Tag Archives: Post Punk

Black Deer ‘Circle Dance’

I can’t stop listening to this. ‘Circle Dance’ is as much a Post-Punk or Krautrock record as it is house music (if we must revert to these tired genre descriptions). That reverbed, echoing guitar is as close to Johnny Marr as to anything from the black foundations of dance music. William Burnett (Black Deer) has […]

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Machine ‘Redhead’ (Joe Claussell Interpretations)

This looks great- I’ll definitely be getting my shabby ass down there. Maybe I’ll even don a caftan in Claussell’s honour. Or not, as the case may be. Go here for RSVP.

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Daniel Avery Interview

I met Mr Avery through his Myspace page (I THINK- my memory’s appalling), which always featured on it’s music player something I’d never heard before. I remember him posting a demo by The XX maybe over a year before anyone else had even heard of them, let alone heard their music. At the time I […]

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Dave Aju ‘Heirlooms’ LP (Circus Company)

Wowsers, this is special. I’d heard a couple of Dave Aju (real name Marc Barrite) releases before this (and always thought them incredibly well produced), but this is an altogether different beast. The ‘Heirlooms’ LP was supposed to be a long planned collaboration with his professional jazz musician father, who sadly died before the project […]

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Ajukaja feat Maria Minerva ‘Nii Hea’ (Porridge Bullet)

Estonian singer Maria Minerva seems to be making a bit of a name for herself on the (suddenly everywhere) 100% Silk label and the aggravatingly hip Not Not Fun label. This is a tune she put together with Ajukaja, her old mucker and 90’s rave mate from the motherland. It’s an assured collaboration from two […]

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TONIGHT at Mighty Mighty, Wellington, NZ

I’m very excited to announce I’ll be playing tonight at Wellington’s legendary Mighty Mighty from midnight till late with extremely able assistance from local hero B Lo (who more than knows his onions). The last time I played here two years ago I had A BALL, so it’s always a bit nerve-wrecking going back to […]

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Latecomer ‘Cosmic Cart’ (SoulPhiction Aced Out Remix)

I first came across the original of this on the MCDE DJ Kicks, which I thought was nice enough but not wildly memorable. Then the 12″ dropped: on the B side is a tripped out synth-heavy destroyer by Stuttgart’s SoulPhiction (aka Michel Baumann) who seems, on this job, to be wearing an early noughties DC […]

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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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Gary Numan Interview

There’s not a lot I need to say about this guy. Pioneering synth fanatic, androgynous 80’s industrial pop legend. His willingness to discuss his Aspergers was truly inspiring and will hopefully comfort the many sufferers of this disconnecting and debilitating affliction. Not only that, but I liked him, plain and simple.

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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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