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Dan’s Jukebox: SBTRKT

You might have heard SBTRKT but never realised. (Given he relishes anonymity, it’s unlikely you’ve seen him sans mask, however.) He started out as a DJ at London’s Plastic People and he’s remixed the likes of M.I.A, Radiohead, Basement Jaxx and Mark … Continue reading

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Dan’s jukebox: Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet’s debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholoy Jam is a stripped back, trip hop styled affair; all looping drum beats and sparse, glitchy electro. As he slurs and mumbles through his tracks, wistful and forlorn, you get the distinct … Continue reading

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New live music at the Stag and Dagger

If you’re up for discovering some new music, then the Stag and Dagger Festival might be just the thing you’re looking for. Every year in Shoreditch, London and Glasgow, a handful of venues play host to an exciting lineup of … Continue reading

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The world’s oldest record shop

The world’s most ancient seller of records isn’t in New York or London but Welsh capital, Cardiff. Spillers was founded in 1894 to sell wax cylinders and gramophones, and later traded at the same address in the Hayes for 60 … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Patrick Wolf

It would be rather easy to take a look at the video for Patrick Wolf’s latest single, The City and dismiss it in an instant as hipster fodder; it’s all nimble, pretty yoof frolicking on a beach, getting their kit … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Pet Shop Boys

With over 100 million albums sold world wide, you can’t talk about UK music without giving props to electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. They’ve had massive international success with West End Girls, collaborated with Dusty Springfield, remixed tracks for Madonna … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: CocknBullKid

I came across London based singer-songwriter CocknBullKid, a.k.a Anita Blay, about 2 years ago and was really impressed with what I heard. Her lyrics are sharp and witty, she’s got that “wall-of-sound” style of pop nailed and a fine set … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Star Slinger

There are some days where I wish listening to a certain track would transform the seasons. When will this interminable winter be done? Today’s musical gem, from Manchester based musician/producer Star Slinger, is pure sunshine on a Sunday afternoon. It … Continue reading

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Ice instruments this weekend at Somerset House: the coolest sounds in town

If you’re in London this weekend get along to Somerset House for the ethereal noodlings of Norwegian ice musician Terje Isungset. He makes his instruments from natural ice, some of it very old. It has a better sound than your … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Leftfield

There are certain albums that instantly transport you to a particular time, event or place; it doesn’t matter how many times you hear them, the memory is sparked and you wonder why they fell out of such heavy rotation in … Continue reading

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