Jon E Cassell

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Posted in: Mixtape

Mall Grab – FACT Mixtape + GhettoHouseDrumMachine Like DJ Seinfeld, Mall Grab is another DJ/Producer with an innate ability to write and play breathlessly enthusiastic House Music. House Music that will have you dancing without fear of being pretentious or generic. FACT Mag has managed to capture this sound in all its funk and soul led glory with their Mall Grab - FACT Mixtape. In addition to this Mall Grabs label 'Steel City Dance Discs' has just released its 4th record: GhettoHouseDrumMachine. As we suggested earlier Mall Grab is an artist who appears to operate with a freedom and exuberance that's almost impossible to ignore, unless ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: BBB Recommends

Scratchy Garage infused House: DJ Seinfeld – Airing of Grievances At times underground house may as well be called 'Pastel House' with its uninspiring and insipid tones. Where as in the commercial world 'Glossy House' as we like to call it, is mostly generic and cliched. A state of affairs that thankfully DJ Seinfeld seems to be subverting with considerable ease. To illustrate our point listen to his Rimbaudian alias and the killer Drop It On Em or check last years Konets Sveta Minimix. And now he's back with his third record of the year DJ Seinfeld - Airing of Grievances via E-Beamz. As you would expect from a DJ Seinfeld record the beats have a ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Brooding analog Techno: Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy – From 50 Modern digital based Techno can often sound unnecessarily cold and clinical. But this was not always the way, back when Apple was floundering and Ableton was a mere twinkle in Gerhard Behles eye, Techno, whilst threadbare compared to it's Chicago based cousin, House, still had an innate warmth to it. Why...analog. And its this warmth that the Melbourne based Australians have been bringing to their predominately techno based sound since we discovered them last year with Sleep D - The Jackal Pt 2. And now they have teamed up with another of our 2016 discoveries to release: Sleep D & ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Indie

Buzzing Indie: Mark Lanegan – Beehive [ New Music ] Reverb, distortion and chorus layered rock guitars plus catchy vocal hook. If you're thinking Definitely Maybe, very early Blur, My Bloody Valentine, Ride etc then this is for you; Mark Lanegan - Beehive. It's probably fair to say theirs not much of a clamour for this type of sound right now. It's not going to make headlines, have kids downing their grime or have political parties falling over themselves to endorse. Which is a pity as Mark Lanegan - Beehive, taken from the forthcoming Gargoyle LP is everything you could want from this genre. Wall to wall guitars, lashings of reverb, a ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

ED Banger 100 feat. Justice, Breakbot, Sebastian, Oizo etc So ED Banger has reached its 100th release, and like any label celebrating such a landmark achievement, take yesterdays Dekmantel 10yr 10 EP celebrations, they have gone all out with a fully loaded release schedule. In ED Bangers case they have announced a 17 track compilation, ED Rec 100, featuring the majority of the original ED Banger crew... This release is a bit of a strange one for us. Ultimately much of our record collection between the years of 2005 - 2008 was heavily skewed towards anything the ED Banger crew could throw a distorted synth at. With Uffie - Pop The Glock, Sebastian ... Read more / Preview track
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Call Super – Fluenka Spoke + Shanti Celeste – Hinoki [ Dekmantel 10 ] Be it scratchy raw techno meets House or 90's sounding Progressive House, the latest wave of electronic producers seem to be equally embracing their ancestral past. If you like it raw and scratchy then DJ Seinfeld, RAW M.T, TRP et al are where you need to be. If its progressive and melodic then Bwana, Fort Romeau, Call Super maybe more your thing. Or if it's both, like us, then the subject of todays post, Call Super - Fluenka Spoke, is coming via a label that embraces both sides of these divergent yet congruent sounds, Dekmantel. Dekmantel are celebrating their 10th birthday this year, ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Dance like its 2005: Soulwax – Is It Always Binary Were you lucky enough, like us, to be clubbing between the years 2005-2009? If so, then Soulwax - Is It Always Binary will have you once again donning your finest coloured sneakers and Ed Banger T... Taken from their latest LP Deewee, 12 years post their career highlight, Soulwax - Nite Versions, Is It Always Binary most certainly rocks like its 2005. Striking a pleasingly strong resemblance to Nite Versions - KracK. Unfortunately, as you may have already guessed, it's not 2005. And therefore we have to wonder at the logic of peddling this somewhat bygone sound? In reality this ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind the Scenes [ Hip-Hop / Rap ] Need some Hip-Hop in your life that isn't all about hoes, blow, bling and ka-ching? We certainly do. DJ Format & Abdominal - Behind the Scenes is just that record... As much as we admire and respect Hip-Hop, far to much of it is still trading on an ideology that can feel clichéd and to be brutally honest, at times, unnecessarily crass. We maybe middle class white boys, however we do have a basic appreciation of why money etc became such a focal point for the Hip-Hop generation. We read the book 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' and more recently watched the documentary 'Hip Hop World News', ... Read more / Preview track