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Dalston Junction (with Scofugate)

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Dalston Junction - Postcode E8, London Borough of Hackney.
I moved here in 1997.
Well-known for urban deprivation, poor social housing and gangland violence, it has since become 'gentrified' and 'cool'.
Bearded hipsters with fixed-wheel bicycles ('fixies') now rule the streets.
It won't last - fickle fashion fades fast.

The amazing Scott Fugate ('scofugate' on macjams) on drums.
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Uploaded: Jan 09, 2016 - 05:43:37 AM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2016 - 05:44:28 AM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 10:39:51 AM
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KCsGROOVE said 1352 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
It's been far too long since you posted your last song
cool piece, guys
enjoyed it
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DWL said 1351 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
I wasn't expecting that!
I'm not sure I've heard an instrumental from you before.

Very nicely done Julian, I am most impressed!

Lovely playing and not a beard in sight ;-)



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Philip18 said 1351 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Dalston Junction
This does have a cool feel - I can see those bearded hipsters sitting in a coffee lounge with this on in the background. Scott's snappy drums keep things together and the variety of instruments you introduce keep things interesting. Nice work, Julian!
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racerat said 1351 days ago (January 9th, 2016)
Yeah Daddy. This oozes with London cool. A Ultra-Lounge sensibility that I just can't get enough of. A fast Download from Racerat that's for damn sure. Fickle fashion doesn't last - it is quickly replaced by yet another trend - viral movement or anthropological hiccup to keep us all amused.
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lengold said 1349 days ago (January 12th, 2016)
Heard this before...
Feel privileged.
Really cool man! Scott;s drums certainly work well too.

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awigze said 1347 days ago (January 13th, 2016)
cool groove
Always good to have Scott onboard a project. Good to hear you are still making tunes. Like the work you did - especially on the EQ.
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woofer3 said 1346 days ago (January 15th, 2016)
Dalston Junction
Jazz!!! interesting rhythm, for a second I thought it was something like 5/4. Creates a perfect setting for the subject. Just a hint of melancholy throughout. Now I know what fixies are as well. Very enjoyable record, ta muchly.
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lyzak said 1345 days ago (January 15th, 2016)
A Moving Tune, Gentlemen!
What a listening jewel! Confident, smooth and directed, transporting this listener to delighting unheard places. The horn....transitions... percussion... all of it. Just: Wow! Thank you for dl.
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PeterB7858 said 1342 days ago (January 18th, 2016)
Dalston Junction (with Scofugate)
Sorry I'm late, Julian. Been on sabbatical. And travelling round the colonies. Just back from Norfolk Island (home of Mutiny On The Bounty Pitcairn Islanders since 1856). Probably some Hackney lads ended up there as well at the convict settlements :-) Anyway, a cool jazz instrumental is a good welcome home. A touch wistful. Just a hint of tongue in cheek? A quinoa macchiato, anyone? Scott's additions work a treat. Thanks. Take care.
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Charday said 1342 days ago (January 18th, 2016)
well done gentlemen! Jd.
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paul f. page said 1337 days ago (January 23rd, 2016)
Got the flavor...
...of the space / place. Hip and mellow and cool. Who knows? Maybe it WILL last. At least for now it has a really cool theme song to describe it. Lots of really wonderful things going on here: great solo clarinet, the little bells jangling, superlative drumming, and a vibe that screams "immediacy" and "authenticity." Really cool track, Julian..
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grah3am said 1292 days ago (March 8th, 2016)
Tres cool
Also sparkly and jazzy.
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egobandit said 1292 days ago (March 8th, 2016)
the bass
drags you in, then the different instruments on top Scott fills it out nice very much enjoyed!
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Hickling_Stan said 1280 days ago (March 21st, 2016)
Living 35 mins from Kings Cross these days I am in London a lot more than back in the old Midlands days....cool hipsters and cool hamsters everywhere!!! This has a tone of slightly resigned melancholy to me as one who has seen his home area invaded not for the first time but kind of knows that eventually all the new comers will eventually get absorbed into the diaspora like everyone else. can I really hear all that in a tune?!!!
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donalraft said 486 days ago (May 24th, 2018)
very good on all fronts, melody production, playing and a snappy length
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