Devoted

Gavin Kendrick – For Real

One of the tracks I wrote before traveling this summer has today been released by UK label Devoted Records.

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Revolution

On Thursday I was introduced to Saf, the raw food restaurant in Shoreditch, by friend and music-lover Mialy Rama. We were talking about forthcoming music events in the capital, and she showed me the line up for this year’s Kings Place Festival, an impressive event that features one hundred performances in just four days.

I noticed that Robert Mitchell was performing three concerts, and as soon as I got home, I bought tickets for two of his shows, the first with Cuban violinist Omar Puente, and the second with his band Panacea featuring guest saxophonist, Iain Ballamy.

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That’s What Friends Are For

I’ve had quite a few emails about the Madeline Bell edit I made for my set at the Southport Weekender last month. My original copy comes from the fourth instalment of Compost Records’ Glücklich series, compiled by the incredibly underrated Rainer Trüby. (I think his set will be the unexpected highlight for many at this year’s SuncéBeat festival in Croatia.)

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Jessie Ware & Sampha – Valentine (Dusk Remix)

I was sent a promo of this track a couple of weeks ago and was immediately grabbed by Sampha’s understated beat making and Jessie Ware’s daydream vocals. The pair performed live at the Young Turks takeover at Boiler Room on Monday. Hopefully we’ll get to hear a recording soon.

‘Valentine’ was released last week and was also played by Gilles Peterson on his Worldwide show.

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Jack Orion (Dusk Re-Edit)

Pentangle – Jack Orion (Dusk Re-Edit)

John Renbourn and Bert Jansch were both notable guitarists and driving musical forces in the late 60s folk scene. After Renbourn met vocalist Jacqui McShee at a Croydon music showcase, the fledgling idea of a folk supergroup began to form.

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Tea Leaf Dancers (Dusk Re-Edit)

Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers (Dusk Re-Edit)

I started following The King Blues after I saw the billboard they sprayed in Shoreditch last year. In true punk style, they gave away the accapella to ‘What If Punk Never Happened’ and I’ve used a pitched-up and pitched-down line from this over the relentless live version of Tea Leaf Dancers by Flying Lotus.

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Fonkwitme (Dusk Re-Edit)

2Tall feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins – Fonkwitme (Dusk Re-Edit)

At the tail-end of 2007, Look Records released The Message Uni Versa by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins using the pseudonym G&D. Their next collaborative offering was an overlooked CD-only release with 2Tall handling all production.

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