I have a rare hometown gig in Adelaide on 9th March at the recently re-opened Sugar nightclub, pretty much the only good spot in town for my kind of music. Playing 1-5am.
Instrumental Dubs #2 is out now on Bandcamp and in all good record stores. The first edition was really well received during the pandemic so a second volume was always on the cards. When i’m digging i have a special folder marked ‘Dubs’ for potential tracks for the series which is bursting at the seams, so this edition was a lot of fun to put together. It features some slow boogie to start the LP with a killer Dub of Tracy Kerr ‘If you want my lovin’ produced by her father George Kerr. It was a pleasure to speak to George personally to finalise the license, a gentlemen of the industry. The B side features a leftfield cut from Mad Professor from 1989 that sits somewhere between Reggae, Electro, Dub and Disco and closes with a Dub mix of Original Rockers ‘Push Push’ that only featured on the CD single first time around.
I’m heading over to Melbourne on 2nd Sat to play at the Toff in Town as part of the Now or Never Melbourne festival. Tickets here.
I’m back at the awesome Club 77 in Sydney this Thursday night for Phil Smart’s Tempo Comodo night, a celebration of the slower side of club music. I spoke to the Club 77 blog with my current top 5 slo-mo chuggers.
I did an extended edit of Shiva’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ featuring the sultry vocals of Jo Ann Harris, a one time backing singer for Bob Dylan in the 1980’s. I was sat in the studio one day and decided to play the original through my the Soundtoys Echoboy plugin and after that the edit came together pretty quickly, some vocals are truly made for delay. It’s out now in all good record stores, with the last of the 12″s on Bandcamp.
I’m in Sydney tonight 15th April with the Planet Trip boss Mike Who at Club 77.
I’ve started a new monthly playlist with 75 tracks that are on repeat in the office and when i’m on the move, it will be refreshed on the first Friday of every month. Spark up an incense and dive in here.
My ‘Lovers Version’ of Melody Beecher is out now. I extended the Dub, took snippets of vocal from the original and added a heavy dose of reverb and delay to create a more tripped out excursion.
The Vinyl Factory Essential Releases
Piccadilly Records Review
Dubwise Vinyl Review
I head to Perth on 11th March for a 3 hour set for Move, tickets are here.