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DIGGING: Juho Kusti

DIGGING: Juho Kusti
Feature

More often than not on Sundays, there he is by the DJ booth – dancing and observing. Our paths have crossed many times on different dance floors around Berlin, and as fellow techno nerds, we&rsquo...
Published: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Tapeaday

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Tapeaday
Feature

Even in the post-Donuts and post-Pete Rock era of digital sampling techniques and frenetic trap beats, there is a huge scene inclining to the lo-fi, rustling sound of jazz-influenced old school instrumental...
Published: Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: David Axelrod - Jahil

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: David Axelrod - Jahil
Feature

This week, I look to 80s funk & soul icon, David Axelrod. High energy meets experimentalism, epitomised by David's signature psychedelic guitar riffs and chunky basslines...
Published: Monday, 7th August 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Written Word: Danny Lover (Blah)

Written Word: Danny Lover (Blah)
Interview

Written Word is a new series conducted by Blaise Radley, which asks artists to forego the free-n-easy live interview format, and take some time to consider their responses. Since the answers are all typed...
Published: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Author: Blaise Radley
EDITOR'S PICK: Eraldo Bernocchi interview

EDITOR'S PICK: Eraldo Bernocchi interview
Feature

We hereby launch our Editors’ Pick Series, where each week one of our editors will select a favourite piece from the last two years. To kick it off, Matthew offers a throwback to this Eraldo Bernocchi...
Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017
Author: Matthew Hardy
L-R: The L-R EP (null+void)

L-R: The L-R EP (null+void)
Release Review

Following up from Shinra's Ball and Chain EP, London-based label null+void recordings present L-R, a trio operating in the realms of electro, techno, and modular synthesis - Keith Tenniswood (Radioactive...
Published: Monday, 31st July 2017
Author: Max Dade
Moreno Ácido - 91 Fahrenheit EP (1980)

Moreno Ácido - 91 Fahrenheit EP (1980)
Release Review

Porto/London-based label 1980 - co-run by Frederico Mendes (Nave Mãe) and Tugalife - present the 91 Fahrenheit EP from Lisbon-producer Moreno Ácido. This long-awaited release comprises five...
Published: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Author: Max Dade
Bitch, Please!

Bitch, Please!
Interview

Ahead of Bristol's next annual Bitch, Please! - a night celebrating LGBTQ+ communities whilst welcoming all that love to boogie - we sat down for a talk with the night's organisers about the important...
Published: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Author: Joseph Fuller
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Orchestra Baobab - Foulo

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Orchestra Baobab - Foulo
Feature

This week we're looking at the multi-ethnic Orchestra Baobab, a long standing group with a rich history of work, spanning numerous culture and musical influences from around the globe. 'Foulo&39...
Published: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Show Me The Body @ Corsica Studios, London, UK

Show Me The Body @ Corsica Studios, London, UK
Event Review

The city feels as if it’s at boiling point. It’s been an unsettling spring, one characterised by political upset and senseless violence, and now, as the season gives way to summer, a blanket...
Published: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
VISUALISING SOUND Pt. I : Under the Skin

VISUALISING SOUND Pt. I : Under the Skin
Feature

The moving image and music have been entwined with one another ever since the first major motion picture to use sound, The Jazz Singer, heralded the commercial end of the silent movie era. Be it the...
Published: Monday, 17th July 2017
Author: Blaise Radley
In the Eko Chamber – Dubbing out with Ekoplekz

In the Eko Chamber – Dubbing out with Ekoplekz
Interview

The music of Ekoplekz may have only been in public view since 2010, but Bristol-based producer Nick Edwards has a relationship with sonic tinkering that reaches back to the early 90s. It was via a release...
Published: Saturday, 15th July 2017
Author: Oliver Warwick
Bryn Morgan - She Waters EP [Self-released]

Bryn Morgan - She Waters EP [Self-released]
Release Review

For his latest effort Cardiff producer Bryn Morgan returns with an EP exorcised of some of the earlier jazzier leanings of his sound, and injected with a healthy dose of darkness. She Waters is a sombre...
Published: Saturday, 15th July 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
Cero39 - Mis Tierras Calientes [Big In Japan]

Cero39 - Mis Tierras Calientes [Big In Japan]
Release Review

Seb Jenkins and Liam Nolan first met whilst working at Ninja Tune, a project started back in 1990 as an attempt to break the monopoly of commercial record labels and to showcase alternative international...
Published: Friday, 14th July 2017
Author: Al Davidson
Brainchild Festival, Sussex - 07-09/07/17

Brainchild Festival, Sussex - 07-09/07/17
Event Review

In a sun-drenched Sussex field, adorned with a transformative array of art and curiosities, Brainchild festival convenes for its fifth year on a weekend in July. From humble beginnings as little more than...
Published: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
MACHINE NUGGETS: Fin Shakespeare

MACHINE NUGGETS: Fin Shakespeare
Feature

Our latest edition of the Machine Nuggets series explores the equipment and process of Finlay Shakespeare, owner of Future Sound Systems, one of the UK’s newest and most interesting synthesiser manufacturers....
Published: Friday, 7th July 2017
Author: George Lazenbleep
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Quanta Records

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Quanta Records
Feature

This inconspicuous Paris-based record label has produced first-rate music since the debut EP. Despite that, Quanta seems to be unknown to most music aficionados, at least for now. There is something bold...
Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
BLK 45 (45 Ent.)

