Releases

Recommended: Rights – The Meaning EP

For what seems like forever, there’s been that vague notion of “future” promulgated around and applied to modify existing forms like garage and house, or used in tandem with the all-encompassing bass. Instead of denoting characteristics that are cutting-edge, its implication—of vocal sampling conventions or texture parameters—has turned redundant, disparaging for some. Brooklyn producer Seafloor […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 112: Kid Antoine

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Her Records stable. In fact, our only complaint (dictated through greed) is that we don’t hear enough from them. This goes especially so for the Danish component of the crew, the Club Prince, Kid Antoine. The snippets we’ve heard from him, whether on his Soundcloud, Her […]

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Releases

Review: Jam City – Dream A Garden LP

“Things were looking bad today / I didn’t know what to say / And the sirens are far away / But I never ever felt this way.” So ends “Crisis”, a B-side number from Jam City’s second album, Dream A Garden. The words, and the voice singing them, are Jack Latham’s own – a confirmation of the Night Slugs […]

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Various

Exclusive: DJ Earl – Off Molly

Moveltraxx, the French ghetto club music label headed up by Big Dope P, has a long lasting relationship with Teklife. While DJ Earl has been present on the last few of its compilations, other members of the transcendent footwork crew have appeared on Moveltraxx releases since as early as 2010. Indeed, it would appear that […]

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FOTN, Interviews

Functions Of The Now XII: Guy Fridge

For our next session of Functions of the Now we’ve tapped LA local Guy Fridge, a character who has been quietly hard at work behind the scenes at some our favourite labels. After a stint working as A&R for Fade To Mind (where he was instrumental in bringing Neana into the fold) and Private Selection, […]

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Various

In review: CTM

CTM is an annual festival that takes place in Berlin alongside its sister event transmediale, a year-long project that aims to draw out new connections between art, culture and technology. CTM focuses on contemporary electronic and experimental music and as well as the multifaceted disciplines that branch off from the club experience. A host of […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 111: Slimzee

A founding father of Rinse FM, recipient of an ASBO involving a ban from all rooftops and the man behind the decks at some of the scenes most electric moments; the name Slimzee is synonymous with grime. Whilst all of this is common knowledge, what you may not know is that in the early nineties […]

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Releases

Recommended: C Plus Plus – Cearà

As observers of American label cum curatorial servicer Apothecary Compositions, it’s not at all surprising how we once again are presented with work from a producer who inhabits a junction of disparate modes. While being a “jack of all trades” may or may not be a promising qualification for some artists in this day, and […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Scott Fraser

With this years much anticipated Bloc less than a month a way we’ll be posting a series of interviews of artists playing at Butlins in Minehead this year in the run up to the festival. First up is Scott Fraser, a DJ and producer currently based in London who alongside Timothy J Fairplay make up the […]

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Releases

Recommended: Fold – Mr W00D

Rob Glassett first came to our attention as one half of Homepark. Alongside production partner Sam Fussell, the duo’s music has led to releases on labels such as bliq and Chez Damier’s Courtesy of Balance Recordings. Away from Homepark, Glassett also makes music and plays records solo under his Fold moniker. As Fold, he delivered our […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 110: Braiden

A lot has changed since we last spoke to Steve Braiden a little more than three years ago. Conversations about the intersections of dubstep and techno are now moot, for one thing. More specifically, Braiden has gone through several iterations in his career, transferring his radio show from Rinse to NTS, and then, following a move to Berlin, […]

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Releases

Recommended: Disappears – Irreal

Based in Chicago, Disappears have been churning out LPs on Kranky with a frequency that’s almost become yearly tradition. Their fifth studio album, Irreal, sees the band sounding out their art-rock and post-punk from the bottom of a deep well. Dry throats and glazing eyes, uncertain interludes and unexpected trips into momentum – Disappears find […]

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