March 12, 2019
In the final crisp days of winter, we descended upon the weeds that had begun to take over the Gardens, encroaching on anything and everything the way only winter weeds can do.
February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
February 10, 2019
Every now and then one stumbles upon an utterly beguiling record that somehow sounds both intimately of-its-era and utterly out of time. This is one of those records.
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.
June 8, 2018
The legacy of Andrew Weatherall looms large over dance music's history. What follows is a semi-historical narrative woven around 30 of his records.
April 26, 2018
"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.
April 20, 2018
It's a sprawling selection of 21 shimmering dancefloor dubs from the first half of the 1980s, all lovingly presented in an indispensable 3½ hour anthology.
April 19, 2018
At the interzone between post-disco, new wave and boogie lies a tropical dancefloor sound embodied by no one quite so much as the Compass Point All Stars.
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.
February 6, 2018
The Spartan minimalistic funk turned out by crews hailing from places like Manchester, Leeds and (especially) New York. Punk funk, in other words.