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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