Interviews, Various

Interview: Boozoo Bajou

Veteran German duo Boozoo Bajou have been in the game for almost two decades, and they’ve just put out their stunning new album 4. Gorgeously rendered soundscapes that evoke beautiful vistas and a stirring emotional landscape, the pair drafted in a sterling team of musicians to help them out – guitarist Frank Zeidler, Stefan Pötzsch […]

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Releases, Various

Exclusive: Bambooman – Dulcet

Exclusive stream: Bambooman – Dulcet (Sonic Router Records) It’s always a pleasure to do good things with good people, so it’s with great pleasure that we can team up with our friends at Sonic Router to bring you this first listen of “Dulcet”, the title track from Bambooman’s forthcoming EP. It’s his second on the […]

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Releases, Various

Three-Peat Vol. XXII: Coil

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. This edition we’ve selected three tracks from the avant-garde noise charmers who go by the name of Coil. 1. Coil – Ubu Noir […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Pal – Pal EP

There’s any number of quality tape labels emerging and doing big things in underground electronic music at the moment. The sense of being able to make and circulate a physical object of some worth on your own terms – while obviously not a new concept – is no doubt an attractive sentiment to the growing […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Lockah

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; Donky Pitch are a force to be reckoned with. Following the debut LP release of The Range who provided us with a mix a couple of months back, the label are on to to the next one. This time the man of the hour is Lockah. […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Mørkeblå – Nowhere, OK

Mørkeblå is the project of Italian producer Alberto Rosso. His MO is summed up by the phrase “cosmic travels in dark blue”, itself a reference to his chosen moniker, the Norwegian for that shade. Working with a dark palette of sounds that drift in slow phases, his work touches on points of ambient soundscapes while […]

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Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 93: Palms Trax

Our 93rd Truancy Volume is delivered by Berlin expat Jay Donaldson. Having previously produced music under a variety of monikers, 2013 marked the release of the first Palms Trax EP on new London-based label Lobster Theremin. Equation nodded to both Chicago and Detroit in equal measure with three floor ready house jams that have never […]

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Releases

Exclusive: Chainless – Grey Veils EP Stream

We’ll say it again: 2013 was the year of the label. Every DJ and his mum seemed to set up a new stable to bypass release schedules and change artistic modes. When a label comes along out of nowhere with a determinedly clear aesthetic vision, however, is when it gets interesting. The latest to meet […]

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Downloads, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 92: Local Action

We recently sat down for a lengthy Skype chat with Tom Lea, head of the peerless Local Action record label. There’s no one out there doing what they do, perfectly bisecting the spectrum of grime and garage. We talked early beginnings, the various directions the label has taken, the parties they’ve thrown (especially their epic […]

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Downloads, Interviews

Introducing: LinG

We’ve something special here. Liverpool artist LinG, who’s also a member of three-piece Ninetails, recently put out the Anthracite EP on Get Some. It’s an EP that mixes the sound of classic grime and garage with organic, filtered noise, distilled through the heavy machinery of the industrial north. To coincide with Anthracite he’s given us […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Samrai – Riddim Trax EP

At the heart of Swing Ting, a Manchester-based collective whose core members curate nights, deejay at night and create music, sit Deejay Samrai and Platt. The duo came together initially to form a function where they could play out a diverse range of bass-driven tracks, non-ironically, to a crowd of slaves to the rhythm. Since its birth in […]

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