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Releases

Reviews of the latest and greatest releases.

Scurrilous – Marmite (Foreign Language Records, 2015)

March 26, 2015 |

Acid is a very special sound for most dance music junkies. Created almost by mistake with Roland’s bass synthesizer TB-303 Bass Line, in a way, acid symbolizes the whole DIY aesthetic of the early house days.

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Late Night Tales: Jon Hopkins (Night Time Stories, 2015)

March 4, 2015 |

‘Pensive’ is a word I associate with three other words that are of interest in this post – ‘late’, ‘night’ and ‘tales’.

‘Pensive’ is a word I have also grown to associate with Jon Hopkins, whether it’s … Read More

Ibeyi – Ibeyi (XL Recordings, 2015)

March 3, 2015 |

When XL Recordings released Pay Close Attention – their 25th anniversary compilation which showcased the mind-blowingly diverse and game-changing work the label has released –  Nevy and I talked about how listening to it really puts into perspective … Read More

Romare – Projections (Ninja Tune, 2015)

March 2, 2015 |

I’ve been procrastinating writing this post for a week now and it’s not for a lack of things to say. On the contrary, Romare’s first full-length ‘Projections’ has had me listening with excitement since a day or two … Read More

Big Tiger – Ethernal (WTF is Swag x Myth-O-Lodge, 2015)

March 1, 2015 |

The first time I heard of Big Tiger was in WTF is Swag‘s superb compilation Eat Dessert Only and their track ‘The Barefoot Dance‘ just blew my mind. I even remember playing it on a Thursday night party in Plovdiv and the … Read More

Tuxedo – Tuxedo (Stones Throw, 2015)

February 24, 2015 | 1

Contrary to the general public’s belief, Mark Ronson is not the first contemporary musician to discover the limitless power of homaging the most remarkable sounds of funk and soul.*

When in 2010 The New York Times … Read More

Aden – Tanz EP (Ultramajic, 2015)

February 18, 2015 | 1

Last time we listened to Travis Stewart was after the release of his second and final Vapor City record on Ninja Tune, titled Vapor City Archives. Now it’s time to change locations, labels and monikers, take the teleport from … Read More

Lynch Kingsley – Make Your Love EP (Beat Machine Records, 2015)

February 16, 2015 |

There’s something very special about the jungle sound. Maybe it’s the energy, maybe the tempo, maybe it’s the rawness and roughness, but something in this signature for UK dance music genre has always grabbed my attention.

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Jonny Faith – Sundial (Tru Thoughts, 2015)

February 12, 2015 |

Every once in a while, there comes a record whose title – and the titles of its musical contents – manages to encompass its sound and feeling so effortlessly and unambiguously that you end up applauding both the … Read More

Free compilation: Winter in Jakarta (Jakarta Records, 2015)

February 10, 2015 |

Jakarta Records is a Berlin/Cologne-based label which, as it turned out when we finally paid more attention to them last year, has released some of our favourite beatmakers and some who went on to become pretty, pretty popular. … Read More