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9th House ‘Keeping Me Up’

This vinyl-only gem from W&O Street Tracks has been made to satiate Nu Groove loving ‘real’ house evangelists, the kind who sign off their text messages with ‘Keep On’ and cry every time a Braxton Holmes 12″ is bootlegged. Still, what’s wrong with that, eh? It samples Maxwell (yes yes, hear me out) but you […]

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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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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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Art, Music, Love & Money in Ibiza 2011

More ruminations on the state of the White Island from Nightmares On Wax, Toddla T et al… My own risible contributions included (inevitably). By the way: I meant ‘Two Of China’, not ‘Two China’, before any of you nerds get up in my grill!

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Jose James On The Moodymann remix of ‘Desire’

vimeo Direkt Jose James is an intimidatingly cool cat. I’d like to see someone give him a fright, just so I could see a fracture in that seamless wall of cool. Even more intimidating (in it’s own strange way) is the fact that he’s disarmingly charming, earnest and… Talented (the most offensive of all). I […]

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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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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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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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Vintage At Goodwood Competition

Yes, it’s competition time again at Heads Down (about bloody time) and I’ve got a stone cold killer for you. I’ve got two tickets to the amazing Vintage At Goodwood Festival this weekend (13-15 of August). The festival has an AMAZING line up of DJs, as well as events pertaining to fashion, film and art. […]

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