The melancholy of hope: interview with King Midas Sound

FACT magazine: Interview: King Midas Sound I recently spoke to Kevin Martin, Roger Robinson and Hitomi about the superb new King Midas Sound album “Waiting For You” which is about to come out on Hyperdub. The interview is now up at FACT and is a great read, even if I say so myself. Topics covered …

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Hackney Heckler – debut issue out now!

Hackney Heckler has been launched | Hackney Solidarity Network. Local troublemakers HSN have produced a spiffy newsletter! It covers a whole swathe of things that you won’t read about in Council-sponsored media – and it’s completely FREE! Oh yes, and it also features “the top ten tunes about Hackney” by yours truly: a terrifying cross-genre …

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Bloggers WAGs

This is a repository of the astute, mischievous, blase, rat-infested, paranoiac, half-baked, half-arsed, beatific, mendacious, sorry-owled, frivolous, crepuscular, moon-addled, canny, circumspect, broked-limbed, supercilious, sanguine and blown-fused critical comments from the wives and girlfriends of your favourite, self-esteemed, male cultural critics and bloggers. Bloggers WAGs. I see trouble on the horizon…

ragga dance new releases

wow, some “dance” promos which are actually worth writing about… lots of people will hate these – if you’re a reggae purist or some kind of minimal techno spod, then you need read no further! Talen – Kingston Book (Mouthwatering Records) Time to note the effect that globalisation has had on the ultra-localist dancehall world, …

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