Tag Archives: clubbing

Ashley Beedle Interview

Ashley Beedle is one of the principle reasons I got into dance music. Fact. My first real dancefloor epiphany was soundtracked by ‘Blacker’ by the Ballistic Brothers; that Herbie Hancock fuelled bassline swept me away from my Premier, Pete Rock and Large Pro fixations and dropped me squarely into the more esoteric world of London’s […]

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Robert Owens Interview (Part 3)

I really enjoyed interviewing Robert; he’s an underground legend, a warmly endearing person and a fantastic artist. And as much as I loved hearing about his writing process, his collaboration with Larry Heard and the creation of his new album, what I REALLY wanted to hear about was the clubs, the atmosphere- what it was […]

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Robert Owens Interview (Part Two)

Here’s the second part of my interview with the man behind that legendary voice. In this episode we talk about the message in the music and walking the road less travelled (amongst other things…) vimeo Direkt

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Disco Discharge Compilations Competition

It’s competition time here again at the venerable Heads Down, and this time I have an interesting series from Harmless called Disco Discharge. It’s compiled over four packages and eight CDs (it’s freekin’ massive!) comprising of Disco Fever USA (as you’d imagine), Mondo Disco, Euro Beats (some gems here amongst the predictably dodgy gear) and […]

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Robert Owens Interview (Part One)

So, here it is, my first Heads Down post since December. My excuse is I’ve been out in New Zealand getting married, and if that’s not a good enough alibi then you’re a heartless, hard to please bunch of so-and-sos (but I love that about you). Here I have part one of my interviews with […]

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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis ‘Happy Days’ Interview (Part 2)

Here’s part two in my two part interview with the boys. Here they talk about the occasionally intimidating nature of dancing in clubs in the late seventies and how clubbing outside your area was akin to going to the moon. This is definitely one of my favourite Heads Down interviews! If you want to hear […]

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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis ‘Happy Days’ Interview (Part 1)

Last week I sat down with two men who’ve seen more than their rightful share of the nightlife; from Junior Boys Own to Faith respectively, these guys were there and in my opinion remain relevant exponents of all that is good about dance music. Terry and Dave have just released an amazingly comprehensive series of […]

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Beam Me Up on Friday October 8th

That’s right my pretties, I’m taking it back to the floor (and I’ve primed some VERY upfront weapons for this malarky) on Friday at Beam Me Up at The Bathhouse in London. It’s about as far a cry from my Caravan night as feasibly imaginable; this is a late night party full of late night […]

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James Hillard (Horse Meat Disco) Interview

Over the past few years, Horse Meat Disco (alongside Lowlife) have become the standard bearers in London for all things disco and fabulous. From the music, to the people and the people’s outfits; Horse Meat Disco has established itself as the place to go if you wanna let it all go. Their reputation as the […]

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