Andrew Weatherall

Don of the Haunted Dancehall Crushed to hear of Andrew Weatherall's passing. I've got Glenn Street Assault Squad playing right now, and the rest of his music will surely be on repeat for the foreseeable future (in truth, like it already has been for decades now). From Two Lone Swordsmen to The Sabres Of Paradise, … Continue reading Andrew Weatherall

Motion 004

Motion 004: Infoworld Motion 004 happens at the axis of electronics and rhythm. Taking its name from Juan Atkins' key track in the transition from the Model 500 eighties to the Infiniti nineties, this mix draws its inspiration from the lost highway sound of Infoworld (Magic Juan's R-Theme?). Conceived just as the heaviest rainstorm of … Continue reading Motion 004

Into The 20s

Production, kimo... producción! Moving into the second month of the 20s, and things are getting underway. Posts are rolling out on the reg, the Terminal Vibration saga is back in full force, and code is stacking down in The Heights, running in parallel from within the space center mainframe hum. Animals in motion, striking curious … Continue reading Into The 20s

Scorpio

I had a dream about my man last night... I was chilling with my cousin in Puerto Rico, and he goes Check this out... It's a 12" of Scorpio by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, but this copy had a different vocal version on the flip! Kid Creole, Cowboy and Melle Mel were trading … Continue reading Scorpio

Schoolly D

DJ Code Money & Schoolly D Emerging from the ice-cold wastelands of the mid-1980s with partner-in-crime DJ Code Money on the wheels of steel, Schoolly D was larger than life. Spiking his rhymes with casual violence and more than a little criminal intent, he often gets the credit for inventing gangsta rap. Indeed, no less … Continue reading Schoolly D

Julian Wax

These are the records in the hills... Ah, now I haven't done one of these since way back in the Other 99 days: a good old-fashioned Record Haul. I'm never sure if these are meant to be in bad taste now (pictures disapproving hipster rubbing hands together, exclaiming mwah, mwah, conspicuous consumption!), but like who … Continue reading Julian Wax

25 From 91

In a similar spirit to last year, the list crew decided to put together a chart around a specific year. Last year was my call, so I chose 1997 for its pivotal significance in my own musical life (after all, it's the year I tripped and fell into the wonderful world of beats in the … Continue reading 25 From 91