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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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Mia Hansen-Love’s French touch-inspired movie, Eden, had its premiere at this weekend’s Toronto Film festival to largely positive reviews. The film looks to chart two decades worth of the French clubbing scene and follows a...

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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: 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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Review: Yuksek & Partyfine Presents: Vol.1

June 16, 2014 | 1 Comments

Under the careful curation of legendary French producer, Yuksek, the Partyfine imprint has established itself as a bastion of quality indie electronica and modern disco. Bolstering the careers of Villa, Black Yaya and Crayon, as...

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Parklife Weekender Saturday Review

June 10, 2014 | 1 Comments

This weekend Parklife weekender welcomed 70,000 revellers to Manchester’s Heaton Park for a musical extravaganza the likes of which Manchester has never seen before. The move from Fallowfield’s Platt Fields to the new site at...

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Ostensibly, this article is a review of the forthcoming Mumbai Science album ‘Deja Vu‘, although as it will quickly become clear, we’re going to have a talk first about the nature of the album format...

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Review: Ronika ‘Selectadisc’

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been almost 3 years to the month since Veronica Sampson sent across as rough cut of ‘Forget Yourself‘. Since then Ronika has been fairly, or unfairly, compared to Madonna, worked with a range of...

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I have had the odd privilege to have followed Goldroom’s career from a very early stage. From DJ sets performed for ignorantly belligerent bar crowds to an evolved four-piece band smashed onto local dive stages,...

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Review: Chromeo ‘White Women’

May 13, 2014 | 1 Comments

It would seem that everything about self-described ‘funkateers’ Chromeo is a contradiction; whether it’s their comedic nicknames Dave-One & P-Thugg, the fact that Dave looks like a well-groomed lothario, whilst P-Thugg looks like one of...

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Whether it’s Daft Punk and Pharrell, Disclosure and Nile Rodgers or McFly and Busted, it would be fair to say the last fews years have thrown up quite a few interesting collaborations. The latest two...

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Spaced360 Speaker Review

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the death of physical music formats all but complete it would be fair to say the last days of stereos with CD players is almost upon us, too. Just go into your local electric...

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Review: Danger ‘July 2013′

April 28, 2014 | 12 Comments

Franck Rivoire’s musical alias Danger has been shrouded in mystery ever since the French producer dropped his debut EP ‘09/14/2007‘ in 2007. Since then the producer has released two follow-up EPs, ‘09/16 2007′ & ‘09/17...

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