Author Archives: Darryl Mead

Day two @ Southport

Well, all I can say is wow! Saturday was a late start and we cruised on down to the Pavilion for Jill Scott. Most entertaining was the en masse dancing in the warm up. Jill is a true artist, poet, … Continue reading

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Southport Day One

The soul train

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Southport Weekender bound

The day has finally come. Way back when I was living in NZ I remember reading on forums and in magazines about the legendary Southport Weekender. The DJ and live line-ups, the community, the love and most of all the … Continue reading

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A mix of some house music

Here’s a mix done on a wet grey Sunday afternoon…enjoy. [audio,http://darrylmead.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-05-07T09_13_24-07_00.mp3%5D         Tracklisting for those who might wanna seek out some new music: 1. Malcolm McLaren – Call A Wave (Massimino Loppoli Mix) 2. Brendan P – … Continue reading

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Time for some Disclosure

I recently blogged Jessie Ware’s “Runnin”.  A contender for single of the year if ever I heard one. On the flip of that is the Disclosure remix which took it in a seriously new direction. Disclosure are brothers Guy and … Continue reading

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The power of a great song for Alexandra Burke

Here’s Alexandra Burke with an acoustic cover of Janet Jackson’s “Let’s Wait Awhile”. I’m a big Janet fan but this song always needed a stronger voice – which Alexandra now delivers – gorgeous.  All is almost forgiven for her last … Continue reading

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Inescapable UK pop music

Having lived in the UK for 20 months now, it’s hard to escape pop music. Growing up in New Zealand, I was surrounded by pop from both the US and UK. Combined with a healthy sprinkling of kiwi and Australian … Continue reading

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Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes. Amazing

Tom Moulton was one of the first remixers ever who took the best ‘breaks’ and songs and extended them for the dancefloor way back in the 70s. After being fed up with the music scene in the 1960s, he was … Continue reading

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Scritti Politti live and intimate at the Guardian

The Guardian in London were hosting an open weekend featuring talks, seminars and performances covering the myriad of content they publish. I was excited to see an evening with Green Gartside (of Scritti Politti) interviewed by their music critic and … Continue reading

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Paloma Faith is back

 She’s  back! I got very excited when I heard she was returning with an album produced by Nellie Hooper. Admittedly, I haven’t heard much of him in years but his work with Madonna, Bjork and Soul II Soul is good … Continue reading

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