Deconstructed Live: Rich Thair (Red Snapper) DJ Set

When we started Deconstructed Live, we tried to get as many West Country musicians in the mix. Luke Vibert, Mark Pritchard, Up, Bustle & Out, Quantic, Metamatics/Norken, Jon Kennedy, Defocus and Tom Middleton all graced our decks, as well as representatives from the formidable Rephlex Records. Indeed, it was DC alumni Jon Tye from Lo Recordings, himself based in Devon, who hooked us up with Warp’s Bristol supergroup Red Snapper.

Although he was recording as Toob back then, Bristol’s Rich Thair perhaps remained best known for his part in Red Snapper, the audio alchemists who created a hybrid of funk instrumentation & skittish electronics which culminated in a set of critically acclaimed longplayers for Warp Records.  His superb DJ set, from DC #42 and recorded in May 2002, consisted dubby breaks, techno and a smattering of Snapper. Recently reformed and currently touring, their new album “Key” is out on V2 now.

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