) [Curfew]
14. Everything but the Girl - I Miss U (Unreleased 2008 Miami Sundance Remix) [White]

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Shuffle Radio

This weekend saw Shuffle radio launch. It is a new service which will hopefully eventually run 24-7 with some of the shows being live - basically whenever I'm awake and on the computer you'll be able to message me and I can do shoutouts, requests etc. The show aims to have a primarily house music base, though at the moment as most of my records aren't yet digital the tunes range from sixties (doors, jefferson airplane) to cool tracks from eightites and present day. The station is open to advertising so if you want to send me any 30s - 1min audio mp3 adverts I will include them for you. Mail to Once we are established the show schedule should stabilise a little. We aim to be inviting lots of quality guest djs from around the world. SUpport us now, help us grow aqnd we can guarantee you that we will improve and provide you with he best online music experience...

Over and out!

Friday, 6 February 2009


I've had long hair for a number of years now. I last cut it all off with a samurai sword and have let it grow back to at least shoulder length. Anyway, 31 now and the pressure on my hairline from a ponytail means I'm at risk of going bald. I'm trying to be a bit more sensible these days so time for a change and I'm going to abandon my hippy look for a traditional short back and sides. Sad to see it go but the hairdresser is here now and I'll use the old hair for a nest for my hamsters.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Wez G - Fire and Brimstone

Wez G - Fire and Brimstone

A boiling hot mix of upfront house with an electro feel and plenty of reedits of old classics. Showering hellfire!

1. Faze Action - In the Trees [NRK]
2. Ladytron - Destroy Everything you Touch (Sasha Invol2ver Remix) [White]
3. Orbital - Belfast (Deadmau5 mix) [White]
4. The Prodigy - Everybody in the Place (Deadmau5 mix) [White]
5. Dumb Dan v Gary Numan - Are Friends Electro? [White]
6. LFO - LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix) [NRK]
7. Nick Muir - Ain't Nobody [White]
8. Eddie 'Flashin' Folkes - Let us Pray [NRK]
9. Eddy Cabrera vs Thomas Gold - Losing My Religion [Nero Recordings]
10. Dom Almond feat. Vanessa - Shake it (Philipe De Boyar Remix) [Global Underground]
11. Sasha - Three Little Piggys [EmFire]
12. A.S.H.A. - Ball and Chain (Glenn Morrison & Bruce Aisher mix) [Ego]
13. Pizzaman - Trippin on Sunshine (California Sunshine Mix) [Loaded]

Chinese Military and Alien Abduction

I recently read an excellent website which compelled me to write to the author the first written account of my experience. I wish to share my experience on these boards.

The guy's website is as follows:

I read your website about fake alien abductions and felt compelled to write to you detailing my experiences. I live in South Wales in Caldicot and since 1997 have had a major involvment with my local psychiatric services. I believe that I am a shaman and have had some very unexplainable experiences happen to me on a mental and spiritual level.

