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Dance music history and culture obsessive, overall depressive. Great sense of humour. Contributed to Mixmag, Vice (BG), The Playground UK and my own existential crises. Successfully surviving in London since 2013.
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Best of the Week: 28 February, 2015

February 28, 2015 |

I know that you’re all busy binge watching ‘House of Cards’ and trust me, I’m doing the same, but we need to take a break for a round of Best of the Week.

Random fact: Apparently in … Read More

Tuxedo – Tuxedo (Stones Throw, 2015)

February 24, 2015 | 1

Contrary to the general public’s belief, Mark Ronson is not the first contemporary musician to discover the limitless power of homaging the most remarkable sounds of funk and soul.*

When in 2010 The New York Times … Read More

Best of the Week: 21 February, 2015

February 21, 2015 |

In breaking news this week: Blur will release a new album.

In news worth noting: A 2-year-old is now Mixmag’s favourite DJ and a 16-year-old Detroiter is running his own vinyl record label.

In non-breaking … Read More

Essential Reading: ‘Live at the Brixton Academy’, Simon Parkes (2014)

February 19, 2015 | 1

The very first time I stepped on British soil – a couple of years before my imminent Eastern European immigrant invasion – was on December 17th 2011. My love picked me up from Gatwick, took me to her … Read More

Best of the Week: 14 February, 2015

February 14, 2015 |

It’s been a most exciting week in music and this Saturday’s Best of the Week is a reflection of that. I think this might actually be my favourite Best of the Week ever – the All Time Best of … Read More

Jonny Faith – Sundial (Tru Thoughts, 2015)

February 12, 2015 |

Every once in a while, there comes a record whose title – and the titles of its musical contents – manages to encompass its sound and feeling so effortlessly and unambiguously that you end up applauding both the … Read More

Free compilation: Winter in Jakarta (Jakarta Records, 2015)

February 10, 2015 |

Jakarta Records is a Berlin/Cologne-based label which, as it turned out when we finally paid more attention to them last year, has released some of our favourite beatmakers and some who went on to become pretty, pretty popular. … Read More

Ghost Culture – Ghost Culture (Phantasy, 2015)

February 10, 2015 |

Okay, I may have written this post about Ghost Culture’s self-titled full-length a bit too late for it to count and I may have backdated it to fit my purposes but I have good reasons.

Firstly,Read More Podcast #011: Hotel Mo’Fidelity

February 7, 2015 | 2

Just a day after Mixcloud sent us an email nudging us to upload something, and there you have it – podcast #011 aka Hotel Mo’Fidelity.

If the look of the podcast – the name, the cover, … Read More

Best of the Week: 7 February, 2015

February 7, 2015 |

Ladies and gentlemen, many blog posts have been written… and this is one of them.

Welcome to Best of the Week for February 7th, 2015.

This edition features a couple of gifs and quite a … Read More