Deconstructed Live: Hidden Agenda (Metalheadz/Zest/Creative Source) DJ Set

I’d interviewed Hidden Agenda’s Jason Goodings for a large feature in Breakin’ Point magazine on a phenomena where drum & bass artists were switching to other genre, before inviting him down to Deconstructed Live, to play session #31 Jason, together with his brother Mark, had emerged in 1994 with a rare groove influenced take on drum & bass which first surfaced on Goldie’s Metalheadz.

Their sound quickly diversified into other styles however, with their album for Switzerland’s Straight Ahead using rippling percussion to shift from late night house to slippery instrumental hip-hop, reflecting the eclecticism of their own superb Zest and the Dispatch label, where intricately constructed deep grooves play host to a bassline with plenty of punch for the floor but enough details for the casual listener. Jason  took the long journey down from Newcastle laden down with slippery funk and soul.

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