FOTN, Interviews

Functions Of The Now XVII: Malin

Functions Of The Now is a mix series charting modern developments at the innovative edges of dance music. Originally conceived in 2013 to shine a light on the once-again fertile grime production scene and its influence, the remit of the series quickly widened to incorporate all manner of interesting manipulations of existing club modes. Whether […]

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Releases

Recommended: Levantis – Romantic Psychology 1

There are a number of oxymoronic ironies about this release. Firstly, that a label set up with the intention of releasing singles should give an album unto the world. Second, that a label called Technicolor should release as said first album a record so imbued with a sense of greys and crisp monochrome vistas. Indeed, the album […]

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Interviews

Interview: Sim Hutchins

Sim Hutchins is a relatively new name to us. He first caught our ear when he featured on The Bedroom Club III, a mini-compilation put together by No Pain In Pop a few months ago. This feature preceded an album, I Enjoy To Sweep A Room, which was released last week. It’s a gloriously dark affair, all decomposed beats and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Cygnus – Radical User Interfaces

Dallas-based artist Cygnus has been producing a steady number of releases on labels such as Recondite, Icasea and his own Biosoft in recent years. He’s also put out several albums for Sheffield-based electro outfit Central Processing Unit, inaugurating the label with his 2012 effort Newmark Phase. Coinciding with a recent lengthy US tour in support of […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 130: A Made Up Sound

By now, an artist as celebrated and established in the scene as Dave Huismans needs little to no questioning on why any record he puts out is a straight in the bag purchase. Be it under A Made Up Sound or 2562, the last ten years have seen Huismans deliver some of the most uncompromising and unconventional records to grace […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXIV

Malory has been doing the live hardware rounds in New York’s thriving mechanical scene for a minute now. Her first official release comes from GOD MODE, a label that’s growing more captivating with each album they put out. There is something that just clicks with this release, it feels so natural. The track names are […]

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Releases

Recommended: Erosion Flow – Spectrums Vol. 1

Danish producer Henrik Koefod (aka Erosion Flow) returns with the Spectrums Vol. 1 EP, the first of a two-part release forthcoming on Martyn’s label 3024. Following his excellent self-titled debut on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic label last year, Koefod’s new release has him exploring the percussive side of things. Still present are the cooing samples and wriggling […]

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Releases

Premiere: Dawit Eklund – Litchi Juice

Now coming up to their seventh release in early November, Washington, DC-based label 1432 R have really impressed us the last year with their introduction to Ethiopian-based dance music and off-kilter electronics. Headed up by Joyce Lim, Sami Yenigun and Dawit Eklund, the trio formed when the latter two started throwing warehouse parties while studying at George Washington […]

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Interviews

Interview: Basic Soul Unit

The ability to be diverse in one’s creative output without compromising on quality or substance is a rare quality, but one that could be easily ascribed to the Toronto-based producer and DJ Stuart Li. Working primarily under the name Basic Soul Unit (the name itself could be interpreted as an indication of his approach, a […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Premiere: Brown Irvin – Bay Fog

Brown Irvin is a new project from LA’s AshTreJinkins, whose main focus over the past decade has been in the world of dusty, beat-driven hip-hop. This new persona sees him move in different directions, a side project for him to explore house and techno from his own particular point of view. Having released a three-track digital […]

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Releases

Premiere: Forrests – Organs

Irish act Forrests have been quiet lately, essentially going into hibernation for the guts of two years. During this time since the release of Wilder on Blast First Petite they’ve knuckled down, honed their craft and worked on a new release, Organs. It sees them make camp somewhere in between the earthy, emotive Bandcamp drone and the riotous celebrations of […]

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