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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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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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Review: Shadow Dancer ‘Brothers In Arps’

October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shadow Dancer’s second album is the culmination of two and half years of work for Manchester based brothers Paul & Alan Farrier, who released their debut album Golden Traxe via Boy’s Noise’s label in 2009. Brothers In Arps...

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Above & Beyond have played the Warehouse Project before but on Friday the production trio brought the entire family down, including their fledgling sister label Anjuna Deep, for a takeover at Manchester’s most famous clubbing...

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Aphex Twin ‘Syro’

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In our latest review, James Trigo runs the rule over Aphex Twin’s newly released album, Syro, to see whether the 13 year wait was worth it.   After a prolific decade of game-changing releases from...

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Review: Justin Faust ‘Spellbound’ Album Review

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just a few hours south of Berlin, Munich based producer and disco advocate Justin Faust continues to prove that Germans stand for more than just relentless head-jarring techno. Though dabbling in a genre determined to...

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Review: Zoot Woman ‘Star Climbing’ Review

August 30, 2014 | 1 Comments

It’s hard not to see Zoot Woman’s new album ‘Star Climbing‘ as self-indulgent retroism, riffing of the League and Mode, with the plastic-y synth-pop of the 80s. But if you dig a little deeper there’s...

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Album Review: Octave Minds ‘Octave Minds’

August 20, 2014 | 1 Comments

Breaking News: Octave Minds do Kavinsky better than Kavinsky! I’m not referring to the whole of the brand new Octave Minds album with that sweeping generalisation – more specifically I’m referring to the track ‘Done...

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LG G3 Review

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago LG challenged me to dump my beloved iPhone 5C for their new flagship G3 handset for two weeks to see whether their new phone could make running the blog easier, and...

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Review: Pioneer DDJ-ERGO V

July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

So you want to be a DJ? Well you’ve come to the right place as we’ve been testing out Pioneers’ DDJ-Ergo-V controller this week. Now in the interest of full disclosure; I am not a...

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Review: Para One ‘Club’

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Para One’s third album ‘Passion’ was a work of art, mixing genres and musical eras. Improving upon such perfection should be impossible, until that is, I listened to ‘Club‘. ‘Passion’ was arguably Jean-Baptiste de Laubier’s...

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Review: Vandroid Soundtrack

July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t heard the Vandroid story, then grab a drink and get comfortable. The story goes: the year was 1984. In a windowless warehouse building on the outskirts of Palm Springs, California, an unknown...

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Scandinavian tag-team, Robyn and Röyksopp brought their new live show to Hollywood’s imposing Bowl on Sunday night for an evening of Scandy pop and lasers – and HBF’s Shea Kopp was there to soak it...

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