Radio.Novalujon Broadcast

30 March 13

Posted at 9:27

radio novalujon cover page

Tune in live or download after, either way don't forget to log on to Dean's 3rd 'Soup Session' Broadcast on the award winning cult Station To find out more about the show click  here (special insider information for you, D.B. Cohnen will be making a live appearance on the show playing an exclusive selection of acoustic numbers from his forthcoming and highly anticipated album 'SCRATCHCARDS & WINE' D.B.Cohen will incidentally be playing his new album in full with all the musicians that contributed to it very soon so click  here for details of that show. Back to Wednesday the 3rd April though Dean's Soup Session will be broadcast live from  The Hideaway Bar in Tufnell Park London so if you are in the area come down and hang out, entry is free.


Hebden Bridge – A Screen Social Special! March 29th!

28 March 13

Posted at 10:26

Click here is a great little event thats taking place at Hebden Bridge!!!. The   collaboration between  Cannes in a Van  and  Inkfolk   will present films from the Cannes in a Van festival 2012. Young Souls will be screening in this special selection of films on Friday the 29 th  March at Macpelah Mill, Hebden Bridge. Expect the full Red-Carpet treatment – so if you’re in the mood, get out your glitzy frock and sharpest suit to add a little bit of that Hollywood sparkle!


MOD: A Very British Style

25 March 13

Posted at 11:31

MOD: A Very British Style

This Thursday (28th March at East Village Lounge,) Richard Weight unveils his new book ' MOD: A Very British Style'.

The publication charts the 'Modernist' Culture from its origins in 1950s Soho to the modern day. 


‘Mod! is a book about the distinctively British youth cult and the artistic and social influence it has had. What became known as Mod was an amalgam of American and European music, fashion and design that has left its mark not only on a variety of subsequent youth cults but also on British culture as a whole. At its peak, in the mid-1960s, Mod became shorthand for what it meant to be a modern Briton; it helped to shape popular ideas about social relationships, taste, lifestyle and national identity at a time when the British Empire was being dismantled and American consumerism was changing British society.’ - Richard Weight.


A selection of Dean's New Faces Photographs adorn the cover of the book.   


The opening night promises to be a big party! Tony Kofi will DJ as well as a number of special guests selectors!! It's going to be amazing!!

For those who don't know Richard Weight, "is a social historian and broadcaster and the author of several books, including  Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940–2000 and  The A–Z Guide to Modern Britain. He writes and presents documentaries for the BBC, is a contributor to The Times, and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Society of Arts. He lectures in Europe and Africa for the British Council and acts as a consultant to several organisations, including the Institute for Public Policy Research."


You can find the book at  amazon, book depository and at guardian bookshop.




NME AWARDS : Oh what a night!!

24 March 13

Posted at 3:31

  NME 2013 awards Collection

 Here is a little flavour of how the NME Awards 2013 night went. The Images were published in the March 9th edition of the Magazine but we just thought you might like to have a refreshed glimpse of the night. Click  here to see the expanded copy of the magazine.


David Bowie: IS

21 March 13

Posted at 12:13

David Bowie: IS Last night the V&A Museum unveiled it's much anticipated David Bowie exhibition.

David Bowie at the V &A : David Bowie IS

The star-studded private view event was a buzz with movers and shakers. Bowie has of course had a massive effect on the course of popular music for more than 4 decades his creativity and uncompromising approach has penetrated through into general culture. He is a living legend, icon and Transcendental in his appeal he's inspired countless people. This effect is also celebrated in the show, Dean's image of La Roux is included in the show, La Roux is one of the contemporary artists that are clearly highly affected by Bowie. The exhibition has been THE fastest selling shows the V&A has ever put on so if you would like to go to view the seminal show click  here to reserve tickets.


Click here is a great  BBC broadcast ... 


Do The Green Thing: Jumper Love

21 March 13

Posted at 11:26

jumper love


Green Thing is a public service that inspires people to lead a greener life. With the help of brilliant videos and inspiring stories from creative people and community members around the world, Green Thing focuses on seven things you can do - and enjoy doing. Join people from 209 countries doing their green things and making a difference. 

Today Do The Green Thing has released this little nugget, a shoot that should really warm you up.

Click here on the image to go to the Do The Green Thing site.

In addition to the poster, there's a great behing the scenes film. Produced by Dean and Directed and Edited by Diana's pretty funny so please click on the link here and have a look.


UPDATE: Dean recieved a message from the Do The Green Thing  charity explaining that , '..Pessimistic measures put our campaign reach at 11 million people, ...'  23 posters created by different creatives for the project they all look great and are fun oh and of course deal with important issues ... go check them out here.


Did you know Dean DJ's ?

21 March 13

Posted at 8:57

Here is a little bit of information away from the Photographic and Film side of the activity at Chalkley Towers. For those of you that don't know Dean regularly DJ's and organises club nights around London and other parts of the UK. Soul and Rhythm & Blues form the core of his DJ sets but Latin Boogaloo, Rare Groove and other dancefloor filling genres are included in his unique sonic blends. Dean created SHAKE! at the Boogaloo that ran at the imfamous North London Venue  The Boogaloo Bar for 4 years (click  here for a live Radio Nova Lujon broadcast of one of the nights.). After that residency drew to a close Dean and his DJ buddy Si Cheeba started up ' Black Cat' at the crutial Club bar The Silver Bullet. Black cat has been running regularly there for 3 years. 

Dean and his fellow Black Cat collective play only Vinyl records....

 If you want to hear some great records and hit the dancefloor here are a few dates that are coming up that Dean is DJing at:

 2 nd April  New Street Adventure at The Borderline 

 3rd April Dean will be presenting a Radio Novalujon Soup Session

11 th April   D.B.Cohen Album Launch Party at the Troubadour 

20 th April   Return of …The Ugly at Chinnerys in Southend on sea (Dean Chalkley guest DJ session with Sonny’Scully’ Evans, and Dean from 1000 tons and more)


+ Dean and Si Cheebas Black Cat will be on 20 th April   Black Cat at the Silver Bullet Finsbury Park London (Si Cheeba, Dom Cater, Eli S Deutsch, Neil Barker, Elliot Gale (Dean will not be DJing at this Black Cat instead he'll be at the above for this one off, the rest of the collective will keep the dancefloor rolling)


A bit more about the nights:


New Street Adventure: Fresh from their signing to ACID JAZZ RECORDS and recording of their debut album, New Street Adventure explode back onto the scene at The Borderline  Club on the 2 nd April .  This night will be  BIG!! Black Cats’s Dean and Si Cheeba will be spinning a very eclectic selection after the band, expect Rhythm and Blues, Northern Soul, Funk , Latin Boogaloo and even a more good times Hip Hop  angle to some of Mr. Cheeba’s selections.Black Cat is know for it’s cross pollination of styles , consistently great music that crosses genres and reaches to the outer limits, digging up killa tracks to the dancefloor. So get some rest this will be a night to remember

 It's £5 in advance: 

DB Cohen album Launch Special Gig: 'Scratchcards and Wine' is the title of D.B.Cohen's excellent new album. For one night only all the players on the 'record' will play, it will be a sensational night . Black Cat DJ's Si Cheeba and Dean Chalkley are most honoured to provide exciting vinyl stimulation after D.B.Cohen and his band have performed so get down to the world famous TROUBADOUR club in Earls Court for a unique night.

Only £8 on the door for this momentus evening.

Return of …The Ugly: Dean guest DJ session with Sonny ’Scully’ Evans, and Dean from 1000 tons and more a Seaside special...Boss Reggae meets Soul and R&B