Lost Idol - support: Chriz The Wiz
hot mud music
Lost Idol is the musical alias of James Dean; producer, DJ and broadcaster.James‘ debut Lost Idol release appeared in 2002 on the highly respected Pork Recordings label (home to Fila Brazillia and Baby Mammoth). James then went on to establish the Cookshop imprint, releasing two critically acclaimed Lost Idol albums ‚Brave The Elements‘ and ‚Utters From A Cluttered Mind‘. Both records showcased a highly idiosyncratic sound spanning electronica, ambient, psychedelia, instrumental hip hop and beyond, drawing critical acclaim across the board. In a live capacity, James utilizes vintage synths, effects and vocal looping to further enhance and expand his sound, and has found himself sharing the stage with Caribou, Fujiya & Miyagi, Pantha Du Prince and Dextro. An able remixer in his own right too James has appeared on releases from the likes of Pepe Deluxe, Flevans, Dr Rubberfunk, Ikon, Found and Zoon van Snook.
As an avid vinyl collector, naturally James has been DJ’ing for many years. From running his hugely successful Hot Mud club nights in London in the late ’90s through to more recently playing at festivals such as The Big Chill and even flying out to New York to spin at the legendary Turntables On The Hudson party, James has always been known for his hugely varied taste and impeccable mixing skills. Aside from his party-rocking sets James also programmes and presents the Morning Glory radio show, which explores the many forms and facets of contemporary electronic-based music. From ambient tones and drones through to electronica, deep melodic techno to leftfield beats and beyond, Morning Glory explores all terrain – known and unknown, classic and unclassified.
Currently James is working on his third as yet untitled Lost Idol album, due for release later this year.