BLK 45 (45 Ent.)
Interview

Our man Treece caught up with the forward thinking, 45ent repping beat maker, ‘BLK45’. Make sure to check his recent debut A/V tape; ‘Genesis: Chapter One’.Can you tell us a little...
Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Author: Patrick Mulhall
Brainchild Festival, East Sussex - 07/07/2017

Brainchild Festival, East Sussex - 07/07/2017
Event Preview

Two times winner of the AIM awards prestigious ‘best independent festival’ accolade, Brainchild returns for its fifth consecutive year, promising to keep it tight but light on the wallet and...
Published: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
PRAQ - Strom (Bit Phalanx)

PRAQ - Strom (Bit Phalanx)
Release Review

The sound of brass instruments makes me instinctively angry. Furious, in fact. The frequencies emitted by saxophones, in particular, vibrate at the same rate as my blood when it reaches boiling temperatures...
Published: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Author: Daniel Ball
Rommek - Arcane EP (Blueprint)

Rommek - Arcane EP (Blueprint)
Interview & Release Review

It’s been a little over a month since Rommek’s Arcane EP came out on Blueprint, and it is pleasant to see how well it’s standing the test of time. In a day and age when so much music...
Published: Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (Def Jam)

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory (Def Jam)
Release Review

Vince Staples’ first EP, Hell Can Wait, was a watershed moment in modern hip-hop for me, as a once obnoxiously staunch believer in the golden age of rap. Though far from a perfect release, for...
Published: Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Author: Blaise Radley
Milo's Planes

Milo's Planes
Interview

Michael Sims sat down with Milo’s Planes, one of Bristol's most consistently interesting bands, having just launched Individual Development Plan, a blistering post-hardcore record. On this, the...
Published: Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Author: Michael Sims
WSR

WSR
Interview

Our interview series heads to Berlin where our good friend Alfie Brooks sat down for a lengthy and super engaging chat with Contort Record's experimenter, WSR. Big props to our editor Max Dade forsuch...
Published: Sunday, 25th June 2017
Author: Alfie Brooks
V/A - Ad Hoc Presents Volume 1 (Ad Hoc Records)

V/A - Ad Hoc Presents Volume 1 (Ad Hoc Records)
Release Review

Manchester’s influence on the world music scene needs no explanation. With its signature spirit marked by innovative forward-thinking, the city has a well-deserved reputation for creating and nurturing...
Published: Sunday, 25th June 2017
Author: Joe Clayton
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: The Evil Usses - Gambino

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: The Evil Usses - Gambino
Feature

Admittedly, my selection for the majority of the Sunday selections has tended to be slightly older music. Not this week though.I've chosen the track 'Gambino' from Bristolian group, The Evil...
Published: Sunday, 25th June 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
LTO - Storybook (Injazero Records)

LTO - Storybook (Injazero Records)
Release Review

Before listening to Storybook I had no idea about LTO. The album just dropped in my lap without any context, which is the best way to approach it in my opinion. It’s one of those albums which feels...
Published: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
NOS Primavera Sound, Porto - 08-10/06/17

NOS Primavera Sound, Porto - 08-10/06/17
Festival Review

Portugal’s edition of Primavera Sound takes one of Europe’s best festival line-ups and strips away the rampant commercialism that has made Primavera Barcelona an expensive and exhausting affair...
Published: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
DIGGING: JANICE

DIGGING: JANICE
Interview

Clara Tehrani joins Loose Lips to share her DIGGINGS - a series of stories that take a deeper look at underground techno's hidden gems. Kicking off with JANICE, an artist who has been raising a lot...
Published: Monday, 19th June 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
Zwei Kreise - Inexorable (QR004)

Zwei Kreise - Inexorable (QR004)
Premiere

For its fourth release as part of the label’s main series, Quanta Records is delighted to introduce Panorama Island, Zwei Kreise’s new album, mixing ambient, IDM and sonic experimentations.Melancholic...
Published: Monday, 19th June 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Cool & Frank - Golden Wall (Sleepers Records)

