09.03.2012, Words by Ruth Saxelby

Special Request - Lolita / Alone / Kassem Mosse remix

Pirate radio mining sounds from Paul Woolford's thrilling new project.

In the early 2000s, Paul Woolford was one of the residents of legendary house night Back To Basics in Leeds where I spent my formative clubbing years: a lot of good times and some very hazy memories. Woolford has been producing for donkey’s years, most recently releasing on Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications and Hotflush. This new project, recorded under the name Special Request, finds him taking a sideways step away from his house roots to mine the airwaves of pirate radio for inspiration. The debut release will be a white label featuring two tracks, a dub and a Kassem Mosse remix. You can hear previews of all four in the mini-mix below. Lolita in particular is a thrillingly grainy listen.

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