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Electronic Album of the Year So far: Bwana – The Capsule’s Pride In March of this year Bwana emphatically established himself as a producer of considerable value when he unleashed his 9 track rework of the soundtrack, to what is apparently an iconic 1988 Anime film, going by the name of 'Akira'. Admittedly at BBB we know very little about the Anime genre, and therefore its alleged iconic status had little to no bearing on our opinion of the record. Which in all honesty is the ideal method in which to approach all new music discoveries - free from preconceived notions and opinions. And it was with this freedom from constraint that we discovered, as FACT ... Read more / Preview track
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Pantha du Prince – The Triad (Rough Trade Records) | New Music Some years ago when Daniel Avery was Stopmakingme and not Daniel Avery, well he was still actually Daniel Avery but not on posters, anyway, back then, 2010 to be exact, he wrote a few articles for us. In particular we remember him submitting Pantha du Prince - Black Noise to be included in our end of year 'Top 30 Albums of 2010', we duly obliged and the name has stuck with us ever since. The Triad is effectively Pantha du Prince's aka Hendrik Weber's first LP since 2010's sublime 'Black Noise', and a bit like a frozen in time Austin Powers things have changed quite a bite whilst Du Prince ... Read more / Preview track
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Lone ‘Vapour Trail’ taken from forthcoming LP ‘Levitate’ [R&S] Lone returns with his 6th LP 'Levitate' two years after his critically acclaimed 'Reality Testing' and its universally adored 'Airglow Fires'. As before the imperious R&S Records will be putting the record out with a slated May 27th release date. So what to expect? Truth be told its been a little while since we hit play on our copy of 'Reality Testing', so it was with considerable curiosity that we dug it out and gave it a spin. Often times electronic music has a similarly unforgiving ageing process as when you pass from your late 20's into your 30's. However unlike a highly ... Read more / Preview track
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First Listen – Leon Vynehall ‘Rojus’ LP | New Music Leon Vynehall is someone we knew back from his Brighton days, we were never close, but we did talk on the odd occasion. Technically at the time he was resident at his mates night Aka Aka Roar, whilst 30 seconds along the Brighton seafront we were running the Blah Blah Blah parties. Two nights that in our opinion brought many a great breaking act to the Brighton electronic music scene, and it was a shame to see both parties close their doors in 2013. Leon an integral part of the AKA crew left Brighton around a similar time as both night's ceased trading on the party circuit, 2013, and by ... Read more / Preview track
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John Talabot recommends Dorisburg – Irrbloss The other day we were scanning some of our favoured artist Facebook pages for any new music we may have missed, and in the process stumbled across the following statement on John Talabot's page... "These last three years we've been working really hard in Hivern Discs, setting a professional but spontaneous model of label, trying to be fresh and surprising, avoiding cliches and trying to release music from artists that feel comfortable with our label and our way of working. We've been really lucky with everyone involved so far and thankful to every artist that has trusted in us. But ... Read more / Preview track
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Mathew Jonson Fabric 84 – Bespoke or Tesco Express? You've probably read plenty of blurb about how this was recorded 'Live' during Fabric's 15th Birthday, that it was the highlight of the party etc etc, which is all relevant information but when everyone is just repeating the same thing its a little uninspiring, what we really want to know is this a mix worth investing 1hr 14mins of our time. Now if you are a Mathew Jonson fan you're probably reading this having already purchased the LP and are just reassuring yourself that your initial assessment of its greatness is correct. So for those of us who dont have Mathew Jonson posters on our ... Read more / Preview track
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Music is Average…most of the time? Does anyone else feel that too many reviewers give albums 4/5 or 8/10 yet 8/10 of those albums dont live up to the reviewers billing? Why is this? Our simple theory is over saturation, too much music can now get itself in to the public domain along with the mechanics that surround music. Everyone can be a DJ, a songwriter, a publicist, a reviewer, a blogger, an artist manager, a promoter, A&R scout, a label manager, why, because we all have access to a laptop, the internet and our opinions. As a result the mechanics that surround music are more readily accessible than ever before and ... Read more / Preview track
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Duck Sauce – Quack (Album Review) Since platforms and discoballs NYC has been hustling the globe with latest and greatest party grooves. Firstly DISCO was lovingly clasped within its iconic concrete fingers with clubs like the 'The Loft' and 'Paradise Garage' cosy-ing up to its debauched sexual liberation and beats. As DISCO went worldwide NYC regrouped and campaigned for the liberation of disco loops and 808 beats, before long the revolution was in full swing as looped up grooves spread faster than Hot Dog and Bagel stands. DJs became superstars and one half of Duck Sauce was right in the middle of it all. So with all ... Read more / Preview track