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Eagles & Butterflies – Art Imitating Life Vol. 1 | New Music You know when you come across a bit of music and your heart instinctively thinks its good and then your head takes over, and before you know it that initial certainty starts to look a little shaky? That is what happened with us a few weeks back when we first heard 'Art Imitating Life Vol. 1', our gut reaction said YES and then logic went - "is it really a yes, what if the act isn't considered cool, you've never heard of them before, what if other people don't agree with you and what if no one likes or tweets your post because of it..." - that type of fearful inner monologue that invariably ... Read more / Preview track
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Radio 1 – “Spotify & Apple trying to take our Crown” | News Radio 1 controller 'Ben Cooper' was recently quoted in the Guardian saying - “Spotify and Apple are trying to take our crown of being the place to discover new music". Why was he saying this, was it a Mourinho style effort to deflect blame elsewhere for recent performances, or was it the confident declaration of an individual who is up for the fight?... Unlike the former Chelsea boss who was unceremoniously sacked by his former employers there is no sense of pride or hubris colouring Ben Cooper's statement. In fact, the complete opposite is true with him openly recognising the challenge ... Read more / Preview track
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Can Nightlife be Saved? – LIVE from Fabric via Boiler Room TV No doubt if you're a regular reader of ours or any other music related website you are aware that the second most iconic nightclub in UK if not Global clubbing history, the Hacienda being the first, has recently had its licence permanently revoked due to alleged drug related issues. This comes at a time where the number of nightclubs in the UK has already halved in the last 10 years, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), dropping from 3,144 in 2005 to just 1,733 in 2015. A figure that despite its stark implications, when published in 2015, went relatively ... Read more / Preview track
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DJ Koze’s ‘Pampa’ with Mike Dehnert – How Close To Be | New Music DJ Koze's Pampa Records step back into the ring with what is technically their first release of 2016, assuming you discount the recent 'Pampa Vol.1' compilation, and like a contender who's just been offered a shot at the title they appear in confident mood. On this occasion it's Mike Dehnert in the Pampa corner and to date 'How Close To Be' would appear to be a closely guarded secret, a secret that not even industry spoiler YouTube have been able to uncover. In fact it wasn't until the weekend just gone, 3 weeks prior to release, that we finally got the pre-requisite Soundcloud clip and ... Read more / Preview track
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Willow ‘Workshop 23’ | New Music Judging by the fact that this record is in the recommended sections for Boomkat, Phonica and Redeye Records, to name a few, it is therefore, most likely something we should be aware of. Unfortunately though, like any record that seems to be getting rave reviews from all corners, we have a tendency to allow our culturally engrained pessimism to kick in - can't be that good really, probably some annoyingly stripped backed ambient techno thats cool to say you like even though you'll never actually play it, and I bet only people with beards like it. That kind of petty, I bet it rains today, ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Album of the Year So far: Bwana – The Capsule’s Pride In March of this year Bwana emphatically established himself as a producer of considerable value when he unleashed his 9 track rework of the soundtrack, to what is apparently an iconic 1988 Anime film, going by the name of 'Akira'. Admittedly at BBB we know very little about the Anime genre, and therefore its alleged iconic status had little to no bearing on our opinion of the record. Which in all honesty is the ideal method in which to approach all new music discoveries - free from preconceived notions and opinions. And it was with this freedom from constraint that we discovered, as FACT ... Read more / Preview track
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Part 5 ‘Go Jonny Go’ An Unexpected Journey by Blah Blah Blah… Morocco, or more specifically 'Ourrzazate', the gateway to the Sahara, was to be our final moment of civilisation, before the MDS crew corralled our 1200 souls into plush air conditioned coaches and shipped us into the heart of the Desert. And with the air con blasting and our sizeable complementary pack lunch in hand it is fair to say, in hindsight, that the level of comfort and luxury was no more than a cunning fisherman's lure drawing us hopelessly towards are impending doom... Despite a 6 hour flight and a 3 hour transfer to the start line the hubbub of anticipation was palpable as ... Read more / Preview track
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Baz Luhrmann’s Hip-Hop drama ‘The Get Down’ – Dope or Wack? Of all the genres of music out there it's probably fair to say that Hip-Hop is equally the most revered and least relevant to a white, middle class, English man such as myself. My youth was not defined by murderous gang hostilities, cocaine, bloc parties, graffiti and overtly corrupt politics, as is the core subject matter of this drama. I've never tried to look fly and its unlikely my then sanitised pop interests would be considered dope. In fact my youth was pretty wack, not that I'd have used, or even know what that word meant. And here in lies, at least for someone like myself, the ... Read more / Preview track