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Martyn Interview

DJ Martyn Interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints on Vimeo. Dubstep has had some interesting permutations over the last year or three: it’s become the sonic underbelly for so much of pop music, spawned some truly awful adolescent chest-bumping and morphed into some wonderful bass-led dancefloor business from people as varied as Shackleton and […]

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Jose James On The Moodymann remix of ‘Desire’

vimeo Direkt Jose James is an intimidatingly cool cat. I’d like to see someone give him a fright, just so I could see a fracture in that seamless wall of cool. Even more intimidating (in it’s own strange way) is the fact that he’s disarmingly charming, earnest and… Talented (the most offensive of all). I […]

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Crue-L Grand Orchestra ‘(You Are) More Than Paradise’ (Theo Parrish Long Version 1)(Crue-L Records)

I feel like such a darned hypocrite when it comes to Theo Parrish, the remixer of this record (see my rant about Billy Love for some clarification). I’ve thought him overrated for so long, yet now I think he’s a genius. Inconsistent much? Still, I continue to think his early records are crappy, but I […]

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Moody (Moodymann) ‘It’s 2 Late 4 U And Me’ (Mahogani)

There was a veritable commotion in Soho’s Sounds Of The Universe yesterday. Dudes were bouncing behind the till, heads were energetically bobbing, there was an air of tangible excitement that only comes once or twice a year in the jaded sepia world of record retail. That’s right, there’s a new record from the master. And […]

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Billy Love ‘Melloghettomental’

At some point in the last decade I remember reading an interview with a young Theo Parrish that I found so grievously pompous, that I scored a three point rubbish bin shot after four paragraphs. It’d always seemed to me that he was a little too sure, and not substantial enough in his output. Yet […]

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RBMA Moodymann Roller Disco film

I was absolutely gutted I couldn’t go to this (I had to DJ that night, predictably) as it looks like it was another no-holds-barred Red Bull Music Academy scene stealer. Everyone I know who was there had an amazing time; I’m not surprised if this film is anything to go by. Damn you all! Damn […]

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Moodymann Lecture (RBMA)

Now, I don’t usually post stuff that I didn’t have a hand in making, but this is different. This is, quite possibly the greatest Red Bull Music Academy lecture ever, so damn right I’m going to put it up on Heads Down. Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jr doesn’t do press, but it seems that when […]

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Moodymann & Horse Meat Disco Roller Disco

I have two tickets to give away to this (frankly) awesome-looking Red Bull Music Academy night at the Renaissance Rooms in South (I know I know!) London this Thursday night. Moodymann‘s a longtime Roller Disco supporter/instigator, and he’s repping it hard this week: he’s brought his finest skater/dancers with him from Detroit and has the […]

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Hot Chip ‘One Life Stand’ (Carl Craig PCP Remix)(Parlophone)

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the snug, reassuring geekery of Heads Down. I have been down (and am still down) with a cruel bout of chicken pox, so I’ve not been tending to this particular garden. I get sent a pretty much continuous stream of bilious crap from record labels, so imagine my surprise […]

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Mr De’ ‘Please Believe It’ (Renaissance Records)

A while back I stumbled upon this el sicko record on a pretty middling Detroit techno compilation; it was hiding in the middle somewhere around track 15. When I first heard it, I thought that this must have been some big stateside record that somehow passed me by (maybe I was on holiday with the […]

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