18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

I dunno, you wait three years for a follow-up to a brilliant album and then two beautifully packaged 12”s turn up at once. This year we were blessed with new music from the mighty Linkwood after an extended radio silence following the 2015 Expressions LP, and it was well worth the wait. The Night Theatre… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

18 for 2018, #2: Joy O – 81b

Here’s a producer who hasn’t been all that prolific recently but has clearly been hard at work honing his craft to perfection. This six-tracker covers various stylistic bases, fusing London bass music influences with hi-tech sound design and an almost IDM feel in places. These are not obvious club tracks, but they come alive at… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #2: Joy O – 81b

Headspace & Emoticon Retrospective

So here's something I've been meaning to do for a long time - a mix of tracks on Headspace and Emoticon, the labels I ran with Raeph Powell from 1996-2006. Since the whole operation kind of predates the internet as we now know it - none of this stuff is available digitally, and probably never… Continue reading Headspace & Emoticon Retrospective

Elegy – Flights Of Fantasy

Here’s a slice of classic British techno soul from the golden era that’s the perfect warmer for an icy winter evening. On the fourth and final Likemind EP, Kirk Degiorgio is at the controls of this spaced-out groover which would easily pass for a lost Carl Craig masterpiece. The drums are killer - a classic… Continue reading Elegy – Flights Of Fantasy

Azymuth – Jazz Carnival [Global Communication Space Jazz mix]

This may not be one of Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton’s most famous Global Communication cuts, but to me it’s the pinnacle of their forays into house and a massively influential record. For starters it’s an absolute masterclass in beat production, with an authentic crunch that easily holds its own with the likes of Mood… Continue reading Azymuth – Jazz Carnival [Global Communication Space Jazz mix]

Mode-M (Future Beat Alliance) – Digital 07

Here’s one of many highlights from the back catalogue of Matthew Puffett, an all-round dude and a strong contender for the title of Techno’s Nicest Man. This 1997 cut is a slice of downtempo techno that blasts the 808 from Sexual Healing into a vortex of effects and pairs it with sweeping chords worthy of… Continue reading Mode-M (Future Beat Alliance) – Digital 07

Deep house mix from ’96

Here's a wee Christmas present for y'all - rescued from the original cassette... https://soundcloud.com/tomchurchill/tom-churchill-august-96 Strange Attractor - Golden Gate (Phono) PWOG - SA Track 1 (KK) Point Blank - Rog [Herbert mix] (Phono) CVO - Bonus (Balance) Shazz & St German - Muse Q The Music (F Comm) Yennek - Without (Art Of Dance) Abacus… Continue reading Deep house mix from ’96