Doug Shipton

Doug Shipton, Finders Keepers

Doug Shipton, renowned record hound and co-founder of Finders Keepers, curates our new playlist. With a pedigree in all things wild and weird, he assembles an exotic potpourri of sounds for your listening pleasure...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 27 Nov 2015
  • min read
Doug Shipton, renowned record hound and co-founder of the Finders Keepers label, curates our latest playlist.

The south London rare disc detective has worked tirelessly alongside fellow B-Music crusader and Finders Keepers label mate Andy Votel for over a decade to unearth rare artifacts from the alternate annals of pop history.

Not just content with rewriting the past, he also works for off-kilter Manchester label Twisted Nerve (along with Badly Drawn Boy) to release new bands.

As an intrepid DJ, Doug is often found traversing the globe, sharing needle time with the likes of David Holmes, Jarvis Cocker, Edan, Cherrystones, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Richard Norris (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve/The Time And Space Machine) and Graham Massey (808 State).

With an impeccable pedigree in all things wild and weird, expect a potpourri of sounds to tickle your earbuds...

Jackson C Frank - Blues Run the Game
On regular rotation at my house.  Covered by EVERYONE but no one comes close.

Pyrolator - Gesprach Mit Der Erde 
Alter ego of original Kassettentäter Kurt Dahlke and founder of one of my favourite German labels, Ata Tak.

Jean-Claude Vannier - Générique Début 
A genuine holy grail taken from the newly found/thought lost master tapes soon to receive a first ever vinyl release through Finders Keepers.

Tomaga - Future Grotesk 
Italian library devotees and table tennis whizz kids. Ones to watch!

Fumaça Preta - La Trampa
Amazing new single from these Venezuelan/Portuguese/English fuzz funk merchants.

Action Bronson - Easy Rider
Instigator of a new East Coast beef and rapper of recipes. Hip-hop is not dead!

Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To the Neo-Stalinist Regime)
Having chanced his arm with Jacques Brel staples on his previous albums, Scott keeps up Anglo-French relations with this suspiciously Serge Gainsbourg-sounding effort.

Iko Chérie - Go Now
Former Monade members Marie Merlet and Lætitia Sadier reunite.

Walter Jackson - It's An Uphill Climb (To the Bottom)
I'm a sucker for northern soul. The sadder the better!

Sun Ra - Nuclear War
Idiosyncratic jazzer sends out some cosmic wisdom.