Archive for May, 2007

The Skull Disco came to town…

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

… and killed it. The turnout wasn’t huge, but really quite good for a rainy Sunday night in a government town. More importantly though, the vibe was fantastic – people bang into the music, some properly shocking out up at the front. These were new sounds for a lot of people in the room they […]


Thursday, May 24th, 2007

My other half had a birthday earlier this month which gave me an excuse to splurge on this gorgeously bound retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective. Published by FACT and Liverpool University Press, and edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of the Otolith Group, The Ghosts of Songs collects more than 20 essays, […]

Shackleton » Ottawa 07.05.27

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

A lot of time and energy has gone into planning this and I’m really excited to see it all come together next week. Sam claims that this will be his only North American tour ever, so catch him if you can. The Toronto show has fallen through so now it’s just NYC, Ottawa, and Montreal. […]

All over your radio

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Me and Jas Nasty live tonight at 9PM on the Futurhythm show, CHUO FM Ottawa. Locals can tune in at 89.1 FM or Rogers Digital Ch. 943. Or listen online at We’ll be doing a preview of what you’ll hear at the Shackleton show next week (details to come). UPDATE: Went well, though I […]

Blogariddims 22 : Disintegrations

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Number 22, care of Tim Rambler… Unlike my previous Blogariddims contribution there was a plan behind this mix. But as I started putting it together I also decided on a different strategy for mixing too. On Voices from Afar the idea was very definitely to keep layering things, filling up the sound space as much […]

Blogariddims 21 : Fusion Dub

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Look, a proper review this time. Paul specifically wondered what I’d think of this one. I’m fascinated, really. (Thanks to Rayna for nudging me on this) “Lee Perry? I’ve heard the name but I’m not quite sure who that is” – George Clinton One of the basic observations of Afro-futurist theorists like John Corbitt and […]

Blogariddims 20 : Shwantology 3

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Oh they grow up so quickly! Shawantology turns three at This time, The Fear (Droid), Slug and DC meld together 80 minutes of deep dark spaces for the mind to get lost in. In his usual fashion, Droid provides extensive, meticulous and insightful liner notes for the release: For a project that began as […]

Blogariddims 19 : Bounce me back to 98

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Yes, I’ve been a shit blogger the last few months. Priorities in the wrong places, etc. Excuses can be found here. Top boy Arkivist John Eden with an exercise in riddimic microstoria… Blog: Direct:


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

This is horrifying. I hope you’re well, Robert. Please let us know how you’re doing whenever you can. A lot of people will be thinking of you.

Art torrents

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Thanks to Infinite Thought for hinting towards a world of bandwidth destruction that I’d only dreamed of before. It seems that there’s new(ish) web of bit torrent trackers dedicated to disseminating out of print, lost and otherwise impossible to find films. It’s as though all of those VHS and Beta tapes previously tucked away in […]