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Sample Magic has been in the loops and samples game for the best part of 10 years, but to date haven’t dipped their toes into the world of virtual instruments, that is until now. Named...

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German audio manufacturer Raumfeld is the brainchild of self-confessed audiophiles Stephan Schulz and Michael Hirsch, since 2009 they’ve been on a mission to deliver CD-quality sound to any room in your house wirelessly. Now that music streaming...

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Smoking and club culture have been inextricably linked for decades, but in last couple of years that’s beginning to change – and it’s thanks to the rise of vaping. To say vaping is taking over...

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LeBreton ‘Kollabo’ Review

July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s good to hear an artist who has found their voice, or in this case, their sound. LeBreton has his style nailed down. Unashamedly beat-driven, his tracks have a fantastic raw, gritty, analog feel, and...

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Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, but we never seen a pair of Bluetooth headphones quite like LG’s Tone Infinim HBS-900. On first inspection they look like a normal pair of headphones where the...

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Field Day London 2015

Field Day 2015 Review

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I spent last weekend stood in a field. There were other people there, and we all looked the same, and dressed the same, and had the same haircuts. That might sound like a horrible dystopian...

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Parisian producer Tepr adds a new club-focussed dimension to one of France’s most exciting labels, Partyfine Records. A long-time friend of Yuksek, Tepr’s EP is a mini album of sorts and is arguably the most...

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Nils Frahm and label-mates ‘Dawn of MIDI’ put on a stellar show at one of London’s most iconic venues. Last night’s show at The Roundhouse was a big gig by most almost anyone’s standards. In...

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LG challenged me to use their new flagship Android handset, the G4, to run the blog for the last two weeks to see if it made my life easier than using my trusty iPhone –...

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If Jupiter’s two albums were siblings, their first, ‘Juicy Lucy’, would be the younger, more excitable one, full of the joys of life. That would then make their newly released album, ‘Bandana Republic’, the cooler,...

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It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say Above & Beyond’s headline show at Transmission on Easter Sunday was a religious experience for many. Especially so given the venue, Manchester’s Albert Hall, a disused chapel in...

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I was as surprised as anyone to hear that Ableton, software giants behind the now ubiquitous Live, were publishing a book; namely ‘Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers‘ by Dennis DeSantis....

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Review: Mason ‘Nite Rite 2’

February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Listening to Nite Rite 2 has triggered something in my memory; there’s something strangely familiar about the building organ riff lurking in the background of the track that takes me back to better times spent...

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I’ve always wondered what the noise is a couple of houses down from mine. About once a week there seems to be a faint gabble of voices drifting across the gardens, the sounds of a...

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Review: Jägerverb ‘Pomme’

February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Writing about Jägerverb’s ‘Pomme’, I could tell you that it’s a ‘solid banger’; that’s it’s perfect for summer festival season; that it’s a builder (clocking in at over 7 minutes); that it has a catchy,...

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Super Discount 3

Etienne De Crecy ‘Super Discount 3’ Review

January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Etienne De Crecy’s previous two Super Discount albums have been cemented into electronic folk law – so much so that it would be fair to say that De Crecy doesn’t really have anything to prove...

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Review: Derelicht Sampler EP

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Right, that’s Christmas and New Year done with – which means it’s time to get back in front of the computer screen for 2015. I’ve just had my first sift through the promo pile, and...

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Review: Shook ‘Spectrum’

December 3, 2014 | 1 Comments

Dutch producer Shook will be a familiar name to lots of you. We first came across him via a remix of Electric Youth’s ‘Replay‘ some four years ago – that remix was a hard hitting...

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Review: Flying Lotus Live at The Roundhouse

November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

So it’s kind of a shame that it’s the start of the weekend, because, y’know… YOU’RE DEAD. We didn’t see much of Flying Lotus during his set at The Roundhouse, but that certainly wasn’t to...

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Review: Röyksopp ‘The Inevitable End’

November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems strange that Röyksopp have decided to give up on the album concept just as the Norwegian duo have released more music via the format over the last few years than they have at any...

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