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Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on October 2, 2006

“When I did that album I had a life-changing experience. During this time I was talking to God and- this is a true story- I decided to turn away from my wicked ways.” (Mixmag)

Born again electro-tech star Green Velvet explains why he’s called his new album Walk In Love.


“Join the Musicians’’ Union straightaway. It costs £200 a year but they give you free legal advice, including checking contracts with you. Always make contracts, even when working with friends. It stops any problems or misunderstandings later.” (One Week To Live)

Tom Neville offers up his key piece of music making advice.


“I never once made a musical decision based on the amount of revenue that an artist could bring into the business. And perhaps that’s partly responsible for the position I am in today.” (

London character Trevor Jackson explains he’s shut down his label Output Records because of ‘financial issues and conflicts with artists’.


“Quite a few men who travel to Thailand have 15 to 20 partners. They should always practise safe sex. People think HIV is curable. It is not.” (News Of The World)

British STD doctor Sedki Gayed urges sex tourists to be careful after a 75 year old man returned from Thailand infected with gonorrhaea.


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Skrufff Top 5:

1: Mekon featuring Roxanne Shante: Yes Yes Y’All (Duke Dumont Remix)  (Wall Of Sound)

London underground stalwart John Gosling (aka Mekon) delivers a heavy metal/ hip-hop hybrid that’s scarily hard and seriously funky. While the 4 minute single version is (unusually) the hardest, Duke Dumont takes it down a notch, to deliver a monster club powerhouse smash that stamps on the likes of Justice and their ilk. Take no prisoners. . .

2: Ame: Rej (Pastaboys Club Mix) (Defected)

With Ame’s stripped down hauntingly melodic original being many DJs choice for tune of 2005 (including Pete Tong) Defected’s remixes have more than a lot to live up to, though the Pastaboys have managed it, by keeping the original’s integrity about adding just a little oomph. Maximal, minimal music of the highest quality. 

3: Moby- Go (Trentemoller mix):


Appearing as an extra track on Moby’s (sadly dreadful) collaboration with Debbie Harry New York New York, Anders Trentemoller’s remix of Moby’s Twin Peaks’ sampling debut Go is anything but throwaway. Spooky.

4: MSTRKRFT: I’m Going To Work On You

(Last Gang Records)

Suddenly ubiquitous remixers MSTRKRFT do it themselves, in slamming, electro-tech style. We like it a lot.

5: Sessions: Green Velvet Vs Cajmere (Ministry Of Sound) (Album Of The Week)

He might have found God but split personality type Cajmere aka Green Velvet still knows how to rock a dance floor. Top quality tech-house from one of dance culture’s true (few) originals. (To hear these tunes, tune into the Skrufff Show on Ministry Of Sound Radio, every Sunday from 20.00- 22.00 GMT +1)


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