Cool & Frank - Golden Wall (Sleepers Records)
Release Review

The Title banner for the Sleepers Records Soundcloud page features the iconic question from Philip K Dick, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’. The reference gives us some tips as of what...
Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Author: Nuno Afonso
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Kishore Kumar - Disco 82

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Kishore Kumar - Disco 82
Article

Bollywood legend Kishore Kumar again this week, alongside Chorus & Lata Ma in the cracking "Disco 82". Soundtrack to the Bollywood film "Khudd-Darr" (1982), it was released on an...
Published: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Baconhead - Foreign or Domestic Remixes

Baconhead - Foreign or Domestic Remixes
Release Review

‘Cabin Fever Remixes’ is a subsequent release from Baconhead following their 2015 EP ‘Cabin Fever’.It features two new versions of their seriously dark and stormy track ‘Foreign...
Published: Monday, 5th June 2017
Author: Ivo Parker
LeVant - UnFinetude EP (The Sublunar Society)

LeVant - UnFinetude EP (The Sublunar Society)
Release Review

The Romanian composer, producer, and philosopher George D. Stanciulescu recently published a PhD discussing the role of Postmodernism as a cultural phenomenon in music. For better or for worse, this anecdote...
Published: Monday, 5th June 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
Skwirl - Attaché Case (SKRU009)

Skwirl - Attaché Case (SKRU009)
Premiere

Berlin coterie Skrufix continue to bolster their steadily developing catalogue following up two mighty UK-centric releases from EDMX and The Crane. In for their 11th release is an EP from fellow Berliner...
Published: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Spotify Playlist - Drum Workouts

Spotify Playlist - Drum Workouts

This new playlist is revolved around 'Drum Workouts', a tribute to all tracks percussive. A large variety is covered - from techno-based cuts from the likes of O'Flynn and TSVI, to more experimental...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Jack Wright
Spotify Playlist - Mellow 140

Spotify Playlist - Mellow 140

A collection of 140bpm tracks ranging from dubstep and grime, to the more obscure reaches of the tempo. The focus is on the mellower side, looking at more melodic and light hearted themes. Tracks feature...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Jack Wright
Spotify Playlist - Afro-Columbian

Spotify Playlist - Afro-Columbian

Roughly a fifth of Colombia's population is of African descent, making it the third largest Afro-descendent population in the western hemisphere after Brazil and the United States. Consequently there...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Jack Wright
Spotify Playlist - Acid

Spotify Playlist - Acid

The sound of "Acid" comes from the legendary bass synthesiser, produced by Roland in 1982...the TB303. Its initial release was intended to rival the electric bass guitar, however it quickly became...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Jack Wright
Spotify Playlist - IDM

Spotify Playlist - IDM

Intelligent Dance Music was born in the early 90s emerging from underground rave genres such as breakbeat and detroit techno. It is recognised for its experimentation and individualism - a power to make...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Jack Wright
Suso Flores - 4xjam (ECHOLETTE007)

Suso Flores - 4xjam (ECHOLETTE007)
Premiere

Today's premiere is filled with humour and vigour!Suso's 2ality EP drops exclusively on Beatport tomorrow. Keep your eyes on the Echolette page here - www.beatport.com/label/echolette-records/17583.ARTIST...
Published: Thursday, 1st June 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Hexagon - Paranormal (Ship046)

Hexagon - Paranormal (Ship046)
Premiere

Boris Bunnik dons his Hexagon scuba gear before diving into electronic abstraction and aquatic electricity. Gears groan against a backdrop of soaring synths and pulsations in the depths of 'Paranormal...
Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Heretic (UK)

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Heretic (UK)
Feature

LABEL FEATURE: Heretic Records (UK)I first encountered Cloaka’s music thanks to Born In Flamez, who shared one of his tracks on Facebook. I was instantly hooked by the spacious, dark beats and the...
Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Yama Warashi - Tangled Roots

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Yama Warashi - Tangled Roots
Feature

This week, we turn to the amazingly talented Yama Warashi. The Bristol based Japanese artist eases you through these five minutes with her dreamy vocal. Essential Sunday listening, check out her albumMoon...
Published: Monday, 29th May 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
mod303 - Troisième Type (ARCH135)

mod303 - Troisième Type (ARCH135)
Premiere

A truly mesmerising atmosphere. Serenely cold synth work follows an intricate rhythm.The Paris Plage album is released on 29th May. You will be able to purchase the album here - archipelmusique.bandcamp.com.ARTIST...
Published: Friday, 26th May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Line Backer - IIaaxx (Sama Recordings)

Line Backer - IIaaxx (Sama Recordings)
Premiere

When sent this EP, we fell in love. It was so damn hard to make a decision on which track we wanted to premiere. In the process of clicking 'upload', we've changed our mind 5 times...In the...
Published: Thursday, 25th May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
PEEV - Inflict EP (nosr007)

