IDM

‘Drowning In A Sea Of Love’ (2006) – Nathan Fake

Before I listened to this album, Nathan Fake was a name that had already appeared on my radar: his track ‘Outhouse’ was a standout track on James Holden’s immaculate Balance entry and later Holden’s ubiquitous remix of ‘The Sky Was Pink’ ensured everyone knew his name. Despite these glowing allusions to his ability, I wasn’t… Continue reading ‘Drowning In A Sea Of Love’ (2006) – Nathan Fake

Deep House

‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

I’m conscious that this is the third mix from the early noughties that I’ve reviewed. It’s not a period that’s often referred to in the annals of house music yet a unique sentiment must have enlivened those precious post-millennial years: a new, dizzy sense of optimism before the disillusionment of 9/11 set in. Listen to… Continue reading ‘Nite:Life 06’ (2001) – Ian Pooley

List

A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: September

10. ‘Watch Roger Do His Thang’ – Main Source Early 90s hip-hop track that shockingly advocates education over drug dealing! I really like the beat on this.     9. ‘Your Mother Should Know’ – The Beatles It’s probably ranking as one of my favourite Beatles’ numbers right now. Ridiculously catchy.     8. ‘Dressing Up’ –… Continue reading A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: September

Synth-Pop

‘Behaviour’ (1990) – Pet Shop Boys

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, aka Pet Shop Boys, are in a league of their own when it comes to commercial success. Since their formation in 1981, they’ve managed to crack the Top 30 UK Singles chart on 42 occasions, a record that certifies them as the best-selling British musical duo of all time. The acclaim that… Continue reading ‘Behaviour’ (1990) – Pet Shop Boys

Folk · Rock

‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

‘I was beginning to believe that all black men were bad men  and white men would reign again I was beginning to believe that I was a mindless drugs freak that  couldn’t control my sanity or my sexuality I was beginning to believe that I could not believe in nothing except nothing and all I… Continue reading ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

List

A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: June

10. ‘Woman To Woman’ – Moomin Charming slice from his recent album. Watch that peach of a bassline.   9. ‘Casbah Breakdown (Joey Negro Re-Edit)’ – Brad Shitt Joey Negro tastefully melds a Clash classic into a dancefloor weapon.   8. ‘Ai No Corrida’ – Chaz Junkel Infectious, funky disco from 1980. I prefer this to the… Continue reading A Few Tunes That Are Stuck In My Head: June