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Appreciating Anthrax

Appreciating Anthrax
Feature

To listen to Anthrax is to understand metal in a very pure form. While a lot of bands in this genre are essentially just messy and loud, this particular metal group has a way of blending different sounds...
Published: Monday, 28th May 2018
Author: Jayden Martin
Ersatz Olfolks - Book Of Thoth (TUT004)

Ersatz Olfolks - Book Of Thoth (TUT004)
Premiere

Just as heavy, hard and mysterious as the Ancient Egyptian Megaliths!From Ersatz Olfolks's 'Boundaries' EP on Bristol based Tutamen.Out now on 12" - Pre-order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products...
Published: Friday, 25th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Rico Casazza - Oh My Lord (VAR033)

Rico Casazza - Oh My Lord (VAR033)
Premiere

Rico Casazza went all in on this one! An evil and invisible force that slides up and down while screaming in your ears until you realise you've become mates with the devil.From Variance V/A compilation...
Published: Thursday, 24th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Wiki

Wiki
Interview

Wednesday 11th April 2018 marked the first date on New York born rapper Wiki’s UK tour, coinciding with his Manchester Debut. Finding success on the streets of Manhattan with his crew Ratking...
Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Author: Treece & Josh Howard
Alma Construct - Ordtil 2 (POWVAC020)

Alma Construct - Ordtil 2 (POWVAC020)
Premiere

Reminiscent of the most melodic moments of Richard D. James' earlier work, this one is part of a stunningly beautiful yet simple EP by this young producer who already signed on R&S, Super Hexagon...
Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Semi-Peppered

Semi-Peppered
Interview

Semi-Peppered is an established Bristol-based art collective who have been putting on parties, releasing mixes and ruling underground radio waves for a while now. Founded by long-time pals Joe, Evan and...
Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Author: Kate Hutchison
Miss Jaedha - Liquid Rainbows (CID)

Miss Jaedha - Liquid Rainbows (CID)
Premiere

A Bass Hybrid with character!From Miss Jaedha's Everything But Ordinary album on CID RecordsOut 15.06 on digital - Pre-order: https://missjaedha.bandcamp.com/album/everything-but-ordinaryhttps://soundcloud.com...
Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Lyle - Bathing

Lyle - Bathing
Release Review

Bathing - Single by LyleIf you've caught one of Lyle's headline shows, you'll have seen the singer/producer's three piece band whipping up an intense, expressive storm wherein genres blur...
Published: Monday, 21st May 2018
Author: Will Soer
Kelela's Skull-Space; Take Me Apart in retrospect

Kelela's Skull-Space; Take Me Apart in retrospect
Feature

If you ever look at the inside of a wildebeest skull, you’ll see a layered structure of thin sheets. This was explained to me by a South African strawberry blonde safari guide, who spoke of how this...
Published: Monday, 21st May 2018
Author: Will Soer
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: La Negra Tomasa - Caifanes

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: La Negra Tomasa - Caifanes
Feature

This week's track pick from our Manchester-based resident was released in 1980 and has been an incredibly popular song within the spanish speaking world.Santana with hints of Lee Thompson on the sax...
Published: Sunday, 20th May 2018
Author: Guy Paxman
Stil Bizzy - Tril Bizzy EP (Aristocrats)

Stil Bizzy - Tril Bizzy EP (Aristocrats)
Premiere

Memphis Rap influenced UK Hip-Hop/Trill but also much more than that!Welcome to the world of Tril Bizzy. Within the first track 'Mula' Tril reflects upon the forces of capitalism.Once the interlude...
Published: Friday, 18th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Leonid Nevermind - Overcoming the Influence (BS001)

Leonid Nevermind - Overcoming the Influence (BS001)
Premiere

So laidback you might evaporate like a green hazey cloud...From Leonid Nevermind's EP of the same name on Bivouac Sound.Out now on 12" and digital - Order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/leonid-nevermind-overcoming-the-influence-ep...
Published: Thursday, 17th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Phaeleh

Phaeleh
Interview

Phaeleh is best known as one of the key innovators in the early dubstep movement. A stalwart on the UK scene, he has since championed earthy electronica and oddball house, and released some intricate ambient...
Published: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
Author: Sam Karam
Horton Jupiter - Smokin' The Roach (BAH044)

Horton Jupiter - Smokin' The Roach (BAH044)
Premiere

This can put a smile on your face even if you're having the worst Monday ever.From Horton Jupiter's BAH044 on Bahnsteig 23.Out now on 12" and digital - Order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products...
Published: Monday, 14th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Bambounou - Parametr Perkusja - DISK14

Bambounou - Parametr Perkusja - DISK14
Release Review

Parisian producer Jéremy Guindo-Zegiestowski is best known for his work as Bambounou on 50Weapons. He delivered two albums and a sizeable wedge of EPs of fractured rhythms, looming bass and techno...
Published: Friday, 11th May 2018
Author: Oli Warwick
mastersystem - Old Team (Mogwai Remix)

mastersystem - Old Team (Mogwai Remix)
Release Review

Mogwai's remix of Mastersystem – a new collaboration featuring members Frightened Rabbit, Minor Victories, and Editors – tweaks the emotions of the original substantially. Scott Hutchinson...
Published: Friday, 11th May 2018
Author: Andrew Walsh
Egregore - E.L.M Collective

Egregore - E.L.M Collective
Release Review

Egregore is as manifold a term as it is an album. The sheer variety of up and downtempo arrangements, coupled with the dense yet careful layering of its productions, serves as a testament to this claim.Featuring...
Published: Friday, 11th May 2018
Author: Artyom Malevich
Dokta - Devils In The Detail (VIS306)

Dokta - Devils In The Detail (VIS306)
Premiere

Not as simple as it seems...Taken from Dokta's Metronomic album on 20/20 Vision.Out 14.05 on digital - Pre-order: http://hyperurl.co/DOKTA-Metronomic https://soundcloud.com/2020visionrecordingshttps:...
Published: Friday, 11th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Tryst - Bamboo Forest (APLTRONIC005)

Tryst - Bamboo Forest (APLTRONIC005)
Premiere

Am I floating through a forest?From Tryst's Issho EP on Apparel Tronic.Out 28.05 on digital and CD. Check https://www.apparelmusic.com/apparel-tronic for more info!https://soundcloud.com/apparel-tronichttps:...
Published: Thursday, 10th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Sissel Wincent - Yellow Lines (PMSW002)

Sissel Wincent - Yellow Lines (PMSW002)
Premiere

An alarming shuffle rhythm that punches and crunches.From Sissel Wincent's Inspirational Quotes EP on Peder Mannerfelt Produktion.Out 11.05 on 12" and 25.05 on digital - Pre-order: https://boomkat.com...
Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Oneohtrix Point Never - Black Snow (Warp)

Oneohtrix Point Never - Black Snow (Warp)
Single Review

Black Snow is the hypnotic new single on Oneohtrix Point Never's upcoming, eighth album. ANOHNI will feature on this and three others tracks, whilst James Blake co-produced and mixed the album.&nbsp...
Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Author: Andrew Walsh
Audiokern - Hypnotic Place (Klak003)

Audiokern - Hypnotic Place (Klak003)
Premiere

An exploration of darker territories.From Audiokern's A Personal Way EP on Klangkeller Records.Out 11.05 on 12" - Pre-order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/audiokern-a-personal-way/681867-01https:...
Published: Tuesday, 8th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Plaid - Hui (BV25)

Plaid - Hui (BV25)
Premiere

The legendary duo showcasing their trademark style on Balkan Vinyl Allstar, a retrospective compilation celebrating the 25th release of Balkan Vinyl. Out soon on 12" - Pre-order: https://www.juno.co.uk...
Published: Monday, 7th May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Hedchef - Shock Generator (CJAW011)

Hedchef - Shock Generator (CJAW011)
Premiere

An intricate Grime-Tech banger! From Hedchef's debut release on Circular Jaw.Out 04.05 on digital - Pre-order: https://circularjaw.bandcamp.com/album/cjaw011-hedchefhttps://soundcloud.com/circular-jawhttps:...
Published: Thursday, 3rd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Scaarlet - Essai Nouvo (No Suit Records #09)

Scaarlet - Essai Nouvo (No Suit Records #09)
Premiere

Not just a deep atmospheric broken techno sound...From her 'Essai Nouvo' EP on No Suit Records.Out 04.05 on 12" and digital - Pre-order: https://nosr.bandcamp.com/album/no-suit-records-009-scaarlet-essai-nouvo-ephttps:...
Published: Thursday, 3rd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Musta - Cara Feia (BAB026)

Musta - Cara Feia (BAB026)
Premiere

Tribal and shamanesque.From Musta's 'Cara Feia' EP on Beans & Bacon.Out 04.05 on digital - Pre-order: https://www.beansandbacon.de/releases/bab026/https://soundcloud.com/beansandbaconhttps:...
Published: Thursday, 3rd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Dario Reimann - Don Of My Castle (TX021)

Dario Reimann - Don Of My Castle (TX021)
Premiere

A moody 2-step/electro number, drifting until you realise your head is nodding..From his 'Dario's Castle' album on Pressure Trax.Out soon on 12" and digital - https://www.decks.de/track...
Published: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
4 6 2 5 - Cassette A (4625-001)

