Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Circle


Dystopian futures are the subject of more books and films than you can wave an evil robot's finger at yet Dave Eggers' The Circle manages to construct one all freshly sinister from the dream reality of working for the ultimate Silicon Valley giant.

The job the book's main protagonist lands sounds wunderbar if your idea of bean bags, a great canteen, working on a 'campus' and sharing your every move is the one.

But the reality is a company acting as a nightmarish collision of Google, Amazon and Facebook conducting the ultimate invasion of privacy into their workers' lives. Eek, eek and eek again.  

Akin to the Circle, our office at work has tried to create its own 'ultimate work life' space but reassuringly, there's nothing too sinister about the mess they've actually made. Instead, after a year or two, the reality is that the toilets don't work, there aren't enough lifts and every time you eat porridge in the canteen you get charged a new, weirdly different amount of dosh. Creepy watching perfection is someway off thank fuck.

Dig The Circle here.

Fifi Rong on Soho Radio

We were back on Soho Radio the other week with the ace Fifi Rong. If you've heard the latest Skepta album, then she's the first voice you'll hear while she's also worked with electronic legends Yello. Have a listen below... it's less gaff fuelled than usual...

Oh dear oh dear oh dear



It's been quite the year so far... 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Richard Norris

We were on Soho Radio this week with ace producer Richard Norris.

You may know Richard from his various excursions into electronic music under a range of different aliases. From his early days in chart botherers, The Grid to more recent work as half of Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve alongside Erol Alkan and as another 50 percent of Circle Sky, he's had his hands in more musical pies than an aural Gregg's.

So we were excited to have him on Soho Radio for our wee show. You can listen below which begins fairly rustily but then gets going about ten minutes in. I'm a fucking nervous bastard when confronted with a microphone...

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Verity Lane

As you may know, Tottenham is our new ends and the Tottenham Community Press has become another outlet for words and vibes in the N17 postcode. We've been attempting to keep up with the pulse in a place where the pulse is getting stronger by the day.

For this second issue, we tracked down a local composer Verity Lane specialising in dreaming up music using traditional Japanese instruments. She's playing gigs in the vicinity and you should check out her steeze. Listen below and we'll link the interview here when it lands...


This is not fake news


A lot has been popping in the N17 hood since last September but while Audrey Dre is in the house there's still time for breakfasts, pints and pasties. Perhaps just not quite as many as before. But we are persevering. Her endeavours can remain a little offline but here's what we're been doing alongside her... brap brap?
Delicious

Sculpture Park vibes

When you sign outside the box,then your passport gets rejected... again and again and again

Sustenance

A very, very long pork scratching

Late night vibes in Tottenham waiting for the locksmith man

An extremely poncy array of drinks

Greggs in the home

Perhaps the best sandwich in the world

Drinking like lunatics


Shura - in a few words, don't bother mate

Kebabishhhh

Just frying some mushy peas pissed up

There's a mouse in the urinal and its staring right at me

Night times in N17

Yes you can come to Lanzarote for xmas

Yummmmy

Cock head

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Can you taste it

It's too late to say happy new year but happy new year nonetheless. Great music has been bubbling and bubbling until it runneth over through 2016 and spilling into the new 2017. There’s been almost too much good stuff to move and here’s what has been keeping us locked, loaded, locked and loaded...