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DJ Food – Solid Steel/Search Engine interview

Posted in art, books, free download, music, podcast, radio with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by Nabil

just ahead of the release of his new album, The Search Engine, DJ Food (a solo Strictly Kev this time round) has been interviewed for Solid Steel Radio to give some insights into the making of his album (which you can hear in the background), the collaborators involved (The The’s Matt Johnson, J.G. ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell, 2econd Class Citizen, DK and Natural Self) and the artwork created by Henry Flint and Strictly Kev himself. he also discusses his own work as a designer (possibly his most famous piece being the iconic Ninja Tune logo) and you can hear a few of the tracks that have influenced him over the years which range from Adam & the Ants to Boards of Canada

also, the limited CD album itself (i received mine this morning having ordered early but it’ll be generally available from Monday) is a truly beautifully packaged item. a gorgeous, full colour, 48 page comic sized booklet packed with artwork, photos and more to hold the disc itself and inside that you’ll find an extra tack housed on a truly scrumptious flexi disc (you may well need to be over 40 to know what one of those is). the loveliest piece of plastic i’ve seen in a long time, a clear 7″ single with a high shine silver ‘label’ on the front side that is gold on the reverse. and you can buy that right here

also, check out this exhibition in London if you can

DJ Food – The Search Engine: limited book/CD & flexi disc

Posted in art, books, music, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2011 by Nabil

regular readers of this blog will realise i’m quite the fan of DJ Food, so the news of a new and long awaited album in January, The Search Engine,  has been very welcome. what’s more, Food (currently a lone act of Strictly Kev, though with collaborators in tow), has put together a lovely little package of the CD version that comes with a comic-size 48 page booklet and a 7″ flexi disc of a bonus track. it’s available to pre-order at a bargain early bird price for a limited time from here

the booklet features artwork by 2000AD artist Henry Flint, Openmind, photography by Will Cooper-Mitchell, lyrics and more. the flexi disc will only be available with this package

there will also be a regular 12 track version on CD with gatefold card cover and 20 page booklet, downloadable versions in mp3 and WAV formats with pdf booklet, and an expanded and extended 17 track release in 24 bit WAV that also comes with the pdf booklet

the track below is Prey feat. J.G. Thirlwell (aka Foetus, Clint Ruin etc) and is taken from DJ Food’s latest EP Magpies, Maps & Moons as well as the forthcoming album

DJ Food – Magpie Reader (free download)

Posted in dj mix, free download, music, podcast with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by Nabil

on November 7th, DJ Food (aka Strictly Kev) will release the third EP, Magpies, Maps & Moons, in a trilogy of EPs that are leading towards a new Food album, The Search Engine, which is set for a January release. this mix, titled Magpie Reader (first aired on the Solid Steel Radio Show on the 28th October), is full of tracks from the EP, collaborations (notably one with JG ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell), influences, remixes and re-edits plus exclusives from Pepe Deluxé and 2econd Class Citizen. it’s “a sonic guide to where his head is at and paves the way for his album


DJ Food – Magpies, Maps & Moons (promo)

Posted in art, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by Nabil

where the hell can i get a copy!?!?!? according to Strictly Kev, “Not for general sale but I bet there will be a few out there as journalists hear it, go ‘WTF?’ and sell them to their local record store. The 12″ should be at the label later this week, full photos when I get it. This is the final of 3 EPs and is released on 12″ and download on Nov 7th. ‘The Search Engine’ album will be out Jan 16th, 2012 and features versions of 12 tracks taken from the EPs, plus some exclusive bits.”

here’s the finished and quite beautiful art work for The Search Engine album. inks by Henry Flint, colours and other stuff by Strictly Kev. the photo below that was taken by Will Cooper-Mitchell and  is of Strictly Kev dresses as a cosmonaut

now, as for something to listen to, here’s A Weird World Reader by DJ Food, which is, “A trip through the DJ Food EP ‘One Man’s Weird Is Another Man’s World’ featuring tracks, samples and influences that make it what it is“. it features, amongsts others, The Black Keys, The Broken Keys, Mr Chop, Grace Jones, Paul Weller, The The and Ken Nordine

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