4 6 2 5 - Cassette A (4625-001)
Premiere

An intense immersion. From the first release of 4 6 2 5.4 6 2 5 is the collaborative output of UVB-76 Music's core members. 4 6 2 5 continues and builds on the foundation set by UVB-76 Music, evolving...
Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Rico Casazza - Macabre (BEEFEP018)

Rico Casazza - Macabre (BEEFEP018)
Premiere

A modern and personal homage to Giallo soundtracks from a specialist in atmospheric landscapes.From his 'Yurican EP', featuring a remix by Dircsen, on Beef Records.Out now on 12" and digital...
Published: Monday, 30th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Oliver Way - Stained Glass Shadows (EPM63)

Oliver Way - Stained Glass Shadows (EPM63)
Premiere

Psychedelic textures over a jazzy number, featuring Mitch Marcus, Paul 'Feathericci' & Robert Way.From Oliver Way's 'From The Shadows' album on EPM Music.Out 30.04 on digital and...
Published: Sunday, 29th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
JEM - Temple (SNBV013)

JEM - Temple (SNBV013)
Premiere

A bleepy and bubbly ride in the Bronx.From Daisy Cutter EP on Sheik 'N' Beik.Out 07.05 on 12" and digital - Pre-order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/jem-daisy-cutter/685830-01/https://soundcloud.com...
Published: Saturday, 28th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
WCC - Warfare (RDK002)

WCC - Warfare (RDK002)
Premiere

A peculiar jungle track.From Heroic Purgatory on RDK Island.Out 27.04 on 12" and digital - Pre-order: https://rdkisland.bandcamp.com/album/heroic-purgatoryhttps://soundcloud.com/rdk-islandhttps:/soundcloud.com...
Published: Friday, 27th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
A'Cul - 666 (PU022)

A'Cul - 666 (PU022)
Premiere

A detailed excursion into dark and enigmatic territories.From the 'Decompression EP', on Plus Ultra. Includes remixes from Rowka and Croft.Out 27.04 on 12" vinyl and digital. Pre-order: https:...
Published: Thursday, 26th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Cleaverhype - Awkward Slung (Skoop)

Cleaverhype - Awkward Slung (Skoop)
Premiere

A Grime hybrid that puts your feet to work!From Cleaverhype's Liquid Contortion EP on Skoop.Out on digital 29.04 - https://skoop.bandcamp.com/.https://soundcloud.com/cleaverhypehttps://www.facebook.com...
Published: Thursday, 26th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Bitter Lake - Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake - Bitter Lake
Release Review

This latest offering from Scottish one-man band Bitter Lake is a straight-up slice of Norwegian-style black metal in the vein of 90s church-burners, Burzum.When talking about the album, Travis Lee, the...
Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Author: Wil Crisp
Pépe - Las Arenas (CLIPP007)

Pépe - Las Arenas (CLIPP007)
Premiere

Arpeggiated euphoria from Pépe!Out now on digital - Order: https://clipp-art.bandcamp.com/track/las-arenashttps://soundcloud.com/clipp_arthttps://soundcloud.com/pepmanpepe
Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Lucinate - Universal Rhythm (DELUXE045)

Lucinate - Universal Rhythm (DELUXE045)
Premiere

Cinematic Jazz for imaginary movies.From Lucinate's Big Noise album on King Deluxe. Out on digital 27.04 - Pre-order: http://kingdeluxe.ca/album/big-noisehttps://soundcloud.com/king_deluxehttps://soundcloud.com...
Published: Monday, 23rd April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
RoboKnob - Pr4k II (FTM002)

RoboKnob - Pr4k II (FTM002)
Premiere

Shouts echoing over a menacing bassline and popping snares.Available on digital 28.04 - https://fasterthanmusic.bandcamp.com/album/pr4kaneokastrna-ephttps://soundcloud.com/fasterthanmusichttps://soundcloud.com...
Published: Sunday, 22nd April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Boxwork - Lake Panning (BWM001)

Boxwork - Lake Panning (BWM001)
Premiere

A music box lost somewhere inside a dream, using notes from the pentatonic scale.Out now on digital - https://www.junodownload.com/labels/Boxwork+Musichttps://soundcloud.com/boxworkmusic
Published: Saturday, 21st April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Foreign Sequence - The End Of Us (PHR01)

Foreign Sequence - The End Of Us (PHR01)
Premiere

An epic Braindance journey, with 90s aesthetics...Available on digital and orange 12" on 24.04.Pre-order: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/foreign-sequence-rs7k-ep/682007-01/https://posthumanrec.bandcamp.com...
Published: Thursday, 19th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Spatial - Netz Room (NVR003)

Spatial - Netz Room (NVR003)
Premiere

Gritty grimey funk from Spatial on his forthcoming Netz Room EP on Never Ready Records, including remixes by J. Tijn and Munstac!Out on digital and coloured 12" on 20.04.2018 - https://neverready.bandcamp.com...
Published: Tuesday, 17th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PICKS: Jeff Opara's 'No Rewinds'

PICKS: Jeff Opara's 'No Rewinds'
Feature

Since we got involved with 199Radio, one of the other show hosts who has impressed us the most is Jeff Opara, whose quickly developed a reputation for selecting bangers from across the spectrum. This...
Published: Tuesday, 17th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PICKS: Will Soer's 'Liminal State Dance Records'

PICKS: Will Soer's 'Liminal State Dance Records'
Feature

Have you ever got into a smoking area conversation with someone who arguably reads too much into dance music, or at least too much for a casual conversation with someone who is off their nut? That person...
Published: Monday, 16th April 2018
Author: Will Soer
Gruth & Ikola - Severely Decomposed (TE001)

Gruth & Ikola - Severely Decomposed (TE001)
Premiere

A brutal encounter...an excerpt from the first release of a new Uruguayan label, Tormenta Electrica. From Gruth's 'Futile Demise EP', out now on digital and 12" limited edition vinyl....
Published: Monday, 16th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Horos - Just Forget It (TRNQR013)

Horos - Just Forget It (TRNQR013)
Premiere

A slow and busy industrial House track, from the forthcoming Cosmic Anomaly EP on TRNQ. Out on digital and cassette on 23.04 - https://trnqr.bandcamp.com/https://soundcloud.com/horosHoros is a S&atilde...
Published: Sunday, 15th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Leonid Nevermind - Blossom Chance (BS002)

Leonid Nevermind - Blossom Chance (BS002)
Premiere

An eccentric ballad meets pop house.Out 16.04 on 12" and digital - https://clone.nl/item50267.htmlhttps://leonidnevermind.bandcamp.com/https://soundcloud.com/bivouacsoundrecords 
Published: Friday, 13th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Shanti Celeste: Discography Review

Shanti Celeste: Discography Review
Feature

A couple of years into my love of dance music, I found my DJ. Just as I got into Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys, before landing on The xx as puberty started to really kick in, my first years of going toclubs...
Published: Friday, 13th April 2018
Author: Will Soer
Emmanuel Nwamadi @ Jimmy's, Manchester - 10/05/18

Emmanuel Nwamadi @ Jimmy's, Manchester - 10/05/18
Event Preview

Emmanuel Nwamadi’s distinctive tones are soon to echo around the streets of Manchester. Gaining a massive confidence boost in his young career from the public reaction to his appearance on The Voice...
Published: Thursday, 12th April 2018
Author: Jamie Groovement
Croft - With Shadows Of Ghosts (EMB005)

Croft - With Shadows Of Ghosts (EMB005)
Premiere

A bare naked piece of electrotech from this talented Nottingham-based producer.Out 13.04 on digital - Pre-order: https://www.beatport.com/release/ghosts/2251216And we won't forget...Croft was the man...
Published: Thursday, 12th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Luca Musto's Personal Parable

Luca Musto's Personal Parable
Interview

Dance music can be utterly meaningless, or intensely meaningful. It can be a wily, practical outlet for sonic exploration, whose functional form allows producers to get paid to mess around with sound.It...
Published: Thursday, 12th April 2018
Author: Will Soer
Marcio McFly - Divorzio All'Italiana (51bts056)

Marcio McFly - Divorzio All'Italiana (51bts056)
Premiere

A scratched out tribute to the 1961 Italian classic film of the same name, on a bed of Hip-Hop beats and bubbly synths...Out on digital 13.04.2018 - http://shop.51beats.nethttps://soundcloud.com/marcio-mcfly...
Published: Wednesday, 11th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
OverworX - Flybot (OverworX 001)

OverworX - Flybot (OverworX 001)
Premiere

Uplifting, acidic, ravey and full of pitch-shifted cuts!OverworX is a new project from Best Pest, built specially for sweaty dancefloors.OverworX 001 will be available on vinyl and digital on 1st May.Pre-order...
Published: Tuesday, 10th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Introducing Lokier

Introducing Lokier
interview

Glass bottles being thrown at DJs, corrupt police raids and promoters getting 12 months in jail for putting on parties. Welcome to Mexico City’s dance scene of the early-noughties, as rememberedby...
Published: Monday, 9th April 2018
Author: Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
Masaki Uchida - Iris (After Affects)

