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Mathew Jonson ‘In The Stars’

I’ve never really followed techno auteur Mathew Jonson’s career particularly closely. I enjoyed ‘Marionette’ and that original Cobblestone Jazz 12″ like every other dance anorak, and occasionally delved into his Wagon Repair label’s catalogue, but his releases on Perlon and Minus have generally passed me by. ‘In The Stars’ is the incredible B side to […]

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Alex Barck Interview

Alex Barck interview – AllSaints Basement Sessions from AllSaints Spitalfields on Vimeo. Alex Barck is Jazzanova’s DJ, one half of Prommer & Barck and one of the founding fathers of Sonar Kollektiv and Derwin Records. He’s also, incidentally, one of the most requested interviewees at Heads Down. I finally managed to track him down for […]

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Christopher Tubbs’ Caravan ‘Amour Et Lumiere’ Mix

God this took me ages to do. It’s not even as though it’s some uber-dexterous feat of turntablism or anything, it just wasn’t feeling right. Today though, with all the windows in the house open, the geese taking shelter from the blistering sun under the footbridge outside and the occasional light caress of a cool […]

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Caravan ‘Heat Of The Night’ Mix

Well, I’m three nights deep in the Caravan Heads Down sessions for 2012, and it’s been ridiculously good fun so far. Aside from getting told off by my wife for (literally) rolling in too late and being completely incapacitated for the rest of the weekend, everything’s been totally peachy. It must be said, it’s hard […]

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Caravan ‘Le Début d’Été’ Mix

It’s about that time again: I’ve very pleased to announce that after much to-ing and fro-ing the Heads Down Saturday Summer Sessions will be returning to Caravan again for 2012. Last year was fantastic, but exhausting, so we’ve decided to bring it back fortnightly so I don’t have to be stretchered out of there come […]

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Kris Needs Interview (Part Two)

Six months later and here, finally, ashamedly, is part two of my Kris Needs interview. I would wear you down with numbingly predictable excuses, but because it’s Christmas I’ll generously refrain. To remind you: I went to see the infamous music journo and raconteur to talk to him about part one in his amazing ‘Watch […]

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The Horses ‘Do You Remember’ (KAT Records)

KAT Records (of which the legendary DJ and all-round northern lunatic Phat Phil Cooper is a proprietor) has had a superb year. There are edit labels and there are edit labels; KAT go for an attention to detail and hi-fidelity that most just can’t manage or are not bothered about. The Horses release featuring ‘Do […]

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Nick The Record Pop-Up Store At LN-CC

Nick The Record is one of those names that has been buried deep in my London musical consciousness since the early nineties (he was a regular player at DJ Harvey’s Moist night in Covent Garden), his name is almost a byword for record lust, obsessive collecting and an uncynical love for spreading the (near) perfect […]

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Jose James on the difference between LDN & NYC

vimeo Direkt Jose James talks to me about the creative and real-life differences between the Big Smoke and the Big Apple.

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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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