Brian Jackson

RAG019: Winter 2019

January 31, 2019

This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.

Students Of The Future

December 5, 2018

This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.

The Parkway Bowl Disco Mix

April 7, 2018

This is a 2018 disco mix filled with music that's lived well past its era to fuel decades of dance and still sounds cutting edge some 33 years on.

Terminal Vibration III (Death Disco)

January 18, 2018

New wave funk, new wave disco. These are the dubbed-out dancefloor sides perpetrated by the likes of The Clash, Funkadelic, Simple Minds and Japan.

The Parallax 200

January 8, 2018

Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.

AG Memories: In The Heights

November 21, 2016

It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance.

We Shall Overcome

October 25, 2016

The resistance started in folk and the blues, chronicling the ills of their day with a resolute spirit that vowed to one day reach the mountaintop.

Winter In America

October 17, 2016

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson running down the truth in 1970s America.

One Year In The Jungle

July 15, 2015

The Jungle record came out a year ago today. It's crept up on me in a big way over the course of that year. Then Sari took me to see them live...