Masaki Uchida - Iris (After Affects)
Premiere

An industrial yet spiritual journey...from the Synkopated Art XPRMNT compilation, dedicated to the memory of Sergio Guglielmi (Sinkop Artz) !Out 02.05.2018. Pre-order: https://afteraffectsrec.bandcamp.com...
Published: Monday, 9th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Finlay Shakespeare - Housediet IX

Finlay Shakespeare - Housediet IX
Release Review

<a href="http://finlayshakespeare.bandcamp.com/album/housediet-ix">Housediet IX byFinlay...
Published: Friday, 6th April 2018
Author: Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
EOD - Swurlk EP (bbbbbb)

EOD - Swurlk EP (bbbbbb)
Release Review

EOD has a reputation for crafting gems that somehow manage to sound deceptively simple, yet lusciously full of detailed production and sonic sparkle. EOD’s latest is no exception and takes the sound...
Published: Friday, 6th April 2018
Author: Ognen Spiroski
PICKS: LTO's '10 Favourite Film Tunes'

PICKS: LTO's '10 Favourite Film Tunes'
Feature

LTO first made waves as part of mysterious electronic collective Old Apparatus. Their music - anonymous, dark, ghostly, subterranean - was reminiscent of dubstep, garage and grime scenes, but sheened with...
Published: Thursday, 5th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Parris: The space between

Parris: The space between
Interview

If you listen to the bare bones rattle of a proper dub version or lose yourself in the deafening space in a DMZ track, it becomes clear that so much of the power in soundsystem music comes from the art...
Published: Thursday, 5th April 2018
Author: Oli Warwick
Mind Safari - River of Cosmos (JKTN044)

Mind Safari - River of Cosmos (JKTN044)
Premiere

The Dream Manipulator is the second album on Jacktone from rising Portuguese talent, Mind Safari...a man who has released a track on one of our previous compilations!This 9-track album, which...
Published: Thursday, 5th April 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Dub Syndicate - Hey Ho

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Dub Syndicate - Hey Ho
Feature

80s reggae group Dub Syndicate this week, with Hey Ho taken from the Strike The Balance album. A hypnotic sitar, bouncy chords, gnarly bassline, spooky police sirens & legendary Kishi Yamamoto on the...
Published: Sunday, 1st April 2018
Author: Guy Paxman
Mystic Letter K - At Your Own Risk (MLK3)

Mystic Letter K - At Your Own Risk (MLK3)
Premiere

MLK cannot be held responsible for any outer dimensional experiences, alien abductions or any mind/body altering states that might occur during the exposure of these frequencies.Released 2nd April. Pre-order...
Published: Saturday, 31st March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
VARS - Staub (EFNU04)

VARS - Staub (EFNU04)
Premiere

Beautiful!Pre-order here - https://www.whatpeopleplay.com/albumdetails/VARS-Staub/id/166456.Machines have no soul. Or do they?Laptops, synthesizers, controllers, mixing desks, keyboards, effect devices....
Published: Saturday, 31st March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PICKS: Zé Salvador's '10 Fundamentals'

PICKS: Zé Salvador's '10 Fundamentals'
Feature

A rep of the Portuguese underground, Zé Salvador was a founding member of Carpet & Snares Records, which is now branching out into new fields. Ahead of his forthcoming set a&nbsp...
Published: Friday, 30th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Edge Of Motion - Level 3 (Edge Of Motion)

Edge Of Motion - Level 3 (Edge Of Motion)
Premiere

Guaranteed to do some serious damage!This track is part of 'The Nest' EP, Edge Of Motion's 6th vinyl release. Pre-order it here - https://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/95737-eom006-edge-of-motion-the-nest.Techno...
Published: Friday, 30th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Anjin - Bruk Up (UVR1)

Anjin - Bruk Up (UVR1)
Premiere

Glitchy electronica! Let your soul melt to silky pads.This track is part of the first part of the ‘Until Venus Returns’ compilation on Futurepast Zine, including the likes of likes of Simon...
Published: Friday, 30th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Nicky Siano - Move

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Nicky Siano - Move
Feature

This Sunday's selection is from the disco overlord who is resident at the world famous Studio 54. Siano become an internationally recognised DJ during Studio 54's hayday. Today's track &#39...
Published: Wednesday, 28th March 2018
Author: Guy Paxman
Arthur's Landing - Love Comes Back (BA-1008)

Arthur's Landing - Love Comes Back (BA-1008)
Premiere

This brand new arrangement of Love Comes Back includes Vancouverite vocalist Adam Wawzonek (AKA Soliterre) who jumped on a cross-country Greyhound bus and crashed with Steven&nbsp...
Published: Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Soukie & Windish - Eternauta (CNTXTS1011)

Soukie & Windish - Eternauta (CNTXTS1011)
Premiere

Fight the lethal snowflakes with the Eternauta, a voyager of eternity.The EP is released 6th April. Check it here - https://www.whatpeopleplay.com/albumdetails/Soukie-and-Windish-Eternauta-EP/id/166047....
Published: Monday, 26th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Pro.Tone - Point A (SD008)

Pro.Tone - Point A (SD008)
Premiere

Today's premiere looks to the electro arpeggiators of ‘Point A’. This one is a groovy adventure, bouncing between lead percussive hits and metallic bass stabs.Available from the 26 March...
Published: Saturday, 24th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Northern Powerhouse - Philanthropy 101 (NP003)

Northern Powerhouse - Philanthropy 101 (NP003)
Premiere

Pretty old school...Released 2nd April. Pre-order here - https://www.juno.co.uk/products/northern-powerhouse-np-003/675467-01/. Already gathered strong support from the likes of Andrew Duke, Black Madonna...
Published: Friday, 23rd March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Rommek - Azure Window (TLSCVA001)

Rommek - Azure Window (TLSCVA001)
Premiere

Music and art are our language. A language more persuasive than others, in that its message is more intimate and immersive for the listener and will evoke feelings no other medium can. This albumis...
Published: Thursday, 22nd March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
C. Scott - Distance Fog (PGHTRX-005)

C. Scott - Distance Fog (PGHTRX-005)
Premiere

C. Scott (Charlie Scott) is an MPC virtuoso who first started producing music in 2009, inspired by the hypnotic, Jazz-influenced sound of Hip-Hop’s golden era. Having refined his craft, he jumped...
Published: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Duellist - Suicide Forest (TAR30)

Duellist - Suicide Forest (TAR30)
Premiere

Duellist delivers the 30th full release from Taro Records with a bang and a wallop. Our premiered choice is a real experimental electronic excursion.Pre-order the release here - https://www.beatport.com...
Published: Saturday, 17th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Posthuman - Five Mile Burn (CTX03)

Posthuman - Five Mile Burn (CTX03)
Premiere

Vinyl-only release on Rawax's classic Chicago-focused sub-label. A jacking dancefloor workout from UK duo Posthuman, awash with heavy duty acid and juggernaut hardware beats.Check it - https:hardwax.com...
Published: Friday, 16th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Silicon Scally - Omegon (ELECTRIX012)

Silicon Scally - Omegon (ELECTRIX012)
Premiere

Carl Finlow returns with a double pack under his renowned Electro pseudonym, Silicon Scally, featuring tracks produced for the live set he performed to a packed crowd at London’s long-running Scand...
Published: Thursday, 15th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Michael Lovatt - L Train (MSR051)

Michael Lovatt - L Train (MSR051)
Premiere

Michael's ode to growing up in West Philly in the 80s, listening to hip-hop mix tapes while riding the El train to school.Check it - http://classic.beatport.com/label/midnight-social-recordings/23461....
Published: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Another Alias - Heave (WOME002)

Another Alias - Heave (WOME002)
Premiere

Another Alias returns with the second installment of White of My Eyes. WOME002 continues along the path laid out by 001, but takes it a step further into varied moods. Our pick is the sledgehammer-esque...
Published: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Takecha (Takeshi Fukushima)

Takecha (Takeshi Fukushima)
Interview

Takecha, the alias of Takeshi Fukushima, is a Japanese label owner and producer hailing from Shiga Prefecture in the west of Japan. A place surrounded by the sereneness of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater...
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Author: Jennifer Wallis
Dabrye - Three/Three (Ghostly International)

Dabrye - Three/Three (Ghostly International)
Release Review

Tadd Mullinix is a master of variation - these days he’s most commonly found juggling upfront house and techno as JTC, raucous new beat and industrial as Charles Manier and more experimental fare...
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Author: Oli Warwick
UdoU - Rush (TEC20007)

UdoU - Rush (TEC20007)
Premiere

Thick, lo-fi strings, ducking behind a sunken kick to hypnotic effect.Gra gra grab it here - https://fanlink.to/E6P.
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
midnightdecade - &mpersand (SWMS)

midnightdecade - &mpersand (SWMS)
Premiere

midnightdecade is a new outfit made up of vocalist Cool Hand and acres/Crook’s incredible production, both artists from the SWMS collective. Made from London to Amsterdam, a project has emerged....
Published: Monday, 12th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Sugar Experiment Station - Paid Liars (Ship055)

