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Christmas Mixtape 2014

Here's our Christmas 2014 mixtape, culled from the outer reaches of my record collection.  Some of these songs you'll know, some you may not, some are absolute classics, and some will definitely test your patience.  Enjoy!   Christmas At The South Pole by Southrecordshop on Mixcloud   Tracklist: 1. O' Little Town of Bethlehem - John Fahey 2. Linus & Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio 3. Santa Claus Goes Modern - Yo La Tengo 4. That's What I Want For Christmas - Holly Golightly 5. It's Christmas, Let's Be Glad! - Sufjan Stevens 6. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Booker T & The MG's 7. Merry Christmas, I Love You - James Brown 8. Presents For Christmas -...

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Albums of 2014

When it comes to opinions and tastes, lists are pretty stupid, one mans ceiling is another's floor and all that.  But in music, despite being the opposite of what (I'd hope) most people make music for, lists get churned out on a daily basis ("10 Best Hats Worn By Left Handed People In Bands" etc).  Everybody can get overwhelmed by all the new stuff that's out there, so with unerring uniformity record shops (and magazines, blogs, gobby people etc) will always do an end of year list.  Some would list their best sellers of the year, most however pick the records they genuinely like, think are brilliant and deserving of your time, that's what this list is.   These records aren't "the best",...

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Ultramarine - Live at South

On 3rd November, 2014, Rough Trade will reissue Ultramarine's pioneering 1991 album Every Man And Woman Is A Star.  To coincide we have them playing live on Saturday 15th November at 1.30pm at South (their first ever gig in Essex no less!) “Perhaps the first and best stab at that seeming contradiction-in-terms, pastoral techno... all sun-ripened, meandering lassitude and undulant dub-sway tempos... like acid-house suffused with the folky-jazzy ambience of the Canterbury scene.” - Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash) Ultramarine have toured with Orbital, Bjork, and many others, released acclaimed albums on Rough Trade and Blanco Y Negro and collaborated with Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, David McAlmont, and Lol Coxhill  

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