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Dadcast 9: Production Unit – Mature Cheddar

The day every DJ dreads has finally come: someone has asked you to play at their wedding. The question is, how do you deal with it? Some simply refuse point blank. Rude, but probably wise. Others take the plunge and … Continue reading

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SNUB TV: Boys Own

We found this Youtube clip of Terry Farley and Audrey Weatherspoon (hair by Timotei) talking about setting up the Boy’s Own label, which grew out of their football-and-acid-house fanzine around 1990. Some of these tunes are seriously dated (Weatherall sure … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: Luke Slater – Love (Loved)

Massive respect to Luke Slater for, like Richie Hawtin, having more hair now than he did in the 90s. Appropriately enough this is one of the all time classic wind in your hair techno tunes. Perhaps Mr Slater has grown … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: Genaside II – Narra Mine

Another example of the early breakbeat/jungle/reggae/rave/hiphop crossover, with a bit of wide-eyed ecstatic-idealism in the vocals, and some very dated but nice gated pads, this record from 1991 (that year again) has the distinction of containing the craziest rave MCing … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: The Orb on Top Of The Pops

The standard dance music TV appearance in 1992 involved pretending to play a keyboard in a bomber jacket while a lady in a bra threw arm shapes. The Orb took to mainstream pop music TV wearing white boiler suits, sitting … Continue reading

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Dadcast 8 – Acoustic Dads

DOWNLOAD: DADCAST 8 – ACOUSTIC DADS Download only I’m afraid, until I sort out my hosting. In honour of the great acoustic guitarist Bert Jansch, who died this week, we donned a cardigan and dug around in our collection for … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: SL2 – Way In My Brain

In 1991 stealing bits of reggae and hip hop was all the rage thanks to the newfangled Akai S1000 sampler. Way In My Brain features a large chunk of Wayne Smith’s 1985 electro-reggae classic Under Mi Sleng Teng, which incidentally … Continue reading

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Snub TV – KLF

You really don’t get music TV shows like this any more – you know, where a non-ironic journalist asks intelligent questions of someone interesting. I guess the closest thing would be the occasional Culture Show music item. Here’s the KLF … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: Baby Ford – Ford Trax

The 1988 Baby Ford album was the very first house/techno release that I ever owned. Baby Ford continues to occasionally make genius records. A more recent example would be his Chicken Store release on the best label of the noughties … Continue reading

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Mark Archer (Altern8) – Frequency Remixes

Frequency is Altern8’s best tune. It still kicks. Usually classics are best left alone and the remix job is akin to flogging a dead horse, or rather taking a distinguished old thoroughbred out from its nice warm stable and shooting … Continue reading

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