Category Archives: Christopher Tubbs’s Hit Pick Heatrocks

Every fortnight Christopher Tubbs comes with the his current heaters… Future classics and hidden treasures.

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 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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Black Deer ‘Circle Dance’

I can’t stop listening to this. ‘Circle Dance’ is as much a Post-Punk or Krautrock record as it is house music (if we must revert to these tired genre descriptions). That reverbed, echoing guitar is as close to Johnny Marr as to anything from the black foundations of dance music. William Burnett (Black Deer) has […]

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DJ Fett Burger & Telephones ‘Tutti Frutti del Mar’

The good thing about not blogging for an inexcusable length of time (the only good thing) is that the platters that matter really rise to the top in your collection, leaving the tunes that perhaps initially dripped with lascivious promise sadly languishing in a hallway pile that my 11 month old will inevitably turn into […]

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Emiliana Torrini ‘Speed Of Dark’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

Yes yes, I know- this is by no means new. But instead of the knee-jerk of the shiny, this is a piece of music that has so insinuated itself into my DJ sets this year that I had to finally get my ass into gear and blog it. This record is a utopian blend of […]

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Eno Louis ‘Hot Love’

My old school friend Justin Atkinson pointed me towards this beauty, newly released on the curatorial purveyor of all things lost, funky and African that is Voodoo Funk. They’re having a bit of a moment right now: their last two disco releases have both been heaters (especially the Tony Grey 12″) and despite being remastered […]

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LX ‘Synchro Swim’

I’m totally off the pace on this one (its pretty much sold out everywhere bar LN-CC, last time I checked), but this Lexx edit of ‘Black Stations/White Stations’ is the splice of the year for me, hands down. Absolutely perfect dancefloor-detonating arrangement, nice mastering… Fire in the hole! When Lexx is going to bestow upon […]

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Maricopa ‘Pastel Love’ (Part One)

In my last post I bemoaned the dogged repetitiveness of le dance, especially the so-called Nu-Balearic genre (*puts finger gun in mouth and pulls air trigger*). If I hear another heavily reverbed guitar I’ll have no choice but to go postal on Golborne Rd. I say this because I know that that sorry, vapid nonsense […]

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Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold ‘Truth Machine For Lovers’

Just as I was starting to bemoan the lack of interesting music appearing in this latter part of our frankly incredible summer, along came this filthy missive from Heads Down favourites Velvet Season & The Heart Of Gold. From the skin-crawling title to the Balearic-gone-bad darkness of the sleaze-sodden bass line, this is a much […]

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