Category Archives: Christopher Tubbs’s Hit Pick Heatrocks

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

Psychemagik Presents ‘Magik Sunrise’

Over the years I’ve met all types in my two decade trawl through the choppy seas of dance music. From those souls who never quite made it back from Ibiza, the hoards of house producing opportunists in the nineties (and they’re back!), the misguided clubbers who gave their lives to the nocturnal utopianism of dance […]

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Mathew Jonson ‘In The Stars’

I’ve never really followed techno auteur Mathew Jonson’s career particularly closely. I enjoyed ‘Marionette’ and that original Cobblestone Jazz 12″ like every other dance anorak, and occasionally delved into his Wagon Repair label’s catalogue, but his releases on Perlon and Minus have generally passed me by. ‘In The Stars’ is the incredible B side to […]

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Maxmillion Dunbar ‘The Figurine’ (Nod Mix)

This track off Mr Dunbar’s new RVNG long player is the kind of sample rinse out, low slung banger that reminds me of classic nineties Prefuse and other MPC-tastic output of the era. It drips sex in a way that Moodymann records used to and has that eighties R&B flavoured boogie edge, perfectly offset by […]

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The Horrors ‘Still Life’ (Connan Mockasin Remix)

First heatrock of the year alert campers! This killer is part of an upcoming The Horrors remix box set, and it’s worth the price of admission alone. You can here Connan Mockasin’s Kiwi heritage in the scank; this is a record that’s going to be in the box for years to come.

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Lexx Originals Compilation (Claremont 56)

I noticed to my profound surprise today that there are still copies of this destroyer of a comp in a couple of shops, which is baffling to say the least. The Originals series of compilations are an Aladdin’s cave of rare music, curated by some of the world’s premiere and tasteful (in a good way) […]

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Phil Manzanera ‘Listen Now’ (Velvet Season and the Hearts Of Gold “Unlimited Financial Resources” Remix)

Now considering my last post was LN-CC based (in fact it referred to the release party for this very record) I know it might appear as though I’m some kind of Dalston shill, hungry for fashion love and a free Yohji jacket or something (actually, I wouldn’t mind that) but nothing could be further from […]

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Hot Coins ‘Freestyle Lover’

Daniel Berman, aka Hot Coins (aka Red Rack’em) is an infuriatingly talented Scotsman living in Berlin. This blinder is from his upcoming album ‘The Damage Is Done’ (more about that later) which is out at the end of January on Sonar Kollektiv. I absolutely love it. Check out my Basement Sessions interview with Herr Berman […]

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Lana Del Rey ‘Blue Velvet’ (Lindstrom Remix)

I’m not going to focus particularly on the original artist here (surprise surprise), or talk about Bernie Wayne’s original or the David Lynch cinematic classic, as I think it’s all a bit beside the point. The star of this performance is definitely the Norwegian Lindstrom, who turns in what can only be described as a […]

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Takuya Matsumoto ‘Drafting Under The Stars’

I am probably so hilariously off the pace on this record, but… Who cares right? This is why I became intractably immersed in this music in the first place! This is some top draw, Krug Rose, Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme type shit. Beg, borrow, steal.

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Land Of Light ‘Land Of Light’ (ESP Institute)

I’ve been championing Jonny Nash as a genuinely exciting talent to watch for some time now (see my post on his wonderful Cos Mes remix), so when I heard that he and Kyle Martin (he of Heads Down favourite Spectral Empire) were producing an album together I did a little wee and clapped my hands […]

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