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Ed Gillett @ehgillett South London

Documentary producer, journalist for The Quietus, Guardian, etc. I make films and write things about politics, music, communities, and culture. He / him.

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Joined Twitter 7/20/10


@VodafoneUK Hi, I DMed you hours ago but haven't even received a reply - I know you're dealing with loads of querie… https://t.co/nLfm2SZzIb @WhereToNowSound Haha no worries, know that feeling all too well. We'll cross paths sooner or later for sure! @WhereToNowSound So, so good. Also lol, I reckon this makes a dozen or so gigs and festivals we've both been at w… https://t.co/rSryfBGRrE @VNachkebia If there was a grander concept behind starting a moshpit at a UK funky gig then I don't really care tbh, lol. @Yayyab @unsound Up there with the very best festivals I've ever been to, full of the same giddy feelings of discov… https://t.co/NQN5kgMlLnMe at hotel forum listening to monotonous joyless 4/4 kickdrums. https://t.co/Cgf4NswZWFMe at hotel forum listening to DJ Python / Scratcha & Lady Lykez / Upsammy / DJ Plead & TSVI / aya / Jay Mitta / sl… https://t.co/8WOKRoHCyRHonestly, raised the entire bar for this type of electronic performance, easily in the top 10 gigs I've ever seen.… https://t.co/jvfo3dpvtM.@hildurness performing the soundtrack to Chernobyl at @unsound today was one of the most perfectly integrated piec… https://t.co/KbVeEvYU0N
10/13
2019
Also, the idea that the musical idioms of 20 years ago have more to offer than the new ones currently being establi… https://t.co/por3nG2AnQI'm sure no-one wants or needs my take on that pitchfork article, but you're getting it anyway sorry. Critiquing th… https://t.co/3URgogzEFTExcellent by @thddnk on the Handke, translation, and the Nobel prize https://t.co/mkNGxDr3cV
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @Sarah_Woolley @ben_bt @LanaDelRey @guardianmusic Love this! Great article, what a rich, fascinating life & career.I found myself wondering who plays the harp on @LanaDelRey's Doin' Time. The woman I spoke to is a Hollywood lege… https://t.co/zs8PX9y1Up
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @tom_usher_ "Nooo don't endorse my professional skills ur so sexy haha"As if renters weren't powerless enough already, the Tories are trying to give even more powers to landlords: I've j… https://t.co/X1KTXvQtBC
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @PhilipSherburne If it's any consolation I missed ccl, who was one of the DJs I was most excited about. Impossible… https://t.co/8Tc5KU9vxu @johncastanetty @chalravens Sounds like absolutely the right approach, sending you vast amounts of love & solidarit… https://t.co/P83QQWbPec @PhilipSherburne Ah man, it was awesome: 135 - 140bpm half-time / double-time dubstep things, loads of weird hollow… https://t.co/KAJ33LCLLqAlso going for an almost incomprehensibly rich 7-course dinner for @scttwlsn's birthday, waddling straight over to… https://t.co/H04s2rcC2sUnsound highlights so far - upsammy, low jack, mat dryhurst illuatrating the corrosion of independent music's core… https://t.co/a8SlEoZP5c @johncastanetty @chalravens I know the term gaslighting gets thrown around too much, but his constant attempts to a… https://t.co/r8J1Ux0Foe @johncastanetty @chalravens Sorry, I've got nothing constructive to add here other than to say that this man is abs… https://t.co/Kl6ualMYqb
10/11
2019
@joemakemusic Yep! :)Has anyone used "Schengen electro" to describe that very particular monochrome pan-European electronic music look?… https://t.co/DhOPJbqZXa
10/10
2019
Ugandan politician/opposition politician Bobi Wine escapes the police in Kampala today. Contributed to this report:… https://t.co/HWWTs3xQRS
Retweeted by Ed Gillettthis is like when Ron Morelli leaked a fake L.I.E.S release and caught Nina Kraviz playing it so started a whole la… https://t.co/tZQYHP0vEo
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10/9
2019
Tyson Fury joining WWE and Rory Stewart signing up for the Simon Hedges Cinematic Universe in the same week feels w… https://t.co/2xg5OmANMS @Bandcloud Buying a flat, getting a dog, releasing music, writing things, becoming an uncle, finding a new career,… https://t.co/3tCd5lPrP4 @JoshAJHall God, where have we got to when "viral marketing for the new series of Black Mirror going well lol" feel… https://t.co/b7JcFTWu5eWelcome to the 2k19 edition of Hell Itself, where you will watch Caitlin Moran recite her favourite Twitter argumen… https://t.co/NDzeXgWj6x
