Deconstructed Live: Broadway Project (Memphis Industries) DJ Set

Ollie Jacob, the A&R maestro behind Memphis Industries – discoverer of The Go! Team, amongst others – was one of the earliest DJ’s to brave the turntables. I’d supported the label through a magazine column for a while, and had waxed lyrical about the debut album by Dan Berridge across three magazines and a couple of sites – you can read my feature on Dan here. Broadway Project’s Compassion somehow conjured widescreen sense from an already overworked sampler, whose bank of stolen sounds took in everything from modern classical, rock solos and obtuse vocals.

After Ollie’s set went down a storm, I managed to coax Dan out of DJ retirement for an unlikely set of thoughtful beats and wide-eyed orchestration at Deconstructed Live #21 which matched his own material – PJ Harvey next to  the Soulsaver’s Love, next to Ursula Rucker, next to Four Tet – perfect, and the kind of set I’ve only ever heard  at DC. His new album, One Divided Soul, is a cracker.

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