Releases

Recommended: Basic Soul Unit & Eddie Niguel – The First Shift

Discovering new artists and digging for records is always a joy, yet it’s the young labels breaking new ground which helps the continuity of music become more spellbinding. The Singapore based label Midnight Shift is one of these new imprints that stand out from the many others. They launch their musical venture with a collaboration between […]

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Recommend: Arttu – Set You Free EP

Since launching 4lux all the way back in 2003, Dutch producer Gerd has provided a home for a host of talented artists such as Erdbeerschnitzel, Iron Curtis and Nicholas to many more. Remaining a prolific figure under a series of aliases throughout a career that spans 22 years, it’s easy to see how Gerd’s ears […]

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Review: Zodiac – Zodiac EP

Zodiac is the moniker of Toronto producer Jeremy Rose who is behind some The Weeknd’s earlier songs and more recently Paul Epworth’s first signee to his Wolf Tone imprint. Few details have emerged about this partnership, but the concept behind it seems open to say the least: working with someone as accomplished as Paul cannot be […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Recommended: 100s – Ice Cold Perm

On his promising debut mixtape “Ice Cold Perm,” 19-year-old Bay Area rapper 100s blends the melodic, cloudy sounds of contemporary alternative hip-hop with a classic West Coast player attitude. The cover art references Snoop Dogg’s 1996 album art for “Tha Doggfather,”  an appropriate allusion for a charming, skinny kid playing the role of a cold-hearted […]

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Recommended: FaltyDL – Hardcourage

We’re always excited for new FaltyDL, and considering he has an album on the way for Ninja Tune the timing is just right for a new record. Last year he impressed us with the exploration and slinky garage tendencies of his sophomore album “We Stand Uncertain” as well as his outings on Swamp 81 via […]

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Review: Vessel – Order of Noise

Vessel first came to our attention with the stunning “Nylon Sunset” EP on left_blank last year. One of the year’s highlights, it caught our eye on the back of a delectable remix from Peverelist, but stayed with us on account of the original tracks’ ingenuity and innovation. A second release, the bashfully titled “Standard” EP, […]

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Recommended: Nyra – Configure 8 EP

If you’ve lived in London at any time in the last ten years there’s a high chance that you’ve attended or at least heard of one of Secretsundaze’s famous Sunday Parties. However, even if initially and mainly based in London the rest of the world is not excused about not knowing about Secretsundaze. Founded in […]

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Review: Theo Parrish – Hand Made EP

We’d be hard pressed to find a producer with as much skin in the game as Theo Parrish. The man takes tremendous pride in his art and the work that goes behind constructing tracks. He’s also a strong proponent of rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dusty in record shops. He’s even said […]

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Recommended: Midland & Pariah – Untitled (Sheworks 003)

It’s been quite a summer for monstrous singles, the latest of which comes from two powerhouses in their own rights, Midland & Pariah. The pair has combined forces for a two-track 12-inch on Blawan and Pariah’s Work The Long Nights imprint. There’s no frills, no fancy artworks, nor laser etchings: just functional cuts of their […]

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Review: Airhead – Pyramid Lake / Black Ink

Airhead is an artist that we don’t know much about, and we kind of like it that way. His releases come quietly and stay a while, never making the mistake of getting lumped in with others. Not that Airhead is cashing in on the anonymity trend either – he just seems to be content with […]

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Recommended: Jacques Greene – Ready EP

We thought we’d hold off on writing about Jacques Greene’s latest release until the special date that is today. It’s hard to believe, but today marks exactly two whole years since Jacques Greene first upped “(Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want” to YouTube, which is the track that ultimately threw him headfirst into the […]

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Recommended: Tuff City Kids – Bobby Tacker EP

After a run of remixes for a myriad of labels including Throne of Blood, Innervision and Live At Robert Johnson, Tuff City Kids have released their debut record on Unterton, an Ostgut Ton sub-label. Tuff City Kids is the brainchild of respected music journalist Gerd Janson and German producer Phillip Lauer. The pair has combined forces to […]

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