Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XL

E-Saggila is a Canadian producer with ties to Toronto’s Summer Isle label, which deals in esoteric industrial cassette releases. Old Orders Of Beauty sees her cross the Atlantic to hook up with Opal Tapes. It is a crystallisation of the sounds heard previously on solo and compilation cuts for Summer Isle, honing in on and […]

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Recommended: Zomby – Ultra

After 2013’s long-winded With Love, many wondered whether Zomby would find new directions to explore on another LP. The years since have brought a relative chill to his previously trigger-happy Twitter account whilst  a pair of Let’s Jam EPs on XL revealed a level of polish and depth that the producer had once only hinted […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Wallwork & TSVI

Bristol-based label Black Acre enlist the production skills of Wallwork alongside Nico Lindsay‘s emceeing expertise for their latest release, “Facts”/”Fyah”. The two-track single features Lindsay’s explosive bars layered on top of heavy beat patterns and sharp percussive sounds. Wallwork and TSVI’s strategically placed drum arrangements create a sense of preparatory anticipation for Nico’s fiery entrance […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXIX

The story goes that Abul Mogard is an ex-factory worker from Belgrade, who only took up making and recording music after his retirement. Given drone’s propensity for crafting the enigmatic and mysterious, you’d be forgiven for being sceptical about such a backstory. But while the jury might be out with regards to Mogard’s history, there’s […]

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Recommended: Aos – 90 East

Seattle DJ Aos came to our attention recently when the New York/Oregon label Blankstairs shared a two-hour chunk of a recent all-night set she played on SoundCloud. Taking in dreamy cuts like of Kassem Mosse’s remix of Machine Woman and Chaos In The CBD’s ‘Background Explorer’ as well as countless unfamiliar techno and electro tracks, […]

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Recommended: Jackmaster – DJ-Kicks

There has been something undeniably genuine about the rise of Jackmaster. The past few years have seen the Glaswegian take on a supreme (and burdensome) ‘party boy’ status in a remarkably dignified manner. For his so-called “troops”, he has become a beloved embodiment of exactly what they want dance music to be about: total uproar, […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVIII

Ocobaya is the new moniker for Washington, DC producers Aaron Leitko and Mike Petillo. Previously known for their work as Protect-U on the Future Times imprint, here they’ve teamed up with DC label and Truants favorite 1432 R to inaugurate the new project. The Messix EP finds them experimenting more than in past releases, sometimes […]

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Recommended: Rhythmic Theory – Circulation

Idle Hands, whose boss man Chris Farrell spoke to us at length in 2014, recently released the debut full-length of Rhythmic Theory. This release, Circulation, follows a hefty number of 12″s on a small number of labels over the past few years. Between his own label, BRSTL (which he runs with Farrell and Shanti Celeste), […]

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Recommended: Itoa – Persuasive Percussion

With his previous project, the Darline EP, released nearly a year ago on Modern Ruin Records, Itoa returns on Bad Taste Records with the three-track Persuasive Percussion EP. Originally formed in Sheffield, Bad Taste is a London-based label that releases a range of music influenced by the styles such as hip-hop and garage. It’s no […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVII

Kablam’s debut EP for Berlin’s party-cum-label Janus is a haunting set of twisted, frantic club music. Happily perched at the intersection of ASMR, hardstyle and choral music, Furiosa slams together various body-music herstories. It brings to mind the militant rigidity of the hakken alongside the sensual tingles of a whisper. The EP surveys the sonic […]

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Premiere: 2030 – In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix)

A man has many names. 2030 is just one of them. Under this alias, Nico Campanella has released a cassette album as well as a recent 12″ on Clone, and now he’s landed on Black Crow with a super package of nostalgia-inducing electro backed with some stellar remixes. “In Aeternum” is a gorgeous cut, breathy synths leading the way down […]

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