Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ella Fitzgerald, Sunshine Of Your Love

As mentioned below (don’t worry, I won’t be dropping Spastik – unless it’s a specific request), I’m privileged to be playing some records this weekend at a blessing ceremony for a wonderful lady and her fabulous chap (they tied the knot in an cere… Continue reading

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Plastikman, Spastik

Posting Paperclip People’s Throw last week made me head to the crates and dredge up more classic techno gems, and heck, they don’t come better than this one. So many memories of nights on dancefloors in clubs and various I Love Techno festivals sa… Continue reading

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Belle & Sebastian, The Boy With the Arab Strap

Just because it’s the most cheerful song on the planet. And we could all use a smile on a dreary-as day. And it reminds me of New Year’s 2004/2005 in Glasgow, where. post-Optimo, I made my friends pass up the opportunity to go back to “this guy St… Continue reading

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Primal Scream, Don’t Fight It, Feel It

Shame – I realised when I got home last night that I had been “that car”. You know, “that car” you sit next to at the lights with a bass boom so loud it’s rattling the side panels; “that car” that turns you instantly into a 70-year-old as you thin… Continue reading

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Paperclip People, Throw

Back in the good old days when I frequently frequented dancefloors until the early hours and then some, I was world-famous-in-a-very-small-section-of-South-London for getting over-excited about tracks and loudly proclaiming them to be “[OMG this i… Continue reading

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Loleatta Holloway, Hit & Run (12″ mix)

One of the best tracks on the planet by one of the world’s greatest voices. RIP Loleatta. Continue reading

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Serious SXSW envy!

All this – AND A SECOND LINE PARADE!!! Sob. (Hat tip @radiowammo) Continue reading

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Warren G feat. Nate Dogg, Regulate

For a very, very brief period of my life, Nate Dogg provided the soundtrack. Let’s be completely honest, I’m no Nate Dogg authority – when I think of Nate Dogg, it’s always as a collaborator; I have next to no familiarity of his solo body of work,… Continue reading

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Diamond Dub, Tangoterje

I’m in the throes of a fixation fixation – obsessing on themes (not enough to write a post every day, mind – sorry about that, it’s busy times at Putting Out Fire Towers) and flogging ’em til I get bored. Sorry about that – just bear with me til t… Continue reading

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MARDI GRAS SPECIAL – Bo Dollis And The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band, Handa Wanda

If you haven’t seen the excellent Treme yet (which is very likely if you’re reading this in New Zealand, as it hasn’t screened on NZ TV channels yet), you’re missing out. While it’s no Wire (yet), it has its own special merits, not the least of wh… Continue reading

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