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Good things by good people, part 2: Ekoplekz

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Ekoplekz is Nick from Gutterbreakz blog, and this limited-run, paint spattered CD-R (designed by Woofah contributor 2nd Fade) was the best thing to land in my mailbox this spring.  Regretfully, when it arrived, I was in the final weeks of my first term of teaching and I simply didn’t have time to give it the […]

Shackleton Three EPs

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

3×12″ Vinyl Perlon (PERL76) October 2009 ‘Not an album’ from Sam Shackleton but a coincidental set of ‘EPs’ packaged together by German techno label Perlon.  The following is not a review. A1  (No More) Negative Thoughts B1  Let Go B2  It’s Time for Love In some other version of now, it was Mala’s ‘Conference’ not […]


Monday, December 3rd, 2007

I was a bit surprised, a couple of weeks back, to be offered a review copy of Caspa and Rusko’s forthcoming mix CD from Fabric, the offshoot label of the trendy London nightclub. Surprised because I’ve made no bones about my distaste for the brand of dubstep that the disc seemed to be showcasing. Still, […]

Kush Arora

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Blackdown’s hug-mugging post reminded me that I’d been meaning to say a few words about Kush Arora, who was kind enough to send me copies,  last month, of his recent 12″ (bowling ball-style, marble-pressed, no less) and new album From Brooklyn to SF. Often, over the last year or so, it’s been these unexpected deliveries […]

Catching up

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Mostly I dream about small annoyances or finding myself in a remote part of the city when an abysmal darkness suddenly falls. But the other night, I dreamed George Clinton was in my kitchen. We were making a pot of funk, you know, for dessert. Obviously, he did most of the work while I watched […]

Blinding Lights of Fiction: Kode9 & Space Ape

Monday, October 9th, 2006

As far as I can see, science fiction has lost that sense of the new, because its vision has materialised around us. We take it for granted. The future envisaged by science fiction is now our past, and the result is it’s probably come to a natural end. That doesn’t mean that one can’t continue […]