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 as Manitoba 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 pysch rock and jeep beats – one of my favourite sets from the 100 or so dates. 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 100 miles or so to see Dan play, as they shared the rare 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

Kingsley Marshall is 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, executive producing Wilderness (Doherty, 2017) which won 11 awards at 16 international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest in 2017, and producing Project 18 (Mackfall, 2018), 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