PEEV - Inflict EP (nosr007)
Release Review

Entering the fenced off area, as a grey fog lingers above your head for as far as you can see, a haunting static floats around the wasteland that was once an electrical town. Only a week on from the disaster...
Published: Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Author: Blake Creighton
Astrocat - Only (HGR006)

Astrocat - Only (HGR006)
Premiere

A premiere of vocoder-infused funk and disco of the highest order! The EP is full of vintage talk-box vocals, warm spacey chords and infectious basslines, that bring classic records from the likes of Zapp...
Published: Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Doves - Firesuite

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Doves - Firesuite
Feature

Getting nostalgic this week. I have been going over albums & artists which were incredibly influential within my adolescence. I predominately listened in my teenage years to a lot of psychedelic rock...
Published: Sunday, 21st May 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Tudor Acid - Imaginacoh (TB-2121)

Tudor Acid - Imaginacoh (TB-2121)
Premiere

Tudor Acid returns with a new EP called ‘Foscle’, the follow up to his critically acclaimed ‘Chronial’ album and its companion piece, ‘Crossing’.  Both albums were...
Published: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Bill Laswell - Samadhi State

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Bill Laswell - Samadhi State
Feature

An undeniably iconic figure in music's constant evolution, Bill Laswell since the 1970s has worked with an incredible array of artists such as Herbie Hancock, Yoko Ono, The Jungle Brothers & many...
Published: Sunday, 14th May 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Rico Casazza - Martello (VAR019)

Rico Casazza - Martello (VAR019)
Premiere

One of our favourite producers, Rico Casazza, showcases the adaptability of his output. A damn fine piece of saturated techno...try not to punch your ceiling!There is a naughty release party going down...
Published: Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Dark Sky - Othona (Monkeytown)

Dark Sky - Othona (Monkeytown)
Release Review

I first fell in love with Dark Sky just over five years ago - initially it was the track 'Leave' which tickled my fancy. Its sound was somewhere between liquid DnB and future garage, which just...
Published: Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Author: Joel Baker
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
Release Review

Over a relatively brief career, Mac DeMarco has sculpted a comfortable niche amongst his indie-rock peers, identified by his laid-back personality and his DIY mentality. Whilst the home-grown approachhas...
Published: Monday, 8th May 2017
Author: Blaise Radley
Basic Rhythm - The Basics (Type)

Basic Rhythm - The Basics (Type)
Release Review

One year later and Raw Tracks still resonates, transporting us to an imaginary rave that never actually ends. With The Basics, the second LP under his Basic Rhythm alias, the proof is in the pudding that...
Published: Sunday, 7th May 2017
Author: Nuno Alfonso
Aportrait - Osiris Versus (HE02)

Aportrait - Osiris Versus (HE02)
Premiere

PREMIERE: Aportrait - Osiris Versus (HE02)Loose Lips·Tuesday, 2 May 20177 readsThis premiere introduces some trippy Cyprian lo-fi house, reminsicient of raw early Fly-lo!@honest-electronicsYou can...
Published: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Author: Loose Lips
MACHINE NUGGETS: Ed DMX

MACHINE NUGGETS: Ed DMX
Interview

The latest edition of our Machine Nuggets series explores the relationship between artists, equipment and process. This month Lazenbleep interviews Ed DMX (DMX Krew).Lazenbleep: What was your studio...
Published: Monday, 1st May 2017
Author: George Lazenbleep
Gradients V/A (Astrophonica)

Gradients V/A (Astrophonica)
Release Review

If an album can be dubbed a character study, then a label showcase feels more like a ‘meet-the-gang’ affair; never quite as wholesome as an album, albeit with its own quite special charm. In...
Published: Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Author: Henry Johns
Arketip - Şoför bey (SDAD001)

Arketip - Şoför bey (SDAD001)
Premiere

Istanbul’s Electro / Braindance blog Sitdownandance is releasing its first record! It's coming from Arketip, one of the minds behind the project.Clearly inspired by the likes of Aphex Twin and...
Published: Thursday, 13th April 2017
Author: Loose Lips
T-Scale - Prance For Me (RP001)

T-Scale - Prance For Me (RP001)
Premiere

Atmospheric and quaking in its deliverance, showing all T-Scale's innovation and creativity. This premiere comes from the debut release of new London-based experimental label, Reposition.@repositionrecords...
Published: Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Alma - SH002 (Super Hexagon)

Alma - SH002 (Super Hexagon)
Release Review

Leeds-based collective Super Hexagon are not your usual techno nerds. Choosing to occupy a very specific niche within the realm of electronic music, the group have crafted a sound and identity that draws...
Published: Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Author: Alex Theodossiadis
SC-164 - Tracked (SUBAPICAL001)

