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Cosmo Interview

Cosmo Interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Cosmo (aka Colleen Murphy) is a one woman good vibes generating unit. It’s why David Mancuso first asked her to DJ at The Loft, and it’s why people trust her as a purveyor of deeply resonant music; be it through her excellent record label […]

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Tensnake Interview

vimeo Direkt Tensnake (aka Marco Niemerski) is a German producer and DJ who, let’s face it, has had a rather power-packed sixteen months. His single ‘Coma Cat’ was a smash with everyone from Optimo to the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac. I have to admit it never did much for me as I thought […]

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Kris Needs Interview (Part One)

vimeo Direkt Kris Needs is a bit of a legend. OK, he’s a lot of a legend. From his almost supernatural ability to find himself at the point of so many cultural lightening strikes over the years (from NYC disco and post punk to Acid House), Kris has found himself producing dance music as Secret […]

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Ashley Beedle Tracklisting & Competition

Well, without any further ado, here’s the much-requested tracklisting to Mr Beedle’s absolutely wonderful OUT THERE!!! ‘Afrikanz On Marz’ mix. 1 Mark Ayres – Crash landing 2 Funkadelic – Eulogy And Light 3 Herbie Hancock – Nobu 4 Kano – Holly Dolly 5 Jean Luc Ponty – Wandering In The Milky Way 6 Hugh Masekela […]

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Exclusive OUT THERE!!! ‘Afrikanz On Marz’ Mix

Those of you who shamble upon this blog regularly will know that Ashley Beedle is seen as a bit of a ledge around these parts. So when he offered me a mix exclusively for Heads Down, not only did I spill my kedgeree in my lap (no that’s not a euphemism) and victory punch the […]

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Leo Zero’s Disconnect Competition

I have a couple of copies of Leo Zero’s seriously awesome Disconnect compilation to give away here at Heads Down. Leo Zero (check my interview with Leo here) is always welcome here at Heads Down towers, and this compilation is a very good indication as to why. His ‘Disconnect’ mix for Strut is a masterclass […]

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Ross Allen on A&Ring

Ross Allen is a broadcaster, journalist, label owner, DJ, manager and arguably most famously of all, an A&R. For me, Ross epitomises the optimism and open-mindedness that made dance music the cultural and creative force it became in the early to mid nineties. Some of his work with Peshay, Talvin Singh, The Stereo MCs and […]

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Red Rack’em ‘The Early Years’ Interview

I recently talked to Heads Down favourite and all round compadre-in-arms Red Rack’em (aka Daniel Berman) about his debut album ‘The Early Years’, on his very own imprint Bergerac. Danny’s been going from strength to strength in the last year with heavy releases on my own Untracked imprint and some other lesser-known labels I can’t […]

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Psychedelic Elevator Mix (for MOS)

I recently recorded this mix for Ministry Of Sound Radio (they broadcast it after Cosmo’s show a couple of weeks ago) and it came out so well I thought I’d better blog it. It’s quite druggy and linear (sort of) which is not really my default mode. I just had a wicked time doing something […]

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Dave Little Interview

Dave Little is a graphic art legend. In fact I think this Newcastle lad is well on his way to becoming an ART legend, full stop! His work for Bomb The Bass, S\’Express, The Aloof and Junior Boys Own is seminal and timeless. He’s recently drawn the cover for the new edition of X-Ray magazine […]

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