Dan Snaith (aka Caribou/Manitoba) arrived at Deconstructed Live following a reconnoiter from The Leaf Label boss Tony Morley hit our turntables a month or so before. His debut album had just dropped and underlined his status amongst the chattering electronic classes as one of the brightest talents to emerge over the course of 2001 – cooking up messed beats, lost grooves and a future jazz mentality in a single frothy disc which stabbed, hooted and crinkled its way through swathes of rich percussion.
Dan played ‘em like he made ‘em, a mix of obscure pysch rock and jeep beats – another one of my favourite sets. The night passed without incident, though a couple of ladies seemed out of place in the bar. Building up courage, they finally walked up to the DJ booth and popped the question – turns out they’d travelled down from Devon to see Dan play, as they shared the rare surname Snaith. Sweet. We hit the beach before dropping Dan back at the train, and have rocked the Caribou album Andorra, and star track Melody Day, every week since then.