SC-164 - Tracked (SUBAPICAL001)
Premiere

Today's premiere introduces the first ever release from new London-based label, Subapical.@subapicalThe Eastern District EP blurs the lines between electro, techno and industrial across 4 special tracks....
Published: Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Galaxian - Impossible Promises (LP13)

Galaxian - Impossible Promises (LP13)
Premiere

Greek label and electro specialists, Lower Parts, have signed up Glasgow-based producer Galaxian for a new six track EP, Dosing The Population.@lowerpartsOur premiered track, ‘Impossible Promises...
Published: Monday, 10th April 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Urubu Tapes

Urubu Tapes
Label Feature

With a global heartbeat, Lisbon-based URUBU Tapes are a hidden gem in the tape music universe. Reflecting a sense of ‘doing it here and now’, the Portuguese label has gathered an inspiringcollection...
Published: Saturday, 8th April 2017
Author: Nuno Afonso
Sidney Quirk - Add Colour EP

Sidney Quirk - Add Colour EP
RELEASE REVIEW

It is a testament to the confidence of emerging artists in the current climate that a record as strong as Sidney Quirk’s Add Colour EP is a self-released affair.  Shunning the attention of established...
Published: Wednesday, 5th April 2017
Author: Reiss De Bruin
Deaths & dné @ Urban Spree, Berlin - 19/03/17

Deaths & dné @ Urban Spree, Berlin - 19/03/17
EVENT REVIEW

The first time I heard dné’s dreamy tunes was in 2008 on Myspace. We were chatting for some time before he moved to my hometown, Prague; I remember his sarcastic sense of humour and the fluffy...
Published: Tuesday, 4th April 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Stinkin Slumrok & Morriarchi - MORRSTINKIN EP

Stinkin Slumrok & Morriarchi - MORRSTINKIN EP
RELEASE REVIEW

You get to know Stinkin Slumrok and his producer collaborator Morriarchi quite well over the 9 tracks on MORRSTINKIN release. Slumrok is an MC with a rich vocabulary and an arsenal of sneering accentscomfortable...
Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
Cressida - Ultra Violence (VOI008)

Cressida - Ultra Violence (VOI008)
PREMIERE

While listeners are still reeling from the blistering EBM stylings of their previous release, VOITAX returns to serve up a divergent dose of grimey, industrial-edged broken beats with the label’s...
Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Benjamin Yellowitz - Years

Benjamin Yellowitz - Years
SINGLE REVIEW

Benjamin Yellowitz has managed to keep a low profile for a while now, but it’s pretty clear he isn’t going to stay that way for long. His recent single, ‘Years’, manages to bridge...
Published: Monday, 27th March 2017
Author: India Opie Meres
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Shimmering Moods

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Shimmering Moods
Feature

When was the last time you truly appreciated a record? When did you last gaze on the artwork, take it out of the hand-made sleeve or package, press play and then fully devote yourself to the listeningShimmering...
Published: Saturday, 25th March 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Marabou - Rote Kobra (BEEF082)

Marabou - Rote Kobra (BEEF082)
Premiere

This premiere comes from BEEF082 - a selection of patient, melodic techno. The EP has a euphoric feel throughout, always accompanied by trippy, coarse sounds.@beef'Nachtcafe EP' is available digitally...
Published: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Shinra - Orbit

Shinra - Orbit
Premiere

Today's premiere comes from one of our favourite producers - he played for us in London last December and released a track on our 7th compilation.His latest release, Orbit, is a 6-track whirlwind of...
Published: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Hughes Giboulay - Renaissance (SNUFFCUTS004)

Hughes Giboulay - Renaissance (SNUFFCUTS004)
Premiere

Reminiscent and reflective!Hughes Giboulay's 2-track 'Never Give Up' EP is available digitally on the 24th March. Pre-order here - www.junodownload.com/products/hughe…-up/3348865-02.ARTIST...
Published: Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Silvia - Silvia LP (Dark Entries)

Silvia - Silvia LP (Dark Entries)
Release Review

Bleepin’ hell, this reissue of Silvia’s Silvia LP is decent.Let’s get the obvious moans about this record out of the way: it's not something to play if you’re against repetition...
Published: Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Author: Robyn Strachan
Pivovar - Eco (DELUXE043)

Pivovar - Eco (DELUXE043)
Premiere

Our new premiere showcases the new release on King Deluxe, a label we were introduced to when hearing Your Gay Thought's stunning album. It was therefore an absolute delight when their new releasefrom...
Published: Sunday, 19th March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Banoffee Pies Limited Series V/A 004

Banoffee Pies Limited Series V/A 004
Release Review

Striking a balance of beats that fits both dance floor and dwelling place alike, Banoffee Pies LS004 is an elegant and relaxed compilation at ease with the intensity it generates. Curated with an alive...
Published: Saturday, 18th March 2017
Author: Michael Sims
Rico Casazza - Acid Drama (FLR054)

