Deconstructed Live: Caribou/Manitoba DJ Set (part 1)

Dan Snaith (aka Caribou/Manitoba) arrived at Deconstructed Live following a reconnoiter from The Leaf Label boss Tony Morley, who hit our turntables a month or so before. Dan’s debut album – Start Breaking My Heart – had just dropped on Leaf  and underlined his status amongst the chattering electronic classes – 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. I loved the record so much, I had the privilege of writing Dan’s biography for All Music.

Anyway, Tony reported back positively and sent Dan west. Caribou played ’em like he made ’em, with a mix of obscure psych rock and jeep beats – one of my favourite sets from the 100 or so dates. The night passed without incident, though a couple of people seemed a little out of place in the bar. Towards the end of the evening,  having built up some dutch courage, they finally walked up to the DJ booth and popped the question – turns out they’d travelled 100 miles or so to see Dan play, solely because  they shared his surname – Snaith. Sweet.

Next day, we hit the beach for some Cornish sunshine before dropping him back at the train.

Caribou/Manitoba Dj Set @ Www.Deconstructed.Co.Uk by Deconstructed on Mixcloud

About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK, the subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film degree, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. He executive produced Wilderness (Director: Justin John Doherty, 2017) which won 13 awards at international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest, and Mr Whippy (Director: Rachna Suri, 2019). In 2018 he co-produced with Neil Fox the short HP Lovecraft adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), which began its festival journey in 2019. More recently, Kingsley recently completed the score as composer on a film project - Hard, Cracked the Wind - with director Mark Jenkin and production company Early Day Films. The film completed principal photography in Autumn 2018, and is currently in post production. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc