Interviews

Interview: Tom Demac

Tom Demac is a name familiar to most by now. Originally hailing from North Wales, Tom’s interest in music was sparked by attending free parties in his teens. He’s moved around since then: first to Manchester, but has now settled himself in London. Having first released music via his own Electronique Audio imprint in 2004, Tom’s […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 117: Kuedo

Around a decade ago Jamie Teasdale flung himself into the consciousness of listeners worldwide alongside Roly Porter with the collaborative project Vex’d through the channels of Planet Mu Records. After putting out two much revered full-lengths, the pair decided to continue with their solo projects and from this, Jamie brought his moniker Kuedo to life. Sticking with Planet Mu, […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Recommended: Chester Watson – Guru Vol. 4

The precocious Chester Watson has seemingly remained out of the bounds of rap’s radar; a lack of attention that could be framed, in addition to his music’s pillaring features (a tongue-twisting low-key rhyme, impending, decrepit instrumentals), as an ode to the DOOM-ish alternative underground sphere from which he scarcely crawls out—as much as he, as […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 116: Herva

With the name Hervè already taken, Italian born producer Hervè Atsè states he had to change his moniker to the next closest thing in the run up to his debut EP on Bosconi Extra Virgin in 2011. Nineteen years old at the time and a fresh name to the electronic music scene in Florence, the ‘Skin’ EP saw […]

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Releases

Recommended: Wen – Finesse EP

Wen’s purple patch of releases during 2013 and 2014 propelled him from relative obscurity to one of the most talked about producers in a sub-genre. His Commotion EP outlined his uniquely distinctive sound; dark and bumpy constructions, strewn with snippets of MC vocals that married together the elements of dubstep, garage and grime at 130bpm. The […]

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Releases

Recommended: E.R. – Qen Sew ቅን ሰዉ

Addis Ababa is bumping. Ethiopiyawi Electronic, a hybrid of traditional and international sounds, is the output of a crop of young Ethiopians with open ears and serious production chops. One of the forefathers of the genre, Endeguena Mulu, serves as an ambassador showcasing the style across mixes, like this one for Dazed, and speaking to […]

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FOTN, Interviews, Various

Functions Of The Now XIII: Glacial Sound

After meeting LA native Guy Fridge for the last edition of Functions Of The Now, we move across the Atlantic to hit up Paul Purcell in Dublin, the man behind one of our favourite labels: Glacial Sound. On the cusp of its fifth release, it’s testament to Glacial Sound’s precision that with just a handful of […]

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Releases

One On One: Kronos Device – Distress Signal

Our One On One feature has been on a slight break over the past year – but our record collections haven’t gotten any smaller. The idea originally started as a means to shine some light on camouflaged gems, rare undiscovered B-sides and decade-old tracks that we thought could slip their way into sets amongst some […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Review: Young Thug – The Barter 6

I told Wayne I was ready for the paper like Usher He said cool, sit back, stay away from busters Now Thug got the big (?), I am a gusher I am not the best but I am better than others Young Thug there on “Achieve” (from I Came From Nothing) at one of his many […]

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Releases

Recommended: Kreng ‎– The Summoner

Throughout his four albums released on Miasmah under the moniker Kreng, Pepijn Caudron’s music has played on the tension between intense, ominous drone and more “light” – even pretty, modern classical motifs. When delicate bell tones occasionally break through the murk of sombre violin strings and mournful piano, the affective impact of one is made more […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf – Ecologies

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since Berlin resident Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf provided us with the fifth edition of our Functions of the Now series. There we were given a taster of what Biberkopf does. As Tobias put it so succinctly “JGB works with Jersey and grime most prominently – yet smothers them […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Big Dope P

You would be forgiven for thinking that Big Dope P spends all of his time running Moveltraxx, such is his dedication to spreading the music made by the artists he loves. While it’s true that a new release from Da Movelt Posse is never far from your ears, it’s also undeniable that Dope P is […]

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