Sugar Experiment Station - Paid Liars (Ship055)
Premiere

Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt are two men responsible for modern day electronic music. When the sound crawled out of the primordial speaker, this pair were there to welcome it. For more than twenty...
Published: Saturday, 10th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Jared Wilson - Noctilucent (ILA017)

Jared Wilson - Noctilucent (ILA017)
Premiere

Posthuman's I Love Acid imprint returns with three tracks of acid house music from Detroit producer Jared Wilson. Our premiered version is an epic, timeless 10 minute excursion!As ever, limited...
Published: Wednesday, 7th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PICKS: Soreab's '10 Fundamentals'

PICKS: Soreab's '10 Fundamentals'
Feature

Feb 22nd saw the release of 'Resentment', a new EP by Soreab on Italian bass-obsessors, Beat Machine Records. A naughty remix from Lamont is included. We met Dario, aka Soreab, in London recently...
Published: Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Author: Frederick Sugden
PICKS: Oskar Szafraniec's 'Recent Favourites'

PICKS: Oskar Szafraniec's 'Recent Favourites'
Feature

Following the recent release of BUSZ™'s 'Dubai' Album Sampler on Beef Records, we asked 1/2 of the new mysterious duo, Oskar Szafraniec (the other half is Chilean legend, Pier Bucci...
Published: Monday, 5th March 2018
Author: Frederick Sugden
Dilian - TBH Mixtape (International Winners)

Dilian - TBH Mixtape (International Winners)
Release Review

Out of Brooklyn, New York, Dilian contributes to the International Winners record label. His tracks, album covers, and website have a connection to the art world as well as the world of music. It is no...
Published: Monday, 5th March 2018
Author: Charlie Ward-Daymond
Nabihah Iqbal @ Archspace, London - 22/03/18

Nabihah Iqbal @ Archspace, London - 22/03/18
Event Review

Towards the end of Nabihah Iqbal's first ever solo headline gig, she made a self-deprecating joke about reactions to her debut album. People had found it inspiring how positive and forthcoming hermusic...
Published: Sunday, 4th March 2018
Author: Will Soer
Dokta - London Nights (Jason Heath Remix)

Dokta - London Nights (Jason Heath Remix)
Premiere

The enigmatic DOKTA returns with ‘London Nights’, the third single taken from his forthcoming album - ‘Metronomic’. Jason Heath completes the package with our premiered choice -...
Published: Sunday, 4th March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
NiKiT - Arcanes (EE021)

NiKiT - Arcanes (EE021)
Premiere

Young Parisian producer NiKiT bursts onto the electronic music scene with his debut release 'Arcanes', a mini-album consisting of 8 tracks. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of early dark electro,with...
Published: Saturday, 3rd March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Flint Kids - Get Alsthom 1996 (KMT04)

Flint Kids - Get Alsthom 1996 (KMT04)
Premiere

Ideal IDM.12" vinyl available 12th March - http://store.kaometry.com/album/gec-alsthom-1996.Weaving layers of sounds together; some people think of it as music, others don't.
Published: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Borai & Denham Audio - Rhubarb (Club Glow Vol 1)

Borai & Denham Audio - Rhubarb (Club Glow Vol 1)
Premiere

In anticipation of Denham Audio's performance at our forthcoming event at The White Hotel in Manchester on Friday 16th March, we're delighted to premiere this short fiery piece of essential rave...
Published: Thursday, 1st March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
CICCONE - Selchower (CICCONE#3)

CICCONE - Selchower (CICCONE#3)
Premiere

Incredible post-rock-ish ambience...Pre-order the whole EP here - https://itunes.apple.com/es/album/ciccone-03-single/1348379325.CICCONE is a labour of love by Diego Delgado http://www.diegodelgado.com...
Published: Thursday, 1st March 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Noods Radio

Noods Radio
Interview

Noods Radio is a Bristol-based, independent radio station, broadcasting the cities’ best labels and artists alongside an increasing pool of international acts. With shows spinning a vast expanseof...
Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Author: Kate Hutchison
Mass Prod - Mathemagix (Bosconi Stallions Vol II)

Mass Prod - Mathemagix (Bosconi Stallions Vol II)
Premiere

A mental hybrid!Pre-order the release here - https://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/92421-boscolp03-bosconi-stallions-vol-2-va-3-x-12.Since his first live set in 2003 at Lnik (Bologna), Mass Prod&rsquos...
Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Patient 36 - Der Kleine Tod (BROQUE121)

Patient 36 - Der Kleine Tod (BROQUE121)
Premiere

Intriguing modern EBM...Released March 1st on Broque.We are almost certain that someone who goes by the name of Erick Jäger is behind the Patient 36 moniker. Other than that, we actually donrsquo...
Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
FFT - fft1 (Uncertainty Principle)

FFT - fft1 (Uncertainty Principle)
Release Review

Following the death of human civilization, their remnants stood still across the earth. Degenerating buildings sprawled out across the now-rejuvenated land in which the...
Published: Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Author: Blake Creighton
Plaster - Imaginary Friend (KVITNU 57)

Plaster - Imaginary Friend (KVITNU 57)
Premiere

‘Transition’ is the new studio album from experimental electronic producer Plaster. With less emphasis on complex sound design, Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri (aka Plaster) has taken a more minimal...
Published: Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
T-Scale - Germ-In IX (FTM001)

T-Scale - Germ-In IX (FTM001)
Premiere

One of our own...Delighted to premiere this crazy excursion from our Skopje-based resident T-Scale. He's started a new label called 'Faster Than Music', based on showcasing the experimental...
Published: Monday, 26th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Arad - Baked Arms (BDN017)

Arad - Baked Arms (BDN017)
Premiere

Lakker’s Dara Smith delves further into his fascination for what’s beyond the borders of the visible with his latest EP on UAE’s label Bedouin Records. Asymmetrical driving crystalline...
Published: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
BUSZ™ - Dancing Hope (BEEF086)

BUSZ™ - Dancing Hope (BEEF086)
Premiere

Beef Records present a new album from BUSZ™, a duo comprised of seminal minimal producer, Pier Bucci, and the enigmatic Polish fireball, Oskar Szafraniec. This combination of experience and experimentation...
Published: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Warsnare - Cronos (IM064)

Warsnare - Cronos (IM064)
Premiere

"At the time of writing this, Daniel Potter, aka Warsnare, is racing across his native London, in a veritable juggling act of creative effervescence – putting the finishing touches...
Published: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Timothy J. Fairplay - DX Marks The Spot (Bodyworks)

Timothy J. Fairplay - DX Marks The Spot (Bodyworks)
Premiere

Timothy J. Fairplay ‘DX Marks The Spot’ released on 1st March 2018. The first release on Body Works - a new electro label based in New York. This is Timothy’s first EP to be recordedentirely...
Published: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
The Bubbling Potential of Live Synthesisers

The Bubbling Potential of Live Synthesisers
Feature

On a bad day, live synthesiser performances emulate the experience of watching someone play fifa on their laptop, when you’d rather be in the stand. Or at least I assume so, I don’t reallyget...
Published: Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Author: Will Soer
BUNKR - Appl Skies (VLSI02)

BUNKR - Appl Skies (VLSI02)
Premiere

An epic, slow-burning slice of melodic electronica...Available this Friday 23rd Feb, here - https://bunkr-music.bandcamp.com/Operating somewhere east of Eden on the hazy peripherals of “dance&rdquo...
Published: Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Scenedrone - Wobbly Loops (SC002)

Scenedrone - Wobbly Loops (SC002)
Premiere

Irish dynamite!Check it here - https://supercomputerav.bandcamp.com/album/sc002-alavux-scenedrone-split-e-p-series-001.Check out our interview with Scenedrone here, as well as his contribution to our Loose...
Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
AKWUAR - Lone Love

AKWUAR - Lone Love
Premiere

Self-written, self-produced & self-mixed - this dreamy premiere tells its own story via sleepy vocals and rugged guitars.Strong stoner drums & psychedelic synths come together to create a curious...
Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Dane Rousay - IMP (Colour8)

Dane Rousay - IMP (Colour8)
Premiere

An incredible combination of experimental percussion and field recordings...Released Feb 23rd, pre-order here - https://colour8.bandcamp.com/album/imp-env-epDane Rousay is a drummer and percussionist living...
Published: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Normii Hawaiians - The Fog

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Normii Hawaiians - The Fog
Feature

Normil Hawaiians this week with the post-apocalyptic 'The Fog'. Released in 2016 under Return of the Ranters, the album was a release of tracks accumulated from 1985-86. Hypnotic synthesis, bleak...
Published: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Author: Guy Paxman
Hedler Russo - New Beat (TINKTWICE022)

Hedler Russo - New Beat (TINKTWICE022)
Premiere

This somewhat apologetically named New Beat bares all the marks of a brilliant gush of emotional genius: it is sincere, transparent, original and unpredictable. Warm pads convey beauty, harshly...
Published: Saturday, 17th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
TROY GUNNER – GUNNER002 (GUNNER)

TROY GUNNER – GUNNER002 (GUNNER)
Release Review

Troy Gunner follows up with a killer second release on his new label Gunner, very much following in the same vein as the first record back in August, which saw the Bristol native operating in that experimental...
Published: Friday, 16th February 2018
Author: Jake D Archer
PICKS: Lonely Drives of Dawn (2059)

