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  • Make it last forever…

    Okay it was a phase, but it was one I remem­ber with some warmth and — more — it’s nei­ther a guilty plea­sure nor one that the wash of tacky synths that…

  • Freaked out for another day

    One of my favourite moments on disc in the mid-2000s came on the Kings Of Tech­no trib­ute to Detroit. French meis­ter-DJ / producer/composer Lau­rent Gar­nier had slow­ly built up a wall of…

  • Cross The Tracks / We Better Go Back

    The sum­mer of 1987–1988 was like an eco­nom­ic “phoney war” sim­i­lar to that we just expe­ri­enced, 20 years on, with the 2007–2008 finan­cial cri­sis. In the months fol­low­ing the 1987 share-mar­ket crash,…