God is a DJ and he is back in Church.

Last night 8th April saw the final concert in the Passing the Baton tour at the sold out gig in the legendary Brixton 02 Academy, London by the UK based electronica band Faithless who stormed the charts and created a massive following over recent years.

The concert was not only the final concert of the tour it represents the finality of the band who cease to be any more. Whilst they never got to use a HoloDesk interactive desk, their hit song God is a DJ had an international message that is more relevant than ever. Their departure from festivals and dance halls of the world come at a time when they are riding a mile high wave of support.

To celebrate their final performances the concerts were beamed live into various cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Estonia and Latvia., the DVD will be coming out no doubt and there will be broadcasts around the globe at a latter stage.

It is a rare and unique time when a massively successful group riding their constant growth wave, decide to cease to be. Just think of the artists that struggle to be relevant as their use by date has come and gone and they seem to live thereafter on a downward slope. There seems to be a postive vibe when artists and bands know when to cease, and then go onto greater things and creativity, find new horizons and challenges. Something many politicians and dictators could learn a lesson about.

With a Triple Platinum Greatest Hits, 6 UK Gold Certified albums including “No Roots” that debuted in the UK at #1 and the most recent 2010 album “The Dance” that reached #2, 6 top 10 singles and a catalogue of remixes and collaborations that reads like a roll-call of dance royalty, the influence of Faithless on the current crop of dance artists is unmistakable. Announcing the split, Maxi Jazz wrote online: “We’ve had, with our fans, the most unbelievable, epic and moving experience, stretching over years and tens of thousands of miles. Joyful, exhilarating and empowering, we never for a moment thought an affair could last this long.”

The words to their song “God is A DJ”, sum up what 1,000’s especially in northern Africa are searching for this month and for most their entire life time. The travesty that exists throughout the African content with mass killings and abuse by armies and dictatorships.

This is my church
This is where I heal my hurt
It’s a natural grace
Of watching young life shape
It’s in minor keys
Solutions and remedies
Enemies becoming friends
When bitterness ends
This is my church [3x]

This is my church
This is where I heal my hurt
It’s in the world I become
Content in the hum
Between voice and drum
It’s in change
The poetic justice of cause and effect
Respect, love, compassion
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurt
For tonight
God is a DJ [3x]
This is my church [3x]

So in celebration of their music and careers we publish this posting.

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