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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