Real to reel

Real to reel

It seems like settling in to a new decade has happened pretty quickly. Maybe that’s because there were a lot of forgettable goings on in the “naughties” (no-one ever did come up with a better name, which says a lot). Purpose Built has gone all 2010... read more
Shake that bag

Shake that bag

Without getting all fanboy, every Prime Numbers release so far has found its way onto the record shelves at PB Towers. Not least because I’m a sucker for design gimmicks (they’re spelling out the label name with scrabble-like letters on every 12″... read more
First Exclusive guest mix: Disco Outcasts

First Exclusive guest mix: Disco Outcasts

Our fellow Mancunian beatblog friends the Disco Outcasts very kindly put together this KILLER selection of balearic disco goodness for our inaugural guest mix. And boy is this good! Balearic getaway gems lead seamlessly up to some heads-down belters: Disco Outcasts... read more

Wake up and get this honey

Speaking of disco, this has got me HOOKED. A deep melodic groover from the consistently good Bearfunk cave – Ronda give us “Forlana” on the Hibernation vol. 1 sampler. Have a listen here and get ready for the drop at about 4 mins (how good has sound... read more

Disco disco everywhere

As Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton point out in their excellent, must-read history of the beat slinger, the term “disco” used to represent a thriving, edgy and party-loving community – dance music’s first melting pot, which through its own... read more

Hello my name is…

I’ve finally fulfilled a promise and handed over a mix to the boys behind the HELLO my name is… clubnight. Good mates, based at my starting ground, Southampton’s Soul Cellar – a bastion of retro and future soul sounds. They’ve had some... read more