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The Glade Area Glastonbury- A tribute to Andrew Weatherall.

My contribution to the beautiful tribute to Andrew Weatherall which is unfolding nicely on @gladeareaglastonbury has just dropped on @Mixcloud.

 

If you wish to mark Andrew’s memory we would be grateful for any donations made to charities that were important to him: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis
Please Donate here http://rottersgolfclub.com

 

Always moving forward whilst nodding fondly at the past, seeking inspiration for our  journey into the future.

 

 

It is a tall order trying to stitch together an hour and a half’s worth of music to pay tribute to one of dance music’s true geniuses. There are not enough hours available to cover the spectrum of sound that he mastered.  Andrew Weatherall was a wizard, a magician, a conductor of musical energy, the Guvnor. There is a lot of ridiculous hyperbole surrounding the art of Djing, but in Andrew’s case all the superlatives are deserved, his passion shone through every set he played, they were like rituals where real magic happened.

 

His inspiration will continue to feed those fascinated by the alchemy of ‘acid house’ and the wonder of outsider music in all its forms. So, with that in mind I thought I would explore just a small corner of the musical galaxy, what Andrew would call ‘oompty boompty music’. He could bring the rave like no other, always looking for new sounds and obscure tracks to baffle and delight. I’m still struggling to find most of them after years of searching. This mix is a mixture of new tracks, because Andrew was an evangelist for the new, and older tracks that remind me of him. I’ve included a couple of numbers I made that Andrew took the time to call me about. It was a great buzz to get his feedback and to know he was into what you were doing. He was always encouraging and positive like that, as I’m sure countless producers will testify.

 

In this particular potion you will find tunes and snippets from Andrew himself, a spot of lysergic boogie, a pinch of hypnotic trance dance, machine funk bangers, cosmic wigglers and all manner of galactic disco business. Transport yourself to the basement or field of your imagination. Until we meet again, thank you for everything my friend. X

 

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The Rotating Institute June 3rd 2020

The June 2020 edition of the Rotating Institute is now up on Mixcloud. The Rotating Institute is a celebration of electronic dance music culture. Stand against injustice and racism. Track list is below. I hope you dig it.x

1. Flug 8- Effective height
2. Dengue Dengue Dengue- Barrabass
3. Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture- Barke
4. Ems Synthi 100- Movement 5
5. James Bright- Shinrinyoku
6. Kuunde and Martin Noise- The silk road affair
7. Formerlover- Correction Dub
8. Donald Dust- The whole earth
9. Afterlife- Si Si Si (Dj Rocca remix)
10. Aimes- Phosphorescent
11. Amarcord – The Universe is indifferent
12. Butzmann and Kapielski- Do the VoPo
13. Field of Dreams- Untitled (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s remix)
14. Happy Meals- Full ashram emerging theme
15. Pete Bassman- Distant Funk
16. Soviet Space Research Institute- A black cat’s journey to the other side
17. Orphus- Cyborg
18. Ejeca- Nation
19. Keleketla- Future Toyi Toyi
20. Javi Redondo- Non Sei Qui
21. Sir Drew- Satisfied
22. Pye Corner Audio – Find a Portal
23. New Hook- OT
24. Recut- Defending
25. Niv Ast- Ninja’s Mothership
26. Yila feat Glom- Scam Pan
27. Outlake- Lady Genesis
28. Stabbed- Theme from Chicago
29. Dino Lenny and Francesco Farfa- Everything you say (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s remix)
30. Kaspar Bjorke- Oceans of time (Bawrut remix)
31. Mildlife- Rare Air

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The launch of Formerlover.

I’m very happy to announce a new musical project I have undertaken… and our first release.

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Formerlover are a duo of sleaze dub enthusiasts, in love with echo and bass. The brainchild of Sofia Hedblom, a singer and fashion stylist originally from west coast Sweden, and her partner the renowned music producer, dj, and artist Justin Robertson. They effortlessly blend elements of reggae and Lagos disco with the dark sonic underbelly of lo fi house, occupying the twilight region between a tropical sound system dance and an inner city basement, where nights turn into mornings and back again.
Correction dub is a playful take on a late night chat line conversation, where humiliation and desire go hand in hand. Simultaneously seductive and sinister, the spacious frequencies bend as the hypnotic groove takes hold, transporting you to a sleazy, forbidden world where your soul is on the line.

It comes as part of the excellent Viscera compilation ‘Galactic service broadcasting volume 1″. All profits go to the NHS charities together, urgent Covid- 19 appeal fund.
You can buy it here ..
https://visceratransmissions.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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The Temple of Wonders May 2020

The May edition is now available on Mixcloud, hope you dig it.

