Category Techno

Manchester rising: Bower & Coey

From the darkest corner of the gloomy peak district come Manchester students Jim Coey and Jamie Bower. They began cutting their teeth mixing EDM in their mate’s shed, before moving to Manchester to study, where they became entrenched in the #deephouse and #waveygarms culture of Fallowfield. This phase was a mere stepping stone and their […]

Nextup: Slam – Parallel Phase

Slam and their beautifully dark brainchild Soma had an absolutely stunning 2015 and this far into their illustrious career they really have little left to prove. 2016 happens to be Soma’s 25th anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. The album itself is a proper example of some gloriously uncompromising techno, packed with […]

Throwback event: Paranoid London, Blawan

Hopefully, live acts will become more of a norm in electronic music, which has of late been somewhat lacking in originality. Paranoid London has shown us the vibe that live electronic acts can achieve.

Interview: Rødhåd

Ahead of his appearance at Awakenings next weekend, John Thorp spoke to Rødhåd about the crossover between producing and DJing, playing a rare warm-up set and remixing Daniel Avery. Unlike many producers who made Berlin their home, it has been yours since childhood. Therefore, techno and dance music must have been closer growing up than it is […]

Throwback 2015: Top five labels

We thought then we’d at least try and be a little more interesting, so here (in my totally biased and extremely techno-centric opinion), are the top five record labels of 2015…

Ruffy talks: Top five digs of 2015

…my list doesn’t even contain any records that were made this year, because while 2015 was pretty good for music, my top five purchases of this year were all made at least 20 years previously and they all shit on anything put out in the last 12 months…

Throwback 2015: Top five twats

Instead of the general ‘top five tunes of 2015’, upon reflection, we’ve realised that the music industry’s twats came out in full force this year. We bet you can’t guess who’s top… 5. Elastic Agents Back in the Halcyon days of Myspace; would-be promoters, producers and musicians of every stripe could find, message and forge […]