Nationally beloved club brand BuggedOut! may have been present on the scene for nearly twenty-five years now, but it’s most recent history has had much to do with it’s booker, resident DJ and all-round jack of all trades, Lemmy Ashton. From their sorely missed January weekender, to a string of all-night club events, Ashton has been key to keeping things future-thinking yet always fun.
It’s this same ethos that informs his solo productions, released through his TNC (Take No Credit) imprint, and supported by the likes of Artwork and The Black Madonna, as well as his acid-flecked, party-focused DJ sets. A pure transmission of the latter is what we’ve received for Lemmy’s contribution to the Phantasy Mix series, expertly threading together tracks from artists including Virginia, The Golden Filter and Al Zanders, and record shop imprints such as London’s own Phonica and Berlin institution, Oye.
A few words from the supremely affable Ashton below, while you dive into his oscillating, occasionally outlandish record collection.
I wanted to put together a sequence of records that i consider peak time. I tend to play either the earlier or really late parts of nights and my recent purchases usually reflect this, so it felt good to go out record shopping with the explicit motive of finding the records that reflect me, the music i make and how i’d approach the busiest hours in the club. Then it's a case of ripping them all and putting it all together without you noticing the ends.
When can we expect the next edition of TNC?
John Thorp, January 2018.