PICKS: Lonely Drives of Dawn (2059)
Feature

The man behind this new masterpiece, 'Pussy From The Future', takes control of our PICKS feature this month, reflecting on his solitude...A selection to save for your next lonely journey through...
Published: Friday, 16th February 2018
Author: Caleb Watson
Duccio - Jediland (Greta Cottage Workshop)

Duccio - Jediland (Greta Cottage Workshop)
Premiere

Flipping a girthy cut to bring a melody-heavy boompty tech house arse wobbler...The Late Night Swing EP is available Friday 16th Feb on vinyl. Pre-order here - https://greta-cottage-workshop.bandcamp.com...
Published: Thursday, 15th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Tubz (M62)

Tubz (M62)
Interview

If you don’t know about M62, then you don’t know enough about the North West’s Bass Music culture. Over the past year or so, we have crossed paths with the M62 boys many a time and they...
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Author: Treece
Squane x Ebb - Cold Blooded (JBFC001)

Squane x Ebb - Cold Blooded (JBFC001)
Premiere

Sophisticated UK bass...if there is such a thing! This track is part of a new Collab Cuts release in which co-pilot of the Jelly Bean farm, Squane, teams up with family & friends to merge his genre-defying...
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
UKAEA

UKAEA
Interview

Last week, Extreme Ultimate put out a storming split release, 50% of which is produced by nut job Dan Jones, aka UKAEA. Dan has been smashing out panic-inducing live brutalism, recently causing one accidental...
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Author: Frederick Sugden
Nathan Jonson - Space Between Breath (SKRUV003)

Nathan Jonson - Space Between Breath (SKRUV003)
Premiere

After a successful decade of releasing music under the Hrdvsion alias (Wagon Repair / Sound Pellegrino / Planet Mu), 2015 saw Nathan reach a turning point in his musical career and re-launch with a new...
Published: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Etch

Etch
Interview & Mix Series

When Zak Brashill first crept on people’s radars as Etch aged 21, he displayed a prodigious instinct for deep-rooted UK sounds, from jungle to garage. His first releases on Soundman Chronicles and...
Published: Monday, 12th February 2018
Author: Oliver Warwick
ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Baba Vanga & Easterndaze

ZUZU'S LABEL OF THE MONTH: Baba Vanga & Easterndaze
Feature

The famous Bulgarian oracle Baba Vanga foretold many things including the break-up of the Soviet Union, but she supposedly never foresaw the growing interest in Eastern European electronic music. Manyartists...
Published: Saturday, 10th February 2018
Author: Zuzana Friday
V/A - Lesser Mysteries (Brokntoys)

V/A - Lesser Mysteries (Brokntoys)
Release Review

In esoteric lore, mysteries are divided into ‘the greater’ and ‘the lesser’, and this compilation on London’s Brokntoys label pays tribute to the latter. The label synonymous...
Published: Saturday, 10th February 2018
Author: Ognen Spiroski
Mild Maynard - Aaleph (Darkfloor Sound)

Mild Maynard - Aaleph (Darkfloor Sound)
Release Review

The description on the Darkfloor bandcamp says:Mild Maynyrd's album 'Aaleph' - spawned by a law enforcement shooting in his home city - tackles the socials ills of modern society though abrasive...
Published: Saturday, 10th February 2018
Author: Jef T-Scale
Ekke - Klangfarbenmodular (DU-LBHA4)

Ekke - Klangfarbenmodular (DU-LBHA4)
Premiere

A modular synthesiser and an urge to find interesting tones, textures and timbres...Released on vinyl on 12th Feb - pre-order here - https://www.juno.co.uk/products/ekke-klangfarbenmodular/673468-01/.Ekke...
Published: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Morphology - Wages Of Sin (CE023)

Morphology - Wages Of Sin (CE023)
Premiere

Crunchy crunchy crunchy.Released on vinyl and digital Friday 11th Feb. Pre-order here - clone.nl/item48288.html.A duo from Finland devoted to Electro.
Published: Monday, 5th February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
2 2 D o l p h i n s - LONELY (Skoop Records)

2 2 D o l p h i n s - LONELY (Skoop Records)
Premiere

Rare footage of the 2002 skewl dysko massacre. Lovingly rendered in HD (Hash Definition) by the incomparable 2 2 D o l p h i n s.Dropping on SKOOP records, 05/02/18 - https://skoop.bandcamp.com.What arelease...featuring...
Published: Saturday, 3rd February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Basic - Zub (ELDG007)

Basic - Zub (ELDG007)
Premiere

It's been a pleasure to connect with Eddy Larkin over the last year, checking out their monthly show on Rinse France, previous releases and associated artists. It's therefore a pleasure to today...
Published: Friday, 2nd February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Ontheground - Role Of The Observer (NCZ006)

Ontheground - Role Of The Observer (NCZ006)
Premiere

A heady mesh of fragmented, disorientating textures over frantic, propulsive beats!Pre-order the release here - https://www.juno.co.uk/products/ontheground-role-of-the-observer/674495-01/. Released 2nd...
Published: Thursday, 1st February 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Shampoo - Can't Say That I Don't Care (MOTE004)

Shampoo - Can't Say That I Don't Care (MOTE004)
Premiere

A debut release on this intriguing label from Turku, Finland...A robust track with a techno flavour at its core, our premiered choice from this Kararsis EP displays the producer’s knack for combining...
Published: Monday, 29th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
FLUF Records

FLUF Records
Interview

Last year we came across a radically minimal and experimental label which goes by the odd name of FLUF.Seeing the rapid flow and quality of releases they provided, a feature was a must.And how else...
Published: Saturday, 27th January 2018
Author: Jef T-Scale
J&L - Lunar Tides (DSC014)

J&L - Lunar Tides (DSC014)
Premiere

Deep Sound Channel delve deeper into the waters of ESHU. Following releases from ARC# and Tom Liem comes J&L, the team of Jocelyn Abell and Tom Liem, with a storm of emotions. Brooding, menacing...steady...
Published: Friday, 26th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Behind The Scenes: Elad Magdasi - Killer Hertz (FLR04)

Behind The Scenes: Elad Magdasi - Killer Hertz (FLR04)
Feature

A couple of months back, we were approached by Elad Magdasi, the co-founder of Front Left Records, a label that showcases music from producers who dance together in the front left corner of a very special...
Published: Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Author: Frederick Sugden
Cabasa - Intentional Drawing (NoSR008)

Cabasa - Intentional Drawing (NoSR008)
Premiere

It's an absolute pleasure to today premiere a track from a good friend and an up & coming talent to keep your eyes on! An intentional drawing of soothing breaks, held together by a ghostly...
Published: Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Remi Mazet & Guilhem Monin - Jammin (SJ002)

Remi Mazet & Guilhem Monin - Jammin (SJ002)
Premiere

Does it give you the giggles?Get your hands on the vinyl here - https://www.juno.co.uk/products/remi-mazet-safran/666862-01.French Londoner, producer, live performer and troubadour. Always eccentric, particular...
Published: Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Dadub - From Function To Form (ISS003)

Dadub - From Function To Form (ISS003)
Premiere

To kick off this week, we're delighted to premiere this stunning piece of experimental techno from Dadub. The track is part of a V/A due out on 'In Silent Series', a label started by Lisbon-based...
Published: Monday, 22nd January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Sharon Gal - Bloo (FMC33)

Sharon Gal - Bloo (FMC33)
Premiere

New music from Graham Dunning's Fractal Meat Cuts label. Sharon Gal's Delicious Fish EP includes 3 mysterious pieces. Our premiered choice, Bloo, emerges softly from the realm of shadows.It...
Published: Thursday, 18th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Mathias Schaffhäuser - Spät Noch Raus (SOUV089)

Mathias Schaffhäuser - Spät Noch Raus (SOUV089)
Premiere

The latest release from the Tiefschwar’s Souvenir imprint is a 4-track EP of various creative artistry which opens an exciting new chapter in the labels history...The project focuses on a uniquesound...
Published: Thursday, 18th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
Andrea & Stenny (Ilian Tape)

Andrea & Stenny (Ilian Tape)
Interview

Ahead of our party in Bristol this Friday, we quizzed our two headliners from Ilian Tape, who will both be making their Bristol debuts at The Island...https://www.facebook.com/events/528087197561927/-Your...
Published: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Author: Frederick Sugden
Matt Whitehead - Transmit Frequency (BV24)

Matt Whitehead - Transmit Frequency (BV24)
Premiere

It's an absolute pleasure to premiere this belter of a track, played daily by Loose Lips crew in the last few weeks. One of our favourite artists on one of our favourite labels, as part of Balkan Vinyl...
Published: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Author: Loose Lips
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Scott Seskind - I Remember

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Scott Seskind - I Remember
Feature

For this Sunday's track selection, Scott Seskind with 'I Remember'. Emotional and raw, it is clear that Seskind's passionate monologue is drawn from experience. This is probably the most...
Published: Sunday, 14th January 2018
Author: Guy Paxman
Inal Bilsel - Paradise Lost (Epic Istanbul)

Inal Bilsel - Paradise Lost (Epic Istanbul)
Release Review

As a newcomer to the music of Inal Bilsel, listening to his new album ‘Paradise Lost’ has left a very lasting impression on me. What Bilsel has created with this concept piece is an immersive...
Published: Friday, 12th January 2018
Author: Jake D Archer
Dr. Doctor - As Above, So Below

Dr. Doctor - As Above, So Below
Release Review

With As Above, So Below, Dr. Doctor closes 2017 with a curious and esoteric album of modern electronica, to quote the hermetic motto. Starting off this 11-track long player, 'Into the Deep&#39...
Published: Sunday, 7th January 2018
Author: Ognen Spiroski
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Glaxo Babies - This Is Your Life

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Glaxo Babies - This Is Your Life
Feature

This melancholic post-punk number comes as a guest selection from B.L.O.O.M.’s Sofie K. Back in the 70s, these Peel Sessions veterans got on the wrong side of GlaxoSmithKline - the big pharmaceutical...
Published: Sunday, 31st December 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
PICKS: Experimental Synth Music

PICKS: Experimental Synth Music
Feature

To close off 2017, our resident Kenny Mulligan picks some of his favourite experimental synth-wave. No chosen era, just 10 tracks that take you to another place via electronics.Polyphonic Size - Nagasaki...
Published: Friday, 29th December 2017
Author: Kenny Mulligan
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Bona Dish - 8am

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Bona Dish - 8am
Feature

This week for Paxman's Sunday track selection, a re-release of the 80s group Bona Dish, with 8am. Grungy and reflective with poppy elements. Although fairly unknown, Bona Dish had frequent supportfrom...
Published: Sunday, 24th December 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Chibrac - Chunk (NOLD-01)

Chibrac - Chunk (NOLD-01)
Premiere

A mysterious moniker is behind this Christmas Eve premiere. A trippy, DIY, never-ending blend of IDM and Minimal.Expect glitchy, breaksy, jazzy electronic madness from this debut release on Nollern Records.https:...
Published: Sunday, 24th December 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Interview

The documentary Black Stars traces the history of Highlife from its birthplace in Ghana, telling a story of musical cross-pollination between West Africa and the West.It is first and foremost a celebration...
Published: Friday, 22nd December 2017
Author: Vincent Morris
Giraffe - Climate (Marmo Music)

Giraffe - Climate (Marmo Music)
Release Review

The first time I heard the music of Giraffe, it was on the cusp between late night and early morning at the Meakusma Festival 2017. Smoke lingered in the air as the heavy-lidded, meditative crowd collectively...
Published: Thursday, 14th December 2017
Author: Oli Warwick
Kris Wadsworth - Infiltrator (This Is Detroit V/A)

Kris Wadsworth - Infiltrator (This Is Detroit V/A)
Premiere

He joined us for a Loose Lips party in Manchester nearly 1 year ago. Today, we're delighted to premiere a brand new heavy-hitter from the man himself.The whole 'This Is Detroit' compilation...
Published: Thursday, 14th December 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Paxman's Sunday Jams: Pale TV - Teutonic Knight

Paxman's Sunday Jams: Pale TV - Teutonic Knight
Feature

Re-released in 2013 from the Blue Agents EP, Teutonic Knight is a classic italo/synth track. Nu-wave leads meets a combination of futuristic and retro Joy Division-esque production.
Published: Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
V-Stok

V-Stok
Interview

Last Friday saw the release of 'Liftoff', the debut EP from electronic live performer V-Stok. Valentin combines analogue electronics and soundscapes, inspired by techno, drone and IDM. Live guitar...
Published: Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
POLEJAM - Switch

POLEJAM - Switch
Release Review

POLEJAM's debut EP ‘Switch’ opens with all of the hallmarks of the modern lo-fi aesthetic without ever completely adhering to a sound that has become as tiresome as it is ubiquitous. Initially...
Published: Friday, 8th December 2017
Author: Chris Hayes
Subconscious Exploration – introducing Cera Khin

Subconscious Exploration – introducing Cera Khin
Interview

There are certain artists who leave an impression even relatively early on in their careers. Cera Khin’s first recorded output may have only just materialized, but it builds on an intriguing webof...
Published: Friday, 8th December 2017
Author: Oli Warwick
Scenedrone (Variance)

Scenedrone (Variance)
Interview & Mix Series

Hailing from Waterford, (IE) Scenedrone has developed quite a reputation in the Irish techno scene over the past 4 years. All his productions, DJ sets and label's outputs have a distinctly dark, industrial...
Published: Friday, 8th December 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
T-SCALE'S PREMIERE PICKS

T-SCALE'S PREMIERE PICKS
Feature

It’s difficult to choose 11 tracks from the 67+ premieres we’ve put out so far without feeling bad about the rest. Each one of them is special and they cover a broad range of genres but I&rsquo...
Published: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Author: T-Scale
Concret (Tráfico)

Concret (Tráfico)
Interview

Diego Angelico Escobar is taking Mexico and The States by storm, whether it be via his own DJing as Concret or via Tráfico, his label that obsesses over rooftop parties with soundsystem extension...
Published: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Sam Jones - Group As Salaam Construct (OtCR12006)

Sam Jones - Group As Salaam Construct (OtCR12006)
Premiere

Psychedelic field recordings from the future! An imaginative take on a piece by an amazing Saharawi band.Versus II is out on vinyl this Friday. Keep your eyes on onthecornerrecords.bandcamp.com.
Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Author: Loose Lips
V-Stok - Thermosphere

V-Stok - Thermosphere
Premiere

Liftoff is the debut EP from electronic live performer V-Stok. Combining analogue electronics and soundscapes, inspired by techno, drone and IDM. Live guitar playing flies between gentle and distant space...
Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Malissa & Lauren Harper (Scratch Collective)

Malissa & Lauren Harper (Scratch Collective)
Interview & Mix Series

In what seems to be a positive direction for modern clubland, there appears to be more desire for transparency and inclusivity in a community plagued with hypocrisy and intolerance. The communal rejection...
Published: Friday, 1st December 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden & Sam Karam
Less Art – Strangled Light

Less Art – Strangled Light
Release Review

Less Art were being touted as a super group as soon as they announced themselves over a year ago. It gave them a buzzing Internet presence before a single hint of their sound was out. There was a lot on...
Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017
Author: Calvin Scherer
Bernard Baum - Onra (Panatype)

Bernard Baum - Onra (Panatype)
Interview & Premiere

Recently, we've come across Panatype, an amazing label dabbling in ambience and left-field experiments. To herald in their new release by Bernard Baum, we've got a tasty premiere from the album...
Published: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Author: Jef T-Scale
Dr. Nojoke – Kakawawa (Klangscheiben)

Dr. Nojoke – Kakawawa (Klangscheiben)
Release Review

Minimalism in dance music is something that tends to drift in and out of popularity to extremes, at times representing the epitome of cool and other times utterly derided. Often this dualistic treatment...
Published: Tuesday, 28th November 2017
Author: Oli Warwick
Paxman's Sunday Jams: Robert Görl - I Love Me

Paxman's Sunday Jams: Robert Görl - I Love Me
Feature

Robert Gorl this week with "I Love Me', taken from the 1984 Album "Night Full Of Tension". Gorl's punchy voice alongside unique, qwerky synthlines gives the track a distinct feeling....
Published: Sunday, 26th November 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Quinn Oulton - Falling

Quinn Oulton - Falling
Premiere

Quinn Oulton combines his firm roots in jazz with a love for song-writing, production and sonic experimentation.You can pre-order the single here - www.indiegogo.com/projects/quinn-o…azz/x/17662733...
Published: Sunday, 26th November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Rosetta - Utopioid

Rosetta - Utopioid
Release Review

Utopioid is Rosetta’s sixth full-length release, but most importantly, this is their third release as a fully independent outfit. Rosetta have been around since 2003, though they only chose...
Published: Saturday, 25th November 2017
Author: Daniel Ball
Sean Mallion & Tokiomi (ADSR)

Sean Mallion & Tokiomi (ADSR)
Interview

1 month ago, Patrick Braun from Cologne-based Dorfjungs, introduced us to this amazing collective based in Vancouver. As motivated and diverse as any. Following their recent first physical release, wechatted...
Published: Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Scrubbed 002

Scrubbed 002
Feature

Scrubbed is a new column that attempts to take on the enormous, burgeoning cassette scene one piece at a time. The name comes from studio jargon for fast-forwarding or rewinding along a reel of tape to...
Published: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
Panayotis - Oroklini Fields (HE04)

Panayotis - Oroklini Fields (HE04)
Premiere

The song is a story and the mood is whatever the listener attributes to it...This conceptual album, Hawaiiprus, all of whose tracks allure to destinations and landmarks of the Hawaiiprus island, is tobe...
Published: Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Spotify Playlist - Copenhagen Picks

Spotify Playlist - Copenhagen Picks

Our amazing writer and Anti Skate label head, Sam Karam, visited Copenhagen during the summer. We asked him to pick a few of his favourite musical discoveries.*****************************************Falling...
Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017
Author: Sam Karam
The Mechanical Man - Broken Gravity (BOSCOEXV22)

