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I didn't choose this lifestyle. It chose me.


Welcome to my blog. Instruct is the design agency of graphic designer John Owens, based in Central Manchester.

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Music Posted on Fri, April 17, 2009 16:09:17

Excited about the coming weekend as I’m going to see electronica giants Plaid play at the Southbank. The event is part of this years Ether festival and they are performing a one off collaboration with Javanese musician and Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Ruhayu Supanggah.

Then off to Matter@02 to see Sven Vath so promises to be a weekend full of musical delight!

More info on Ether here

An amazing live set by Plaid recorded last year, right click on this to save

Plaid live@Abstract Science


Music Posted on Tue, January 13, 2009 13:21:19

This is my first entry in the music category and rightly it should go to The Prodigy. I could (and my friends would agree!) write all day about this band and the impact they have had on my life but I will keep it short.

Music is a big inspiration to me, as it is to a lot of designers and these guys shaped my designs and thoughts in the early 90’s along with a lot of other producers.

So its good to hear new material and them going back to their roots, back to the old skool stabs and sounds that echoed the rave generation of the 90’s.

Last night they took over Radio1 and presented Zane’s show, It was the usual funny banter but they also played their new single ‘Omen’ which is a banger.

Album drops in March, mine is pre-ordered and my ears are ready.

Listen again to the show Here

Watch the new video for the single ‘Omen’ Here