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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