April 2012

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Boddika & Joy Orbison – Dun Dun / Prone (Out Now) Hot of the press, Boddika has just revealed his latest Joy Orbison collaboration 'Dun Dun / Prone' and both are simply sublime. Like previous releases both cuts are weighty slabs of main room nirvana. Dun Dun is a killer techno banger that builds on a faint almost Faithless type backdrop before dropping one of the most energising kick drums we've heard for quite sometime, this is the type of track that when played on a big system it is simply inescapable. Prone takes a deeper more melodic approach, but is by no means weaker for it, as its sweeping pads and uplifting synths take you into the ... Read more / Preview track
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LuLu James – Rope Mirage EP (Out Now) It would appear that underground electronic music has a bit of a thing for female soul-tress's, but in an already crowded powder room do we really need another? Its not like the use of a female vocal is a new trend, however since the crossover success of Ms Dynamite's 2010 Wile Out vocal, its safe to say that artist's and label's that are perhaps considered more underground have seen the benefits of combining electronic sounds with female leads, a fact clearly highlighted with the emergence of Katy B from feat. to solo superstar. Since then the template has been pretty much set, crossover ... Read more / Preview track
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Tech Tutorial – Create Julio Bashmore signature bass sound So what to do when your bassline is declared lame, and your synth line is rushed to the operating table? Well, there are two options, you can either take the easy road of hooking up with an experienced engineer and getting them to lay your ideas down, which has proved profitable for many a recognised name, or you can take the slightly more rewarding but longer scenic route and teach yourself. Therefore to help those of you looking to produce your own tunes we have decided to launch a new section to our blog, Tech. Tech has been designed to identify and present articles, tutorials and ... Read more / Preview track
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Joy Orbison – Ellipsis (Pre-Order) The wait is over, the elusive Joy Orbison track 'Ellipsis' finally finds its way to the pressing plant. Like Sicko Cell and Swims it has been a long time coming, but it is still very much worth the wait, with its infectious vocal hook and 90's piano riff embellishing a discreetly disguised acid bass line. Ellipsis drops 21st May on Joy and Will Bankheads 'Hinge Finger' label, and is available for pre-order now via 'The Trilogy Tapes'. Also check Joy Orbison's - Hinge Finger (Mixtape) Highly recommended download. Thanks to Fact Magazine for the scoop on this ... Read more / Preview track
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Actress – R.I.P (Album Review) Out Now It’s safe to assume that Darren Cunningham, the enigmatic character behind Actress, has never so much as glanced at the techno producer’s rule book. And it’s to his credit, as latest outing “R.I.P” plays as a uniquely post-genre, individual work of brilliance. Arguably, previous albums “Splazsh” and “Hazyville” looked out of the producer’s South London studio for influence, with beat-driven tracks drawing in ideas from luminaries in Detroit and Berlin. “R.I.P” however, looks deeply inwards, the listener feeling almost perverse as we witness one man’s exhalation of ... Read more / Preview track
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Lone – Galaxy Garden (Album Review / Stream) The aptly titled Galaxy Garden marks a departure from Lone's previous two albums of blissed out, hip-hop infused electronica. His third LP retains the atmospheric touches of Lemurian and Ecstasy & Friends. It also shares their soundtrack qualities but this time it's the sonic backdrop to a psychedelic, schizophrenic journey through the cosmos. Dreamy synths float all over this album giving it a lush but eery feel. There's beatless moments where pan pipes, whale noises, running water and acoustic guitar could take it into chill out territory but the frantic tribal percussion sees off ... Read more / Preview track
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Jack Dixon – Above From The Below / Lose Myself Jack Dixon is back on Skint Records with his latest single 'Above From The Below', and again he is impressing with a delightfully lush mix of dreamy soundscapes that are punctuated with tight grooves and rhythmic percussion. This is the sort of Deep House that has longevity beyond the dancefloor whilst not over indulging itself in floaty directionless sounds that lack clear purpose or drive. If for example you are already drawn to the likes of Midland, Lorca, George Fitzgerald and Maya Jane Coles then you need to be adding Jack Dixon to your playlist. The new single also features a fantastic ... Read more / Preview track
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Jimmy Edgar – Majenta (Album Review) Jimmy Edgar returns with his third album, Majenta. With previous albums released on Warp and !K7, expectations of a fairly leftfield electronica aren't unfair. He's already earned himself a reputation as a purveyor of sleazy electro-funk and with track names such as 'Sex Drive', 'Touch Yr Bodytime' and 'In Deep' this looks set to continue. On first listen it's easy to identify the bouncy electro basslines and 80s synth stabs that characterise his work. Along with the sexual spoken word narratives and hints of RnB flavour. There's a tougher feel to the tracks on Majenta, though, a driving ... Read more / Preview track