Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLV

Released this month via San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem, Octo Octa’s second album, titled Where Are We Going?, begins in a sunlit daze. Like blinking awake from a too-real dream, there’s a sense of confusion and wonder to the LP’s opening seconds. This nervous energy flutters throughout “Where Are We Going? Pt. 1”, but is offset […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: GIL

GIL is the latest to join the ranks of Aïsha Devi’s Danse Noire imprint. Emerging from a background of contemporary dance and composition, the Berlin-based producer brings us the 8th offering from the inimitable label which has previously seen the likes of IVVVO and Vaghe Stelle all contribute. Orchids & Wasps gathers together GIL’s various […]

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Releases

Recommended: Mr. YT – Brand New Day

Mr. YT is Yuji Takenouchi, a Japanese sound designer and composer. Most known for his video game soundtracks (including, recently, the Dark Souls games), he released a couple of 12″s in the 90s for R&S sublabels Apollo, Generations and Global Cuts. Long out of print and going for silly money on Discogs, these particular tracks […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: 2K – Bootlegs

Hailing from West London, 2K’s emergence in the capital’s underground has been a measured, finely-tuned one. As an advocate for slow music, that’s just how he likes it; His creations posit more gradual rhythms as a chance to take in surroundings and grow. We highlighted his SHANTI edit, “SHANTI CRISIS (2K’S EARTHLY LOOP)”, in our […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: CLU

Dubliners Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney have been working together as CLU since 2011. An audiovisual collaboration, they have been performing in venues and at festivals nationwide since then. Their music is heartfelt, intricate and expansive, and the visuals are appropriately impressive, and fascinatingly. unpredictable. Late last year their debut 12″ was released on Mr Mitch’s Gobstopper […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Odeko

With an impressive debut release on Gobstopper Records, Odeko returned to the label earlier this year to follow up with two-track single “Digital Botanics” / “Conduct Construct”. He displays his own take on trap integrated with sounds stemming from the electronic world in “Digital Botanics”, placed alongside the more energetic “Conduct Construct”, which progressively paints […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIV

Three decades on from the genre’s initial explosion, acid rarely fails to move dancefloors. The label arm of NY clubbing institution the Bunker shines, beacon-like, as a home for fresh acid house. For their next release, ex-LWE writer Justin Cudmore presents the Forget It EP, a collection of four heady club tracks. Its title track […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIII

Six releases deep, London-based label Yumé have been drip-feeding us nourishing house and techno for the last three years or so, such as the excellent “The Beacon/The Fear” single from Neinzer last year. The Kel EP is their latest, coming from Glasgow’s Hi & Saberhägen, a duo who already have releases on Truants faves Proibito […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Mike Parker

Having served in the game for over two decades, Mike Parker has carved out a niche sound. Relying on rich textures and hypnotic grooves, he brings the most out of the bare minimum. His music can be enjoyed both at home on some headphones or being mixed by a DJ in the club. He can […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Prayer

Residing in London, Prayer is a classically trained pianist and composer who has caught the attention of many with his music that embodies a distinctive UK sound. With the help of his father, he gained an early insight into classical music which turned towards a keen interest into the darker sounds of the genre. Drawing […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Lil Jabba

Lil Jabba is a creator, possessing immense skills and artistry clearly demonstrated in both his visual and audio work. His profession in the latter has been acclaimed since his early releases, where he successfully delved into the realms of juke and footwork, producing tunes that took the genres to a new level. Since then, the […]

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Releases

Recommended: Shinichi Atobe – Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.

Recent years have seen plenty of avant-leaning, club-coloured sounds from Japan, with notable examples including Wata Igarashi’s immersive techno, Kyoka’s beat-driven vocal collages, and Keita Sano’s rough-n-ready dancefloor weapons. As such, the sudden return of Shinichi Atobe in 2014 was a timely and welcome one, although whether it was coincidence or otherwise is impossible to […]

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