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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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Posted in: BBB Recommends

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
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Posted in: New Music

TRP – The Future [ Mork aka Lobster Theremin ] Our second recommendation this week is a little less flighty. Lobster Theremin are back with yet more pounding scratchy beats with; TRP - The Future. Don't know what we're talking about. Then check our 47th WeAreBlahBlahBlah EP , featuring TRP's 2016 cracker 'Pano'. Like a bull in a china shop, TRP had little regard for his surroundings when he unleashed 2016's Pano EP. A cacophony of heavy beats and scratchy synth work left no one in doubt that TRP doesn't sit around sipping tea and eating scones. That said TRP's music should not be confused with your average techno banger. There is a ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

[ Summery House ] Retrogott – In Ya Hands When the sun comes out there is nothing better than a seafront view and some summery beats to accompany it. With that in mind we have decided to make todays recommendation a fresh slice of Disco House. Not a genre we would normally listen to, however the artwork lured us in, and rewarded us with Retrogott - In Ya Hands, taken from the Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet EP, great title. Not for dark rooms or a chin stroking audience. As you have most likely anticipated from the intro this is not the sort of record that will win you hipster cool points with your mates! That said its not ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Mixcloud SELECTS Vol V – Gal Dem [ Outlook Festival ] Politics, issue based editorial and Bass Music...bit of an oxymoron. Do we really want our DJs, producers, Rock Bands etc getting all shouty and opinionated? Difficult one as we have to admit the whole DJ bandwagon slagging of Brexit and Trump has felt a little hollow at times. Lots of social media gesticulation, but can you really have a meaningful impact in 140 characters? We're not so sure. That said, artistic expression has always been synonymous with social commentary and when used correctly can be a very powerful platform in highlighting and raising awareness around key social topics. ... Read more / Preview track