Category Archives: Interviews

Interviews with emerging and established producer/DJ stars…

Alex Barck Interview

Alex Barck interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Alex Barck is Jazzanova’s DJ, one half of Prommer & Barck and one of the founding fathers of Sonar Kollektiv and Derwin Records. He’s also, incidentally, one of the most requested interviewees at Heads Down. I finally managed to track him down for […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daniel Avery Interview

I met Mr Avery through his Myspace page (I THINK- my memory’s appalling), which always featured on it’s music player something I’d never heard before. I remember him posting a demo by The XX maybe over a year before anyone else had even heard of them, let alone heard their music. At the time I […]

Posted in Interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Andy Blake Interview

Andy Blake is a London-based DJ, producer and label owner. He is also a man that brings a punk rock DIY aesthetic to an industry full of sycophants and predictability. Andy is unequivocally neither. For me, talking to Andy is like being re-baptised in the music and culture you once loved and emerging refreshed and […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trevor Jackson Interview

Output. Playgroup. The Underdog… Not to mention an incredible archive of era defining art design. The man casts an unmistakable silhouette against the backdrop of UK underground culture. It’s Trevor Jackson and he’s at the Basement Sessions. Undoubtably one of my favourite interviewees to date.

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2 Bears Interview

We’d been going back and forth with these guys and their management for a while at the Basement Sessions, so I was subsequently surprised and stoked when it happily eventuated. I had tentatively high hopes for their LP ‘Be Strong’, but as I’m very used to be colossally let down by seemingly promising dance artists […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DJ Harvey Interview

  DJ Harvey – Interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Well here it is, perhaps the biggest interview I’ve posted on the blog so far. Me and the Basement Sessions boys got flown to LA to interview the man himself, ensconced at the Mondrian hotel, allowed to put EVERYTHING on the […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

James Lavelle Interview

Mo’ Wax Recordings releases were an essential part of my musical evolution. Plain and simple. I remember sitting in a warehouse at Taranaki St (in early 90’s Wellington, New Zealand) with a few fellow DJs and hearing for the first time DJ Shadow’s cinematic ‘Influx’ permeate the room like a sweet, dense opiate fog. It […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ewan Pearson Interview

It’s funny, despite the monstrous weight of electronic music being vomited out of Apple Macs on a weekly basis and being released by instantly forgotten labels around the world, there are but a handful of producers across the genres that anyone would describe as Premier League. By this I mean producers who can be genuinely […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kris Needs Interview (Part Two)

Six months later and here, finally, ashamedly, is part two of my Kris Needs interview. I would wear you down with numbingly predictable excuses, but because it’s Christmas I’ll generously refrain. To remind you: I went to see the infamous music journo and raconteur to talk to him about part one in his amazing ‘Watch […]

Posted in Interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cosmo Interview

Cosmo Interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Cosmo (aka Colleen Murphy) is a one woman good vibes generating unit. It’s why David Mancuso first asked her to DJ at The Loft, and it’s why people trust her as a purveyor of deeply resonant music; be it through her excellent record label […]

Also posted in Basement Sessions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment