1. Growing Up
I grew up in a small African village in the ’80s when music wasn’t available at your digital fingertips. So the early days were spent listening to my older brothers’ tapes and watching music shows like Top Of The Pops. That’s where I learned the subtle difference between Judas Priest’s Painkiller and doing the locomotion.
I like artists with an edge to them. Sure I dig Noel Gallagher’s snark as much as the next person, but a good storyteller like Nick Cave and Gareth Liddiard goes far. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Danny Brown and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. Eclectic much?
3. Your DJ Crew
I have a great bunch of DJs who are in tune with the theme of Fools Gold so they nail it every time. They’ll play everything from The Beatles through to New Order to Jake Bugg and I love ’em for that. They’re also very good-looking (ladies, are you paying attention?).
4. The Music You Play
Fools Gold loves classic Britpop. So the golden age where Jarvis mooned Michael Jackson and Gorillaz were a twinkle in Damon’s eye and Menswear were still a thing. Apart from Britpop and Madchester we’ll take you to the ’60s and ’70s too. It’s the best history lesson you could hope for.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
There’s so much good stuff out there if you know where to look. Blogs and forums are always a great source of new music, like the guys from Skydreams who are doing an amazing job of covering great local bands. I can’t stop listening to TV Colours and Yes I’m Leaving.
See Fools Gold for a night of classic Britpop and Indie anthems at Brighton Up Bar Saturday October 19.