Releases

Review: Girl Unit – Club Rez EP

“Another one I’m going to have to talk over – No IDs yet, just to say it’s new” interjected Bok Bok on the Night Slugs Rinse.fm show during August of last year, to the frustration of eager YouTube-rippers worldwide as he dropped a mysterious new cut. He was smart (and entirely correct) in predicting that […]

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Recommended: Innergaze – Mutual Dreaming

No one can deny we’re living during a very exciting period in history, especially for music. Carrying the collective torch that’s helping push music forward are Jason Letkiewics, aka Steve Summers, and his girlfriend Aurora Halal.  The pair has just released their sophomore album, “Mutual Dreaming”, as Innergaze on Minimal Wave sub label Cititrax.  This […]

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Recommended: South London Ordnance – Sanctuary / Roofy

Sometimes it seems like there are two different 2nd Drop Records. One is the label that puts out thoughtful, reflective works that stir ones soul to great emotions and deep thoughts: stuff like “Explode” from LV and Message To Bears, and the sprawling “Mountains” release from DjRUM. Then there’s the label that quietly drops bombs on […]

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Preview: Dan Mela – I Don’t Know Why (Nothing’s Gonna Change)

Stream: Dan Mela – I Don’t Know Why (Nothin’s Gonna Change) (What Ever Not) Now, the vinyl release of this new Dan Mela record has been out for two weeks now, but with the digital recently dropping we thought it still would be worthwhile reviewing these stylish, left-field house productions from the producer born in Canada. Having […]

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Releases

Preview: Kowton – Jam03

Although the launch of Teeth and Desto’s imprint Signal Life was received with universal acclaim and generated a huge amount of hype, the label has kept pretty tight-lipped about any upcoming releases and future plans. Their SoundCloud only has previews of Vibrate / Remember, and their website serves more to establish an aesthetic – albeit […]

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Review: Kuhrye-oo – Self-Titled EP

“I can’t seem to separate music from the rest of my life. It’s all intertwined,” says Canadian band-member-turned-electronic producer Kuhrye-oo in an interview posted yesterday. Surely this must be the case for many of those who are lucky and daring enough to call music their career, but one has to wonder from artist to artist how […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Releases

Preview: Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze EP

They say that self-reflection and experience are two tools that pave the way towards wisdom and talent when combined. When looking at rap music, nothing is more true. There’s nothing more repelling than a rapper who gravely overestimates his own qualities or as frustrating as one who is unable to recognize is own talents. North-Carolina […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Review: Darq E Freaker ft. Danny Brown – Blueberry EP

We seem to be living in an age where the remix to original content ratio on certain releases continues to rapidly separate – not to say that it’s a bother, but sometimes it makes us wonder why it’s necessary. The latest example is the second release from London’s Southern Hospitality label, the “Blueberry” EP from […]

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Recommended: Endian – Birdhouse / DBPLT01

George Levings or Endian is a name destined to become synonymous with gritty techno in the coming months.  Much like his close friend Boddika he’s flying in from leftfield as he’s spent most of his musical career part of the drum & bass duo Commix.  So what’s the deal?  Well, his goal is to keep […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Recommended: Starlito – Mental WARfare

Starlito’s follow-up to the the straight to YouTube, jacking-for-beats mixtape “For My Foes” is every bit the personal journey the title and cover art suggest. “Mental WARfare” finds Lito laying both heart and mind bare on majority of the seventeen track tape. The first song, “Hope for Love” opens the album with a struggle and […]

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Releases

Preview: Jon Convex ft. dBridge EP

Raise your hand if Jon Convex has been behind at least one of your favorite releases over the past year. Just about everyone? Yeah, that’s what we expected. The veteran DJ/producer born Damon Kirkham has been leaving his mark on dance music for the past decade as half of the prolific duo Instra:mental, whose monumental […]

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