Exciting new poject from the man like Bullion and keyboardist Jesse Hackett, who bring a jumbled bag full of earthy soul and synth-led oddities ahead of an album expected later this year.
Fucking hell - unsurprisingly, The Knife are as brilliant as they were 7 years ago. Taken from forthcoming album Shaking The Habitual, released via Brille / Mute on 8th April.
Inspiring insight into Brixton-based post-UK funky(?) and electronic producer Cooly G’s history, work/family balance and love for her craft. Cooly remains as inimitable as ever.
More rugged UK funky/bass experimentation from the Stoke producer following his own No Systems release and a double pack for Blackdown’s Keysound imprint. Here he turns in two quality cuts of ready made heads down business - we’ve loved everything this man’s put out so far, with a real keen ear for razor sharp percussion and paranoid, tense dramatics. Absolutely deadly, and available now via Tectonic Recordings.
We’re ashamed to say it’s been some time since we last checked in with Stuart Howard’s Lapalux project, but with his debut album release Nostalchic on the horizon, we’re hyped to see one of our favourite artists of the past three years coming with what’s set to be an exemplary long player.
Upfront yet deep production from everyone’s favourite Canadian, as Jacques Greene brings some ethereal house movements to proceedings.
Following Deech’s mix for Slugabed’s keen-eared Activia Benz label, newcomer 813 turns in half an hour of pitched up juked-inflected bass fare, ahead of his forthcoming Recolor EP, scheduled for release in February. Straight pimp steez on this one - tracklist after the jump.
Having reviewed Burial’s releases a number of times over the years, it can become frustrating thinking up new ways in which to illustrate Will Bevan’s illustrious musical character without resorting to now well-worn analogies - night travel, alienation, ghost-like apparitions of rave culture and the like. Bevan’s last release, early 2012’s gripping Kindred EP, seemed to distil the previous seven years of releases into one double-sided piece of vinyl whilst moving the ‘Burial Sound’ onto new, somewhat ‘untraditional’ territories.
Much anticipated collab from Birmingham techno don Surgeon and relative Leeds-based newcomer Blawan, and the outcome is predictably bruising. Layers of acid noise and stripped back, rattling percussion make for one of the New Year’s storming debuts. Full tracklist after the jump.
Next level bassline bliss from Pixelord and Zack Christ, who together share the sixteenth release from Montréal’s Infinite Machine.
Anyone who’s caught Hyperdub’s fast-rising star live this year Laurel Halo (and London residents have had a fair few chances in recent months) will most likely have been brought around to her mystic/electronic charms.
Following her sterling work for Kode9’s label this year, she rounds thing off with latest single release Sunshine On The Faded, the A-side of which you can stream here. Released via Hyperdub on 10th December.
More South Western music, this time from newcomer Microburst, who’s recent debut EP for Svetlana Industries has proved to be one of the finds of the Autumn/Winter period.
Here the producer layers looping acoustic guitars over well-honed snares and whirring ambient bass to create some rather emotive electronic magic. Download on the player above.
This one has been doing the rounds for a while now, but here you can stream the percussion-led techno workout from the appallingly young Happa in all it’s glory.
Saturday just gone we were privileged to catch Hype Williams performing live at the Tuffnell Park Dome in London, and safe to say it’s one of the finest shows we’ve caught this year.