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Caravan ‘Enfant De La Nuit’ Mix

So here it is: mix numero duo for 2013. I don’t know what it is (or was) that proved such a melon-twisting distraction, but this mix took eons! Hopefully it’ll be worth it though, and subsequently give you all loads of sun-soaked pleasure over the (slow to burn) summer months and beyond (as the other […]

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Caravan ‘Une Nuit De Voyage’ Mix

I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of 2012’s titanically eventful summer, and subsequently ALMOST the Heads Down summer sessions at Caravan. Considering it’s a summer that won’t be particularly remembered for it’s Copacabana-esque weather, for some reason when it came to the sessions it was always sunny and warm. Praise the Balearic spirit! […]

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Christopher Tubbs’ Caravan ‘Amour Et Lumiere’ Mix

God this took me ages to do. It’s not even as though it’s some uber-dexterous feat of turntablism or anything, it just wasn’t feeling right. Today though, with all the windows in the house open, the geese taking shelter from the blistering sun under the footbridge outside and the occasional light caress of a cool […]

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti ‘Baby’

It’s been a real draught for me here at Heads Down. While I’ve been editing the latest interviews and waiting for release dates to emerge I’ve also been trying to post the occasional record that I’ve been feeling. Where are all the great new records? It’s actually (unbelievably) not fundamental laziness (this time) that’s seen […]

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Jaki Whitren & John Cartwright ‘International Times’ LP

First up, apologies. It’s been almost a month since my last post, which in blog world is seen as cyber hara-kiri or at the very least extremely bad manners. Whilst this is true, I have been busy: be it flouncing around Ibiza and Mallorca, doing Basement Sessions interviews a plenty in Berlin and London (Steffi, […]

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Caravan ‘Heat Of The Night’ Mix

Well, I’m three nights deep in the Caravan Heads Down sessions for 2012, and it’s been ridiculously good fun so far. Aside from getting told off by my wife for (literally) rolling in too late and being completely incapacitated for the rest of the weekend, everything’s been totally peachy. It must be said, it’s hard […]

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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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Caravan ‘Le Début d’Été’ Mix

It’s about that time again: I’ve very pleased to announce that after much to-ing and fro-ing the Heads Down Saturday Summer Sessions will be returning to Caravan again for 2012. Last year was fantastic, but exhausting, so we’ve decided to bring it back fortnightly so I don’t have to be stretchered out of there come […]

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Mother Rose ‘Mother Rose #1’ (Mother Rose)

Occasionally it seems the slightly more advanced DJ slash producer (in years and taste) feels a need to be true to his roots and and release something that strays from the 120bpm four-to-the-floor template. If you’re Eric Duncan or Harvey (Rub N Tug live and Map Of Africa respectively) this seems to be an OK […]

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The Horses ‘Do You Remember’ (KAT Records)

KAT Records (of which the legendary DJ and all-round northern lunatic Phat Phil Cooper is a proprietor) has had a superb year. There are edit labels and there are edit labels; KAT go for an attention to detail and hi-fidelity that most just can’t manage or are not bothered about. The Horses release featuring ‘Do […]

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