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Clash review
20.11.14

A second album that widens the producer’s sonic spectrum…

The Pier review
03.11.14

Groundation is hard to nail down. So many influences can be heard in this album and although this is as Roots as it gets, Groundation brings a strong Jazz backbone to their music...

The Pier review
03.11.14

As soon as you click play, you realize that you are listening to a talented group of musicians who know what they’re doing. The horn riffs are catchy and exciting to listen to. In...

The Pier review
06.10.14

The first song on the album, “Black Out,” catches the listener’s attention by having a mix of the classic reggae offbeat guitar riff during the verse followed by a well crafted...

Spotinews recomendation
26.08.14

Hi again. The intense and critically acclaimed new album by The Bug is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Bug – Angels & DevilsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hi again. The intense and critically acclaimed new album by The Bug is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Bug – Angels & DevilsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Under The Radar review
01.09.14

Kevin Martin finally follows up 2008's apocalyptic London Zoo with more thumping end-times fare. More

The Quietus review
29.08.14

Each crisis bleeds messily into the next, and from our mass-mediated distance the effect is enough to scramble the senses. In an era of live rolling news feeds, minute-by-minute...

The Pier review
20.08.14

Rebelution’s new album, Count Me In, is a good sequel to the band’s previous effort, Peace of Mind. The band does not really deviate from their signature style of groovy bass...

BBC review
17.08.14

Authoritatively compiled 60-track collection of RnB classics.

The Pier review
05.08.14

From the opening of Space Echo Beach Scene I was immediately captivated by the distinct song-writing and playing style of this Canadian Quintet. Giraffe Aftermath can play & they...

Insound review
14.07.14

Inspired by their favorite classic Jamaican Dub and Lovers Rock albums, Extra Classic have worked to create a "Showcase" style LP for the second Extra Classic release. In the...

The Quietus review
03.07.14

Tradition insists that great art emerges from adversity. "Perhaps it's good for one to suffer," wrote Aldous Huxley in 1923's Antic Hay. "Can an artist do anything if he's happy...

The Pier review
13.06.14

In their latest release, Representing, Tribal Seeds establishes a heavy roots sound paired with production values that drum up old tones from the studio one days. Album was...

NME review
02.06.14

DIY label collates its first year's output

NME review
19.05.14

The pioneering dance label's compilation focuses on the bangers

NME review
12.05.14

Dub-inspired Cook grows up to create a sound that is truly her own

Punk News review
01.04.14

It's that time again. Another fearless moment in the world of pop-punk. Time to hold no punches. Time to unleash the fury. That banter aside, it's a given that these Punk Goes...

AudioCred review
26.02.14

Diplo and Switch’s dancehall project, Major Lazer, delighted me with Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, and they’ve continued to surprise me ever since. Their latest EP...

The Quietus review
12.02.14

Lee "Scratch" Perry is widely recognised as being one of the most significant musical innovators of his time, a force majeure in terms of influence and scope. There seems hardly...

Afro Monk review
29.01.14

Dub FX has been on my radar since day one… I remember seeing ridiculous videos of him absolutely killing it busking back in the day. He (deservedly) became a worldwide phenomenon...

XLR8R review
04.11.13

Brian Durr (a.k.a. BD1982, a moniker that combines his initials and year of birth) is a producer, label co-owner, touring DJ, and a man familiar with foreign environments. The...

XLR8R review
29.10.13

The recent transition of Croydon dubstep pioneer Skream (a.k.a. Oliver Jones) towards disco and house has been greeted with a fair bit of consternation in some circles. It's not...

Insound review
24.09.13

10 Ft. Ganja Plant is back with a followup to last year's critically acclaimed instrumental album. Skycatcjer sees 'The Plant' doing what they do best...infusing that old school...

NME review
29.08.13

Be warned – this sword will leave an indelible mark

The Quietus review
30.08.13

Three years ago, Matthew Barnes emerged from The Wirral with an almost album-length EP, Dagger Paths. It immediately caught the attention of the music press with its strange...

NME review
27.08.13

The Midlands is a crowded field these days, but with ‘The Grace’, Troumaca more than hold their own

XLR8R review
22.08.13

Skeptical listeners should be forgiven for pigeonholing South London Ordnance as a UK bass guy. Granted, he is a UK bass guy, but He Do the Police in Different Voices, his latest...

Resident Advisor review
08.08.13

Deep house is a description so overused in dance music that it has become almost meaningless. But how else would you define the output of Tuscany's Bosconi Records (our latest...

Resident Advisor review
29.07.13

These days Ikonika emphasises that fun is central to her work, but there was an edgy mania to her first album, 2010's Contact, Love, Want, Have. Recorded in a suburban semi on the...

Clash review
02.08.13

A brilliantly fun, '80s-inspired second album...

Spotinews recomendation
31.07.13

Hi. It’s the last day of the month and here is the recently added new album by Ikonika. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Ikonika – Aerotropolis Filed under: 2013...

NME review
29.07.13

Londoner Sara Abdel-Hamid returns with a new vision of Britain’s electronic future: her own urban dream world

The Pier review
08.07.13

Automatic is diverse, refreshing and full of welcomed surprises. The boundary pushing album is a wide mix of genres, including rock, country, reggae, R&B, dub, island and 1980?s...

The Pier review
01.07.13

I gave Pineapple Grenade a few rotations and reminiscence occurred that I was listening to something out of the 90’s punk scene. With a blend of mainly punk, alternative and a...

Resident Advisor review
28.06.13

Since its inception in 2007, Token has released music by a small, loyal cast of producers. Inigo Kennedy and Ø [Phase] are its main flag-bearers, having released most (or, in the...

Clash review
13.06.13

A truly stylish but somewhat overly long affair...

The Quietus review
11.07.13

What with all the controversy surrounding shadowy UK dance producer Zomby - accusations of plaigarism, Twitter tirades, the shunning of interviews and regular non-appearances for...

NME review
21.06.13

The Line of Best Fit review
21.06.13

Zomby continues to boldly push the electronic scene forward while also joyously celebrating its fitful past.

Spin review
19.06.13

Dance-floor enigma sprawls out with results more overwhelming than electrifying.

Resident Advisor review
18.06.13

Zomby has a cult following, and it's not just because of his notorious internet persona. At surface level, the appeal is obvious: his beats pair crystal-clear melodies with hard...