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PLAYLIST: LoneLady & Stephen Mallinder
Christian Eede , January 16th, 2018 14:08

Ahead of our second 10th birthday celebration at The Lexington tomorrow (January 17), LoneLady and Wrangler's Stephen Mallinder share a playlist featuring some personal favourites for your listening pleasure

tQ's 10th birthday celebrations continue full steam ahead tomorrow night at London's Lexington as Wrangler, made up of Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder alongside Benge and Phil Winter, play live featuring guest turns from LoneLady and Serafina Steer, while Lone Taxidermist will play live in support.

Ahead of that, Mallinder and LoneLady have kindly put together a playlist of personal favourites for you to check out just below. If you want to join us for the gig tomorrow night, you can do so by grabbing a ticket here.

Find out more about tQ's 10th birthday celebrations taking place this month at the Lexington by heading here.

Whirlpool Productions - 'From Disco to Disco' (Adam Port Remix)

Stephen Mallinder: I really like the original, cheeky disco, but chose the Adam Port remix. It seems to find the beatbox heart of the track. And Adam Port is prolific and I do like a lot of his mixes so giving him the nod.

Funkadelic - 'Music 4 My Mother' (Underground Resistance Mix)

Stephen Mallinder: What a mad and clever marriage of Funkadelic and Detroit icons for this remix album. Some great reworks – Claude Young's 'You and Your Folks' is very tidy – but had to go for the heavy hitters, UR's remix. A Wrangler favourite. Fat.

Africaine 808 - 'Rhythm Is All You Can Dance'

Stephen Mallinder: I love the album Basar, although musically very broad it has the spirit of all the Native Tongues period: uplifting, slightly disrespectful and underpinned by strong rhythms. Please make more music.

Rhythm & Sound - 'Poor People Must Work' (Carl Craig Remix)

Stephen Mallinder: I love Rhythm & Sound, and Carl Craig is always up to something, so this collaboration was an irresistible collision of dub feel and technology. The sentiment of the song is something we can all relate to.

Pye Corner Audio - 'Machine Games Are Obsolete'

Stephen Mallinder: I could have chosen a number of Pye Corner tracks. I love the feel and texture of the sound, so simple and emotive. Feels kind of uncomfortable, but optimistic at the same time. I love the title of this one, that's probably why I chose it.

Pink Industry - 'What I Wouldn't Give'

LoneLady: Taken from a compilation album titled New Naked Technology, this is an album I've grown to love. A two-piece from Liverpool, active during the late '70s and early '80s, not much seems to be known about them, which I hope comes to change. They've got quite a unique sound, created with a minimal, mainly electronic setup, punctuated with odd samples and occasional bass and guitar; deeply atmospheric, mournful, seductive, grainy.

Richard H. Kirk - 'Black Honeymoon'

LoneLady: A scratchy, danceable-on-speed track from his 1983 solo album Time High Fiction. I love it when RHK plays guitar - the non-guitarist-playing guitar approach. Full of decimated, questing, haunted sounds this album is one of my favourites from RHK's impossibly large oeuvre.

Modern Art - 'Alternate Universe'

LoneLady: Heard this on a great compilation album called Cold Waves Of Colour (1981-85) which is full of twitchy, murky lo-fi gems.

Cybotron - 'Clear'

LoneLady: Classic early Detroit electro/techno from, of course, Juan Atkins. It's embryonic Detroit techno as it was finding its unique sound. I'm a big fan of their the punchy, krunchy, funky analogue synth and drum machine sound and dystopian cityscapes.

Morgan Geist - 'Lullaby'

LoneLady: New Jersey producer/DJ Morgan Geist who I've recently been getting into. His sound and that of Metro Area, of which he is half, utilises the warm textures of analogue synths and drum machines to capture the feel of minimal disco.

Wrangler and LoneLady play live at tQ's fundraiser event at The Lexington tomorrow (January 17)