The Mechanical Man - Broken Gravity (BOSCOEXV22)
Premiere

Constipated minimalism, created in one single bedroom. Warm, dirty and full-bodied.The full album, 'Mechanical Soul', is to be released on Bosconi Extra Virgin on 23rd November, via 12" and...
Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Hirola - Hirola (Phantom Limb)

Hirola - Hirola (Phantom Limb)
Release Review

Earlier this year, I wrote about LTO's Storybook – a fresh take on 2000s electronica with a bedroom intimacy. Now, LTO is putting out another record. But this time, he’s joined forces...
Published: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Desmond Denker - Strawman (Modularfield)

Desmond Denker - Strawman (Modularfield)
Premiere

Evolving the sound structures of his past releases, Desmond Denker makes a second appearance this year with his new album: “And The Vague Theories”. Eleven tracks merge weightless vibes and...
Published: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
DIGGING: Vincent Neumann

DIGGING: Vincent Neumann
Interview & Mix

Many of the casual conversations with strangers in clubs in Berlin end up at a common topic: Berlin is not the same anymore. Many ravers claim this is true, even extraordinarily young ones, with native...
Published: Monday, 13th November 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
MACHINE NUGGETS: Circuit Bending — A Love Letter

MACHINE NUGGETS: Circuit Bending — A Love Letter
Feature

Circuit bending came into my life around 2005. I'd read the SoundonSound article with Reed Ghazala and my interest was duly piqued. I sent away my trusty Roland TR 626 to be modified...
Published: Monday, 13th November 2017
Author: George Lazenbleep
Ravenmaster - Poppy Appeal (Broken Britain Cassettes)

Ravenmaster - Poppy Appeal (Broken Britain Cassettes)
Premiere

Broken Britain Cassettes returns this Remembrance Day with an appropriately sombre debut release from shadowy composer Ravenmaster. In Memoriam is an elegy for those lost to the great wars of the pastas...
Published: Friday, 10th November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Bobby Pleasure (Needs - Not For Profit)

Bobby Pleasure (Needs - Not For Profit)
Interview

Needs (not-for-profit) is a brand new non-profit collective & record label, run by our good friend Bobby Pleasure.The concept is to use music as a medium to spread love, unity and the idea of giving...
Published: Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Hirola (LTO & edapollo)

Hirola (LTO & edapollo)
Interview

Esoteric electronic duo Hirola recently released their fantastic debut mini-album through new music group Phantom Limb, headed by FatCat alumnus James Vella and former Royal Albert Hall exec Mark Pearse.Hirola...
Published: Friday, 3rd November 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Lunchmeat Festival, Prague

Lunchmeat Festival, Prague
Event Review

Lunchmeat is one of Prague’s most progressive music festivals, and it has managed to consistently keep its finger on the fluctuating, bass infused, manifold pulses of electronic music. Despite the...
Published: Wednesday, 1st November 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Dissolved - Hallucino Attics (Exm Remix) (Section 27)

Dissolved - Hallucino Attics (Exm Remix) (Section 27)
Premiere

14 minutes of your life very well spent!Glasgow-born, Canada-based producer, Dissolved, has been making his distinctive atmosphere-heavy, melodically-tinged electronics for over a decade, allied with Nonima...
Published: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Fluctuosa - Vulpina (SDAD002)

Fluctuosa - Vulpina (SDAD002)
Premiere

Keep your brain dancing!Vulpina is part of the album 'Gastropods', available from the 30th October here - https://sitdownandance.bandcamp.comARTIST PROFILE:https://www.facebook.com/Fluctuosa-1512969515619176Fluctuosa...
Published: Thursday, 26th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Ariadne's Labyrinth - Big Up Fussy (TM66)

Ariadne's Labyrinth - Big Up Fussy (TM66)
Premiere

Something rather special for the premiere today. Plaid-esque productions from the wonderful Sharon Subbarao.The whole album, 'Twists & Turns' is available from the 27th October on Touched Music...
Published: Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Ander B - Micro Jazz (BEEF084 Selected Works #1)

Ander B - Micro Jazz (BEEF084 Selected Works #1)
Premiere

Heady glitches & percussion...it's micro jazz!The 6-track Selected Works #1 V/A is available this Friday 27th October. You can pre-order here - http://classic.beatport.com/release/selected-works-number-1...
Published: Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Raw Silver - Thanatos EP

Raw Silver - Thanatos EP
Release Review

Raw Silver is Cypriot-born and Berlin-based producer and art/design practitioner Nico Stephou. The Thanatos EP is the most recent of a string of releases on labels such as Seagrave, Low Income $quad...
Published: Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Author: Max Dade
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: US3 - Modern Fuckin' Jazz

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: US3 - Modern Fuckin' Jazz
Feature

I turn to British jazz/hip hop group US3 this week with Modern Fucking Jazz. A slightly scattier piece than the others on their 'An Ordinary Day In An Unusual Place' album.I'm feeling lively...
Published: Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Raw Silver - Thanatos (HE05)

Raw Silver - Thanatos (HE05)
Premiere

Delighted to today premiere the title track from RAW SILVER’s first EP release - a three piece leftfield/ambient techno release which reflects the concept of Death-Cleanse-Rebirth, hence the name...
Published: Friday, 20th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Brain Rays & Neil Landstrumm

Brain Rays & Neil Landstrumm
Interview

In September 2017, Ben Hudson, aka Brain Rays, kicked off his Dobwalls Gateway release series - 4 EPs in 4 months, full of fugged-out beats and warm tones. The first, which came out a few weeks back, harnessed...
Published: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Quimper - Little Legs for Little Eggs

Quimper - Little Legs for Little Eggs
Release Review

As the liner notes exclaim, “Your time has come and gone. There are only eggs now.” So too are we reminded of our own temporal existence and the unfurling, unending and unpredictable stream...
Published: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Author: Max Dade
Nathalia Petkova (Experiment Intrinsic Festival)

Nathalia Petkova (Experiment Intrinsic Festival)
Interview

Could you give me a recap of how Experiment Intrinsic started and how it has evolved into a festival?Intrinsic was born in search of a new experience and longing for a self-expression. Being involved in...
Published: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Yilan - Contortion​/​Exoskeleton (LS001)

Yilan - Contortion​/​Exoskeleton (LS001)
Release Review

With regular air play on Rinse FM from artists such as Swamp81’s Lamont and forever mind bending UK pioneer Mumdance, Yilan is a producer with a promising and refreshing take on producing steppybass...
Published: Monday, 16th October 2017
Author: Joel Baker
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Brian Bennett - Pendulum Force

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Brian Bennett - Pendulum Force
Feature

This week, I'm turning to synth wizard and overlord Brian Bennett, with a track taken from his album, 'Voyage'. Whilst the whole album does sound like a fantastic space voyage, the catchy bassline...
Published: Sunday, 15th October 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
PEEV

PEEV
Interview

With a career spanning almost 2 decades, producer, DJ and previous manager of the Airflex Labs label, PEEV has been consistently active in forging alliances between the cutting edge of French and British...
Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Author: Eleanor Gribbin
Earth Movement Vol. 1

Earth Movement Vol. 1
Release Review

The first volume of the Earth Movement compilation series sees eight UK-based artists from a bass/dnb background forego the rolling beats and chopped up drums in order to stay within the restrains of a...
Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Author: Andrej Ancevski
Masaki Uchida

Masaki Uchida
Interview & Mix

Following up on last Friday's 12th label release on Loose Lips, we're proud to present the first ever mix and interview from the man behind the album...the mysterious Masaki Uchida.The debut album...
Published: Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Yaeji - New York 93

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Yaeji - New York 93
Feature

Hypnotic repetitive rhythms meet calming melodies. New York 93 is a slow bumping groover.Make sure to also check out the slightly more up tempo, breakbeat remix by Baba Stiltz.
Published: Sunday, 8th October 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Group Rhoda - June (DE186)

Group Rhoda - June (DE186)
Premiere

Exploring the arc of songwriting, interwoven into stark electronic environments, creating a bridge between the corporeal and dream world.Wilderless is available now on vinyl at http://www.darkentriesrecords.com.ARTIST...
Published: Sunday, 8th October 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Zuzu's Label of the Month: You Might Not Like This

Zuzu's Label of the Month: You Might Not Like This
Feature

You Might Not Like This – But You Likely MightAs a kid, I remember watching all sorts of music styles on cable TV. It was OK to love Ozzy and Madonna at the same time, for pop artists like Debbie...
Published: Saturday, 7th October 2017
Author: Zuz Friday
Mesak - Spirit Ahoy (VTX006)

Mesak - Spirit Ahoy (VTX006)
Interview & Premiere

Mesak hails from the ground zero of modern Finnish electronic music, both mentally and geographically. The Turku-based musician has enjoyed a two decade career in some of the most fascinating nooks and...
Published: Friday, 6th October 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
End of the Road

End of the Road
Festival Review

With each successful year, End of the Road climbs higher into the public consciousness, and is now firmly entrenched as one of the best festival weekends that England has to offer. The rich greenery of...
Published: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Author: Joseph Fuller
Scrubbed 001

