From the archive: Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes interview, 2007

I've dug out another piece I wrote for Clash back in 2007 - an interview with Detroit techno's eternal underdog, Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes, who at that time was promoting his album, Welcome To My World, on his own CityBoy imprint, via Submerge. “One night I was dancing, my body shook and I heard a voice… Continue reading From the archive: Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes interview, 2007

From the archive: Octave One interview, 2007

Here's an extended Q&A I conducted with Detroit techno royalty Octave One, a shorter version of which was published in print in Clash Magazine in early 2007. The interview was to promote Off the Grid, an audiovisual album for Tresor showcasing footage of the duo's live shows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S0INtQiv60 You can’t talk about techno without talking… Continue reading From the archive: Octave One interview, 2007

18 for 2018, #18: E.R.P. – Afterimage

Just in the nick of time for 2018 comes this virtually flawless collection of electro tracks by one of the most consistent cats in the game, Gerard ‘Convextion’ Hanson in his E.R.P. guise. It’s not reinventing the wheel by any means - it sounds like it could have been released at almost any point in… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #18: E.R.P. – Afterimage

18 for 2018, #16: Vakulism – Edelweiss Reflection

This Japanese-inspired EP was released under a new variation of the Vakula alias, and it’s beautiful stuff from start to finish. While the opening title track is a superb slice of late-night deepness for the discening DJ, I’ve found myself coming back again and again to the psychedelic, beatless closing cut, The Eve of Metaphors,… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #16: Vakulism – Edelweiss Reflection

18 for 2018, #15: Ex-Terrestrial – Urth Born

Lush, dreamy breakbeat house from Vancouver, by an artist I’ve been digging for a while and who put out three solid EPs this year. Urth Man is my pick of the bunch, with a perfectly weighted bassline, sharp breaks, deep chords, twanging melodies and a touch of acid. It stays just the right side of… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #15: Ex-Terrestrial – Urth Born