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Phil Manzanera ‘Listen Now’ (Velvet Season and the Hearts Of Gold “Unlimited Financial Resources” Remix)

Now considering my last post was LN-CC based (in fact it referred to the release party for this very record) I know it might appear as though I’m some kind of Dalston shill, hungry for fashion love and a free Yohji jacket or something (actually, I wouldn’t mind that) but nothing could be further from […]

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ZSOU ‘Written In Dust/Wild Honey’ (ZSOU Music)

It seems psychedelic, cosmic and Balearic are three words that get bandied around quite meaninglessly these days: they often get used to describe the wishy washy drivel on a million ‘Spirit Of Ibiza’ compilations and concurrently anything with a heavily delayed guitar and tabla. Music lovers are suffering while incense retailers are living in gold […]

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Still Going ‘D117’ (Still Going Records)

Release Numero Uno on Still Going’s (aka Eric Duncan and Liv Spencer) imaginatively named label Still Going Records has just hit the shelves and, I’m pleased to announce, all the imagination has been fruitfully saved for the eclectic psychedelic goodness that lies within these 12″ grooves. The 4/4 drum loop is about the only predictable […]

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Benis Cletin ‘Jungle Magic’

Sofrito is probably one of the most distinctive production house/label/party promotion outfits in the UK; the fact they’ve now hooked up with the venerable Strut records for their stunning Tropical Discotheque release is testament to this. Their knack for finding, reediting and mastering the most wonderfully obscure Afro Caribbean and latin bombs has secured them […]

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Ashley Beedle Tracklisting & Competition

Well, without any further ado, here’s the much-requested tracklisting to Mr Beedle’s absolutely wonderful OUT THERE!!! ‘Afrikanz On Marz’ mix. 1 Mark Ayres – Crash landing 2 Funkadelic – Eulogy And Light 3 Herbie Hancock – Nobu 4 Kano – Holly Dolly 5 Jean Luc Ponty – Wandering In The Milky Way 6 Hugh Masekela […]

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Exclusive OUT THERE!!! ‘Afrikanz On Marz’ Mix

Those of you who shamble upon this blog regularly will know that Ashley Beedle is seen as a bit of a ledge around these parts. So when he offered me a mix exclusively for Heads Down, not only did I spill my kedgeree in my lap (no that’s not a euphemism) and victory punch the […]

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Warpaint Interview

It’s been a good while since I’ve had my head turned by a rock record, but I’m totally seduced by this stone-cold badboy: ‘The Fool‘ by Warpaint. The four-piece from oh-so-hot-right-now Silverlake are creators of druggy, woozily psychedelic records about longing, isolation and possessiveness (amongst other things). Andrew Weatherall‘s one of the producers behind the […]

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Gang Gang Dance ‘Glass Jar’ (4AD)

I’ve never been big on these guys to be honest; didn’t like their choice of hard preset sounds, didn’t like their very digi-sounding productions. So imagine my surprise when my compadre at AllSaints Basement Sessions played me this sprawling 11 minute psychedelic Balearic stroke of genius. This is the opening gambit to their Eye Contact […]

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The Stepkids ‘La La’ (Stones Throw)

I’ve ranted and raved about Stones Throw many times on Heads Down; the sheer breadth of their sonic remit is frikkin awesome. Their past as a purist underground hip hop label seems such a long time ago, yet you can still smell the Polo aftershave in everything they do. I heart them, in other words. […]

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Psychedelic Elevator Mix (for MOS)

I recently recorded this mix for Ministry Of Sound Radio (they broadcast it after Cosmo’s show a couple of weeks ago) and it came out so well I thought I’d better blog it. It’s quite druggy and linear (sort of) which is not really my default mode. I just had a wicked time doing something […]

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