Rico Casazza - Acid Drama (FLR054)
Premiere

This premiere is the first time we've premiered a track from the same artist. Rico Casazza was the man behind 'Yaman', the first ever track we premiered on Loose Lips!This time round, we have...
Published: Monday, 13th March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Figure-Ground - Desperation (SS008)

Figure-Ground - Desperation (SS008)
Premiere

This new premiere comes from Figure-Ground's forthcoming album, ‘Out Of The Shadows', to be released on Shadow Story. Our pick, 'Desperation', grows from industrial recordings into...
Published: Sunday, 12th March 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Əˈmas @ Total Refreshment Centre - 26/02/17

Əˈmas @ Total Refreshment Centre - 26/02/17
Event Review

Əˈmas are a creative music and technology collective, formed, ‘for like-minded people to join together spontaneously and take control of their sound’.  Having started as some friends...
Published: Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Author: George Lazenbleep
L.I.K.R. by Aristocrats

L.I.K.R. by Aristocrats
Release Review

Boasting an array of acclaimed rappers—Split Prophets, Laid Blak and Buggsy to name but a few—Bristol continues to be a musical hotbed for UK hip-hop. Among a wave of young and inventive MCs...
Published: Tuesday, 7th March 2017
Author: Ivo Parker
MACHINE NUGGETS: Lazenbleep live

MACHINE NUGGETS: Lazenbleep live
Feature

Welcome to the first edition of ‘Machine Nuggets’, a Loose Lips feature looking at the equipment and process behind electronic music production and performance.I'm George Lazenbleep, engineer...
Published: Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Author: George Lazenbleep
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Through My Speakers

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Through My Speakers
Feature

It’s a cold night in the beginning of February and I’m waiting in a yard to do an interview about Through My Speakers.  Until the very last moment, I’m not sure about who will take...
Published: Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
T-Scale - повѕорувања (X-Change V/A)

T-Scale - повѕорувања (X-Change V/A)
Premiere

This premiere comes from our very own resident T-Scale - it's a live take made whilst he was in Macedonia. It combines slow industrial beats with jarring soundscapes. The track is featured on a new...
Published: Sunday, 26th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Gianni Brezzo - Hybrid (DJ006)

Gianni Brezzo - Hybrid (DJ006)
Premiere

Our new premiere takes a track from 'tak €2', a new album released on Cologne-based label, Dorfjungs. The album features 8 tracks, recorded by different Cologne-based musicians, and then composed...
Published: Saturday, 25th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Notzing - Fallen (TARV001)

Notzing - Fallen (TARV001)
Premiere

Taro Records celebrates its first year on the planet with a free to download compilation album featuring 15 original tracks from artists old and new. It serves as a great introduction to the label sound...
Published: Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
MSM - Ocean (TF039)

MSM - Ocean (TF039)
Premiere

Today's premiere is damn suitable for a Sunday! It introduces the forthcoming Klosur EP from Metropolitan Soul Museum (MSM) on Trunkfunk Records.Our choice is ‘Ocean’, which builds a groove...
Published: Sunday, 19th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Idris King - Squad (La Classe)

Idris King - Squad (La Classe)
Premiere

We met him last year just before he left London for Lagos where he is now based. In 2014 he released his first project. Today we are happy to premiere Squad as the first single off his upcoming EP titled...
Published: Thursday, 16th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Esteban Adame - Descendants EP (EPM Music)

Esteban Adame - Descendants EP (EPM Music)
Release Review

Having had a steady output since 2009 on labels like Motech and his own ICAN Productions, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer, Esteban Adame, returns to EPM Music with his fourth release, the Descendants...
Published: Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Author: Fred Day
Tippa Lee - Salute The Veteran (RR001)

Tippa Lee - Salute The Veteran (RR001)
Premiere

From the remote township of Te Mata, in the rugged hills of New Zealand, comes a new imprint following in the tradition of mid-80s rub-a-dub from an often overlooked corner of dancehall culture.The brainchild...
Published: Monday, 13th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Ten Year Cultivated Electronics V/A

Ten Year Cultivated Electronics V/A
Release Review

As Cultivated Electronics celebrate their tenth anniversary, label head Sync24 finishes a run of five collaborative releases that commemorate the label’s decade in the game with this: the 20th release....
Published: Monday, 13th February 2017
Author: Joel Baker
Russian Circles - Guidance (Sargent House)

Russian Circles - Guidance (Sargent House)
Release Review

Russian Circles brought out Guidance in August 2016 but this album could be from any year from the last couple of decades - at least at any point since the creation of instrumental Post-Rock. And by not...
Published: Sunday, 12th February 2017
Author: Daniel Ball
Bonasforsa - Harvey (LBDIGITAL001)

