REVIEWS

Kornél Kovács – The Bells

Kornél Kovács wants you to have a good time. His previous singles have included references to Bugs Bunny and the cheesiest Italo, while the Studio Barnhus label... >>

Lost Scripts – Hiverned 4

Some people think that edits are lazy. It’s so easy to slap a simple drum track onto a forgotten classic. But just as with original pieces of music, edits can v... >>

Fantastic Man – Rhythm Algorithm

Among the recent crop of standout Australian dance labels, Superconscious is quickly establishing itself as one of the best (alongside the likes of Butter Sessi... >>

Vrrs – Deer V

Since Vrrs set up his Black Venison label in 2014, he’s focused on releasing modern house bombs with class – music that can detonate a dancefloor without sacrif... >>

Parris – Skeletal

It’s always exciting to get caught in the sweep of a big musical movement. To have been there in the golden days of rave, the creative explosion of early dubste... >>

Wulffius – In The Pines’ Crowns

Kiev’s Wicked Bass imprint has a strong history sourcing new talent. They issued debut releases from the likes of Huerco S, Raw M.T. and Innershades, artists wh... >>

Rezzett – Doyce

Shadowy duo Rezzett have become the defining act of Will Bankhead’s Trilogy Tapes over the past few years. Their sound is decidedly leftfield, full of distorted... >>
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45 ACP – Graveyard Shift

It’s rare for a producer to assume two aliases that are equally rewarding. Robert Hood and Floorplan spring to mind, or Call Super and Ondo Fudd, though recentl... >>
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Aphex Twin – Cheetah

Richard D James has been making up for lost time since his re-emergence in 2014. After almost a decade of silence the last two years have brought an avalanche: ... >>
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Lemme Kno – UNTHANK009

Two principles seem to guide Andrew Field-Pickering and all his endeavours – experiment and fun. His solo releases as Max D play with familiar genre tropes, whi... >>
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DJ Qu – Conjure

Nothing ever happened quickly for DJ Qu. Ramon Quezada started out as a house dancer in the late 80’s, started DJing in ’89 and didn’t produce music until 2002.... >>
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Powder – Afrorgan

The debut year of the producer known as Powder was about as fine a beginning as you could hope for. A pair of records on ESP Institute and Born Free marked a ta... >>
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Will Lister – Phantom

London’s primo dance record shop Phonica has been curating a small but tasteful catalogue on their in-house label since 2009. The latest addition to the stable ... >>
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Ibrahim Alfa – Hidden by the Leaves

The last few years have seen a new trend of ‘lost’ tracks rediscovered and getting released. The whole idea gives me mixed feelings. As a music obsessive, it’s ... >>
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Slow Life – Chromophore

Slow Life isn’t just a label, it’s a philosophy. The Berlin-based collective, helmed by percussionist and producer Sergio Moreira, have spent the last three yea... >>
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Lumigraph – Bulletproof Holiday

Dublin’s Gareth Smyth is not one of the scene’s most prolific producers. As Lumigraph he’s put out three solo releases over four years along with a scattering o... >>