1. Metronom- Divny Pan
2. Vanishing Twin- Spice Level 7
3. CEL, Felix Kubin, Hubert Zemler- Elektrybałt
4. Amami- You Say Me
5. Disco Turco- Mevlana
6. Marumo- Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae
7. Queen Oladunni and her unity orchestra- Igbekel Enia
8. Family- Summer ‘67
9. Gimmicks- Bermuda Inn
10. Chew- Ti + Do
11. Cornell Campbell- Undying love (King Tubby dub)
12. Itopia- Message from Jah (Dubwise)
13. Cybotron- Suite 16/9th Floor
14. Corey Holms- Ritualistic Echo
15. Catching Flies- Satisfied (Ambient Reprise)
16. Alder- The Fall Of Empire
17. YANGA- No, No Más
18. Andy Aaron and The Mean Machine- Right On Time
19. Phil Ochs- Tape from California
20. Extra Classic- Demon Hit
21. Wailing Souls- Gravalicious (version)
22. The Light of Saba- Free up Blackman
23. Hareton Salvanini- Growing
24. Airto- Alue
25. Mameen 3- Spacecamel
26. Randall Dunn- Virgo/Something about that night
27. Lapre- Flokati
28. Wheatcheck- I Thought Him Insane
29. W.B.S- Lorsque le soleil se lèvera demain
30. The Strangers- Onye Ije
31. Wax Machine- Sun Dance
32. The Techniques- love is not a gamble
33. Pokus – track 3
34. Asma Omar- Raga Kaan Ka’Eegtow (You Are the One I Love)
35. Twink- Morning
36. Lesley Duncan- I can see where I’m going

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The Rotating Institute April 8th 2020.

The Rotating Institute is now up on Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Hope you dig it. x

1. Phantom Horse- always too late
2. Maajo- Soma
3. Nicola Cruz- Aima
4. Malcolm- Damaa
5. Andrew Weatherall- The moton 5
6. Andrei Orlov- Dead start program
7. Codek- Tam Tam (Daniele Baldelli and Diongi remix)
8. Kincaid- Entrance
9. Pitto- Baila
10. Das Komplex- Lagos
11. Club Tularosa- Kati
12. Edgar Froese – Aqua
13. Metro Zee- Cetacea
14. Binary Chaffinch- Theme
15. Osynilge Mann – Airports
16. Fear E- The mouth from the south
17. Mantronix- Hardcore hip – hop
18. Harks and Mudd – Susta (Emperor machine remix)
19. Kalle Wirsch- Puma punto
20. Redrago- Il Veliero
21. Coeo- sharks, lies and videotape
22. Jennifer Touch- Attic
23. Pete Bones- Greenland
24. Renato Cohen- Synth Queen
25. Shunt Voltage- Transafrikan
26. Klein Sage- Lot of limes
27. Shun Laughing on acid
28. Joseph Ashworth- Revolver
29. Orbital- Belfast (David Holmes rework)

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March 2020 Temple of Wonders

The March 2020 edition of the Temple of Wonders is now up on Mixcloud. Hope you dig it. x

1. Jonas Munk – Water from rain
2. Durul Gence- Black Cat
3. Super Mama Djombo- Seiango
4. Sound Voyage – TRIBUTE a kumma ki yidi sOund vOyage Afro Synth edit
5. AYLIN URGAL- “paran, pulun senin olsun”
6. Brazada- El Mexicano
7. Orchard Thief- The Rustle
8. Ruts DC- Push your self (make it work)
9. Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band – Outta Jungle
10. Junior Brown/Phil Pratt – What a disaster version
11. Kutiman- Saluf
12. Epsilon – Two-2-II
13. Kak- Bryte and clear day
14. WAVE FORM- Something new
15. International Noise Orchestra – Veena Via Video
16. The Spellbinder Project- Jaywalk
17. Johnny Spinosa & The Music Makers – Come on
18. Merit Hemmingson- Domaredansen
19. Ras Clifton- Look over yonder
20. Dennis Bovell, Jah Bunny & Ras Elroy
21. NORDINE STAIFI – Zine Ezzinet
22. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Plastic Bamboo
23. Jonas Munk – Sink Into Stone
24. Vox Populi! – Letsam La
25. Super Mama Djombo- Sinhalakala
26. Alpay- Yekte
27. Spectrum- Portobello road
28. Massicot – Kubiks Rubiks
29. Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様- Gypsy Davey
30. Edouard Benoit- Mauve Chauffe
31. Sir Douglas Quintet- Catch The Man On the Rise
32. Starfoxx- Oh Linda
33. The Silvertones- Rejoice Jah Jah Children
34. Miquela- I A De Sers
35. Don Agrati- Hollywood Song
36. Majeure- Caribbean King
37. Claudia- Jesus Christo

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New Art exhibition for March 2020

 

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Please save the date of the evening of March 4th 2020 for the launch of my new art exhibition “‘When the dark is light enough”…An exploration into the secret lives of Objects…It will be on display at The Union, 50 Greek Street, London for ten days, but hopefully you can join me that evening for a drink and some music as well. Registration details to follow.