Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LII

Sharp Veins made a spectacular mix for our Functions of the Now series back in 2014. It moved through ambient classics into bits and pieces of grime, filtered through an American noisenik’s ears. In the year that followed, he put out the immersive Inbox Island for Glacial Sound along with a CD for sendspaace.eu and […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LI

It’s amazing that there are legends walking among us today. It’s astonishing that a Theo Parrish record on his own label can fly slightly under the radar when music appears to be at its most available. It’s astounding that twenty years into the game, the Detroit luminary would continue to blow us away with his […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. L

Les Graciés is a collaboration between Gaël Segalen of IhearU and Eric Douglas Porter of Afrikan Sciences. Following several years of musical exploration and recording, they released their debut LP Low Doses for Scotland’s Firecracker label in 2016. Put simply, their music is a fascinating melange of sound art and techno, moving beyond a collision […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIX

Despite the rich musical history of Washington, DC, its neighboring suburbs aren’t the first places that spring to mind when it comes to thriving house and techno scenes. But with labels like 3024, Future Times and 1432 R, crews such as TNX and Rush Plus, and parties by ROAM and SEQUENCE, the District at-large continues […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best, Various

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVIII

With a couple of releases on Local Action already under his belt, NTS Manchester’s Finn has launched his own label, 2 B REAL (which we’ve been reliably informed is named after this DJ Deeon classic). Setting out with the sole purpose of creating a platform for fun dance records, he’s done just that with “Late […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVII

Starting off as Cong Burn Waves, a tape label and collective loosely based across the north of England and Glasgow, Cong Burn provides us with its first 12” in the form of a four-track-four-artist split release. Championed by the likes of Ben UFO, Jane Fitz, Steve Davis, Tasker and Lee Gamble (the latter two having […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVI

Hot off the press this week, Pearls is Swimful’s second release on Shanghai-based record label SVBKVLT (third including a remix EP). Following on from previous records by the likes of Prettybwoy, Howie Lee and Damacha, this EP is a continuation of output from artists based in East Asia producing a vast array of club-friendly music. […]

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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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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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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLII

“Space, intrigue and tenderness” form the thematic foundation of the latest mix from Truants-certified DJ and NTS Radio mainstay DEBONAIR. It’s the 68th entry in the Blowing Up The Workshop series, which has previously hosted across-the-board excellence from Beatrice Dillon and hurfyd to personal favourite Harsh Patel and the universally acclaimed 100% Galcher mix. DEBONAIR’s […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLI

Damu‘s productions have crossed boundaries and styles over the five years since his early releases, arriving on labels like Silverback and Local Action. Riding on the colourful wave of post-dubstep UK bass, his sound was bouncy and exuberant, laden with fuzzy synths and sampled vocals. An album on Keysound followed, and in the years since […]

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