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

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