Interviews, comment and Dummy guides
Everywhere else #2 Dummy’s guide to the internet. In this edition, LCD Soundsystem and Bat For Lashes interviews, Ariel Pink streams, Vybz Cartel videos, Juke and Cold Wave mixes.
Other people's bookshelves: Emmett from Chrome Hoof Reading material from Emmett Evelin, keyboardist with Chrome Hoof, Disco/Doom metal band launching career best record ‘Crush Depth’, on Southern, this Friday.
No Age interview: "It's just a gun." Exceptional punk band behind world-changing records ‘Nouns’ and ‘Weirdo Rippers’ interviewed between albums. Featuring a FREE MP3!
The Dummy Guide to The Fall A step-by-step plan for full comprehension of Mark E Smith’s ascetic, acerbic – and ace – post punk band, the Fall, which takes in ‘Live At The Witch Trials’, beating each other up, live, and the band’s importance to ideas like ‘life’ and ‘repetition.’
Other people's bookshelves: Duncan from Mock n Toof One half of the DFA alumni with debut record (called ‘Tuning Echoes’) out on Monday lets you scan his book collection.
Cocorosie interview: “Get ready, your part's coming up in three seconds.” Weird Parisian folk-dance mainstays who released their fourth album ‘Grey Oceans’ two weeks ago, interviewed with special attention paid to their childhood and nature.
Tensnake interview: "Pop music is the ultimate and I am not afraid to say that!" David McFarlane talks to the Hamburger, label head and DJ that made ‘Coma Cat’, probably the most important – and certainly the most fun – House track of the last year or so.
Lazyitis #1: Active Child Electronic soul soon-to-be-megastar from Los Angeles, with ‘Curtis Lane’ EP to be released on Merok and with record already out on on Transparent, tells you the reader about the TV he likes to watch when he’s not tasking.
Everywhere else #1 The first in a regular series of collections of excellent articles, blogposts, videos, songs and so on and so forth, about interesting music, and from around the world and found on the internet. Including MIA, Optimo, Ariel Pink, Chapterhouse and immigrant tape shops in Baltimore.
Holy Fuck's favourite noises. Graeme and Brian from amazing band, with second album Latin coming out on XL, tell us their favourite noises, which include drones, ‘The Message’, engraving machines and Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow’. Plus, a free MP3 to download!
The Census: "Have you ever ridden a horse?" Fantastic men and women who are involved with music festival Land Of Kings in London’s Dalston answer our equine question (and recommend some music).
A Gallery Of Jayne Helliwell's Work A reprint of an earlier gallery feature on one of the greatest visual designers – and friends – of her generation.
Hudson Mohawke's favourite video game soundtracks Hudson, phenomenon, is playing Dummy’s first birthday party in a week so here is his favourite music from computer games.
Ikonika interview: "It just comes out like that." Really nice London producer behind Please, releasing Contact, Love, Want, Have album on Hyperdub, makes music from memory, Megadrive games, her subconscious, manages to actually sound like nothing else around.
The Dummy Guide To The ICA A short history of the radical music institution hiding under the Mall in London’s West End. Taking in COUM, broken pianos, Billy Childish, the Hacienda and a good story about Salvador Dali in a diving suit.
Fair Ohs Interview: "Our props are shorts." Beyond excellent Paul Simon-but-punk band with Toughlove record out interviewed over Belgian beer.
Caribou interview: "I always feel like I am fumbling around." Astounding producer on creating lots of stuff, especially his new album ‘Swim’ out in April.
Kingdom interview: "Out into the woods and into the mountains." Mindbending Brooklyn bass producer (with debut single, Mind Reader, out this week) who creates black masses out of occult symbols, ringtones, GIFs, Diva House.
Other people's bookshelves: Angus Andrew from Liars. In the first of a new series, Angus, singer in a superb rock band who are about to release their fifth album ‘Sisterworld’, writes about the books he is reading and has already read.
Perfume Genius interview: "Something cracked." An email conversation with the Seattle artist releasing his debut single on Transparent on March 1st.
Michael Mayer interview: "I'm going to defend it until my last drop of blood." Leighton from Keytars and Violins emails the Kompakt co-owner with regards to the new Pop Ambient CD and plans for 2010.
The Dummy Guide To The Knife 11 or so points about Olof and Karin’s superlative band, who are releasing their Darwin opera, ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’, very soon.
Ewan Pearson interview: “A rather horrid thing to say to an enthusiastic 16-year-old.” Heroic producer on his new CD for Kompakt, ‘We Are Proud Of Our Choices’, and other things.
Floating Points interview: “The majority of people probably do not care what micro-RNAs are.” Terrific garage producer grants rare audience.
The Dummy Guide To Cold Wave Dan Nixon on adventurous minimal synth music from the early 1980s, which is actually an incredibly interesting and weird story.
The Knife interview: “Yes!” Olof Dreijer talks about ‘Tomorrow In A Year,’ the new Knife opera about Charles Darwin.
Fever Ray is the best. David Mcfarlane on why Karin Dreijer Andersson is Dummy’s favourite artist of 2009.
Beach House interview: "Uh oh, trouble..." Dream-pop megastars behind ‘Teen Dreams.’
The Dummy Guide To Warp Records Know a great deal about the most important British electronic music label ever in 20 simple steps.
A Grave With No Name: "Sounding frostier, more elegant." One of the best acts of the year, interviewed in full.
Lucky Dragons: "Everything is easy and everything is possible.” LA tribal art band wants you to join in.
Friendly Fires: “As instant as possible.” Interview with favourite dance pop band ahead of Coronet party.
Joe Goddard: "You have to pick sweets out of a tray of flour with your teeth." Hot Chip chap likes Harvest Festival, harvest festivals and British techno.
7 influences on the music of Everything Everything. Hot band Dummy is hosting tonight write about what made them sing.
Yeasayer: "I've killed more mice than there are tracks on the album." Understandably famous band on ‘Odd Blood’, seafood and death, among other things.
Darkstar: "We work better when it's black and pretty active." In the future, everything will sound like them.
'A Mountain Of One's favourite examples of psychedelia. Band select 7 things that inspired their headbending and beautiful music.