Bonasforsa - Harvey (LBDIGITAL001)
Premiere

‘Uno’ is the first release by the duo and takes a strong influence from a combination of Jazz and Deep house. The pairs rather leftfield approach to composition explores broken beat drums and...
Published: Sunday, 5th February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Swardz - Lavender Salad (VAR015)

Swardz - Lavender Salad (VAR015)
Premiere

This track comes from Swardz's first label release, on Irish techno institution, Variance. The second track on the release, Lavender Salad, is a piece of good old traditional banging techno, with persistent...
Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Chris Smith (CPU Records)

Chris Smith (CPU Records)
Interview

“It’s like Egyptian Lover jammed with Peter Westheimer” (Bleep.com) Well, what a busy last few months it’s been for all of us, I’m sure I’m not alone in sayingthat...
Published: Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Author: Rachel Burkitt
Contemporary Dance V/A (Opal Tapes)

Contemporary Dance V/A (Opal Tapes)
Release Review

An indispensable platform for the most heavily textured abstract electronic music, Stephen Bishop’s Opal Tapes has sprung into the New Year with a fresh compilation packed full of murky, grueling...
Published: Tuesday, 31st January 2017
Author: Fred Day
Payfone

Payfone
Interview

We’re joined today by Phil Passera, one half of the duo Payfone. His partner Chieka Ononye couldn’t be with us today.How did the two of you first meet and how did the project come about?&nbsp...
Published: Thursday, 26th January 2017
Author: Sam Karam
Covariant - Devil's Drums (PIV004)

Covariant - Devil's Drums (PIV004)
Premiere

Saturated kicks, hectic drum rolls and schizophrenic synths populate our newest premiere. Written by an unknown solider, this Poverty Is Violence releases pushes more murky and mysterious sounds. Withthe...
Published: Tuesday, 24th January 2017
Author: Miles Murgett
BRKCHK - Sequence (MLX012)

BRKCHK - Sequence (MLX012)
Premiere

Here, we introduce BRKCHK's third release, 'God's Not Listening' via the track 'Sequence'. Its croaking synth, crazy amen rhythms and DIY percussion combine into a fantastic piece...
Published: Sunday, 22nd January 2017
Author: Loose Lips
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Astral Plane Recordings

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Astral Plane Recordings
Feature

Astral Plane Recordings was founded only a year ago, but the story of the whole platform reaches back to the university years of its founder, Gabe, and its impact extends throughout genres, cultures and...
Published: Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Sync 24 & Radioactive Man - Eliptical (CE020)

Sync 24 & Radioactive Man - Eliptical (CE020)
Premiere

Cultivated Electronics is celebrating 10 years as a label with its 20th release ‘Ten Year Electronics’. This is the final chapter in a 5 part collaborative series that has seen CE-head, Sync...
Published: Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Author: Jef T-Scale
Hyro - coma.dreams (self-released)

Hyro - coma.dreams (self-released)
Release Review

Field recordings, in my opinion, are criminally underrated. They add a layer of reality to songs that can otherwise feel to “machined” – hindered by quantization – or too closeto...
Published: Thursday, 12th January 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
Medallion Man (Loose Lips)

Medallion Man (Loose Lips)
Interview

During Skopje’s Desonanz Festival in October 2016, local journalist Melani Digit interviewed our founder, Medallion Man!www.facebook.com/medallionmanmusicHello Frederick, I hope you’re enjoying...
Published: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Author: Melani Digit
Caskevet - Time Change

Caskevet - Time Change
Premiere

Introducing the drugged out Hip Hop of SWMS' Caskevet, 'Time Change' is the last track off his up & coming Aztec Capital beat-tape. Rugged, lo-fi and addictive!The Aztec Capital album will...
Published: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Slyrs - End (MSNR VA001)

Slyrs - End (MSNR VA001)
Premiere

Our Boxing Day premiere combines industrial and distorted reverberations with a mystical atmosphere, that might peculiarly nourish your festive spirit. Slyr's track is part of Messe Noire's first...
Published: Monday, 26th December 2016
Author: Miles Murgett
Hang Syem - Soli (bbs003ep)

Hang Syem - Soli (bbs003ep)
Premiere

PREMIERE: Hang Syem - Soli (bbs003ep)LOOSE LIPS·WEDNESDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2016This premiere introduces a label and producer, both from Sheffield. 'Soli' is the final track from Black Beacon...
Published: Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Author: Sam Karam
Eraldo Bernocchi

Eraldo Bernocchi
Interview

On a mellow Tuesday afternoon in The Coach & Horses, Stoke Newington, Loose Lips met up with Eraldo Bernocchi for an engaging chat about old and new. Musician, producer and sound sculptor, Eraldo was...
Published: Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Author: Frederick Sugden & Rico Casazza.
Rico Casazza - Yaman (Archipel)

