🌪 TL;DR Section 🌪
- Before you do anything, give this brilliant article on design in clubland a read. It’s from Gabriel (one of us, one of us), and it threw me back to being thirteen and collecting TRADE and Cream stickers from Mixmag to plaster my record box with ❤️
- If you’re one of the few people that haven’t yet watched the excellent Jeremy Deller documentary, Everybody in the Place, then please do – it’s excellent. Then after you’ve watched it, go read Joe Muggs’ (one of us, one of us) interview with Deller, which is also excellent.
- Once you’ve read Joe’s great interview, get yourself on the pre-order for his upcoming book (Bass, Mids, Tops), and once you’ve finished listening to this weeks letter, give the playlist that accompanies the book a whirl too.
- If Everybody in the Place hasn’t quelled your documentary urges, then maybe try five hour epic NYC House documentary, Back in the House.
- Bjork’s new video for ‘losss’ is, as you’d expect, utterly mesmerising.
- The Donna Leake Boiler Room show at Dekmantel was insanely good. (Ignore the dickheads in the comments.)
- Don’t forget to have a listen to Jazz I Like 002 by longtime reader Jack White.
- Inside Tony Wilson’s record collection.
- Ahead of We Out Here, Gilles P put together a great show for Worldwide.fm. Makes me immensely jealous of everyone there this weekend.
- I’m slowly getting more into the idea of podcasts (I’m sorry, I’m late, as ever, but headphones means music for me!), and the next series I have lined up is Spotify’s excellent Who We Be Talks series.
- Kendrick meets Quincy.
- Why is Giant Steps such a feared song? Vox has a great explainer video.
- The new album from KOKOKO! (not to be confused with KOKOROKO) is epic, and this interview on The Vinyl Factory was great.
- Three pretty rare Prince albums are being reissued on vinyl and have gone up for pre-order (although the bundle for all three is pretty ‘spenny).
- There’s a new documentary coming on Tupac and Afeni (his mother), who was a high profile civil rights activist.
- Here’s a great history of Peter Croce’s label, Rocksteady Disco.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue have announced a new album, which makes me intensely happy after the excellent Semillero came out last year on On The Corner.
- I loved this interview with trailblazing skateboarder, Alexis Sablone.
- Listen to Frank Zappa’s first ever studio recording.
- The autumn / winter program for Printworks looks like utter madness.
- NYT has a great introduction to Blue Note in fifteen records– nice to see Blacks and Blues there, after I finally bought a copy last week.
- REJOICE! Atlanta is coming back for a fourth season.
- Get yourself down to Somerset House to see the Kaleidoscope exhibition– it features Teresa Eng’s excellent Elephant exhibition, which captures photos of the impact of gentrification on Elephant and Castle. It’s Nice That has a good collection of some of the photos too.
- tQ has a great feature on artists that have covered songs you like, that has then lead you to get into the covering artist too – click here for that sentence to make more sense…
- I finally finished Dick Hebdige’s Subculture, and can highly recommend it (just push passed the first chapter, it’s a bit heavy going). Now I’m on to Val Wilmer’s 1977 classic As Serious As Your Life, which so far, is absolutely excellent. Like one of the best things I’ve read in ages.
- And finally, please please please listen to Toni Morrison’s acceptance speech for her 1993 Nobel Prize, her words are breathtaking.
📃 The tracklist 📃
- Lex Amor – Pink
- Moonchild – Too Much To Ask
- Dego – A Strong Move For Truth
- Tee Mango – No More Tears
- Khruangbin – A La Sala
- Biig Piig – Sunny
- Chic – Soup For One
- Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting’ Down)
- Executive Suite – When The Fuel Runs Out
- Voyage – Souvenirs
- Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Got To Get Your Love
- Blue Boy – Sandman
- Joe Cleen – And This Is
- Rich Medina – The Sickness
- Henrik Schwarz – Mozart Balls
- Girls Of The Internet – Take Back
- Jaco Pastorius – Part 2
- Moodymann – I Think Of Saturday
- Prince – Make-Up
- Double 99 – Ripgroove (Fixate remix)
- East Man – Horse Mouth
- Headie One – Back To Basics (feat. Skepta) (Floating Points remix)
- Homeshake – All Night Long (Ciel’s Daylight Saving Mix)
- Thom Yorke – Not The News (Equiknoxx remix)
- Ras G – Been Cosmic
- Lone – How Can You Tell
- Soundbwoy Killah – Pang
- Not Waving – Lights of Canopus
- Leif – Myrtus
- Young Marco – The Beginning And End
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