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June 17, 2018

There wasn't much in the way of a Pirate radio scene up in Newcastle in the 1990's, if ever probably. Let's face it, a lone horse illegal radio station in a one donkey town, would have been tracked down by the DTI in a matter of minutes. Where'd you stick an aerial? Up...

May 20, 2018

I hold a Birkenstock to my ear and it all comes back... 

When Claremont 56 wound up their selector-driven 'Originals' series, they left a peerless set of compilations that set a fresh standard and a big hole in the bank accounts of those collectors who went in search of...

May 6, 2018

So... if you've been following pretty much any level of electronic music loving socialites of late, you'll have no doubt noticed a solid level of plaudits for the latest album from DJ Koze, 'Knock Knock.'

Following a swell of bar-raising albums, singles, mixes and...

April 28, 2018

As the sun opened itself upon an unsuspecting capital city on Wednesday 18th April, it was like a giant weight had been lifted off Londoners shoulders. As a mini heat-wave ensued, parks were wall to wall with picnics, pubs packed with punters in shorts drinking in the...

April 22, 2018

It's curious, but fitting that my next bit of waffle following the one about Paradis, should be about London trio, Real Lies. Both inhabit similar places for me, those non-moments between the moments.

Real Lies aren't the euphoric hit at the rave, they're the bit a...

April 14, 2018

I'm a little bit obsessed by the French duo, Paradis and their sun soaked melancholia. Now, I may well be cursing us to an eternal winter, but after a frankly stupidly long cold spell here in London, the sun is out and the shorts are on. The sense of relief is palpable...

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