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Homestead, Andrew Hale

Andrew Hale of Sade/Sweetback has been kind enough to give Test Pressing this exclusive track. It was recorded under his Owl moniker and is very much along the lines of those lovely instrumental Sweetback tracks. Mellow mellow right on…

Owl: Homestead
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Here’s a live one, Alfredo DJing at Amnesia in Ibiza, 1985. Enjoy.

DJ Alfredo: Amnesia (1985) – Part One
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DJ Alfredo: Amnesia (1985) – Part Two
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Thanks to Phil Mison and Jolyon Green.

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Under The Radar

They Call It An Accident

Produced by Chris Blackwell and released in 1983 on Island Records, the soundtrack to the film ‘They Call It An Accident’ is a slightly mixed bag but it does have two lovely Wally Badarou tracks and this, the instrumental ‘Main Theme’, written and performed by Steve Winwood.

Steve Winwood: They Call It An Accident (Main Theme)
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Rusty Egan's Blitz Playlist Part One
Rusty Egan's Blitz Playlist Part Two

To read more about Rusty Egan and the New Romantic scene click here.

Thanks to Steven Hall for this one.

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The Summer ’09 issue of Faith / Strobelight Honey is out in all the shops you know and love and very good it is too. Articles include Al Kent looking at the birth of disco in the North at the Blackpool Mecca, Greg Wilson taking a look at the arrival of ‘mixing’, a piece on London’s answer to the Paradise Garage – High On Hope, Danny Wang on Balihu Records and an interview with the legendary Dennis Bovell amongst other things. What’s not to love? Oh, and it’s free. For all those overseas or unable to find a copy locally you can click here and contact the guys behind the mag who can send you a copy for £2.00 UK and a little bit more for overseas readers (Paypal). It’s cheaper than ten bensons. One for the shelf.

Faith Summer 09
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Book: Caught By The River

August 11, 2009

Been reading this recently and it’s suiting my lazy summer mood. Caught By The River (A Collection Of Words On Water) is the first book from fishing and culture website – Caught By The River – a view of the world as seen from the bankside. Contributors include (the always good) Bill Drummond, Irvine Welsh, Edwyn Collins, Laura Barton, Jon Savage, Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and a whole bunch more.

There are also some pretty trippy Caught By The River podcasts to accompany the book with Bill Drummond and a few others reading from the book accompanied by sound from Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire who also happens to be the BBC’s biggest nature sound recordist. We asked the guys for their ideal track to accompany the book which sits at the bottom of this post.

The book is the ideal companion to a day doing nothing – dive in, the water’s lovely.

Caught By The River

Relatively Clean Rivers: Hello Sunshine
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