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Does anyone rate him as DJ? Toying with seeing him next weekend - what sort of stuff does he play etc?
Rate him?! Where have you been!? Haven't seen him play for many a year but a wide and varied selection he will play and won't disappoint. You could also do worse than checking out the two Sabres Of Paradise albums on Warp and also Tiny Reminders by Two Lone Swordsmen. And Screamadelica, and also.....oh, just go find out for yourself and enjoy.
What he plays could be techno, could be rockabilly, or could be both, depending on the night/venue/billing.
He's been around for so long and had such a varied musical career that he's amassed and incredible record collection so what he plays entirely depends on the situation etc. I saw him at Horsemeat Disco a few weeks ago and predictably he played alot of Disco and some house. This was the only record I recognised:
You should check out his Blood Sugar mixes:
these "slow" nights...i think it's him anyway, where he doesn't play anything above 110bpm. Bloody beautiful.
go just to be in the room with him
if he's bringing a choice slice of his record collection how could you possibly say no?
And a bit of an oddball as well. He's currently dressing like a victorian gentleman complete with handlebar moustache and riding crop like a sort of techno sherlock holmes!
Decision made definitely going on all that praise. I was aware of his producing output, Screamadelica, Tarot Sport, think I have a few remixes of his an all, just never seem him as a DJ.
The night is at a venue called the Cellar (used to be known as the Soul Cellar) and does predominately play soul jazz music. The promoters are Nocturnal....so could be more along the soul lines. Which to be honest isn't my cup of tea....but maybe he will mash it up by playing some techno...I'll just have to go along and find out.
he played a great selection of rockabilly tunes when i saw him a few years back. He had EVERYONE boogieing, it was an incredible night :)
And since we're recommending albums I suggest you get his solo effort “A Pox on the Pioneers”.
Yes, he's very good indeed. What you might call a 'legend'. I used to go to his Sabresonic nights way back when. Awesome experiences. Since then, like said above, you can catch him playing anything from rockabilly, techno, disco, the list goes on.
His new lower tempo thing is 'A Love From Outer Space' with Sean Johnston. He's playing at the Green Man Festival on the Sunday night under the same banner (I think). http://www.mixcloud.com/TheRansomNote/andrew-weatherall-a-love-from-outer-space-electric-elephant-mix-rn-exclusive/
Lord Sabre. What a guy. Dead likable and friendly too.
around the time of his Pox album.