Deconstructed Live: Rob Da Bank (Radio One, Sunday Best) DJ Set

Rob da Bank/Sunday BestAnother prescient booking for Deconstructed Live, long before Bestival became the summer’s fest du jour, and Rob had joined Radio One. The date also resulted in DC’s first DJ exchange program, where we trekked up to that London to play Sunday Best at Battersea’s legendary Tearooms Des Artistes a month or so later.

Launched in 1995, Sunday Best was subsequently  hailed as the “the finest chill out club in the capital” by everyone from The Face to Pete Tong. A pioneer of what later became known as bar culture, the emphasis was less about dancing than a relaxed accompaniment to board games, chitchat and sleepy weekend pints (very much in the spirit of DC’s West coast feeling).  The inevitable label further championed this eased listening, pioneering material from the likes of Rob’s Lazyboy project, in addition to Groove Armada and Bent.

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