Hi, I’m Nick / Shwmae, Nick dw i…

Welcome to my updated site. The previous site design was Adobe Flash-based, which was great for interactive content and impressive animations, but not so great with smartphone browser compatibility. With support for Flash officially ending, I decided it was about time to update.

Along with the new site design is a switch of focus. My DJ mixes are still available, but sharing some of my amateur photography and stories associated with them is the new direction. Photography not only allows me to express myself creatively, but it has also been an excellent form of stress relief, particularly throughout COVID-19 lockdowns.

I hope to have everything finished soon, but please be patient if some pages remain in maintenance mode. I’m also adding new CSS code to improve functionality, although this sometimes takes a while to fine tune.

Photography…

I have been interested in photography for a while now and several people have suggested that I should put some photographs online, so I’ve decided to do just that.

My main interests are nature, wildlife and landscapes, but I also enjoy the interaction between light and water. More recently, I’ve been experimenting with night photography and in particular, astrophotography. Watching Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise from the top of Rhigos mountain was a truly jaw-dropping experience.

Feedback, constructive criticism, advice and tips are always welcome, but please bear in mind that photography is not my profession, it’s just a hobby. Also, quite a few of the photos that feature on the site were taken on smartphones which have their limitations. However, I have recently purchased a DSLR which has enabled me to capture shots that are pretty much impossible to get on many phones.

Mixes…

My mixes are available to listen to, or download in the mixes section. You’re also free to check out the tracklistings for them as well as other information..

I’m pleased to announce my 20:20 Vision mix is finished, has been digitally mastered and is now available to stream and/or download. It is just over 8 hours long and was recorded in September 2020. I realise an 8 hour mix may be a tad extreme for most people, but the length is perfect for long bike rides. It is also a somewhat autobiographical mix based on personal experiences through the years. It features progressive house, breakbeat, classical music, soundtracks, chillout and trance. The tracklisting can be found here and a selection of sample clips from the mix are also available.

Other interests…

I’m currently studying towards a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences. I will be starting level 3 study modules in October, which will be my penultimate year of study and I have set myself a target of a first class honours on completion.

This target is going to be a challenge after I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in a cycling accident in 2018. The word mild still feels like somewhat of a misnomer to me, but I’m acutely aware that things could have been far worse. I am however, determined to succeed with my target.

The long-term effects from that November morning still have a profound impact on my life and one that I plan on blogging about in future.

I also plan on blogging light-hearted, plus the occasional serious thoughts on topics including science, politics, technology, sport and other interests, such as learning to speak Welsh and supporting the campaign for an independent Wales or/neu ddysgu siarad Cymraeg a cefnogi’r ymgyrch dros Gymru annibynnol.

I hope you enjoy your stay 👍

You can drop me a message via the contact page.

Warning: this website contains liberal use of profanities. If you’re easily offended, please try to avoid reading any content past this point and instead try to enjoy the photographs and music 😁