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Aloe Blacc Interview

Recently we at the AllSaints Basement Sessions jumped on a plane and took our blatant music nerdiness across the Atlantic all the way to the Pacific coast, to set up base at the San Francisco Treasure Island Music Festival. One of the guys that sat down with me for a chat was Aloe Blacc, an […]

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Caravan ‘Indian Summer’ Mix

Woah, heatwave! Yup that’s right, for all you readers who aren’t UK-based and look upon our ‘summers’ with wry amusement, you can stick it- because we’ve got a heatwave! Right here in blighty! Inevitably by the time you actually read this it’ll all be over and I’ll be tipping my flat upside down looking for […]

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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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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis on going to Shoom

I mentioned in a post the other day that I might be cornering these guys for a chat about the early days of Acid House, and here it is. I have about an hour of footage (all gold) and I’m going to chop it up into swallowable bite size edits for you the MTV generation. […]

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Ross Allen on A&Ring

Ross Allen is a broadcaster, journalist, label owner, DJ, manager and arguably most famously of all, an A&R. For me, Ross epitomises the optimism and open-mindedness that made dance music the cultural and creative force it became in the early to mid nineties. Some of his work with Peshay, Talvin Singh, The Stereo MCs and […]

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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis ‘Happy Days’ Interview (Part 2)

Here’s part two in my two part interview with the boys. Here they talk about the occasionally intimidating nature of dancing in clubs in the late seventies and how clubbing outside your area was akin to going to the moon. This is definitely one of my favourite Heads Down interviews! If you want to hear […]

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Terry Farley & Dave Jarvis ‘Happy Days’ Interview (Part 1)

Last week I sat down with two men who’ve seen more than their rightful share of the nightlife; from Junior Boys Own to Faith respectively, these guys were there and in my opinion remain relevant exponents of all that is good about dance music. Terry and Dave have just released an amazingly comprehensive series of […]

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Heads Down Radio (September ’10)

Christopher Tubbs presents another hour of post punk excursions, jazz futurism, cosmic funk and 21st century disco. This month we have blazing heat from Kasper Bjorke, Steve Mason, Red Rack’em and absolutely killer edits from Lugnet, Alexis Le Tan and Lovefingers. Tracklisting: 1. Fern Kinney ‘Baby Let Me Kiss You’ (WEA) 2. Unknown ‘Rocks In […]

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Pete Reilly (Soul Jazz) Interview

I was down at Red Bull Music Academy headquarters in London last night, as I heard they had free beer, Strada pizza and a table tennis table. Sold! Luckily they also were doing a little promo evening for the imminent Culture Clash party (check the link for details- it’s pretty awesome) and I knew that […]

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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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