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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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Jus Wax Pop-Up Store at LN-CC

To be honest I first became aware of Swedish DJ Mark Seven through his totally brilliant CD compilation released as part of the ‘Originals’ series on Claremont 56. The contents of that compilation have, I’m ashamed to say, become ‘heavy-rotate’ down at my Caravan residency in Exmouth Market (especially Stars And Bars by Stars ‘N […]

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Lexx Interview

vimeo Direkt Swiss DJ and producer Alex Storrer aka Lexx is one of the most respected members of the modern disco house firmament. He manages to achieve this without being particularly prolific, but by being high on the quality control and by being very selective as to where he releases his music; Permanent Vacation, Drumpoet […]

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Mountaineer ‘Golden Chalk’ (Version Idjut)(Leng Records)

These days buying new vinyl can be a heart-wrenching experience. Not because it’s all terribly pressed or the music’s hopeless, but because the very sound of most modern music is not really suited to vinyl. That loud, compressed block waveform is very much the product of the digital age, and something ill suited to the […]

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Idjut Boys Interview

I interviewed the Idjuts for the first time a year or so ago, and it was great fun. Unfortunately it was on a very lo-res format and it’s like watching an interview with two cartoon bubble men made out of Tetris blocks (or something). Anyway, My work with the AllSaints Basement Sessions has luckily allowed […]

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Sean P Interview

When I first arrived in London in 1997, I used to make regular pilgrimages down to the Music & Video Exchange at Notting Hill Gate. There in the dance basement sat a man known (with hushed reverence) as ‘The Knowledge’. ‘The Knowledge’ was the ‘go-to-guy’ for information on any black music-related obscurity, and to get […]

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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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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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