Deconstructed Live: Lee Jones (Hefner/My My/Inertia) DJ Set

Lee Jones released his stunning debut album under the Hefner pseudonym on Inertia Records in 2000, humanising his already characteristic blend of film noir atmospherics and precision guided beats with the pensive lyrics of singer Josee Hurlock. The rich arrangements of ‘Level Green’ and title track ‘Residue’ were as familiar as they were breathtaking, and as good an introduction as any to one of the UK’s finest independent labels.

Will Nott from the Inertia label had recced DC before sending his artists down, Will having graced Deconstructed #3 earlier in 2001. I’d interviewed Lee, and brother Russ Jones (aka Victor Malloy) a few times on the back of early singles and later (brilliant) albums, with Lee having graced the downbeat room of an earlier club in 1999, before playing DC. Russ later became a Deconstructed regular, returning four times over the next few years, often with Phil Marten in tow.  This exclusive set from Lee, recorded at DC LIve #15 in October 2001, is typically eclectic and effortlessly stylish; soulful house, a smattering of hip hop and a touch of jazz and latin. Now recording as My My, Lee regulary rips apart the clubs of his home city of Berlin.

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