I did a mix and interview for one of my favourite record stores Phonica which you can check here, a 1.5 hour trip around my record collection with a mix of old and new tracks and a couple of forthcoming reissues on Isle Of Jura.
After a little hiatus i’ve just done another show for Skylab which is now streaming, a 2 hour dive into reggae, balearica, house & general vibes 🤩, essentially the kind of set i play at Udaberri each week here in Adelaide.
Bill Conti ‘Take You Back’ / Shakatak ‘Streetwalkin’ / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band ‘My Jamaican Dub’ / Harry Mudie ‘Dub with a difference’ / Nitty Gritty ‘Run down the version’ / One Blood ‘Be thankful’ (Lexx Edit) / Light Of Love ‘Meltin Pot’ / Louisa Miller ‘Share the love around’ / Kip Carmen & Danny Horton ‘The island is our home’ / Plastic Bertrand ‘Stop encore’ / Antoine Rocky Horror ‘Sophia’ / Begin ‘Super bario’ / Paul robinson ‘Come on sister’ / Deodato ‘Keep on movin’ / Cashflow ‘Mine all mine’ (Dub) / Joey Beads ‘Spirit Call’ (3am Call) / The Whole Truth ‘Lord, quench my soul’ / Joey Beads ‘Spirit Call’ (6am Call) / Sha-Lor ‘I’m In Love’ / Giovanni Damico ‘Try it out’ / Meditations 3 ‘Group meditation’
The second in a series of three 12″s from The Pearls is out now including an extended edit where i combined the original and dub version. The original was released in 1980 on their Reality Hits label and is another Rap/Reggae/Disco hybrid and an all round feel good tune. The third and final 12″ will drop later this year, a more rootsy affair of 2 originals and 2 dubs.
From 2002 to 2004 i was label manager for Fine Records which was based in Denmark Street in Soho, as a result i became somewhat of a regular customer at Phonica Records which was a 5 minute walk from the office. So of course its very nice to see that the ‘Transmission Two’ compilation made the Phonica ‘Best Of’ 2020 round up 🤩.
Utopian State is an all ages, 3 day picnic event coming this summer over the Christmas & New Year’s break. Set at Papershell farm, the location is really special and set in the middle of the SA countryside. I’m playing on 29th December in the selectors tent alongside some local legends, it will be a special gig and amazingly its just 15 minutes from my house :-). Tickets available here.
New chart for Juno packed full of the good stuff.
The first in a series of regular playlists featuring selections from the artists and friends of the label. The idea with the series is an hour long set, a brief musical snapshot rather than a 47 hour odyssey (my rolling playlist got a little out of control so is now archived). I go first, enjoy! x
‘Tiger Leone’ from the new EP features on the latest Secretsundaze show on NTS. I have a long association with James & Giles and worked as a consultant for the first Secretsundaze CD back in 2007 licensing all the songs for the compilation. I remember negotiating the Omar S license over a long phone call with his wife and also licensed Holy Ghost Inc which i later went on to reissue on Isle Of Jura.