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Flume – Skin Companion EP II [ Preview ] Naturally Flume needs no further blog type biographical introduction. You should all know who he is by now. If not then we're not really sure what to tell you, other than you may need to put down your Coldplay and Adele CD's and come into the light, or in the case of, Flume - Skin Companion EP II, the semi darkness. Our first introduction to his signature sound was the superb 2012 hit 'Holdin On', which for us is still his best record. However despite such a high introductory watermark Flume has not suffered from the all to common pitfall of 2nd album expectational crisis. Last years LP ... Read more / Preview track
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Sampha – No One Knows Me Like The Piano [ Process ] Today we're feeling reflective and a little despondent about how life has turned out. Only last week I met with my Uni friends to celebrate our 20 year anniversary of our first coming together. A coming together that has now coincided with both Trainspotting movies. And like the second movie we found ourselves reflecting on some great memories and some difficult times in the 20 years past. A bittersweet reunion that mirrored, minus the heroin, the lives of Renton and co. Yet despite these conflicting emotions the legendary record, Underworld - Born Slippy, musically anchored both us and the ... Read more / Preview track
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Rumble in Reading with The Amazons – Little Something Ever had one of those days when everything just seems grey? January has a tendency to have that affect, particularly in the UK. Ive never enjoyed wintry British Januarys, especially since I spent 2015's January in Sydney Australia. So whats the antidote? A) Fly to Australia? Don't think I haven't considered it. B) A Sunbed. Perhaps, but I dont particularly want to have a Trump like orange hue to my appearance. Or C) Hibernation? The actual answer, believe it or not, is Reading! Yes you heard correctly - Reading. 60’s concrete estates, forlorn terraces, Indian Takeaways and a High Street ... Read more / Preview track
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Round Up [Part 3] – Alicia Keys, Leonard Cohen, G.L.O.S.S, Cass McCombs… Its that time of year where all the blogs, online magazines, radio shows etc etc unveil their end of year Best of 2016 lists. We are one such publication. However before unveiling our end of year selections we always like to have a little nosey around the various other published Best Of's, just to see if we've missed anything. Which, considering we are primarily a one man band, is quite often the case. So, over the next few days we'll be rounding up any other essential new music that we shamefully missed in 2016, some you'll know, some you may not... Part 3 below, hit following links for ... Read more / Preview track
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Bonobo – Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis) [ Listen Now ] Typically as the end of a year approaches our bodies and minds, particularly in the UK, begin to shift down a few gears. Apart from frantic Christmas shopping, the donning of cliched Christmas jumpers and the trepidation of awkward family gatherings are work ethic begins to drop off a little. It's a though Christmas triggers a collective agreed consciousness that working hard is no longer required. A fact that probably infuriates many an overly enthusiastic middle manager. Yet despite this general slowing of the pace it would appear Bonobo, in stark contrast, has no intention of slowing down, ... Read more / Preview track
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New Music – Kamaiyah, James Blake, Anderson Paak & more Its that time of year where all the blogs, online magazines, radio shows etc etc unveil their end of year Best of 2016 lists. We are one such publication. However before unveiling our end of year selections we always like to have a little nosey around the various other published Best Of's, just to see if we've missed anything. Which, considering we are primarily a one man band, is quite often the case. So, over the next few days we'll be rounding up any other essential new music that we shamefully missed in 2016, some you'll know, some you may not... Kamaiyah - I'm On (Prod Drew ... Read more / Preview track
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Music News: Bonobo – Break Apart (feat. Rhye) Bonobo - Break Apart, is the second single to be taken from Bonobo's upcoming LP 'Migration' and it can be streamed in full now. As with the preceding single Kerala what sounds like a harp has again taken centre stage, and like before it creates a deep sense of emotive melancholy. However whilst Kerala is ostensibly an instrumental, this second single calls upon the vocal talents of Michael Milosh, one half of Rhye, to add a yearningly poignant top line to Bonobo's initial composition. Combined these two performances draw you into a sorrowful yet beautiful story of regret and loss. A ... Read more / Preview track
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Best Angry Songs In The World Ever… When the WiFi on your computer won't connect, or you've been stuck on hold for hours and then abruptly cut off, or your boss is a total tool...the stress it can cause is so overwhelming, at times, that our minds lose all sense of perspective. So much so that if Conor McGregor were to push into the Post Office queue, a queue you've been patiently standing in for the last hour, you're fairly confident you could take him down! Its in situations like these when you need - The Best Angry Songs In The World Ever... Such petty grievances tend to hound us on a daily basis, with a late train, ... Read more / Preview track