On 31st March this year I was admitted under section 3 of the British mental Health Act to a local mental hospital where I was forcibly treated for twelve weeks. This was the seventh time I have been forcibly detained and treated. A couple of days prior to my admission I found an unexplainable brown blob in my hamster's cage and decided to evacuate my vicinity. I fled into the local countryside and following the route of a local Roman wall I sent a telepathic message for help, specifically directed to the Chinese government who I believed would be most suitably equipped to deal with the ecological disaster I believed was looming in my local area. I had been studying the Chinese language at a local university during the previous six months. I ended up on a hill in some woodland right on the edge of a 'now disused' US army base, located in the next village, Caerwent. I lay on the forest floor and calmed myself down. I had been at a jog to reach the spot and was fairly distressed. There was a light drizzle and the weather was cold. It was approximately 4pm. When I arose from my lay down a sphinx-like artificial bright yellow light appeared just down the hill from where I was in the direction of the nearby house. I moved up the hill away from the light. I say sphinx-like as the yellow image seemed to have a humanoid head and was elongated. Towards the top of the hill and there were plenty of brambles. As I reached the top and continued moving a dark figure suddenly appeared and a metal military type fence was closed on me thus blocking my way. I froze and all of a sudden it seemed as though I was surrounded by a multitude of hidden people, threatening me. I panicked, realising the close proximity of the nearby military base and thought as though I had somehow strayed into a military area. In my ascent to the area I had deliberately avoided crossing into what |I was sure was a military zone as they tend to be fenced off areas. I felt surrounded and it was as though despite my diagnosed schizophrenia containing never any voicelike symptoms, that messages of threat were being issued to me by British or American military personnel. I felt that perhaps I was in the line of sight of some weapons and that my life was in immediate danger I started shouting out protesting my innocence and gave some personal information, detailing my name and address. I felt that if, even though I was in a remote area, some members of the public happened to be passing at least I would be heard and some one might perhaps come to my aid. All of a sudden there was a rustling in the brambles the other side of the gate and a group of Chinese soldiers appeared and surrounded me. It was as though my telepathic message had been received and that they had turned up to rescue me. I welcomed the man crouching next to me who I presumed was an interpreter and said ' Ni Hao' and a man who I believed was the commanding officer appeared and seemed to recognise my greeting although there was no verbal response. It remained eerily silent. It was at this point that I recognised in the sky emerging from the direction from which I had proceeded some moving red lights. The light was fading and dusk was upon us. These red lights appeared to be winglike creatures and they were headed slowly in my direction, as I sat crouched in the brambles surrounded by Chinese soldiers. It was as though we were under attack from an alien force. As the flying red 'dragonlike' creatures proceeded from the sky towards me the surrounding soldiers (dressed in plain military uniforms) came closer to me. As the red lights hovered closer the soldiers gripped onto me by what I initially thought were bramble twigs but were actually inwardly curved metallic spindles. It was as though they were exploring my lower body, in particular my legs. I could hardly move in the brambles and it was though we were all anticipating the danger of the approaching red lights. It was a truly helpless situation. One of the Chinese officers indicated to the bible I had in my pocket and asked to see it. I drew it out and said 'oh it's just a bible'. It was a random event but seemed to confirm to me the eerily silent human presence. The intensity of the spindles on my body increased to an uncomfortable extent as the red lights reached a climax above me and as they hovered directly overhead it was as though chaos ensued and it apppeared as though despite being firmly lodged in the thick bramble I was hovering with the surrounding soldiers. i finally moved up through the brambles until I was the other side of the closed gate. Eventually as darkness reigned the red lights stopped approaching and seemed to disperse. It was about 9.30pm. The surrounding soldiers moved away and the commanding officer apprroached me once more. I said that it was time to go and it appeared that he wanted me to schedule a meeting with him for noon the next day. He seemed to reassure me. I bid my farewell and scared stiff I moved back down the hill in the direction whence I had came. The sphinxlike light was no longer shining but the sides of the path had soldiers encamped on both sides. The soldiers however were no longer humans but were, as I passed further down the hill, like skeltons. Their torsoes were glowing and I could not see their feet. It was as though they were hovering. There was a stream at the bottom of the hill and it seemed as though these semi luminescent beings were involved in a hive of activity. I could hardly see where I was going due to the lack of light and almost fell down the banks of the stream. I moved rapidly away from the area although it felt once again that threats were being issued to me though my fear had decreased and I doubted the ability of these humanoids to do me harm. As I got back onto the road I quickened my pace and the density of beings decreased although they seemed to be dangling, hovering still from the surrounding trees. I moved rapidly away from the area and as I crossed the main road heading back into Caerwent village all foreign bodied activity and bizarreness appeared to cease. I came to a local pub and with the pound I found in my pocket popped in and ordered a single cigar to calm me down and assume some normality. I tried hitching a lift home to no avail and then finally walked the remaining couple of miles to get back into my flat at about midnight where I was glad to be reunited with my girlfriend. Over the next couple of days I struggled to deal with the night's events and after ejecting a community nurse from my home they forcibly detained me in hospital.

My recollection of the nights events hasn't diminished and it was truly a life changing experience. I seek explanation and although the event fits nicely into an alien abduction scenario I am more sceptical and due to the close proximity of the army base I believe that there is some special weapons and military involvment in my case.

Reading your website has enlightened me and provided me with some comfort in knowing that some of my experiences perhaps do have a logical explanation.


Wesley Gerrard.