La Macanita – Mi Voi Solita a Mi Cuarto

Unless I missed it, DJ Harvey failed to play ANY hardcore flamenco last night. To put matters right, here's the enchanting La Macanita with Moraíto Chico. ¡Olé! Download: La Macanita - Mi Voi Solita a Mi Cuarto (right-click)

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DJ Harvey – Live at P.S.1. Warm Up

It's surely not an understatement to say that the nation (or at least the bearded sub-strata) is currently gripped with Harvey-fever. The prodigal son is playing long-awaited UK gigs in Manchester and London in the next few days (and 500MH will be front-and-centre for the latter). "Harvey who?" some of you may be saying...to which... Continue Reading →

Chris Murray – Retrospective Mixtape 5

This week we take a long-form approach to Italo-Friday, with an exclusive, hot-off-the-decks, 45 minute mix from Chris Murray. The fifth instalment of his ongoing Retrospective Mixtape project, this isn’t pure Italo and is more House than Disco, but the energy levels are sky high and frankly, who cares…? For those who don’t know Mr... Continue Reading →

DJ History Balearic Top 25

"As Balearic as a German pensioner's thong...". How many times have you heard that phrase at fancy dinner parties and had to nod embarrassedly, not really knowing what was meant. Nod no longer. As part of our public education remit, 500 Miles High is here to help by re-presenting a rather wonderful show that went... Continue Reading →

Rodigan: The Soundclash That Never Was…

Rodigan! What more can be said about this unlikely legend of the reggae scene? For the length, breadth and sheer oddness of his 30 year career, 500MH proudly salutes him. From appearances in early episodes of Dr Who to sound-clashes with the leading Jamaican DJ's, David Rodigan has dominated reggae broadcasting since before most people... Continue Reading →

Farewell…

Yesterday I played a few tunes at an Unplanned Afternoons special to mark the passing of UP regular, John Olive, who sadly and unexpectedly died earlier this month. Gilbert O'Sullivan's Too Much Attention was one of John's signature tunes, which he memorably deployed at one of our early meetings last summer. I was just finishing my... Continue Reading →

Lord Muck: Live at Unplanned Afternoons

When I started this blog, Lord Muck gigs were about as common as hen's teeth, or possibly rocking-horse manure. Today however there is more than enough live Muck to go around...as evidenced by this recent recording at the Lyttelton Arms pub, NW1. It was the day the weather changed from spring-heatwave to brass-monkeys...but, undeterred, I ploughed... Continue Reading →

Belchior – Paraíso

One working definition of Balearic might be those songs where you are never quite sure whether they're works of genius or complete tat. This track certainly falls somewhere on that spectrum...it's exact location being largely dependent on the weather. So...given the recent Tropical heatwave we've been enjoying, this piece of 1980's Brazilian cod-reggae currently scores... Continue Reading →

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