Tag Archives: Dance

Emiliana Torrini ‘Speed Of Dark’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

Yes yes, I know- this is by no means new. But instead of the knee-jerk of the shiny, this is a piece of music that has so insinuated itself into my DJ sets this year that I had to finally get my ass into gear and blog it. This record is a utopian blend of […]

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Hot Chip ‘How Do You Do’ (Todd Terje Remix)

Why so late in the summer guys? If this doesn’t scream festival anthem I don’t know what does. If anyone ever doubts that great art, psychology and mathematics lie at the feet of every great dance remix, point them to this serotonin release value. Ascending bassline- check. Driving, techy pads-check. Life affirming, sob-athon of a […]

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Kindness ‘World, You Need A Change Of Mind’ (Polydor)

What’s this, a major label release on Heads Down? Indeed: this is an album that actually deserves the financial might, promotion and distribution a major can offer. Adam Bainbridge’s debut is a Philippe Zdar-produced (he of Cassius and Motorbass fame) thing of sun-soaked joy. It’s had some dodgy write-ups: “It’s classy and airy, although so […]

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Digitalism Interview

vimeo Direkt Digitalism are a couple of Hamburgers (hamburglers?) that rose to fame around 2008; they arrived at that moment where indie, electro and a new raucous eclecticism (a la Erol Alkan) became fashionable and inadvertently reinvigorated dance music for a new generation. I recently conducted the above interview for the Basement Sessions , posted […]

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Gang Gang Dance ‘Glass Jar’ (4AD)

I’ve never been big on these guys to be honest; didn’t like their choice of hard preset sounds, didn’t like their very digi-sounding productions. So imagine my surprise when my compadre at AllSaints Basement Sessions played me this sprawling 11 minute psychedelic Balearic stroke of genius. This is the opening gambit to their Eye Contact […]

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All Saints Basement Session: Zane Lowe (Pt 2)

Due to the surprising (read astonishing) number of you who showed interest and appreciation for part one of my interview with Zane, here’s part two. I have to say I’m quite astonished by the reception… I was expecting a barrage of vile comments and ticking mail; I guess there’s still time though. vimeo Direkt

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AllSaints Basement Sessions

Recently I’ve been hard at work in the basement of AllSaints clothing, not in a janitorial role as you might imagine, but rather as part of the music team putting together interviews and sessions with new bands, interesting DJs and pioneering producers for the new music page on their website. I’m going to post my […]

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Heads Down Radio (September ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have blazing heat from Kasper Bjorke, Steve Mason, Red Rack’em and absolutely killer edits from Lugnet, Alexis Le Tan and Lovefingers. Tracklisting: 1. Fern Kinney ‘Baby Let Me Kiss You’ (WEA) 2. Unknown ‘Rocks In […]

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Roy Matthews (Vinyl Factory) Interview

This month I thought I’d continue my trend away from DJ’s and producers (don’t worry, they’ll be back) and towards the unsung heroes of the music industry world: the visual artists, industry heads and manufacturers. Roy Matthews is a legend in the field of vinyl record production, an engineer who’s spirited passion for vinyl is […]

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Gangs Of Rome ‘Body Electric’ (Heads Down)

As some of you may know, I’m one of the two guys behind the Untracked Recordings label, the erstwhile home to Frank Booker, Red Rack’em and my outfit Atlantic Conveyor (amongst others). Well, due to the success of this blog, it’s podcasts and it’s interviews, I’ve decided to go it alone and start my own […]

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