At the end of every month we will be catching up with The Magic Mod (Ben Tayor) to see what he has been up to and for a monthly roundup.
It’s been a month since we spoke, can you tell us what is new in the world of The Magic Mod?
I have been working on lots of dj sets, I have got a fair few gigs coming up around the UK. The bookings are coming in thick and fast so I need to up my game in terms of magic, i’m still looking cool as fuck though, standard.
What have you found yourself listening to in January?
I have been playing The Specials new album ‘Encore’ and I Must say it’s absolute class, I love it, it’s not Gona be everyone’s cup of tea but for me it’s the full works.
I have Played Ian Brown‘s new album ‘Ripples’, i’m not Gonna lie, i’m not feeling it at all, I may Give it another go when I’m bored but I show no signs of boredom just yet so it may be a long time before I play that one again.
I love The Specials new album. It’s amazing how they are still as relevant as they ever were and some of the topics are needed to be spoken about but a lot of bands are scared to tread there like with ‘B.L.M’ and ‘The Life and Times (Of A Man Called Depression)’.
I have been getting on with Ian Brown‘s album but It has been getting either a really good review or a really bad one, there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. I think a lot of the tracks will take on a new life when they are played live.
Festivals are coming in quick and fast now, this the best part of winter I guess, letting festival line ups dictate your summer. Which line up has wowed you the most so far?
You know what, in January I went to local gigs, I saw my mate Mike Dobie perform and even joined him on stage, I’ll send you a good picture to use mate.
What track have found yourself mainly listening to in January?
Right, I’ve gone back and started listen to Missing Andy again, bloody amazing ‘Scum’ is such a big tune. I have also been listening to Kid British and ‘Lost in London’ has been ringing around inThe Magic ModHQ. Two amazing bands that I have seen so many times in the past.
Is there a new band you have found over the last month, who you are looking forward to more of in 2019?
I’ve recently been in to Jerry Williams, she has a voice of an angel and I’m glad I found her music, it’s a breath of fresh air. You honestly can’t beat finding new music nothing, there is nothing else like it .
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