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Dave Cridge (Up, Bustle & Out) DJ Set,

Dave Cridge (Up, Bustle & Out) DJ Set,

Playing tracks by

Kenny Dope, Dope on Plastic, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh, Roots Manuva, Jay Z and more.

Audio is a little scratchy to start the first half of this set, but settles down a minute or so in – be patient. Having directed funds into Cuba’s legendary Radio Rebelde for some time, Bristol-based sound bandits Up, Bustle & Out found themselves invited to Havana to record with an intergenerational squad of descarga players assembled by ex-Orquesta Aragon flautist Richard Eges. Dave Cridge came down to play Deconstructed Live a couple of times in 2002 and at a beach side venue in 2004, impressing us with both his chirpy manner and his chirp scratch – one of the most technically skillful DJ’s we had the pleasure of hosting. Along with some fantastic funk rarities (to this day we’re unable to provide a tracklist for half of his set of funk and rare groove) and his turntable skills, he arrived with a choice crew, bringing members of Portishead with him on this first session for support.


Peter Carr

Proper job.