Review: Felix Dickinson – Originals Volume 5
February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
The tracklisting for Felix Dickinson’s instalment of the famed Originals series on Claremont 56 has been such a closely guarded secret we’d suggest even Julian Assange would’ve struggled to get his mitts on them prior to its release. The man known to the discothèque as Foolish Felix is loved in London and beyond for his eclectic DJ sets and impeccable taste, and as such there’s a wide spectrum of under-appreciated, obscure gems here. However the obvious question tumbles involuntarily from our lips: does this stand up to the past Originals compilations from Mark Seven, Sean P, Moonboots and Matthew Burgess & Jolyon Green? Previous volumes have thrown up individual gems such as the utterly brilliant “Got To Fan The Flame” by Gordon’s War (a highlight of Burgess and Green’s selection), while each of Mark Seven’s 12 picks for volume 2 offered a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the ultimate collector.