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Shaun Bloodworth LA Producer Shots (2009)


While we’re in LA I thought it’d be worth putting up these portraits of some of the city’s top producers and DJs that first appeared in our inbox in 2009. Los Angeles was getting it’s proper hype at last, Daddy Kev’s Low End Theory was in full flight and Gaslamp Killer was known as an out there DJ, though yet to…

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DJ Shadow ‘Find, Share, Rewind’ Radio Show on KCRW 89.9FM


DJ Shadow continues to kill it with a new monthly residency on Los Angeles mainstay KCRW 89.9 FM. Giving us two-hours the first Saturday of each month, the Bay Area record digger, DJ and beat maker manages to not only live up to his legendary status but surpass any expectation even the hardest fan of Entroducing might’ve had. We’re three shows…

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Pocket Designs Closing Down


Sad news here. Purveyors of the much-touted ‘Sir White’, ‘Bomukun’ and ‘AstroSugar’ constructions of late – Pocket Designs – are closing their doors after a decade of business. Pocket Designs has held it down as the local go-to place for t-shirts for some time now based on quality, and added to it by keeping their costs reasonable where other boutiques didn’t. Not…

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Truth-HZ ‘Crowdsourced’ Live Stream – Studio Sessions


Dope live streaming project here with involvement from Massie aka Daojia of AWK005 ‘Riego Street’ fame. Last seen reviewing tunes while rolling around Glasgow, Truth-HZ is now hooking up with producers to stream and record a makeshift studio session with samples sent in from the viewing community live and before the show. Studio Session 1 went out just over a month ago with…

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The Style Of Tribe


Came across this shot of A Tribe Called Quest, which is ripe for over analysing. Every time I see images of Phife Dawg and Q-Tip together on stage I can’t help but clock the clashes in personal style that seem to resonate from their unique makeups and, most importantly, in parallel with their differing lyrical deliveries. You could talk for hours on…

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Pan Finale : A Tribute To Mika Vainio


Along with the rest of the music world we’re saddened to hear of the passing of Mika Vainio. It was Paul Ackroyd / Kamikaze who introduced me to him many years ago, and he remained a constant in our shows and records we’d play each other. Paul’s put together a fitting three hour tribute to the Mika, may he rest in…

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Awkward Movements on NTS – 7.1.17 (2016: Year Of Death)


If you locked in to Awkward Movements on NTS last weekend you would’ve caught Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze giving tribute to the artist’s death toll of 2016. You can’t fit it all in a two-hour show however, with the original being over four hours covering 43 artists. Paul’s words and tribute show below. 2016 was not kind to the music…

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Keith P Tops Of 2016


Looking back at the records and tapes I shouted at last year and it’s pretty spooky how many artists and labels came back again. Maybe I’m getting old, not playing out as much and listening at home instead, or maybe it’s just the couple of big boxsets breaking the record budget, but the most noticeable shift was towards albums over…

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