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Downtown Science Radio Show 28th November 2017 (Box Frequency)

00:00 – 20:40 – Boogie Monster

00:40 – 01:20 – Decknologist

Son of Sam – Fighting Talk (feat Lifford & Blaise B)

Funkadelic – Music For My Mother Andrés Wo Ahh Ay Vocal Mix)

Unknown Artist – Kaleidoscope

Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrosibi – I Beg

Tala A.M. – Sugar Lump

Homeboy Sandman – Fat Belly

Show & A.G. – Next Level (DJ Premier Remix)

Average White Band – I’m The One

Son of Sam – Put It On Ya (Feat. Mr. Thing & Soundsci)

Neal Hefti – Batman Theme

01:20 – 02:00 – Andy Hickford

Madvillain – Fire In The Hole (Madlib Remix)

Dexter – No Sun

Death From Above – International Headass Network

Lone – Airglow Fires

Sameed – Can’t U

Unknown – Nowin

Donate / Deodato – Whistle Stop

Inezita Barroso – Maracata Elegante

Plantlife – When She Smiles (4 Hero Remix)

Dego & Kaidi – Too Much Ginger

Prince – Black Sweat

Hermann Kelly – A Refreshing Love

22:00 – 22:15 – Decknologist

Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm – Getting Nasty

10cc – The Worst Band In The World

DamFunk – 10 West



A Tribute to Ashley Beedle Part 2: Productions, Remixes and Re-Edits

I put together a selection of Ashley productions a year or two ago which I very loosely termed a ‘Best Of’. I was never that happy with that as a description, not because of any doubts about the music included but rather because that sounded a bit too ‘definitive’. To suggest the 10 tracks I had compiled are his ‘best’ didn’t sit right. 

Besides, the man don’t quit… There is new work all the time, including stellar remixes on the Ramrock labels which I would strongly recommend you check. I have particularly enjoyed the work with Future Unit and Mr Bird featuring Greg Blackman. 

Check out the label via Juno here:


So, what to do? A second selection to pay further tribute to one of the central figures of the UK Dance scene was in order. Still doing damage to dance floors through his work as a DJ and producer after decades in the business, Ashley’s output speaks for itself. As with that first selection I have picked productions released under his own name, as well as aliases plus remixes and re-edits; all selected to demonstrate the versatility and genre-spanning work of the man.

Salute to Mr Ashley Beedle! 


Mixmaster Morris is an Irresistible Force 

Inspired by the release of the new album by Mixmaster Morris I put together a selection of tunes by the man himself, a remix and some tunes that he has played over the years that fit in with the sound of his own music. This selection includes 3 tunes from the album Kira Kira as a taster – please check out the bandcamp page (link below) & buy a copy if you like what you hear. 

This album is arguably overdue, but no less welcome for that. A beautiful set of chill out tracks from the maestro of the genre. Musicality, atmosphere, complexity and an eveloping give are characteristics of this release by Morris. 

It was an honour to dj and spend time with Morris when he spent a week in Leeds in July – I look forward to welcoming him back again soon. It would be great if we could also look forward to new material too, hoping it won’t be decades before the next Irresistible Force album.



This Is Radio Saint Etienne 

Saint Etienne are far and away one of my favourite bands. Ever since picking up a copy of Fox Base Alpha in the early 90’s I’ve had a soft spot for their blend of pop, Indie, Balearic and post acid house music. Fox Base Alpha is surely one of the defining albums of the post second summer of love era, it’s blend of come-down atmospherics, positivity, pop and nostalgic references was a perfect counter point to the heavier though similarly influenced Screamadelica.

Fox Base Alpha (1991)

So Tough (1993)

Saint Etienne followed up FBA with anyone slice of beautifully measured nostalgia, deep house inspired grooves, and pop, all held together with carefully selected samples. Taking spoken word from the likes of Peeping Tom and Billy Liar ‘So Tough’ played out like a perfect Sunday afternoon. Memories of  music from the night before, washed over with afternoon matinee film references all kicked off with a call for a cup of tea and a bun.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1991)

Nothing Can Stop Us Now / Speedwell  (1991)

With their latest ‘Home Counties’ album due next month in June; it seems a good time to share this mix I put together a while back. By no means intended as a best of, these are just a few of my favourite tracks by Saint Etienne. These are pretty much all from the period covered by their first three albums.

Early days image

More info…

Please check out the band’s website for details of the new album, merchandise and tour information.


Home Counties (2017)

The mix:


Whilst looking forward to their new work, for me this is the era of classic Saint Etienne.

Part Two now added: