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THE SECRET LIST – LONDON, AVAILABLE NOW

The Secret List – London, a guide book/travelogue to London’s independent record shops, is now available to buy here at £10 including free postage to the UK. 96pp, 190mm x 190mm, high quality printing on heavy paper and in full colour. … Continue reading

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LONDON CALLING – BRILLIANT CORNERS, LONDON AND THE ACE HOTEL, NEW YORK

The Secret List will celebrate London’s record shops and music culture ahead of Record Store Day (15th April, USA; 22nd April, UK) with ‘London Calling’ 5.30pm-midnight 6th April at Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE  and 8pm-midnight, 16th April in the lobby at The … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – LONDON LAUNCH PARTY AND INTERVIEW ON WORLDWIDE FM

The Secret List – London launch party between 5.30pm-12am Thursday 24 November at Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE Running order: 7pm Alan McK 8pm Brother Sanjiv with Ben Verghese 9pm Ben Newton 10pm Brother Sanjiv with Ben Verghese 11pm … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – LOS ANGELES 2016

BACK TO LA; THE REBIRTH OF VINYL Think of a Cole Porter classic and add Terry Hall’s slightly off-key vocals and delicate African pop rhythms. “Summertime, summertime…and the living is easy” sung with an English eccentricity. The Fun Boy Three’s … Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIST – BRIGHTON out now

THE SECRET LIST – BRIGHTON I am pleased to announce the publication of The Secret List – Brighton, the next book in the series on record shops and places that sell records. The book is written by Stephen Ellis – … Continue reading

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WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL, SETE, JULY 2015 – A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Worldwide Festival, Sete, July 2015 – A personal journey There is a set of restaurants beside the quay in Sete, a small fishing village just west of the old Roman city, Montpellier. Each year my friends, led by Dan, and … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – SUPERTONE RECORDS – ALICE IN REGGAE WONDERLAND

SUPERTONE RECORDS 110 ACRE LANE LONDON SW2 5RA OPENING TIMES: MONDAY-SATURDAY 10.30AM-8PM; SUNDAY 12PM-7PM (+44) (0) 207 737 7761 supertonerecords.co.uk info@supertonerecords.co.uk Brixton Royalty Chancing upon a brilliant record shop is a wonderful thing, and one that is slightly off the … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – DUB FLOW MIX PART 1 BY SNOOPY

Paul Nagle aka Snoopy is a walking encyclopaedia on music, reggae being a speciality. Snoopy is an acclaimed journalist and whilst working at Black Echoes magazine in the seventies was instrumental in promoting reggae to a UK audience. Here’s his … Continue reading

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REGGAE SPECIAL – DUB SINGLE PRESSURE VOLUME 1 BY MAD MONGOS

Mad Mike Mongos to give him his full moniker is a musical authority not least for his vast reggae knowledge. Enjoy the first volume in a series of 3 reggae mixes, this one focussing on dub. Dub Single Pressure

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REGGAE SPECIAL – WEEGEE’S DESERT ISLAND REGGAE

DJ WeeGee has been turning London and beyond onto his eclectic tastes for over thirty years. Known for playing soundtracks, jazz, lounge and the weird and wonderful it is reggae though which is one of Weeg’s main loves, creating a … Continue reading

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