Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leo Zero’s Disconnect Competition

I have a couple of copies of Leo Zero’s seriously awesome Disconnect compilation to give away here at Heads Down. Leo Zero (check my interview with Leo here) is always welcome here at Heads Down towers, and this compilation is a very good indication as to why. His ‘Disconnect’ mix for Strut is a masterclass […]

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System Status ‘Downtime’ (Untracked Recordings)

System Status is a man called David Rendle, a longtime music obsessive who seems to have been padding away on his home setup for years before suddenly busting out with this intimidatingly competent debut, fully formed as a producer (don’t you hate those guys?). This is the last record on my erstwhile label Untracked Recordings […]

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LN-CC Opening

A couple of friends of mine, Dan Mitchell (Bad Passion) and Jonny Nash (Sombrero Galaxy) have, with their business partners, just opened an amazing new emporium of all things (to me anyway) desirable and collectable. It’s called the Late Night Chameleon Cafe (or LN-CC) and it’s situated in Dalston, London. Now, I can already hear […]

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Exclusive Balearic Mike Mixes

I don’t know Balearic Mike (aka Mike Smith) personally, but there’s something about his apparent lack of cynicism and infectious enthusiasm that makes him very welcome at Heads Down. Aside from being a celebrated DJ and collector, he’s also the dude behind the wonderful Fascinating Rhythms label; that last Sam Sallon 12″ is one of […]

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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis on going to Shoom

I mentioned in a post the other day that I might be cornering these guys for a chat about the early days of Acid House, and here it is. I have about an hour of footage (all gold) and I’m going to chop it up into swallowable bite size edits for you the MTV generation. […]

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Tommi White ‘We, The Unexpected’ (Oblong)

This undoubtably comes under the archival heading of ‘secret weapon’. Every time I’ve played this sucker over the years someone’s run up to ask what it is. I remember Rocky from Express-2 even offering me hard cash for it! ‘We, The Unexpected’ was released back in 1999 by Lewis Copeland (ex owner of the now […]

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