Tag Archives: Despacio

Glastonbury countdown – two days to go: Dance, damn it!

It’s true, I am a slack music blogger. Every year I get all excited about an event, promise much, deliver little and gradually taper out completely until I finally escape to the event shamefaced. Anyway, it’s now just two sleeps til … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 12 days to go: Despacio Soundsystem

Just announced: Despacio are not only playing Glastonbury but they have their own tent, with daily seven-hour sets! *faints* My love for Despacio has been well documented on these pages. You could go back and read all my over-excited ramblings, … Continue reading

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Dennis Parker, Like An Eagle

One of the best birthday presents I received this year didn’t cost a cent – a YouTube link on my Facebook page, posted by DJ Frank Booker, aka Chris Cox, a chap with exceptional musical taste. I haven’t stopped listening to … Continue reading

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Fern Kinney and the art of the slowgroove

Ever since my night at Despacio (yes, I’m still banging on about it), I’ve become obsessed by beats per minute – most particularly, tunes that check in at less than 110bpm. I had the best dance of 2013 c/o James … Continue reading

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Record shopping in Bruges

“Maybe that’s what hell is, the entire rest of eternity spent in fucking Bruges.” – Ray, In Bruges Despite what Colin Farrell might say, we spent a fantastic Christmas in Bruges. It was magical all round, and this comes from … Continue reading

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Despacio powered by McIntosh (Friday night)

Despacio… where to start? What a night. WHAT. A. NIGHT. While the sound might not have been quite up there with the likes of the bastions of amazing UK audio, Plastic People or the Loft parties, those are small, intimate venues rather than … Continue reading

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A love letter to quality sound

We’ve all had nights ruined by shit sound (the promoters of Greg Wilson in Auckland 2012, I’m looking in your direction), but how often do we get to experience genuinely incredible audio on the dancefloor? Far too often (increasingly so these days … Continue reading

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