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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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Heads Down Radio (September ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have blazing heat from Kasper Bjorke, Steve Mason, Red Rack’em and absolutely killer edits from Lugnet, Alexis Le Tan and Lovefingers. Tracklisting: 1. Fern Kinney ‘Baby Let Me Kiss You’ (WEA) 2. Unknown ‘Rocks In […]

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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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Heads Down At Caravan

If you live in London and haven’t been to Caravan in Exmouth Market, you are without a doubt missing a trick. Caravan is a restaurant headed up by Kiwi Miles Kirby, who was chef at The Providores & Tapa Room in Marylebone for the last six years. In other words it’s pretty hot. Food isn’t […]

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Heads Down Radio (July ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have blazing heat from Cos/Mes, Gangs Of Rome, Beautiful Swimmers and absolutely essential edits (didn’t think I’d be typing that anytime soon!) from Bottin, Luca C & Brigante and Jacques Renault. Tracklisting: Sam Sallon ‘You […]

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Daniel Wang Interview

As you may or may not recall, Heads Down was a key partner at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy. This was a total coup, as it gave/gives me access to an Aladdin’s cave of video footage from the last ten years of the Academy. Here’s a wee edit I did of the Danny Wang […]

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Heads Down Radio (May ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have serious heat from Idiater Edwards, Architeq and the new psyche rock disco banger by Los Massieras, ‘Boogity Boogity Boogity’. Tracklisting: 1. Architeq ‘Mind Games’ (Emperor Machine Dub)(Tirk) 2. Low Motion Disco ‘Love Love Love’ […]

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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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Sean P Interview

When I first arrived in London in 1997, I used to make regular pilgrimages down to the Music & Video Exchange at Notting Hill Gate. There in the dance basement sat a man known (with hushed reverence) as ‘The Knowledge’. ‘The Knowledge’ was the ‘go-to-guy’ for information on any black music-related obscurity, and to get […]

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Heads Down Radio (December ’09)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, cosmic rock, jazz futurism and 21st century disco. Check out the new Red Rack’em on Untracked and the Ron Hardy edit of Jamie Principle… Badness! Tracklisting: 1. The XX ‘Basic Space’ (Jamie XX Space Bass Mix)(Young Turks) 2. Nite Jewel ‘What Did He Say’ (Italians Do […]

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