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Ashley Beedle Interview

Ashley Beedle is one of the principle reasons I got into dance music. Fact. My first real dancefloor epiphany was soundtracked by ‘Blacker’ by the Ballistic Brothers; that Herbie Hancock fuelled bassline swept me away from my Premier, Pete Rock and Large Pro fixations and dropped me squarely into the more esoteric world of London’s […]

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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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Competition for 12×12 @ Scala tickets

A Guy Called Gerald (London), Arthur Baker (London), Jazzie B (Soul II Soul, London), Martyn Ware (Human League, Heaven 17, London), MJ Cole (Prolific, London), Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order, Manchester), Robert Owens(Fingers Inc., London), Roni Size (Full Cycle, V Recordings, Bristol), Shades Of Rhythm(London), Shy FX (Digital Soundboy, London), X-Press 2 (Junior Boy’s Own, Skint, London), Zinc (Bingo Beats, London) & Dynamite MC (Strong […]

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Ashley Beedle Interview (Part 3)

In this, the final chapter of my exclusive interview with dance music legend Ashley Beedle, we talk about his work with the great Horace Andy and he and Darren Morris’s intriguing new ‘Mavis’ project. vimeo Direkt

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Ashley Beedle Interview (Part Two)

So here it is: part two of one of the best Heads Down excursions yet. I actually had a bit of a moment when I watched this interview back; the love and commitment for the music Mr Beedle exudes is (for me) what it’s ALL about. This week we pick up the interview discussing the […]

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Ashley Beedle Interview (Part One)

If you were to ask me to roll out my top twenty records made in the last fifteen years you could be pretty much assured  that ‘Blacker’ by The Ballistic Brothers and Black Science Orchestra’s ‘New Jersey Deep’ would find their way on to that list. Those records soundtracked so many late nights and early […]

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