Mon 2nd Nov

A new month, a new look, and brand new artist selections to dive into, explore and get lost in. We kick off the refreshed At Home With blog with a takeover from DJ, producer and label owner, Al Wootton.

Arriving on the scene in 2009, Al shot to prominence with a number of genre-bending, vocal-led crossover hits under the alias Deadboy before opening up a new chapter in 2018 with the launch of Trule Records. Now releasing under his own name, the London-based artist continues to shine as one of the leading figures in UK club music with a distinct leftfield blend of bass-rattling dub, garage, and techno.

Al Wootton’s pick of recent and all time favourites include Sattamann, Slimzee, Wiley & Dizzee Rascal, Gaia Tones, African Head Charge, Robert Macfarlane and Hilma Af Klint.

Sattamann - Real Roots Radio

To be honest I don’t get to listen to a lot of mixes these days, but I started listening to real roots radio in the kitchen a lot so I would go with one of Sattamans saturday selections as its always really good quality.

Slimzee, Wiley & Dizzee Rascal – Sidewinder 2002 Mix

Probably the best hour of grime music in existence, all three of them at their peak.

Gaia Tones 003 - Heal / Ra Sun

Really great dub infused subtle organic techno. The whole series is brilliant.

Gaia Tones · #003 Heal / Ra Sun (clips)

African Head Charge - My Life In A Hole In The Ground

All the AHC albums are wicked, but every time I listen to this one and think about how it came out in 1981 it blows my mind, so far ahead of the curve.

Robert Macfarlane - Underland

I read this at the start of the year and I loved it, a kind of psycho-geographical book about everything beneath the surface of the earth and our relationship to underground spaces.

Hilma Af Klint - Beyond The Visible Documentary

I just watched the 'Hilma Af Klint - beyond the visible' documentary. One of the greatest artists the world has ever seen. She was painting abstract paintings in 1906, years before Kandinsky. She painted thousands of paintings trying to paint the spiritual reality of the universe. She should be the most famous artist in the world, but because she is a woman and her paintings are not for sale she has been largely written out of art history.