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @alexglenwilson2 DMing you now!Weird request: do I know anyone (who knows anyone) who's really into swashbuckler / pirate movies made in the 50s /… https://t.co/E3FcbCRrWo
10/8
2019
@PhilipSherburne @chalravens Sorry, I realise that's not really a counter-argument to anything you're saying, just… https://t.co/G5OBkVRYxp @PhilipSherburne @chalravens I doubt that anyone at Pitchfork would argue that it was, but the way these lists work… https://t.co/jNoHSFm7jg @PhilipSherburne @chalravens Except arguably the one overarching trend connecting all of dance music's scattered sc… https://t.co/qCIMnh563O @chalravens Like, yes, obviously a mob of cynical nerds sneering at a list is as pointless and predictable as the l… https://t.co/pqO8LT95WG @chalravens Having pre-emptively taken the piss out of it, safe in the knowledge that I actually quite enjoy end-of… https://t.co/AJxqSkwQLi @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta Holy fuck, you were 1 place out on Jimothy Ecks https://t.co/NVG4vqAuMh @Sarah_Woolley 100%. I'm not anti-digital in all cases: stuff like Headspace can be really useful for loads of ppl… https://t.co/O4g2J0vdyM @Sarah_Woolley 😡😡😡😡 The constant suggestion from people living in extreme comfort that mindfulness apps are a whol… https://t.co/QPcpkJAg0D
10/7
2019
@johnxela @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta I was going to make a joke about deconstructed edits of Macarena & Whigfield… https://t.co/Xdg9TVy1uS @gabrielszatan @danhancox @L_Torracinta Omg @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta Feel like Classical Curves should facter into the conversation at this point, but unsu… https://t.co/QJwbfR13Ip @L_Torracinta @gabrielszatan @CharKrol Strong choice for the "not really an album, or is it?" talking point slot, t… https://t.co/i2YJFU6Vux @gabrielszatan @CharKrol @L_Torracinta Expect to see long term positions (LCD's comeback album, ArchAndroid, the th… https://t.co/fuPPLf0C9t @gabrielszatan @CharKrol @L_Torracinta Also seeing scope for major revaluations in the UK art-pop market. I'm sayin… https://t.co/7ZoJ2RNKuK @svkali @AndrewTottenham @JuliaHB1 Yep, specifically the bit where they got deported for not having work permits.Thank you and farewell, Ginger Baker. A brilliant drummer who was full of surprises https://t.co/axrm6hbVya
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @gabrielszatan @TomElliott113 Nailed it. @gabrielszatan "Look How Hard I've Tried" by Barker squeaks in at #197, brief nod to the "return of ambient music" or similar. @chinchillaah @unsound 👋RIP the absolute legend Ginger Baker https://t.co/96MjiswLhy
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @CharKrol @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta That track is decidedly less bad than I remember it being though, so maybe there's hope for me yet. @CharKrol @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta I mean, I'm the sort of angsty prick who's had "Are We There" on repeat for… https://t.co/YgynFVquwV @gabrielszatan @CharKrol @L_Torracinta Side note: highest-placed pure, non-tongue-in-cheek pop record on the p4k li… https://t.co/t8jP0Xri64 @gabrielszatan @CharKrol @L_Torracinta Yup, joyless snob signing in here too, sorry. Tbf I haven't listened to The… https://t.co/Yn9G60JPiv @CharKrol @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta https://t.co/NRaOvrWdfoThe London we want: rent control, an overground that works on the weekends, clean air, better youth services, your… https://t.co/CtkEAM0ueg
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @gabrielszatan AIA at #99 is so true it hurts - classic wildcard pick when an editor realises their personal fave hasn't made the cut. @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta Outside bet on something grime / UK rap related making the low 90s, with a description… https://t.co/Py9VM9gMoA @gabrielszatan @L_Torracinta Yep, there'll be a solitary UK electronic album somewhere around 85, was thinking Four… https://t.co/dFYDCYkOc8 @PurpleCityCo Yep, it's amazing.
