Deconstructed Live: Nik Weston (Mukatsuku) DJ Set

For Deconstructed Live #52, recorded way back in July 2002, I invited Nik Weston down for a set. I knew Nik through his Mukatsuku PR company, which handled all the hot soul and jazz imports from all over the world. Packages from the company were always an education, and he’s since extended this into a label of his own. Having collected records for over two decades – Nik’s reputation as a  nu-jazz tastemaker and champion of all things Japanese has seen him throw down a selection of hard-to-find audio trinkets worldwide. A compilation for Jazz FM’s Climate imprint broadened his reach, breaking beats over future soul, and gained full marks from the press and support from such luminaries as Bob Jones and Tom Middleton.

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About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. 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. 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 HP Lovecraft adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), which began its festival journey in 2019. 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 completed principal photography in Autumn 2018, and is 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