Letter #144 🛸

Dancing in outer space ...

Hello, hi, how r u?

I hope you’ve had a great week! A week later and I’m still basking in the love I felt at our first party last week. But before I start rambling on about that, I have a question…

Did you get this email ok? Does it look any better or worse? I suppose by virtue of reading this question, you got it, but I want to know about any problems or issues you might have with it. You see, I’ve made a very boring but very important change this week. I’ve said bon voyage to Mailchimp, which was both increasingly ineffective, and increasingly expensive. Not a brilliant combination. So I’ve moved us to substack, please let me know if you find any issues.

Now, on to the good stuff. The music this week: as I said, the party was sublime, so good to see some of you, and heartmeltingly wonderful to have a dance together. This week’s mixtape is thirty songs from the party last week, so those that came can relive it, and those that didn’t can catch an aural glimpse. It goes from soothing ambient, through soul, boogie, disco, house, techno, and then back to Earth again with a little soother at the end. After 18 months away from the dance floor, it took me into outer orbit last week. Huge thank you to all that came.

Oh, and the next party is already in the planning phase, so watch this space.

There’s also a slightly bumper TL:DR Section below too, and some gold to be had at that.

Notes to return soon. Watch this space.

See you on the dancefloor,
Jed x

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TL;DR Section 🌪

Stuff to hear

Stuff to read

Stuff to watch

  • The Birth of Punjabi Garage is mandatory viewing (and then watch Yung Singh’s Boiler Room set again)

  • Little Simz’ excellent I Love You, I Hate You has inspired a new film that’s must watch

  • 1971, the new documentary series on the cultural explosion of 1971. It’s on AppleTV (yes I’m watching everything I can on it before bumping my sub)

  • Northern Soul. It’s a few years old now, and I initially snubbed it as it’s a fictitious account, but I gave it a watch last weekend and it’s brilliant

Stuff to do

Old notes home 📚

…on culture

…on music

…on mental health

The tracklist 🎶

  1. Green-House - Find Home

  2. Maria Rita Stumpf - Cantico Brasileiro No. 3 (Selvagem remix)

  3. Fuga Ronto - L’uomo Invisible

  4. The Cure - Lullaby (extended mix)

  5. Each Other - Burn It Down

  6. Danalogue - The March That Is Unstoppable

  7. Smith & Mudd - The Distance

  8. Bright & Findlay - Slow Dance (Jazz mix)

  9. Garfield Fleming - Don’t Send Me Away

  10. Donnell Pitman - Love Explosion

  11. D.C. LaRue - Cathedrals (Jamie 3:26 extended ballroom version)

  12. Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Soulwax remix)

  13. STR4TA - After The Rain (Dave Lee alternative II mix)

  14. Harvey Sutherland - Bravado

  15. Soldiers of Twilight - Believe

  16. Moloko - Sing It Back (Herbert’s tasteful dub)

  17. Shaun Escoffery - Space Rider

  18. Atmosphere - Outer Space

  19. Pharoah Sanders - You’ve Got To Have Freedom

  20. Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane

  21. Lone - Airglow Fires

  22. Todd Edwards - Saved My Life

  23. Four Tet - Locked

  24. Hector Plimmer - Joyfulness (Elkka remix)

  25. Moses Boyd & SW2 - Bridge The Gap (El-B remix)

  26. Bobby Womack - Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore remix)

  27. Pangaea - Bone Sucka

  28. Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag

  29. Fixate - Ripgroove

  30. Daniel Avery - Lone Swordsman

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