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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