Archive for August, 2007

Blogariddims is Back!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

An excellent start to the new series from Nick Gutterbreakz. Broken into two sections, the first is dedicated to plumbing the new dub techno from Deep Chord, Substance & Vainqueur, and their ilk. For part two, Nick draws on his clout amongst Bristol Sound luminaries Pinch, Peverelist, Jakes, Gatekeeper and Wedge for an all-exclusive dubstep […]

Troglodytes of the Urban Imagination

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Colonies gone native in the infrastructure, perennial fixation of the urban industrial psyche. … “The southern end of the tunnel is flooded, an invitation to a refreshing swim. For a moment it seems that others have already followed this invitation and are now splashing around a deep pit in the tunnel’s middle, their muted laughter […]

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 […]

Dub Book

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I ran into local reggae historian Jim Dooley a short while ago and he told me that he’d just written a review of a new book on Dub over at the Small Axe web zine. I read up and ordered it the same day. Michael Veal’s Dub: Soundscapes & Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae is […]