Electronic Artist of the Week

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Electronic Artist of the Week #25 – Palms Trax Electronic Artist of the Week, what does that even mean? Well its not quite as deep as the biggest question of all 'why'?...but it is a deeper look into a particular artist who we've increasingly found creeping their way into our record collection. Typically such a producer will have had to wow us on 2-3 separate occasions for us to even consider the immortal words 'Electronic Artist of the Week'. However like the Pointless Trophy, for winning the game show Pointless our much coveted award is perhaps not quite up there with the Grammys or an RA 'Breaking Through'...but Pointless or not its ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #24 – Tourist Its been a while since our last entry into our 'Electronic Artist of the Week' series, largely due to the fact that recently no one artist has consistently caught our attention regularly enough to persuade us to include them. This is not to say our list is the definitive guide of the latest and greatest, however over our 23 entries its been pleasing to see that our faith has generally been well placed with previous featured artists such as Maxxi Soundsystem, TEED, Disclosure, Boddika, Daniel Avery, Dusky, Midland, Huxley, George Fitzgerald, Julio Bashmore among others all seeing significant ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #23 – Woz Ashley Westlake aka Woz first caught our attention late 2012 when he closed out a Rudimental live show at Digital Brighton. As any DJ knows following a headline live performance is not always the most coveted of DJ slots, generally speaking everyone dashes for the coat que and rapidly exits the building, and in time honoured tradition this is exactly what started to happen as Rudimental clambered back stage. However it became quickly apparent that the night may not end quite as prematurely as we first feared. Through an array of rapid mixes and furious track selection Woz had the crowd hooked ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #22 – Juk Juk London based producer, Caleb Waterman aka Juk Juk has been producing his very own special brand of Electronica since his early school days. Back in those formative years Waterman was dragging out his Korg MS2000B with his 8-track and creating the forebears to his sound of today.  Although Juk Juk has only “seriously” been making music for the past year and a half, he is already getting noticed by the great and the good of the electronic music world (including Four Tet, Rob Da bank and Giles Peterson) His sound combines traits from Garage, 2 Step and House mixing it together with ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #21 – Skudge Gustaf & Elias aka Skudge hail from a basement somewhere in the North West of Stockholm, where they met in 2009 via Gustaf's cousin. Since then they have gathered their collective passion for all things analogue and forged a partnership that has produced a range of breathtakingly heavy yet elegant techno records, the type of records that while cavernous and industrial have a consistently dynamic energy to them. Yes this is heads down, often stripped back techno but unlike many techno producers it is not indistinguishable formulaic dancefloor fodder. Skudge have a sound, a sound that has ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #20 – Paleman Yet another artist who reveal's little, makes stripped back bass inspired techno and most likely wax's lyrical about the virtues of vinyl. Whilst the back story might be the increasingly familiar ambiguous tale there is one thing that is very much clear and that is the quality of the music. Paleman hails from Manchester and first came to our attention with his 'Hunt' track which featured on Disclosure's recent FACT mix, since then we have learned that the likes of Loefah, Ben UFO, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Mosca have all been spinning his tunes, that he is a keen student of Jazz drumming and ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #19 – Daniel Avery Electronic Music has gone through many phases since its popularization by Kraftwerk in the 70's, however despite this auspicious introduction into popular culture, electronic music has since developed a chequered history of styles and motivations. For every great moment there have been equally as many if not more low points. Artistically this is understandable as not every individual has the same talent as the next, however over the years the proliferation of DJ culture and the commercialisation of music in general has resulted in a wholesale bastardisation of electronic music for commercial ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #18 – Dusky Searching for new music is often a demoralising and time consuming drain on many a bloggers daily schedule, you only have to spend 5 minutes trawling the seemingly endless heap of musical scrap that litters Soundcloud to understand our compulsive affliction. Its fair to say that 90% of the music we come into contact with, and I use that term 'music' loosely, lacks any sort of pre-upload accountability. However for all our grumblings its a challenge we take on willingly, knowing that the thrill of discovery can only be just round the next corner, enter Dusky. The latest proponents of the ... Read more / Preview track