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Lorca – If I Told You (2020 Midnight Visions) Hot off the heals of his stylish 'Blacksmif - How The Fly Saved The River' remix Lorca breaks from his self imposed hibernation and prepares to follow up his highly regarded 2012 single 'Cant See Higher' with the 4 track 'If I Told You EP'. Unbelievably its been almost 12 months since 'Cant See Higher' lodged itself in our record boxes, and its a testament to Lorca's inate craftmanship that it has never left since. 'If I Told You' picks up the threads of those early haunting explorations and gently reminds us that not all club music needs to be about the phattest kick, bass, synth ... Read more / Preview track
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Maxxi Soundsystem – Stella’s Way (Ellum Audio) Out Now Another month, another quality release from Maxxi Soundsystem, this time on Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio. Remixes are supplied by Huxley and Shall Ocin. 'Stella's Way' follows on from previous EP 'Regrets We Have No Use For'. Maxxi Soundsystem eschews the classic deep house template and replaces syncopated, staccato bass lines with flowing melodies and great swathes of low end. A snaking  melody coils around a 4/4 beat as snippets of vocal hint at the oncoming refrain. Subtle sub movement keeps the energy building whilst a shuddering low end analogue synth forcefully thrusts itself to the ... Read more / Preview track
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Maxxi Soundsystem – Regrets We Have No Use For (Single Review) Fellow Brightonian, Maxxi Soundsystem, turns in something pretty special for his debut release on Hypercolour. Billed as a double A side, it comes backed (or rather, additionally fronted) with a remix from Matthew Herbert. 'Regrets We Have No Use For' strikes a magical balance between raw dance-floor groove and ear-pleasing melody. Its opening minute and a half is a euphoric, balearic melange of synth washes, tinkling chimes and vocal passes. These elements crescendo into a totally unexpected behemoth of a bass-line, all gnarled and growling. It winds its way menacingly around Name One's ... Read more / Preview track
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Dismantle – The Warp EP (Digital Soundboy) Dismantle, a 19 year old producer from Brighton, UK first came to our attention via Riskotheque's WeAreBTN mix, which featured his 'Get On It' track from his self titled Dismantle EP. Since then he has released on Black Gold Records, signed to Shy FX's Digital Soundboy imprint and gathered fans from various quarters. Most notably Skream, Benga and Annie Mac have been hammering his records and getting him on the phone for chats and exclusive mixes. Listening to his music its not difficult to see why such heavy weights would be backing his tunes as the Dismantle sound is big, brash and ... Read more / Preview track
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Leon Vynehall – Gold Language / Dont Know Why (ManMakeMusic) Brighton based Leon Vynehall delighted many a critique and DJ last month with his Mauve EP on Well Rounded Records. In particular lead track Mauve caught the imagination with its combination of warm early evening chords alongside a late night acidic bassline and mid 90's piano riff. Such was the quality of this track that Resident Advisor gave it 3.5/5 and Juno voted it May's No.1 Bass release. So what better time to leak details of your next release on George Fitzgeralds ManMakeMusic imprint. At present only the B-Side 'Dont Know Why' is available to preview, however this in itself is an ... Read more / Preview track
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WeAreBrighton – Essential New Music Since our initial post back in February of this year our home town of Brighton has erupted with an enveloping plume of new electronic music that has been inescapable for anyone caught within its path. Most notably artists such as Lorca, Leon Vynehall, Maxxi Soundsystem, Guy Andrews and Dauwd have seen their music being touted, spun and signed by some of electronic music's most prestigious DJs and labels, whilst home grown label Well Rounded has found itself hosting parties at Glade, and Echo Festival and traditional Brighton label 'Skint' has discovered a new musical direction with its ... Read more / Preview track
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Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine (Hotflush Recordings) The once expansive chasm dividing house, techno and bass music has been subject to a tectonic shift in recent times. With perennial artists like Maya Jane Coles, Paul Woolford, Joy Orbison and Boddika all dipping into each other’s pockets to add diversity not only to their sets but their productions as well, thus closing the gaps on a previously torn landscape. Unflinchingly straddling the cracks is Brighton’s very own Guy Andrews. His latest available work 'The Wait b/w Hands In Mine' expertly blends a heady cocktail of genres, without ever sounding like an imitation of its ... Read more / Preview track
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Jack Dixon – Above From The Below / Lose Myself Jack Dixon is back on Skint Records with his latest single 'Above From The Below', and again he is impressing with a delightfully lush mix of dreamy soundscapes that are punctuated with tight grooves and rhythmic percussion. This is the sort of Deep House that has longevity beyond the dancefloor whilst not over indulging itself in floaty directionless sounds that lack clear purpose or drive. If for example you are already drawn to the likes of Midland, Lorca, George Fitzgerald and Maya Jane Coles then you need to be adding Jack Dixon to your playlist. The new single also features a fantastic ... Read more / Preview track