Chronicles, Downloads, Releases

Chronicles: Rockie Fresh – Driving 88

Rockie Fresh, we like this Rockie Fresh. Sweet, ha ha ha! The Chi-town native Rockie Fresh, born Donald Pullen, has been doing a great deal of things right over the past three years. The young rapper, who now rightfully deserves the underground king prefix, runs with a calm flow, often evened out by heavy instrumentals, […]

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Recommended: Koreless – Lost In Tokyo

Koreless, one of Pictures Music’s poster children, hooked us on his vowel concentrated samples and relatively beatless tracks from day one. His music immediately creates a dense and almost meditative environment yet it’s absolutely club music. After making a splash in early 2011 with his 12” debut “4D” he stepped out of the spotlight, only […]

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Three-Peat: Vol. IV

Three-Peat is our feature spanning genres and labels to bring you three select releases from the past – whether the past month or the past year – that still deserve your attention. 1. Makam – What Ya Doin’ In May, Amsterdam-based record label Dekmantel – which recently commemorated its five year anniversary with a stellar five-installment […]

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Recommended: SertOne – Shapes In The Sky EP

It’s been nearly a year since we (belatedly) wrote about SertOne’s wonderful “The View From Above” EP on Melted Music. In the intervening twelve months your boy has put out a compilation just cause he could, dropped a Dilla tribute EP and gone touring around Ireland with the Lightbox crew, not to mention a heap […]

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Review: Darling Farah – Body

Why does great dance music elicit such a profound physical response? It’s more than just an aesthetic appreciation for an artist’s creative vision. It’s more than just the communal energy of a packed dance floor. And it’s certainly more than just an alcohol-induced compulsion to let loose and move. On a fundamental level, whether biological […]

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Recommended: Ooko – Sex Sells EP

Nottingham based Mimm might still be in it’s infancy when it comes to releasing music as a record label but they’ve been steadily grinding hard through other means for a while now. Located in the heart of Hockley, their resume includes putting on numerous music events, art exhibitions and pushing their own unique style of […]

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Recommended: Scuba – The Hope (Recondite Remixes)

There’s no denying that Scuba’s “Personality” was a milestone not only for the man himself, but also for Hotflush Recordings. In a way it completed the label’s transformation from fringe dubstep label to purveyors of techno, garage influenced house and everything in between. Keeping in line with their recent output they’ve enlisted Recondite, whose “On […]

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Recommended: Jon Convex – Idoru EP1

“Idoru” is the title of both the latest Jon Convex EP and a book released in 1996 by science fiction writer William Gibson. Gibson’s novel describes a man, Rez, who wants to marry an artificial intelligence pop idol, Rei, who runs on a composite database consisting of information about all pop idols. Convex’s EP has […]

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Chronicles: Honey Cocaine – 90’s Gold

We love to blame music platforms for enthusing a dangerously fast-spinning carousel of hype and short-lived careers by the use of the cyberspace and its social networks. One thing we shouldn’t forget is that we’re part of a special era as the music industry is changing right in front of our eyes. We live in […]

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Recommended: Shawn O’Sullivan – Free Flight

If the necessity of record shops is lost on you, then let this be testament to why they are still around in 2012. Thanks to some digging and a strange watercolour pelican on the label we discovered Shawn O’Sullivan’s “Free Flight” on W.T. Records. It was released in January and just reached our ears this […]

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Vault Review: Surgeon – Balance LP

One of the main figureheads in British techno, Tony Surgeon, has produced a large catalog of great music throughout the years. That catalog includes one album using his own name in collaboration with Andrew Read, 6 EPs with Regis as British Murder Boys, and seven albums and large number of singles and remixes as Surgeon. Many consider “Balance”, […]

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Recommended: Eli Escobar – Album Sampler

Eli Escobar is a staple in the New York house scene and over the last few years he’s quietly released records on Wurst, Plant Music, Money Studies Records, and Dither Down. His tracks always check the three boxes of creativity, being dancefloor orientated and being approachable; anyone who works within dance music knows checking two […]

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