August 2012

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Zed Bias And Paleman – Furrball Another cloak & dagger hyped up vinyl only release, is it all getting a little tedious now? The latest up and coming bass release 'Furrball' allegedly on Swamp81 has been doing the rounds, naturally only a select few were aware of the release and who it was by. A recent YouTube rip suggested it was Zed Bias & Paleman, but nothing had been confirmed, until yesterday, Paleman himself confirmed via facebook that is indeed him & Zed Bias, he then went on to say "it's not coming on swamp, hate to be annoying and secretive but that's all I can say for now". It goes without saying ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Essential Mix – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (2012) "Whats that coming over the hill..........its the Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Pete Tong, 2012)" For those who have been reading Blah Blah Blah for sometime will know that we have been ardent fans of this spiky Oxford born dino kid for sometime. His combination of the theatrical, poignant vocals and thunderous riffs have been soundtracking our sets for the best part of 2 years. Since his initial releases on Joe Goddards underground Greco-Roman label he has been snapped up by Polydor, released his critically acclaimed Trouble album, embarked on an extensive European tour and now the ... Read more / Preview track
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Online Streaming Services fastest growing sector in the music industry The BBC reported yesterday that online streaming services such as Spotify are now the fastest growing sector of the music industry. In 2012 it is estimated that online streaming services will generate in the region of £696m for the global music industry. This equates to a 40% increase from 2011 against an 8.5% increase for downloads. Despite this physical sales still dominate the market with a 61% share, however this is a downward trend with worldwide sales dropping a further 12%. Undoubtedly this means that downloads & streams are the foreseeable future for music consumption, but is ... Read more / Preview track
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Maddslinky – Compuphonic on Julio Bashmore’s Broadwalk Records It would appear Julio Bashmore knows what he's doing, first he alerted the electronic scene to his prescence with the unavoidable Battle For Middle You, before kicking it in its nether regions with the chart topping 'Au Seve'. Some purists out there will no doubt have dismissed Au Seve as being too overtly commercial, however having witnessed it being played by Claude VonStroke to a baying crowd of 20,000 plus europeans at EXIT Festival this sentiment is just chin stroking nonsense. However despite Au Seve's obvious qualities it does have a down side, how to follow it....Once again it would ... Read more / Preview track
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Thefft – Distronet / Right Here Whilst Usain Bolt and co have been tearing up the track it would appear producers and labels have eased off the gas, consequently leaving those of us who comment on electronic music as apposed to the latest Team GB gold a little short of musical inspiration, sorry Spice Girls, One Direction, Jessie J. However despite the closing ceremony's best efforts to mime us into oblivion we have managed to dig deep and find this little nugget. Thefft is another in a long line of youthful producers who is already demonstrating finesse beyond his years. His combination of cavernous industrial techno ... Read more / Preview track
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Blawan – His He She & She (Hinge Finger) Joy Orbison's & Will Bankheads Hinge Finger is a strangely enigmatic beast, lolloping from one release to the next with seemingly no clear destination in mind. Releases are infrequent, disparate in sound and all together impossible to find, unless you know where to look. Whether this approach is intentional or not is hard to say, but what it does allow is both artist and label to explore new sounds without fear of reprisal, making Blawan's often uncomfortably smothering beats an ideal match for their next release. According to FACT magazine Blawans 4 track EP 'His He She & She' ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Indigo – Wake EP (Hype Ltd) Single Review Indigo delivers something a bit different with his latest EP. Released on Hypercolour's offshoot label Hype Ltd, these are three tracks of techno at its most sparse and primal. Devoid of any discernible melody, the low thump and pulsing grooves of the Wake EP are designed to bypass the ears and brain and directly attack the central nervous system. To enjoy this EP you will need to discard the notion of hooks, melodies or tonality and instead embrace the dimensions of time and space. Opening track 'Wake' qualifies as the most dance floor friendly by default. Rushing hats sit over a simple ... Read more / Preview track
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Dusky – Resin (Midland Reshape) This is without doubt a match made in heaven, almost as if both artists signed up to eharmony and typed under interests; lush pads, soaring synths and deep smooth bass. Having featured both Dusky and Midland in our 'Electronic Artist of the Week' series you can imagine our eager anticipation when we came across this little YouTube rip. Midland takes the slightly more standard tech-house flavour of the original and gently rounds of the bass whilst accentuating the subtle europhic moments to create a brooding yet light early hours masterpiece that you could imagine the likes of Maya Jane ... Read more / Preview track