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Someone I’ve been buying the music of and playing in sets for a while now is Dublin’s Matthew Flanagan (aka Defekt).

Always a perfect balance between old school electro values and futuristic synthesis, with first class production values.

Below are five that sound beamed in…

A Good Pounding

Easily one of the greats in this thing called “Dance” has to be the late Caspar Pound.

Originally from Peterborough, at the age of only 19 he released the ground breaking “Total Confusion” and went on to found the Rising High & Sapho labels. Tragically passing away in 2004 at the age of 33, yet leaving behind one of the best & most exciting UK back cat legacies.

Since we haven’t done a post in a while, here are ten from a forefather that paved the way for so much (RIP).

Early Doors

Always great to have the whole night to play music, especially in the Working Men’s Club. Warm ups can often be the most rewarding part of djing and Timmy and myself much prefer to get the time to move around musically. Pretty much any DJ should be able to keep people dancing at peak time but what else do they have in their bag for the other part of the night?

5 below plus a recording of us early doors last Saturday night here!

Shop Local

A great thing happened recently in Belfast, it gained a world class record store called Sound Advice. Marion Hawkes has created something wonderful in the east of the city that is great for both brand new & second hand shopping. Stellar regular selections carriage free on your doorstep are not to be taken for granted and as a result I will feature round ups of purchases on here.

Five essentials bought in Sound Advice below…

Cold As…

You know anybody who calls their label ‘Electric Ice’ has to (hopefully) be the real deal.

Well, luckily for us Larry Joseph was a very funky man.

Take A Trip

There is always a place for good acid in our sets, like dub music it has a timeless quailty specially when executed with a less is more approach.  Five great examples (all different) of how to deliver an acid line below…



We’ve featured the work of Matt Edwards and his Rekids label on here before but this time i’m keen to focus on the music made under his Quiet Village moniker alongside Joel Martin. Simply put it’s delicately incredible.

Five you should know below…


Well – not quite, but he is unstoppable. SO many styles and so much talent. Dip in and get lost.

Alchemulator, Bontempi 666, Calimex Mental Implant Corp., Clendon Toblerone, Commanchee’s Revenge, Commanding The Beast, Coverti World, Danny Blanco, Danny Wolfers, Dickie Smabers, Dickie Smabers & The Moerwijk Crew, Florenza Mavelli, Franz Falckenhaus, Gladio, House Of Jezebel, Jackmaster Corky, Klaus Weltman, Lords Of Midnite, Nacho Patrol, Nomad Ninja, Occult Orientated Crime, Phalangius, Polarius, R-Zone, Raheem Hershel, Ray Escortienda, Rising Sun Systems, Saab Knutson, Salamandos, Sammy Osmo, Satomi Taniyama, Seaside Houz Boyz, Smackos, Squadra Blanco, Star Shepherd, The Psychic Stewardess, Twilight Moose, Ufocus, Venom 18, Westside Box Savants