Experimental

April Roundup 2017

While the arrival of a new Kendrick Lamar album left us with slightly less time for club sounds this month, we still found some treasures during a little downti... >>

March Roundup 2017

It's that time already. This month's top tunes range from bittersweet balearic to wild dancehall hybrids, via more beautiful house and techno than it's recommen... >>

Deena Abdelwahed – Klabb

As inviting as house music is, the genre rarely provides material that sounds genuinely fresh. Those looking for something that sounds new generally end up at t... >>

Bruce – HEK027

Since he emerged on Hessle Audio in 2014, Bruce has proven himself one of the UK scene’s most consistently creative new producers. Inhabiting the abstract space... >>

August Roundup 2016

It's that time of the month again - all the best tunes from the last four weeks in one handy playlist. We've gone heavy on the techno in August, from sleek Detr... >>

10 Cuts: Arabesque

As Islamaphobia and the refugee crisis continue to occupy the headlines, it's easy to feel that the relationship between Europe and the Middle East is dominated... >>

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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Bryce Helm – Persona

How can we define experimental music? We live in a time where mainstream alternative music already reaches quite strange places, where Raster Noton delves into ... >>

April Roundup 2016

The best of the last month, all tied up in a tidy Youtube playlist. This edition we kick off with some lovely balearic from Workdub and The Pilotwings, before r... >>
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Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy – Darraje

Will Bankhead’s Trilogy Tapes is one of the UK’s most reliable sources for electronic music that pushes boundaries. Whether it’s abstracted house, distortion-he... >>

Mix Mup – After The Job

“We never, ever do things nothing nice and easy. We always do things nice and rough” While he might be best known for his collaborative work with Kassem Moss... >>
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Don’t DJ – Authentic Exoticism

Cultural critique has never found a great deal of expression in electronic music. While genres like blues, hip hop or folk have long been concerned with social ... >>
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Not Waving – Animals

Best known as half of star-gazing electronica duo Walls, Italian producer Alessio Natalizia has been plying a much rougher strain of sound for several years und... >>

Vito Ricci – Getting There

There are a number of seriously excellent labels reissuing forgotten gems at the moment and - for our money - Amsterdam's Music From Memory is the best. The imp... >>
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Lifted – 1

There’s an interesting tension that exists in the world of dance music between the ideal of innovation and its execution. As heavy consumers of electronic and... >>
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Untold – Doff / Phive

It’s been almost a decade since dubstep lit up the UK scene, and in the intervening period we’ve had no comparable innovation, nothing as groundbreaking or as c... >>
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Michael DeMaio – Half Cross

Opal Tapes doesn’t really work like other labels. Aside from their pitch-black aesthetic and signature narcotised sound, the UK imprint helmed by Stephen Bish... >>
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Shackleton – Freezing Opening Thawing

Media coverage of Sam Shackleton takes constant pains to establish the singularity of his sound: Shackleton’s sound is without parallel… Shackleton still treads... >>