Releases

Recommended: Last Step – Sleep

It’s not uncommon to hear musicians talk about music that came to them in their dreams. It is, however, uncommon to hear of musicians actively composing music during their period of slumber. Strange as it may seem, that is exactly how Canadaian producer Last Step, better known to most as Venetian Snares, put together his […]

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Recommended: Orquesta – Our Final Expedition

Orquestra is the brainchild of an Irish guy called Orlando. Over the past few years he’s been involved in DJing, performing and promoting across Dublin, sharing his love of cumbia, tropical house, hip-hop and Talking Heads with any and everyone. Right now his focus is on his label Meles Meles, the label on which he’s […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Recommended: Death Grips – The Money Store LP

Sacramento-based Death Grips is a rap group formed by MC Stefan Burnett (pictured above), producer Andy Morin and drummer Zach Hill, the later which is known for his work with Hella and Boredoms amongst a dozen famy projects more. Death Grips have been filed punk rap, noise rap, or avant-garde hip-hop. All this is true, […]

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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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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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