A dubplate and mastering specialist, DJ and promoter, Henry Heatwave is a steady force in Bristol’s rich music scene. Henry tells us about how Dub Studio came to life, his influences…and his portable lathe! What made you decide to get into mastering and cutting dubplates? I have always had a fascination for sound. I used […]

FACT has posted what seems to be an exclusive stream of the Transllusion reissue from Tresor. Transllusion is a Drexciya side project from 2001. My favorite resource on all things Drexciyan is the Drexciyan Research Lab, which meticulously tracks all the archives and ongoing side projects from surviving member Gerald Donald. “Epsilon Aquazone we’re going deep” […]

In an extract from his new book on Arthur Russell, Tim Lawrence explains the story of how one of the most famous tracks in dance music history came to be: The Making of “Is it all over my face?” on Resident Advisor Larry Levan’s female vocal version: Original, unreleased male vocal version:

There seems to be some confusion around what funky was exactly. Don’t let that other shit fool you – this is the real deal right here. Mixed by DJ Pioneer, hosted by Terror Danjah with intro from D Double E  – 2010. //www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Fterrordanjah%2Fdj-pioneer-special-guest-mix%2F&embed_uuid=05cc3387-6dbd-4512-a62d-bc05585b07aa&replace=0&hide_cover=1&embed_type=widget_standard Dj Pioneer special guest mix by Terror Danjah on Mixcloud

Elijah & Skilliam visited the Invisible Jukebox in The Wire last month – great interview, and inspired me to dig out some of their older sets. Here they are on RinseFM in February, 2010. If you want to remember that hype grime sound of 2010, with a little of the ‘purple’ sound…this one will bring […]

To quote NTS… D n’ B royalty Source Direct and Imaginary Forces came down to the NTS studio on Thursday for a dark and heavy 2 hour selection. //www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2FNTSRadio%2Fsource-direct-and-imaginary-forces-24th-july-2014%2F&embed_uuid=dc908041-cbb3-4698-bfe4-5b1cd929cf61&replace=0&embed_type=widget_standard Source Direct and Imaginary Forces – 24th July 2014 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud

Another one in the Metalheadz theme…. this one comes from Lawson Benn’s show on NTS and contains “strictly tracks from the first 20 Metalheadz releases.” //www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2FNTSRadio%2Flawson-benn-18th-july-2014%2F&embed_uuid=ed2b87e8-aaf8-4f49-a586-00e0c31faa94&replace=0&embed_type=widget_standard Lawson Benn (Classic Metalheadz Special) – 18th July 2014 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud