March 2012

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Electronic Artist of the Week #17 – Disclosure The Lawrence Brothers aka Disclosure first revealed their electronic wares in 2010 with their distinct 'Offline Dexterity' single on Moshi Moshi Records. Offline Dexterity instantly established Guy and Howard as electronic musicians with a freshness and maturity that belied their years, unlike many young musicians they have not simply digested their direct influences, in this case  bass music, and regurgitated their own inferior copy, rather they have taken the raw bass template and sculpted their own sound from it. Combining a seasonal mix of crisp beats, percussion and warm analog tinged ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Jamie Jones feat. Art Department – Our Time In Liberty (Crosstown Rebels) It’s easy to dislike Jamie Jones. His meteoric rise to “King of the Underground” stature has left him with plenty of dissidents holding him responsible for the sudden influx of deep V-neck shirts and dodgy sunglasses to our dancefloors, and a style-over-substance culture of outrageous, hedonistic DJs. Conversely, the guy has had an unprecedented impact on the underground house music scene over the past few years. His A&R work with his own “Hot Creations” imprint has gifted us some truly remarkable releases, his DJ sets have become world renowned events, and his relentless ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Lorca – Dummy Mix 114 Lorca first tentatively dipped his toes into electronic music in 2007 as those around him starting making a bit of a splash with their own dubstep records. Since then Lorca has been quietly crafting his art culminating in debut releases on 'Left Blank' and 'Live Ones' in August 2011. Combined these two releases endeared him to the growing swell for Bass music, resulting in the Global online magazine Dummy signing him up for his critically well recieved 3rd release 'Cant See Higher', which came out earlier this month. As an artist Lorca combines equal measures of melody, bass and individuality ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: BBB Records

PanLeft – Electrika / HRTS (BBB003) Blah Blah Blah Records continues to impress with its intriguing and varied pursuit of new electronic music. This month they follow up their hotly pursued slice of electronica 'REID’s Diptera’ with two powerful and emotive cuts of bass from the precocious talent PanLeft. Artist - PanLeft Title - Electrika / HRTS Label - Blah Blah Blah Records Release - 9th April Lead track Electrika opens with a distantly erie and dense wall of crackling sound before building in intensity and complexity with filtered vocals, sustained pads and keys overlaying a dubstep type groove of snappy ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

FaltyDL – Mean Streets Part 2 (Swamp81) Swamp81, recently voted as label of the month by Resident Advisor, is a label that is far from modern day conventional when it comes to releasing music. Unlike the majority of electronic labels Swamp81 embraces a more traditional approach by offering vinyl only singles that are encouraged to spark their own natural buzz prior to release, admittedly the word 'limited' is often thrown in to fan the flames, however this is an acceptable tactic in our opinion when you consider that the majority of music in the digital age is so widely available that it rapidly looses its innate ability to ... Read more / Preview track
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Exit Festival – How Many Friends Do You Have Exit is set within a 18th Century Petrovaradin Fortress which overlooks the river Danube in Serbia and plays host to over 800 performances across 20 different stages with some of the biggest names in rock, dance, indie, Latino, reggae, electronica and chill out in attendance.  EXIT is renowned for it’s unmatched setting and atmosphere, serving up monstrous line ups whilst you party in the hot Balkan sunshine, and this year is set to be no different with New Order, Guns N' Roses, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Maceo Plex, and Art Department ... Read more / Preview track
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Mosca – Eva Mendes (Hypercolour) Mosca first captured the imagination with his superb 'Gold Bricks, I See You' in 2010 before firmly establishing his production credentials with last years other crossover hit, Bax, the other obviously being Julio Bashmore's - Battle for Middle You. 'Bax' like 'Battle for Middle You' has propelled the artist from respected to essential in a few short months, with them both now sporting their own shows on Radio 1. The following clip is taken from Mosca's forthcoming release on Hypercolour and unlike his recently contrasting techno release on 3024 'Eva Mendes' is very much Bax part 2. This ... Read more / Preview track
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G. Vump – ‘Feeling’ (Jon Convex Re-Vump) Free Download Brodinski like many electronic artists has a few aliases kicking about, Gucci Vump or as it is now known G. Vump first surfaced in 2009 on Sound Pelegrino with the very Eastern sounding 'Sha Shit / Boogieman EP'. Thankfully the change of name has also coincided with a fairly seismic shift in musical direction with Brodinski dispensing with the eastern flavours for a more straight up techno-electro sound for the western palette. The first release under the newly tweaked G. Vump is oddly titled Bromance #2, as in the second release on his Bromance label. At first there was no love lost ... Read more / Preview track