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Sunday Sundowner on the Seafarers Rooftop

This weekend (the 1st) I will be venturing out of the Bays in Wellington to straddle the big bird to Auckland(!) in order to play some properly Balearic records in the sunshine. For those of you who don’t know, Seafarers is the boom dadda new members club in Tyler St bang on the waterfront. I’ll […]

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Apiento & Co ‘The Light Machine’

For all you suckers in the western hemisphere this record by Test Pressing’s Paul Byrne and Sade’s Andrew Hale will almost seem like a terrible taunt as the long dark tunnel of winter closes in. Trust me, I’ve been there. But if you happen to be sitting smugly in the southern hemisphere (or anywhere vaguely […]

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Al Dobson Jr ‘Santiago Black’ (Ptaki Version)

Well, well, well. A new record I really love. I’m not going to reel into some verbose soliloquy about how the bassline makes me feel the same electrified joy at finding a copy of Knave hidden in the bushes outside the school bus shelter thirty years ago. I mean it might- I’m not at all […]

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The Cult Of The White Shirt

  I have an obsession with white shirts. It’s not just a case of ‘liking’ white shirts, it’s more that I find them calming, inversely pornographic (considering a white shirt’s inherent purity) and, when done well, an act of near perfect creation. A lot of people think that a white cotton shirt is just a […]

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The Young Gentlemen’s Adventure Society/Parada 88 – Adventure Party / You’re Gonna Miss Me

Well, this has been a long, cold and oddly bleak road to finding some new music worth posting on Heads Down. After sending out a disarmingly sad request on Facebook for something fresh to beat my drum over (as it were) the answer was sitting buried in my inbox all along. While not wildly upfront […]

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Pleats: not just for Vectra-driving carpet salesmen

  I am a pleated trousers kind of guy. I do like a bit of motion-fuelled air conditioning down below. The last few years of high crotch, tightly tailored trousers have been a war of attrition for me, despite my initial excitement at the silhouette’s promise of endorphin overload and dapper insouciance. Coming from 15 […]

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A big hat for a big head…

I was super lucky today to be invited down by Simon Smuts-Kennedy (aka Hat Man) of Hills Hats in Wellington to come up with a bespoke hat. I’ve never had a beautiful head phallus before, let alone one made especially for me. Hills has been around since 1875, but it’s Simon and his team that […]

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Shit Robot- Simple Things(Work It Out)(Todd Terje Version)

Here’s a wee peek at the new Todd Terje remix of the latest offering from DFA’s Shit Robot: it’s got pianos, it’s got acid- hell, it’s even got a rave break! Sooooo June 2009 darling.

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Wickett- “Can’t Get Enough Of You” (1983)

I recently came across this insanely hot boogie nugget listening to a Dam Funk DJ mix, and it stood out a Long Beach mile. It was originally released on (a young) Tony Garcia’s Mr T records: it received zero props in America at the time, but was blazing hot on the European club circuit. Of course […]

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Index- Starlight (The Break)(1981)

It took me quite a while to find a copy of this for less than £100, but now I’ve got it so I’m content (for about five minutes). I’ve seen copies of this rarity going for $700US which is just loco money. Index were a British studio project produced by Kris Staines in 1980. Kris […]

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