Rico Casazza - Yaman (Archipel)
Release Review

Rico Casazza has previously released music on Soma, Archipel, Plastic City, Wiggle, and Wavetec, spanning genres from house to trip-hop, techno, ambient and electro. Over 10 years of production experience...
Published: Thursday, 1st December 2016
Author: Ed Fernyhough
TÉNÈBRE - Khanate (Tenebre006)

TÉNÈBRE - Khanate (Tenebre006)
Premiere

We're delighted to present you with an exclusive of the opening track from this forthcoming TÉNÈBRE EP, released on his very own label, as TENEBRE006. This EP, signalling the start...
Published: Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Author: Miles Murgett
Rico Casazza - Yaman (Arch129)

Rico Casazza - Yaman (Arch129)
Premiere

Our first ever premiere introduces the 129th imprint on Montreal-based label, Archipel.  This album from Italian Rico Casazza hosts 8 intriguing tracks, 4 of which are available only for those who...
Published: Thursday, 24th November 2016
Author: Miles Murgett
Political Turmoil in Skopje

Political Turmoil in Skopje
Feature

Our resident Frederick Sugden (aka Medallion Man), wrote an article earlier this year, briefly documenting some of the political scenes we experienced on our travels.April 2016 was really special; ourtravels...
Published: Friday, 18th November 2016
Author: Frederick Sugden (aka Medallion Man)
A Broken Camarilla

A Broken Camarilla
Interview

A Broken Camarilla are a 4-person group, who combine love for electronic music and voices, to make amazing music for the mind and for the soul! Since getting to know them back in August, when they performed...
Published: Sunday, 13th November 2016
Author: Frederick Sugden
Yuki Ame

Yuki Ame
Interview

After his track, 'I Don't Often Feel Like This', released on our recent Compilation #9, we invited Yuki Ame over for a chat! We were fortunate enough to see him perform at Birthdays the night...
Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016
Author: Frederick Sugden & Jef T-Scale
DJ Guy’s Lost Tapes

DJ Guy’s Lost Tapes
Feature

In anticipation of his up & coming appearance at our 2nd Anniversary party in Bristol, on Friday 4th November, the infamous DJ Guy has given us a quick look into five of his own archived tapes. The...
Published: Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Author: Loose Lips
Together, The Crowd Dance To Music

Together, The Crowd Dance To Music
Feature

‘Big fat kick drum makes me go boom boom’ said Felix Da Housecat. And as the bass drum bangs in the dark room, a pulse accompanies it, rippling through hips and ankles and shoulders of people....
Published: Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Author: Henry Johns
Ritzi Lee

Ritzi Lee
Interview & Mix

In anticipation of his appearance at our 1st Anniversary event next Friday, the amazing Ritzi Lee has put together a mix and answered a few of Alexis Yianna's interview questions for us. We feel honoured...
Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016
Author: Alexis Yianna
Nicolas Jaar - Sirens (Other People)

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens (Other People)
Release Review

In a sea of autumn releases that have been marked by their abrasive tendencies or attempts to subvert genre expectations, it's a relief to find a record with a more singular focus. Predominantly working...
Published: Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Author: Blaise Radley
Centric Mag - Loose Lips' ‘Out of Hours’ Breakdown

Centric Mag - Loose Lips' ‘Out of Hours’ Breakdown
Feature

For the first Out of Hours breakdown, six of our Loose Lips residents share a collection of tracks that have featured in their sets this Summer 2016.- DJ Kenny MulliganFirst Up; Glaswegian, DJ Kenny Mulligan...
Published: Sunday, 2nd October 2016
Author: Loose Lips
4 Often Overlooked RDJ Tracks

4 Often Overlooked RDJ Tracks
Feature

As the birthday of one of our very favourite producers comes to a close, we reflect on some of those slightly less glorified masterpieces.1) Caustic Window - Joyrex J4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72MI7BFYUDsRichard...
Published: Tuesday, 16th August 2016
Author: Loose Lips
Dara Smith (Lakker)

Dara Smith (Lakker)
Interview

Last month Loose Lips caught up with Dara Smith, half of Lakker, at his flat in Berlin. We talked about their new concept album ‘Struggle & Emerge, sampling, influences and Dara’s soloproject.https:...
Published: Monday, 1st August 2016
Author: Frederick Sugden & Romek Boyer
What’s In The Bag? April 2016

What’s In The Bag? April 2016
Feature

Back in April 2016, we were asked by Cafe 1001 to highlight a selection of tracks we’re loving at the moment...1) Skee Mask – Shred 08An ultimate favourite of our crew. This is a love letter...
Published: Wednesday, 20th April 2016
Author: Loose Lips