10/6
2019
@danmontedona Dunno, I saw it at LFF, only had its European premier this week I think? It's brilliant though, absol… https://t.co/CiZhmFbdoQOne more quick film review from today - The Lost Okoroshi by Abba Makama is absolutely incredible. Weird dreamy dar… https://t.co/qLV3EKURuqOn the upside "Recorder" which I've also just watched is one of the best documentaries / films / pieces of art of a… https://t.co/eDWDwsWGhVDidn't think it would be physically possible to make a boring film about Fela Kuti but the terrible documentary I'v… https://t.co/4ja2xSNiS1Huge thanks to @Iheartnoise for asking us to select a FEW highlights from F&F archives inc. @LeylandKirby,… https://t.co/526nSZ8MM1
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10/5
2019
@MoonDownTW @mutantmootant Have you actually read the article? What makes you more knowledgeable on this than the d… https://t.co/jW2A9ElDjx @MoonDownTW Also in terms of "just getting on with it" - have you read the article? Any thoughts on the complex, in… https://t.co/WJdELaqczt @MoonDownTW Just out of interest, how do you feel about immigrants working in the UK without having permission to do so?In the event of a no-deal Brexit, it may - for a time - be impossible for a DIY touring band, theatre co, sports te… https://t.co/fAqeA2LNNZ
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @AndyPeacock999 @MoonDownTW @laurasnapes @twforum Either that Lisa's genuinely unclear on this, in which case she c… https://t.co/XrUCHyhXCU @MoonDownTW @laurasnapes @twforum By not getting work permits, for which they were eventually deported. Try harder.… https://t.co/fsxbq1RnyV
10/4
2019
@ryandiduck @unsound Sorry to be missing this. You around later in the week?Happy birthday Steve Reich appy birthday Steve Reich H ppy birthday Steve Reich Ha py birthday Steve Reich Hap y bi… https://t.co/K6AsfKuCVs
Retweeted by Ed Gillettthe jag really sets this off https://t.co/B4CrME3VPq
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @theQuietus @depechemode @homemode @jeremydeller @MuteUK Amazing, have wanted to see this for years. cc @edithbrow @dillonworkJeremy Deller and Nick Abraham's brilliant documentary on Depeche Mode fandom is *finally* available for public str… https://t.co/8ChDB2PVEg
Retweeted by Ed GillettA nice thing about doing archive research in your day job is that when your 89-year-old grandad vaguely mentions th… https://t.co/P7sV6rGwmyBunked off school to go to Manchester on my own the night before Kid A came out (only show of the tent tour I could… https://t.co/KyyGHIsVEr
10/3
2019
@mattjp Amazing, that's super-helpful, thank you!
10/2
2019
@IbrahimMustapha @tom_usher_ When you're super keen on social justice, as long as it doesn't clash with your plans… https://t.co/ZBeaJmYpTQ @mattjp Hi Matthew, long shot but I'm trying to find the owner of these amazing photos of raves in Essex, which you… https://t.co/KWbgtWBDhR @JoshAJHall https://t.co/qhYYrKcylz // https://t.co/woS9w8nrjY
10/1
2019
There is no future in England's dreaming. https://t.co/2bkHfa5B6u
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @Bandcloud Who says it ever went away?
9/30
2019
@johnxela @hdt_hugh @baharkhadem The very first comment on the Youtube rip of "Cactus" feels relevant here. https://t.co/CEoCr31Ib9Wrote this article for @Talkhouse speaking about culture surrounding music, its loss/removal by the consumer, conte… https://t.co/XOyQqlr2z8
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @electrolemon Man, skrillex is looking pretty rough these days.
9/29
2019
it is with a heavy heart that i must announce... the baby boomers are at it again. https://t.co/WSSrA6ET9B @RockCriticLaw @maura @andyzax It's real. https://t.co/C89eGc7uBk
9/28
2019
Long shot but if any irl friends fancy going to this tonight let me know - the pal I was going with has just droppe… https://t.co/iv6cV2x9mi @youngvulgarian @CasparSalmon This. It's very, very slow and very... interior? Nothing really happens between the i… https://t.co/mT5yYTrMDbTory grandee Sir @DesmondSwayne defends Justin Trudeau by explaining he once wore blackface and “went to some troub… https://t.co/FRu7WL7W3J
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9/27
2019
@Paul0Evans1 @SimonMagus I don't really understand the point you're making here, but I think the idea that both sid… https://t.co/XYhh4KusJ7steal that hat, drop that gourd, keys to the door, dream about geese
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @stewartgreenuk This is a flat-out lie. She was specifically targeted for her political views, by a man who shouted… https://t.co/vWb8WIOz3BMy pal @RadioDEBONAIR really needs a new place to live ASAP, ideally in east London. Her ceiling caved in and she c… https://t.co/bfXCkBFMnk
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @Paul0Evans1 @SimonMagus @mePadraigReidy The left is equally capable of using corrosive language. But at this speci… https://t.co/beYaYqhJ1a
9/26
2019

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