DJ Set from Ladytron, 2002, at www.deconstructed.co.uk/wordpress
Two things struck me about Ladytron's Reuben Wu. Firstly, he was terribly smart, perhaps the dapperest DJ I have ever had the good fortune to meet; all in black, with an amazing jacket best described as something a ninja from the future would wear, if fearful of ballistic shuriken (it had a kevlar tail). He was also the first DJ, this was 2002, to turn up with no records. Instead, he pulled two shiny new iPods from his pockets, and plugged them directly into the mixer. Suffice to say, he still rocked the disco.
His first DJ set for Deconstructed Live is a quite bit different from a lot of the other DJ’s who visited. Unsurprisingly its powerfully electronic, with a few classics, a couple of diamond mash ups and some Ladytron exclusives thrown in for good measure. For your listening pleasure, is the first half of Reuben’s first set for Deconstructed. Turn this one up.