Try { Harder } 2012 Levelup

Last year I was fortunate to be one of the lucky 16 to attend the first try { harder } experimental conference / coder retreat in Nottingham. As mentioned in my blog post at the time it was an incredible 4-day event in which I learnt so much from some of the most talented and experienced people in the flash community.

The event was such a success that not only is it going to run again this year (which I hope very much to attend) but there is also an additional “levelup” conference happening next week. The idea behind the levelup is to provide businesses and freelancers with an intensive 4-day training and motoring session. The mentors are hand picked from the previous try harder members and so represent some of the best in their field.

What’s more Stray, the primary organiser of the event has just announced that Jetbrains the makers of the popular IntelliJ IDEA IDE are going to be sponsoring the event meaning each paying participant will receive a licence to use the IDE!

Interested? Head over to the levelup site and sign up:


Artificial – Second Life

Just finished and uploaded a new mix I have been putting together over the last couple of weeks. The mix is mostly Dubstep with some Drum’n’Bass thrown in to mix it up a bit. The tracks are mostly all favourites I have had on repeat in the last 6 months.

Give it at listen, see what you think:

Second Life by Artificial on Mixcloud


01 Noisia – Tommys theme
02 Gemini – Vision
03 Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
04 Tasha – Journey (Culprate & Twist Remix)
05 Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah – Earthquake (Noisia Remix)
06 Xilent – Choose Me II
07 Gemini – Feel Stronger
08 Porter Robinson – Spitfire
09 Porter Robinson – Spitfire (Kill The Noise Remix)
10 Nero – New Life
11 Camo & Krooked – Cross The Line (Metrik Remix)
12 Camo & Krooked, Body & Soul – The Big Rush
13 John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked Remix)
14 Noisia – Could This Be
15 Gemini – H. A. T. D.
16 KOAN Sound – Funk Blaster
17 Skrillex – Kill Everybody (KOAN Sound Remix)
18 Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Feed Me Cover)
19 Noisia – Tommys theme

Playdemic on the Northwest News

Yesterday at Playdemic we had a visit from Ed Vaizey the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. As one of the more successful games companies in the North West at the moment he wanted to come and talk to us.

Along with him were a TV crew for the Northwest News. It was a good opportunity for us to show off GourmetRanch abit. Anyways check out the video above. I cant believe they used the Playdemic timeline I wrote on whiteboard in the kitchen including the joke about world domination!