I am a London-based Digital PR/Social Media/SEO Consultant, music producer/anorak, deep sea diver, avid cyclist, worldwide traveller and football-loving technology bod! This page functions as a kind of online scrapbook/resource featuring my favourite blog posts and news items as well as my own personal reviews and recommendations in the worlds of music, sport, travel and technology!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Essential Listening

The Black Seeds - Into The Dojo - 9/10 Classic New Zealand Reggae at its very best. If you like NZ bands like Fat Freddy's Drop, Salmonella Dub and Katchafire then you'll love this classic sundrenched album of disctinctively catchy and amazingly produced music. Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars - 7/10 Classic and rare album of spacey, psychedelic 80's jazz/funk from the one and only Dexter Wansel. Stand-out tracks for me would have to be 'Life On Mars' and 'You Can Be What You Wanna Be' - like being chased through the filmset of 'Starsky and Hutch' 20 minutes before your audition as an extra for 'Chips' on acid. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero - 9/10 I've always had a great deal of respect for innovative rock bands who embrace electronics and push generic barriers into previously undiscovered territory and Nine Inch Nails are one of those bands. This has to be one of their best albums and the group prove their worth as one of the most popular and original rock/industrial/electronicgoth/call-it-what-you-want bands on the planet today. Stand-out tracks for me are the groovy 'Good Soldier', 'Capitol G', 'The Warning', 'Meet Your Master', 'In This Twilight' and the parting 'Zero Sum'. Stunning album Radiohead - In Rainbows - 9/10 All I can say is that Radiohead are The Beatles of our generation. Pure genuis. Buy this and show your respect. Swayzak - Smile And Receive EP - 8/10 Ever since meeting these pair of hilarious Scottish characters back in the days of Groovetech Radio when I had the pleasure of getting royally twatted with them while they spun over the airwaves, I've always had a lot of respect for their sound and dedication to pushing the dubby tech house sound around the globe. This EP is a classic slice of underground, soulful tech house at its finest - surely one for the dancefloors of Fabric, Wiggle, Kerfuffle and Superfreq. Check out their MySpace for more information on their tour schedule: http://www.myspace.com/swayzak Classic Track Of The Week Prince - 'Head' Old school funk at its finest from the master - one to rock any party and get people dancing

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