DJ Rubens – Baia Degli Angeli, 1978

Italy's Adriatic coast, 1978: where the jeans where white, the sunglasses mirrored and the scooters two-stroke. Baia Degli Angeli: mythical, white-walled, pleasure-dome for the rich and beautiful; its DJ booth housed in a glass elevator so that the selectors could service all four floors at once, dance-floors that were among the first in Europe to hear New York-style, beat-matched... Continue Reading →

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Hiroshima – Lion Dance (@ 33)

Our recent Sun Ra post referenced the long and (mostly) honourable tradition of DJ's playing records at the wrong speed...intentionally, that is. The most committed of wrong-speed merchants must surely be Danielle Baldelli who, in his pomp at the Cosmic Club, seldom played a record at the correct speed. Or so people say. Actually, the truth of this... Continue Reading →

Marni – Tutu & Lonely Galaxy Mixes

His name is Marni. He's from Vienna. And he makes excellent mixes. Bearded types in Internet forums will tell you that Marni has created some of the definitive examples of THAT sound - an unnameable mélange of Cosmic, Afro and Balearic beats, probably best described as JUST GREAT MUSIC. We got in touch with him last... Continue Reading →

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