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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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Africa Hitech Interview

Africa Hitech is the Warp-signed digital congo natty project helmed by Messieurs Steve Spacek and Mark Pritchard. Although this particular project might seem a bit, I don’t know, YOUNG-sounding for many Heads Down readers (yeah I said it) the histories, stories of working with J Dilla and tech-talk will almost certainly be of interest. We […]

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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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Seahawks Questicle Comic Strip

Pete Fowler (one of the cosmic adventurers behind the wonderful Seahawks) has just started posting these ‘Questicle’ comic strips, which I think are striking high on the awesomometer. Pete’s obviously well know for his Monsterism designs; now he’s turned not just his musical but his visual skills to the Seahawks project. Dope.

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Exclusive Balearic Mike Mixes

I don’t know Balearic Mike (aka Mike Smith) personally, but there’s something about his apparent lack of cynicism and infectious enthusiasm that makes him very welcome at Heads Down. Aside from being a celebrated DJ and collector, he’s also the dude behind the wonderful Fascinating Rhythms label; that last Sam Sallon 12″ is one of […]

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Pete Reilly (Soul Jazz) Interview

I was down at Red Bull Music Academy headquarters in London last night, as I heard they had free beer, Strada pizza and a table tennis table. Sold! Luckily they also were doing a little promo evening for the imminent Culture Clash party (check the link for details- it’s pretty awesome) and I knew that […]

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Charanjit Singh ‘Raga Bairagi’ (Bombay Connection)

Charanjit Singh was a Bollywood composer in the 60’s and 70’s; certainly not the kind of composer you’d describe as a high flyer, Singh rocked a few weddings here and there to supplement his not-so-grandiose income. But, he was also the kind of dude to turn up to a studio session with the latest pricey […]

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Steve Kotey Interview

This week I traipsed up to Shoreditch to talk to Stevie Kotey: member of world-famous production outfit Chicken Lips, owner of Bear Funk Records, and main man behind Kotey Extra Band. We chat about Chicken Lips’ upcoming album, his origins and his inspirations, as well as fitting in a quick behind the scenes look at […]

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Lindstrom & Cristabelle ‘Baby Can’t Stop’ (Aeroplane Dub) (Small Town Supersound/Feedelity)

Well I have to be honest, I’ve never really felt Aeroplane. I’ve always found their productions too laptop, the drums sort of fat, but sort of clunky, and it all a bit (I hate to say it) cheap-sounding. But here inevitably, is something I like. The synths on this dub are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS. They should […]

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