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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