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Red Rack’em ‘The Early Years’ Interview

I recently talked to Heads Down favourite and all round compadre-in-arms Red Rack’em (aka Daniel Berman) about his debut album ‘The Early Years’, on his very own imprint Bergerac. Danny’s been going from strength to strength in the last year with heavy releases on my own Untracked imprint and some other lesser-known labels I can’t […]

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Kasper Bjorke ‘Heaven’ (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

I don’t think anyone would argue that this past summer has heralded a real resurgence in the Balearic music tradition (how’s that for a red rag to a bull). What have the big tunes been? Well in my book it’d be hard not to mention Begin’s ‘Optical Holiday‘, Mudd & Pollard’s ‘Vincent‘ and this out […]

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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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Bryan Ferry ‘You Can Dance’ (Padded Cell Remix)

Do you remember back in the nineties when you used to describe a hot joint as being straight “gaaaangsta!”? Now don’t front, I know for a fact a lot of you know exactly what I’m talking about. Before you became the austere chroniclers of all things high end, collectable and beardtastic, you used to rock […]

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Bubble Club ‘Morning Star’ (Soft Rocks Remix)

Soft Rocks are four guys from Brighton with more records than you. And they know more peripherally about those records than you (or me, let’s be straight) so we should really be experiencing that internal conflict between admiration and loathing that these facts generally ignite. I’ve generally loathed them up until now (they’re so frikkin’ […]

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Chemical Brothers ‘Swoon’ (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)(Parlophone)

It’s very rare for major labels to bother pulling out the big gun remixers for major artists anymore (witness the hopelessly rubbish mixes for the Gorillaz album). These days they usually get some kid who’ll do it for nothing on a crack of Reason or something; you know- a electro mix from DJ Wizzle Wozzle […]

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Ron Basejam feat Holly Backler ‘Voices’ (Hot Coins Remix)

Red Rack em (or Hot Coins in this instance- check the interview) is slowly but surely becoming the master of the subaquatic bass groove. His records ‘Underground‘ on Shift, ‘

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Pollyn ‘Can’t Get Into It’ (Bottin Remix)

Ok. I kind of feel like I’ve been neglecting my post-punk Gauloise-smoking, Supreme Vans-wearing peeps for a while, which is why I thought I should post this upfront and infectious little pop-post-disco banger on the blog. Bottin‘s obviously like family here at Heads Down (watch the interview), so when I heard the remix I thought […]

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Pete Herbert Interview

Even if you don’t know the name Pete Herbert, it’s highly likely you own at least one of his productions. As Reverso 68 (with Phil Mison) he became one of the most prolific remixers in the UK music industry during the last two years. He’s known for his multi-alias collaborations: Bushflange, LSB with Baby G, […]

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Hot Chip ‘One Life Stand’ (Carl Craig PCP Remix)(Parlophone)

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the snug, reassuring geekery of Heads Down. I have been down (and am still down) with a cruel bout of chicken pox, so I’ve not been tending to this particular garden. I get sent a pretty much continuous stream of bilious crap from record labels, so imagine my surprise […]

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