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Cut Copy’s whistle-stop world tour landed in Manchester last night with heavily tipped fellow Aussie band, Rüfüs on support duties. Playing to a packed house at Manchester’s Ritz, Rüfüs took to the stage at around 8 to...

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Review: Todd Terje ‘It’s Album Time’

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

With its origins firmly rooted in the basements of Chicago and Detroit, dance music has never easily lent itself to the LP format. With more and more producers favouring to release back-to-back, quick fire EPs...

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Gig Review: Mogwai Open A Gate To Hell

March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Mogwai gig first-timer I had been advised by my friends that ear-plugs would be a must, as the band are ‘ear-bleedingly, pant-shittingly loud’. Indeed, at a previous show one aforementioned friend resorted to...

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Review: Shit Robot ‘We Got A Love’

March 13, 2014 | 1 Comments

A name like Shit Robot does not necessarily conjure beautiful images, one finds themselves thinking of space-age mechanical creatures covered in, yes, shit. Name aside and Shit Robot’s latest album ‘We Got A Love‘ comes...

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Review: Fake Blood ‘Waiting’ EP

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Theo Keating (aka Fake Blood) dropped a new EP yesterday, via the producer’s own label Blood Music – and it’s sounding pretty good. For my money the pick of the three tracks is ‘Get Myself...

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Tensnake ‘Glow’ Album Review

March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The word pop means different things to different people. Some believe that as soon as your music, whatever genre it is, goes mainstream and hits the charts it automatically becomes ‘pop’. Then there are those...

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Manchester loves Prince and Prince loves Manchester – this was the overriding opinion after a 3-hour set by Prince & 3rd Eye Girl on Saturday night at the Manchester’s Academy. Kicking off at 8pm, Minneapolis’...

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Review: Eskimo ‘The Blue Collection’

February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

After last year’s excellent summer-infused ‘Pink Collection‘, Eskimo Records returns with the second edition of its highly-lauded compilation series though this time the label has changed seasons and hue to icy Blue. ‘The Blue Collection‘...

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Review: Jongo T4 Wireless Speaker

February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having just had the Sonos Play:1 in for testing, it seems like an ideal opportunity to run the rule over its competitor, Pure’s Jongo T4. In a similar vein to the Sonos, Pure is touting...

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“Herr Styler would like to sound like the opposite of predictable.” We’ve been posting Herr Styler’s music for a few years now, but we’ve still don’t really know who they are. One half of the...

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Review: Sonos Play: 1

January 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sonos has been a by-word for inexpensive multi-room home audio with their popular Play:3 and Play:5 audio systems for a while now. If you’re not familiar with multi-room, here’s a quick catchup: basically it’s the...

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Review: Kris Menace ‘The Entirety of Matter’

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Disco, House, Pop, Electronica and everything in between; there seems little that German Producer Kris Menace can’t master. A multi-instrumentalist, song writer and long standing DJ, Christophe Hoeffel aka Kris Menace has dropped his latest...

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The Book of Mormon, What’s it all about?

November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now I hadn’t heard of The Book of Mormon until earlier this month. Now I can’t shut up about it. Someone bought me a ticket against my will as they assumed I’d like it. As...

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Fabriclive 72: Boys Noize Review

November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of you who can remember electronic music before Soundcloud, mp3s, selfies and EDM – you will have know doubt cut your electronic teeth on some of Fabric’s infamous mix CDs. Over the years...

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Gesaffelstein ‘Aleph’ Review

October 30, 2013 | 1 Comments

Whether by accident or intended twisted humour, Mike Levy’s latest masterpiece – ‘Aleph‘ – was released just as the Halloween season reigns down upon us. Wrapped in mystery and allure – Gesaffelstein saturates every corner...

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Review: Jackson and His Computerband ‘Glow’

October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s taken eight years for Jackson Fourgeaud, AKA Jackson and His Computerband, to follow up his debut album ‘Smash‘. First arriving in 2003 with the single ‘Utopia’, which was still reverberating in the blue bubbles...

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Morcheeba Album Launch Party Review

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brit trip-hop group, Morcheeba performed an intimate gig for friends and fans last night in celebration of the outfit’s new album, ‘Head Up High.’ Opening the show with their down-tempo classic, ‘The Sea‘, Morcheeba went...

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Claude VonStroke ‘Urban Animal’ Review

September 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

Yesterday saw the release of Claude VonStroke’s third studio album ‘Urban Animal‘. The ten track saga boasts sprawling sub-bass growls and opposing high pitch vocal shifts, but it is this contrasting nature that makes ‘Urban...

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Clancy ‘What You Do’ Review

September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Out at the end of the month on Berlin-based Dirt Crew’s new sister label SPIEL, Clancy’s debut EP ‘What You Do’ sees the producer take a trip to the darker side of House, swapping his...

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Review: Alloinyx ‘Fake Acid’

September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Electro enthusiasts gather round we have a surprise for you: electro that doesn’t sound like it was knocked-up by a foetus with a cracked copy of Ableton. Berlin native Allionyx has just released his ‘Fake...

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