Deconstructed Live: Nick Luscombe (Xfm, Flo Motion) DJ Set

Nick Luscombe had worked in radio for almost ten years, as a sound engineer and as a radio producer and presenter, making documentaries about international club and pop music, before joining XFm with his influential Flo Motion show. In 2000 he put together a compilation CD of new Japanese club music, which was picked up for Japanese distribution, and which also saw him invited to DJ in Kyoto, Japan. He played alongside one of his favourite DJ/producers, Yukihiro Fukutomi, and also with the Chillscape record label in a club called the Loft in Tokyo.

With commercial radio dutifully fulfilling the endless thirst of the masses for nostalgia and pop pap, it was been left to a handful of selectors to represent the cutting edge. While Peterson held the fort at Radio One and Ross Allen maintained a show on London Live, Nick Luscombe served as championed all things left of centre via his Sunday evening slot on XFM. Loving his show, I invited him to play Deconstructed Live #27, his set is one of very few where I’ve had trouble identifying the records – obscurities, preview copies and promos a plenty. If you clock something I’ve not spotted, drop a comment.

About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. Head of Film & Television at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK, the subject area consists of 25 staff working with 500 undergraduates, 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 literary adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), premiering in Portland, Orgeon and winning the HP Lovecraft award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. 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 premiered at Encounters Film Festival in September 2019, and has since played festivals across the world including New York Film Festival. 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