Scrubbed 001
Feature

Scrubbed is a new column that attempts to take on the enormous, burgeoning cassette scene one piece at a time. The name comes from studio jargon for fast-forwarding or rewinding along a reel of tape to...
Published: Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
Paral·lel Festival, Spain - 01-03/09/2017

Paral·lel Festival, Spain - 01-03/09/2017
Festival Review

In the distance, amongst the whispering pine trees and lingering mountain mist, the sound of a thumping kick-drum can be heard filtering through the valley. Located on a large plateau clearing just north...
Published: Monday, 2nd October 2017
Author: Vincent Morris
PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Claremont - Palace

PAXMAN'S SUNDAY JAMS: Claremont - Palace
Feature

This week's Sunday Jam is from a good friend and an amazingly talented musician, Claremont.Taken from his new EP 'Nothing But Jade', the track Palace excels in combining high energy drum patterns...
Published: Sunday, 1st October 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
EDITOR'S PICK: DJ Guy’s Lost Tapes

EDITOR'S PICK: DJ Guy’s Lost Tapes
Feature

Some features are buoyed by great writing, others by great insight, but this piece succeeds by nature of pulling back the curtain on an artist's thoughts, however briefly. If nothing else, it's...
Published: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Author: Loose Lips
DMX Krew - The Wiggly Worm (SRTX018)

DMX Krew - The Wiggly Worm (SRTX018)
Premiere

DMX Krew is welcomed back to Super Rhythm Trax with another EP crammed full of future classics.www.facebook.com/superrhythmtraxEnjoy the crafty jack of ‘The Wiggly Worm’...it doesn't stop...
Published: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Visualising Sound Pt. II - Midnight Cowboy

Visualising Sound Pt. II - Midnight Cowboy
Feature

In trying to pick out a film for this, the second edition of Visualising Sound, I found myself trying to directly oppose my first feature on Under the Skin. If Mica Levi's soundtrack was knowinglyabrasive...
Published: Monday, 25th September 2017
Author: Blaise Radley
Lee Scott (Blah)

Lee Scott (Blah)
Interview

Ahead of this Friday's first ever Blah Records showcase in Manchester, hosted by yours truly, we fired some quick questions at the man who started it all...Sum up Blah records to an alien. I wouldn...
Published: Thursday, 21st September 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden & Patrick Mulhall
Field Maneuvers Festival, UK - 01-02/09/2017

Field Maneuvers Festival, UK - 01-02/09/2017
Event Review

It’s the beginning of September, the twilight of the summer, and, for me at least, of another year on this earth: as the season drew to a close, so did my 23rd year. Driving down to Field Maneuvers...
Published: Monday, 18th September 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
Brainwaltzera - Poly-ana LP (FILM)

Brainwaltzera - Poly-ana LP (FILM)
Release Review

Out of the mists of online clouds of sound, a mysterious entity emerged with a collection of electronic music memories from various sources and periods. Brainwaltzera’s recordings first appearedas...
Published: Sunday, 17th September 2017
Author: Ognen Spiroski
Limited Resources: The 303

Limited Resources: The 303
Feature

It is a well known fact that certain synths or pieces of hardware have changed the course of dance music throughout the genre’s history; however, only the committed enthusiasts know why these bits...
Published: Friday, 15th September 2017
Author: Jack Bradbury
ENOTAKTIK 001

ENOTAKTIK 001
Interview & Premiere & Release Review

This Monday September 11th Kitkatone’s new label ENOTAKTIK was born. The first EP on the label has been playing on repeat on my iPod for the past couple of weeks and the more I listen to it, themore...
Published: Friday, 15th September 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
Ad Hoc Records - David Burch, Sid Quirk & Taurtollo

Ad Hoc Records - David Burch, Sid Quirk & Taurtollo
Interview

Following Taurtollo's recent Bounded Palm EP on Manchester's Ad Hoc records, Frederick Sugden gathered some indispensable knowledge from the man himself and his 2 label bosses, Sid & David...-...
Published: Thursday, 7th September 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Editor's Pick: Peev - Inflict EP (NOSR007)

Editor's Pick: Peev - Inflict EP (NOSR007)
Release Review

This week's Editor's Pick by Blaise proves that quantity doesn't always equate to quality. A subtly short creative piece by Blake Creighton, it looks between the lines of each track on PEEV...
Published: Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Author: Blake Creighton
Rennie Foster

Rennie Foster
Interview

Ahead of his third full-length album, on his own RF imprint, we sat down with one of North America's finest...Rennie Foster!Hello Rennie! Thanks for chatting to Loose Lips today. We’re on a slightly...
Published: Friday, 1st September 2017
Author: Frederick Sugden
Suso Flores - 0009 3 (Stupid Color Squad)

Suso Flores - 0009 3 (Stupid Color Squad)
Release Review

In many ways, the trajectory of music since the 20th century has been one of questioning the boundaries between man and machine, the line between them a site of perpetual contestation. From the utter human...
Published: Friday, 1st September 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
Monaco - Business EP (Claptrap)

Monaco - Business EP (Claptrap)
Release Review

As an owl calls out through the dense bushland that surrounds the local village, amidst the soft chirps of the crickets and rustling greenery, a small gathering of locals partake...
Published: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Author: Blake Creighton
Kitty Got Claws - Romance for the Lonely (Evoke)

Kitty Got Claws - Romance for the Lonely (Evoke)
Release Review

Erstwhile operating as a riot grrl channelling spoken word poet, Romance for the Lonely sees Kitty Got Claws (KGC) trade in her rhymes for a more vocal delivery with a quartet of emotionally charged songs.It...
Published: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Author: Franklin Dawson
Editor's Pick: JANICE

Editor's Pick: JANICE
Interview

This week's editor's pick revisits Clara Tehrani's feature on the identity and process of JANICE.Clara Tehrani joins Loose Lips to share her DIGGINGS - a series of stories that take a deeper...
Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Author: Clara Tehrani
Dean Vincent - Somewhat Prophetic (VE019)

Dean Vincent - Somewhat Prophetic (VE019)
Premiere

Proceeding the well received Model 56k & DNoize EPs, Variant Electronic's new EP is a dual artist encounter, featuring Italy's DRT and UK's Dean Vincent.Our premiered selection is &#39Somewhat...
Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Author: Loose Lips
DJ Luce (Greenhouse Effect)

DJ Luce (Greenhouse Effect)
Interview

Bristol-based House and Techno night Greenhouse Effect has been going from strength to strength over the past few months. At their summer event on the 11th of August, Loose Lips resident and editor Max...
Published: Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Author: Max Dade
Aportrait - Valky LP (Seagrave)

Aportrait - Valky LP (Seagrave)
Release Review

Seagrave Records has been running since 2014 and has racked up an impressive output in its relatively brief lifespan. A cassette-focused record label that also presses vinyl, it has attracted contributions...
Published: Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Author: Alex Davidson
V/A – SKP-VL:001 (Skoop Records)

V/A – SKP-VL:001 (Skoop Records)
Release Review

The Skoop boys are a fun-loving, hardworking group of MCs and producers operating in Scotland’s picturesque and perpetually wet capital, Edinburgh. A “mad God’s dream” for mostof...
Published: Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Author: Ross Devlin
PAXMAN'S BANK HOLIDAY JAM: Seu Jorge - Starman

PAXMAN'S BANK HOLIDAY JAM: Seu Jorge - Starman
Feature

Its a 'bank holiday jam' for this week only - partly because there's no work for y'all today..but partly because we were all on a mad one yesterday!Paxman's selection is from one very...
Published: Monday, 28th August 2017
Author: Guy Paxman
Microscopists - Ghost Payload (AR_73)

Microscopists - Ghost Payload (AR_73)
Premiere

This premiere explores post-industrial glitch, post-rock guitars, and post-apocalyptic lyrics...The album is released via Abstrakt Reflections on August 31st. Creative commons licence!ARTIST PROFILE:https:...
Published: Thursday, 24th August 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Stace Constantinou - Glowverse (The First Law Suite)

Stace Constantinou - Glowverse (The First Law Suite)
Premiere

Following up on his engaging guest appearance on our radio show a few weeks ago (loose-lips.co.uk/radio-shows), we are now delighted to premiere this abstract excursion from Stace's new 5-track EP.The...
Published: Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Lars Huismann

Lars Huismann
Interview

With this week's mix series addition, comes another accompanying interview. Our good friend Jon Snow sat down with one of Berlin's best fist-pumpers.You are an up and coming techno producer, sitting...
Published: Monday, 21st August 2017
Author: Jon Snow
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
Scald Process (HTNLTD001) - overall album preview

Scald Process (HTNLTD001) - overall album preview
Premiere

For the first time today, we are premiering an entire album preview, rather than an individual track.Its the first release on a new imprint, Holotone Limited Series - invented to create a place for more...
Published: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Author: Loose Lips
Jake D/Lunation

Jake D/Lunation
Interview

We're treatin' ya!To accompany Jake D's 135th edition of our Loose Lips Mix Series, Treece sat down with Less Effect's talented beat-maker to dig deep.Who is Jake D and what is he all about...
Published: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Author: Patrick Mulhall
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
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 part...
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