Wire 400 Mix

I was excited to be asked to do a mix for the 400th issue of The Wire. I know it’s fashionable in some circles to criticise it (usually for getting some minor trainspotterish detail wrong, or for not covering more of some completely marginal artist or scene). But 400 issues of a high quality independent …

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Dream Baby Dream Baby Dream

John Eden: Dream Baby Dream Baby Dream versions Part Two by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud 1. Fuxa – Dream Baby Dream 2. Christian & the Heathens – Dream Baby Dream 3. Mark Refoy – Blue Moon Dream Baby Dream 4. Madrugada – Dream Baby Dream 5. Luna – Dream Baby Dream 6. Black Tambourine – Dream …

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Austerity Reggae Mix

John Eden: Austerity Reggae Mix by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud (download the mp3 direct from here but don’t go mad and use up all my bandwidth) In which I slam down a bunch of the tunes I took to play out last week on the loose topic of austerity, poverty and the general insanity of the …

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Mix: Shake The Foundations vol 1

  John Eden – Shake The Foundations vol 1 by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud This is the first proper mix I ever did, back in those pre-blog times of 2002. I was interested in tracks that blurred the lines between reggae, dub, electronica and dance music. I still am, but it seems harder to find interesting …

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New Mix: Boops Specialist

One of the great things about reggae’s “version culture” is how getting your mitts on a new tune can reactivate whole swathes of your collection. I stumbled across a storming UK twelve on the Boops riddim recently and spent a very pleasant Saturday afternoon on a version excursion tip, fishing out classics and long forgotten cuts …

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