Tag Archives: Honest Jon’s

Pinch & Shackleton – “Jellybones”

by Rudo |

This collaboration makes sense, both were foundational figures in the dubstep community and had or have hugely influential labels with Tectonic and Skull Disco, respectively.  This is where a lot of their similarities end, though, with Pinch more firmly dedicated to the hub of UK bass music and the half-step drum pattern, and Shackleton isolating [...]

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Shackleton – Deadman & Fireworks

by Juan |

Ever since Sam Shackleton produced an exclusive album for Fabric (55), I have been itching for singles off that release. In the past couple of months, Honest Jon’s, Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s label, has released two massive Shackleton pressings – Deadman and Fireworks. A sampling of these two releases (featured below) exemplifies best the soul-searching [...]

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Classics: Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu

by Juan |

East Africa doesn’t get enough love. As a connoisseur of music coming out of Africa from the 70′s, sometimes I tend to get caught up on the western, Francophone countries – Nigeria, Benin & Togo – and tend to neglect the rest. Mulatu Astake’s music – like a ringing bell – shows why that’s a [...]

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