Nomex interview for Datacide

Introduction to the piece: Nomex should need no introduction to Datacide readers, but here goes anyway. One of the organisers of the seminal “Dead by Dawn” parties held in the mid nineties at Brixton’s 121 Centre, Nomex contributed visuals, abstract/harsh performances and much more besides. His releases on his own Adverse label have included everything …

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LDN EVENT: Noise/Cult Films matinee, 14th July

John Eden and Limazulu present a cult matinee double bill: A NOISY DELIVERY: A film by GX Jupitter-Larsen (London Premiere) WITCHES: The Psychotronic Voodoo Sound of Hacker Farm & Libbe Matz Gang (World Premiere) 3pm, Sunday 14th July 2013 Limazulu Project Space: Unit 3J, Omega Works, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ Free/Donation Two cult …

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Ten years of Blogging

Ten years ago today I signed on at Blogger* and kicked things off with posts on an article by Greg Mario Whitfield about Bass Culture and a new issue of Datacide Magazine. Paul Meme and I had been avidly following Simon Reynolds’ Blissout website for a few years and had noted his move to Blogger …

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Turbulent Times fanzine – issue 9 published

Roll up! Roll up! Get yer scrappy xerox noise rag! 48 pages A5 (half-size). Mainly by me. Design is even less professional than Tweetah. Content is even more cynical. Trades/Blags/Distro offers are welcome. Nocturnal Emissions – Nigel Ayers talks about his recent “Spinal Correction Shred” cassette amongst other stuff. GX Jupitter-Larsen – The Haters mainstay …

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Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown | Datacide

Shaking The Foundations: Reggae soundsystem meets ‘Big Ben British values’ downtown. My article for Datacide issue 11 is now online. I wrote it a couple of years back in preparation for the talk I did at the launch event for the previous issue. But actually it has stood the test of time quite well, anticipating …

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MIX: Grievous Angel & John Eden present: Lovers Rock

 

So what about this situation with the lovers rock versus dub scene? C: “A party is nothing without girls and the girls check for lovers.” (from Soundsystem Splashdown 1981 NME feature) As I said in my lecture at Audio Poverty, I got into UK MC reggae records because they were cheap, because I …

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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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the first 23 gigs I can remember going to: FULL LIST

A handy reference guide for obsessives, johnny come latelys and future biographers. 0. Introduction 1. Howard Jones. Wembley Arena, 17th April 1985 2. Midge Ure. Wembley Arena, 23rd December 1985 3. Marillion. Milton Keynes Bowl, 28th June 1986 4. Ultravox. Wembley Arena 5th, November 1986 5. New Model Army. Town & Country Club, 23rd December …

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RSI RADIO PODCAST EPISODE 4

Back once again with a mic inna me hand! Digital reggae, rapso and soca, reggae-infused grime and bit of chat by me. Oh, and a dancing venereal disease. Check it out and let me know what you think…

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