July 2016

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Posted in: New Music

XYZ – Solution (Kenton Slash Demon’s 4/4 Therapy) | New Music As we mentioned in our previous post we've had an unusually busy past 4-5 weeks, coupled with the fact that finding great new music during the summer months is always a little tricky, what with everyone standing in a field of their choice and drinking far too much Tuborg...That said a couple of records have caught our attention these past few days. Oddly both seeming to have their roots in 90's prog house, a sound that in the past 6 months appears to be having somewhat of a renaissance, which if true is a welcome return in a scene that often feels as though it would say its favourite coffee ... Read more / Preview track
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DJ Sotofett – Current 82 (12 Mix) | New Music We've been meaning to post about this record for the past 3-4 weeks, however Glastonbury, a four day stag do in Spain, a golf weekend with Uni mates and playing a festival in the New Forest all happened in the last month, making time to blog a little tricky. To some this may seem a feeble excuse, however our process of finding new music is quite a lengthy and time consuming enterprise, with 95% of what we talk about having been found organically. By which we mean that until we have exhausted all possible sources of new music; such as playlists, DJ charts, websites, blogs, Twitter, Soundcloud ... Read more / Preview track
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Lushlife / CSLSX – Body Double | Hip-Hop / Rap Ever had one of those days when you question everything about your existence, why you do the things you do and whether those things are really passions or just activities that have become identity-driven routine?... Well today has been one of those days for me. On reflection my last 10 years have fundamentally been defined by wading through the vast and ferociously competitive, and often demoralising world of music. There have been highs of course, but in recent times those highs seem more of a distant, almost mythological memory. Deep down I know I'm truly passionate about great music, but ... Read more / Preview track
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Dino Sabatini – If (feat. Antonello Salis) | New Music Ever thought: "I know what I need in my DJ set, pan pipes, chimes and an American Indian dancing round a fire pit"...Perhaps not, but after listening to Dino Sabatini's, 'IF', you'd be forgiven for thinking - now where can I find a dancing American Indian... 'IF' is a sophisticated reminder that a truly great DJ set needs to have dynamics. To some 'IF' may sound too whimsical and lightweight for the modern DJ. However if we had said Boards of Canada or Jon Hopkins had produced it, would you have been more inclined to consider its merits? If the answer to that question is yes, then we ... Read more / Preview track
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Ozel AB – Stoosh 95 (Lobster Theremin) | New Music Whilst scanning the latest Phonica releases we happened upon two fresh cuts from a label we have featured on numerous occasions this year - 'Lobster Theremin'. Lobster Theremin is not one of those shouty PR type labels that has a tendency to overstate their product like an American infomercial for instant weight loss. Instead like any sustainable weight loss program their success has been achieved over a prolonged period of healthy living, i.e. only signing and releasing music they know and believe to be fit for human consumption. As a result they have established themselves as a trusted ... Read more / Preview track
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DJ Deep & Traumer – La Valle La B (La Deep Mix) | New Music We featured Traumer a few weeks back with his vinyl only release 'Ukus', a track we subsequently declared as a candidate for record of the year - at least from a club perspective. 'La Valle La B' is perhaps not quite in the same league as its predecessor yet like a ravenous grizzly bear it charged us down and beat us mercilessly with its primordial raw power. If you dont like drums or percussion this is not the track for you, with its sharp snare and heavy kick dominating proceedings from start to finish. Some may accuse this record of being nothing more than a drumapella or DJ tool, a ... Read more / Preview track
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Julian Perez – Sputnik EP (Subwax BCN) | New Music Techno is often just beats, brawn and no identity. It's this lack of personality that often makes Techno appear the darker more underground sibling to its more immediate family member House. We have a saying at BBB that 'just because it mixes perfectly into the previous record, doesn't mean it should be' and here in this statement lies the conundrum when it comes to reviewing and featuring Techno. All too often Techno records can lack any sort of subtly or nuance making them virtually indistinguishable from one another. As a result, unless you take a step back, you can find yourself buying ... Read more / Preview track
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Apple preventing Spotify app upgrade and fans filming gigs | News It has been an interesting week for Apple, first up we had Bon Iver describing 'Apple Music' as a "Literally horrid platform" and then going on to suggest that "they let the commercialization of Apple Music get in the way of making a product easy, simple, and beautiful to use". Since then Spotify have further tarnished Apple's supposedly clean white image accusing them of unfairly blocking an upgrade to their Spotify app. Apple are suggesting the upgrade doesn't meet their stipulated 'business model rules' where as Spotify are suggesting its simply a shallow attempt to block a leading music ... Read more / Preview track