Deconstructed Live: Up, Bustle & Out (Ninja Tune) DJ Set (DC#25)

Dave Cridge came down to play Deconstructed Live a couple of times in 2002 and at a beach side venue in 2004, impressing us with both his chirpy manner and his chirp scratch – one of the most technically skillful DJ’s we had the pleasure of hosting. Along with some fantastic funk rarities (to this day we’re unable to provide a tracklist for  half of his set of funk and rare groove) and his turntable skills, he arrived with a choice crew, bringing members of Portishead with him on this first session for support. Audio is a little scratchy to start the first half of this set, but settles down a minute or so in – be patient.

Having directed funds into Cuba’s legendary Radio Rebelde for some time, Bristol-based sound bandits Up, Bustle & Out found themselves invited to Havana to record with an intergenerational squad of descarga players assembled by ex-Orquesta Aragon flautist Richard Eges.  The subsequent Master Sessions series, which fused contemporary production with traditional instrumentation, enjoyed favourable reviews across the board.

About Kingsley Marshall

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University. He also works as a journalist, contributing film, music and video game criticism, features and reviews to Clash, Little White Lies, Shook and Big Screen magazines in the UK, Sabotage Times online and Magnetic overseas. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc