Monthly Archives: August 2009

Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy Interview (Part Two)

This week brings the second and final part of my video interview with Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy. We talk Claremont 56, the ‘Originals’ series of compilations and ‘Nu Disco’ (gulp) amongst other things… Enjoy. vimeo Direkt

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Spectral Empire ‘Innerfearance’ (Chateau Flight Remix)(Thisisnotanexit Records)

Spectral Empire are an interesting bunch. I like to think of their creations as Balearic music; not the kind of Balearic music you’d hear over a few ‘Sunset Daiquiri’ at the Singaporean branch of the Cafe Del Mar, but rather music for a hellish post-nuclear Ibiza: cancerous zombies under brown skies, limping fitfully across the scorched […]

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Jonathan Jeremiah ‘Happiness’ (Morgan Geist Remix)(Island Records)

Ok. Right then. I don’t know much about Jonathan Jeremiah, except that he’s a new signing to Island. He has an interesting, languid, slightly fey delivery reminiscent of that kind of mid-eighties Peter Gabriel-type action. Could I be any more vague? Whatever; we all know why we’re here. Morgan Geist is, in my pretty opinionated […]

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Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy Interview (Part One)

Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy is a true-blue believer. One of the principle characters to come out of the influential early to mid nineties underground dance music scene, Mudd stands alongside the Idjuts, Felix Dickinson (both of whom are interviewed at Heads Down) and Steve Kotey from Chicken Lips, all of whom emerged at that time. Aside […]

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San Soda ‘Track One’ (We Play House)

Sometimes record shopping can be a genuinely magical experience. Not very often, but sometimes. The act of walking into a buzzy record store on a hot summer’s day with no idea what you want can create the perfect set-up for the perfect ‘find’. I had that experience a couple of weeks ago, at Sounds Of […]

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Red The Man Without The Machine ‘I Should Tell Ya Momma On You'(Dâm-Funk Mix)(Stones Throw)

Although I am seriously at risk of appearing to be a cog in Stones Throw’s publicity machine, I had to post this as it’s a bonafide, fresh outta Cali west coast CLASSIC (you have no idea how much pleasure it gave me to write that!). Red came to LA from the Bay Area in the […]

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Ashley Beedle Interview (Part 3)

In this, the final chapter of my exclusive interview with dance music legend Ashley Beedle, we talk about his work with the great Horace Andy and he and Darren Morris’s intriguing new ‘Mavis’ project. vimeo Direkt

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LCD Soundsystem- ’45:33′ (Theo Parrish Space Cadet Mix) DFA Records

Now, under normal circumstances I’d be blogging this for rampant downloading (as a low grade virtually useless MP3 of course) but unfortunately I’ve been put on the DFA “Very Naughty Boy” list and told (albeit very politely by label boss and Heads Down fan Jonathan Galkin) to cease and desist. SO, less I do actually experience […]

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Ashley Beedle Interview (Part Two)

So here it is: part two of one of the best Heads Down excursions yet. I actually had a bit of a moment when I watched this interview back; the love and commitment for the music Mr Beedle exudes is (for me) what it’s ALL about. This week we pick up the interview discussing the […]

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Doves ‘Compulsion’ (Padded Cell Remix)(Heavenly)

Heavenly Records recently released a new Doves album, which for a lot of old shoe-gazers is a pretty exciting event. As always with these things, they released a relentless barrage of remix packages; some of them OK, some of them wildly poo poo. Some remixers like The Time & Space Machine went for the wilfully […]

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