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The Cult Of The White Shirt

  I have an obsession with white shirts. It’s not just a case of ‘liking’ white shirts, it’s more that I find them calming, inversely pornographic (considering a white shirt’s inherent purity) and, when done well, an act of near perfect creation. A lot of people think that a white cotton shirt is just a […]

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Pleats: not just for Vectra-driving carpet salesmen

  I am a pleated trousers kind of guy. I do like a bit of motion-fuelled air conditioning down below. The last few years of high crotch, tightly tailored trousers have been a war of attrition for me, despite my initial excitement at the silhouette’s promise of endorphin overload and dapper insouciance. Coming from 15 […]

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A big hat for a big head…

I was super lucky today to be invited down by Simon Smuts-Kennedy (aka Hat Man) of Hills Hats in Wellington to come up with a bespoke hat. I’ve never had a beautiful head phallus before, let alone one made especially for me. Hills has been around since 1875, but it’s Simon and his team that […]

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Jus Wax Pop-Up Store at LN-CC

To be honest I first became aware of Swedish DJ Mark Seven through his totally brilliant CD compilation released as part of the ‘Originals’ series on Claremont 56. The contents of that compilation have, I’m ashamed to say, become ‘heavy-rotate’ down at my Caravan residency in Exmouth Market (especially Stars And Bars by Stars ‘N […]

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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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Special Golf Channel Recordings Event

If you’re in London on Thursday 17th of February you should get down to this. Golf Channel are just about the hottest label coming out of New York right now (bar ESP Institute) and they just seem to be climbing further and further up the barometer, with super esoteric releases from Heroes Of The Galleon […]

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LN-CC Opening

A couple of friends of mine, Dan Mitchell (Bad Passion) and Jonny Nash (Sombrero Galaxy) have, with their business partners, just opened an amazing new emporium of all things (to me anyway) desirable and collectable. It’s called the Late Night Chameleon Cafe (or LN-CC) and it’s situated in Dalston, London. Now, I can already hear […]

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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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Exclusive International Feel T Shirt & CD

My lovely peoples down at LN-CC (Bad Passion’s Dan Mitchell and the top-notch producer Jonny Nash amongst them) have just released this exclusive T Shirt/CD from Uruguay’s cosmic leftfield label International Feel. I remember when International Feel released those first edit bits and everyone thought the label being from Uruguay was some kind of joke […]

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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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