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Kapote Remix EP2 (Toy Tonics)

There I was about to start bemoaning the idea that dance music had finally hit rock bottom and that we should storm the offices of Beatport et al with pitchforks and duct tape (this might still be fun) when there’s suddenly this sustained glut of brilliance! Just goes to show, don’t look to me as […]

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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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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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Massimiliano Pagliara Interview

Massimiliano Pagliara interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints on Vimeo. Massimiliano Pagliara is without a doubt one of my favourite new producers of the last few years. Immaculate analog-soaked production chops matched to a very musical take on modern disco: it’s an approach that resonates strongly with me. His ‘Focus For Infinity’ debut LP […]

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Steffi Interview

Steffi interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Ah Steffi. As much as she balked slightly at me calling her one of Europe’s “queens of house” (pretty cheesy on my part, but there you go), that’s very much what this Dutch, Berlin-residing DJ and producer is. Coming to prominence in the last […]

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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 […]

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Dara ‘Scribble Me This’ (Kleine Reise)

This particular find is the very meat and potatoes of the Heads Down blog. Under the radar- check. Somewhat genreless- check. Utterly brilliant- check, check and check. To be honest I have no idea what Dara O’Neill is singing about (see my Ajukaja post for more of my multilingual lovin’) but he’s singing about whatever […]

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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 […]

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Stefan Goldmann on Berlin & the music business

vimeo Direkt I recently went with AllSaints to Germany to record our first ever Basement Sessions in Berlin (including Aérea Negrot and Gold Panda) and it occurred to me if there was one person I unequivocally had to speak to it was Stefan Goldmann. Aside from being a well-known techno and house producer with releases […]

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Aérea Negrot Interview

vimeo Direkt As most of you regular readers of Heads Down know, I present a music directive called Basement Sessions. Recently we decided to take it global (he says with false nonchalance) and our first stop was the global centre for electronic music awesomeness that is Berlin. The initial interview I conducted there was with […]

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