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It must be difficult for Breakbot. Whilst his label cohorts – Justice, SebastiAn and Riton et al – created an entire scene out of compressed, glitchy electro that soundtracked an entire generation, Breakbot – real...

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I’m sat down on a Tuesday morning with Bromance Records’ newest compilation, ‘Homieland Vol.2’, the label’s second foray in the fictional world of Homieland. A land without borders, stylistic boundaries or genre restrictions, ‘Homieland Vol.2’...

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Rüfüs’ sophomore album ‘Bloom’ is as heartbreaking as it is danceable, which is a strangely enticing mix that might have you simultaneously crying and dancing in the club. It’s that sweet spot between bittersweet heartache...

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Earlier this year, Jupiter released their excellent second album, ‘Bandana Republic‘, which was inspired by long road trips out into the California desert with just classic American Rock radio as a companion. Fast-forward to today...

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It’s 10:30pm on Friday evening, and we’re waiting for a train to Manchester for the 50 Weapons finale at the Warehouse Project. Unsurprisingly the train is late, and with little else to do we check...

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Foxtrott is the alias of one Marie-Helene Delorme, born in Montreal, Canada, she’s about to release her debut debut, ‘A Taller Us’, via One Little Indian on November 20. Falling somewhere between barbed synth-pop and...

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How long is an EP? And when is an EP actually an album, or vice versa? We’re faced with this conundrum with French Horn Rebellion’s new EP, ‘Foolin’ Around’, their first piece of original material...

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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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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 2015 Review

June 11, 2015 |

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 |

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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