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Nextup: Hokusai – Black Rose (Blawan Remix)

Following a substantial break from producing under his Blawan alias, Yorkshire techno baron Jamie Roberts is back with a remix of Source Direct’s Black Rose. Blawan has twisted the seminal drum and bass duo’s original into a straight-up techno banger which Surgeon is already describing as his ‘tune of the year’. While sounding slightly less […]

Nextup: Mosca – Suckle/Vinny

From the generic tech house of Eva Mendes to the sublime garage remix of T. Williams’ Heartbeat, Mosca’s career has undoubtedly produced some varied productions. This week, however, saw a landmark release for the Scotsman: the first on his own label, Not So Much. A-Side ‘Suckle’ is a sparse, reverb-drenched track whose centrepiece is a […]

Nextup: Lone – 2 Is 8

Lone’s latest album ‘Reality Testing’, the sixth in his already-accomplished discography, is due for release on R&S on the 16th of April. The Manchester-based producer has consistently impressed on the iconic label, with last year’s Airglow Fires being a particular critical success. In contrast to the aforementioned Airglow Fires, 2 is 8 marks a return […]

Throwback: Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath

The longest serving artist on the Warp Records roster, Nightmares on Wax undeniably played an important part in the early development of UK electronic music. ‘Aftermath’ was their third release, and comes from what is arguably the most influential period of Warp’s catalogue. The track begins with a crackling vocal sample which instantly recalls images […]

Throwback: Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #6

Last week saw represses of selected records from Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Raw Cuts Series. Originally released in 2009, Raw Cuts #6 is exactly the kind of jazzy slow-burner that Danilo Plessow is renowned for. The track’s centrepiece is its playful Rhodes chord sequence which sounds as if it could have been taken from a […]

Event: Four Tet All Nighter at Brixton Academy

Event date: 22.03.14 Saturday night saw the second instalment of Four Tet’s all-nighters at Brixton Academy, featuring the stellar lineup of Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Daphni, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea and Four Tet himself. Entering the venue just after doors opened, Joy O was opening with an extended warm-up set to a surprisingly empty […]

Throwback: Roxy & El-B – Cuba

El-B, like many of garage’s key producers became fairly quiet in the years following the genre’s heyday. But his fundamental influence on dubstep, in combination with vocal endorsements from the likes of Skream and Burial, has encouraged a revived interest in the previously under-appreciated South Londoner. ‘Cuba’, a joint effort with frequent Ghost Records contributor […]