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Moodboard: Fake Blood

To mark the release of his latest project, FABRICLIVE 69, DJ/musician/producer Fake Blood – AKA Theo Keating – tells us about a few of his favourite things.



Spray Paint:

The potential compressed within each can. The weight in your hand. The soft liquidy clunk of the ball-bearing in a full tin.
Cans of paint are beautiful, and I use them to do this…

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I’ve been painting for a long time, but took a big hiatus a while back. But, like a dormant virus, it just boiled up again and I couldn’t resist. Now I paint all the time – it’s like therapy / day release for my music-addled brain. Taking a blank wall and not knowing exactly what will materialise. I love it.

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Chris Ware:

His books are incredible works of art. Not only the drawings – his style is unique and immediately identifiable – but also the actual stories, and observations within. And funny too. “Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth” is one of the best novels I’ve ever read, graphic or otherwise. I can really relate to Jimmy, and also to Chris Ware’s OCD attention to detail.

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Horror Movies:

Mostly from the 70′s and 80′s – films where the blood is red and flows, not sticky black gunk, and the effects are practical not CGI – but also some classic newer additions to the hall of fame. Italian gore, Japanese fear, etc… no BOO! jumps, just tension and dread.

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Old Records:

I love to dig. A love of sampling (and then the tunes themselves) takes you on a weird journey over the years, gradually moving further from the well-known and deeper into strange corners and exotic lands – forgotten artists and marginal music from the past. So your collection ends up like your fingerprint.



Probably one of the best fabrics known to man. A good bit of cotton loopback is unbeatable. Fleece-lined sweatshirts? Are you mad?

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I need to read – to escape into another world. The wired noir of James Ellroy, the incredible case histories of Oliver Sacks, the slanted world of Paul Auster, or even just a ripping yarn. I’m drawn to the dark and off-key.

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Really, what’s more pleasing than an inked-up Sharpie just as the tip starts to blunt and really get it’s flow on?


FABRICLIVE 69 is out now and available online

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- Ally Russell

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