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Insound review
24.06.14

The fifth and most groundbreaking album from renegade electro dubstep duo Blackburner featuring a new, innovative trap sound! Featuring an incredible array of guests including Lil...

Insound review
24.06.14

Bassnectar is one of the longest standing and most respected artists in American electronic dance music. His art brazenly oversteps the bounds of contemporary EDM, pulling from a...

Clash review
16.06.14

This third album marks a fine return indeed...

NME review
25.06.14

Washington producer delivers jumpy beat-driven third album

Spotinews recomendation
19.06.14

Hey again. I’m going on vacation. This means there will be a lot fewer blog updates over the next two weeks. Anyway, here is the new album by Martyn. Genre: electronic. Read some...

Under The Radar review
09.06.14

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound...

Clash review
16.07.14

Blessed with musical facets that will blind you with their splendour...

The Quietus review
19.06.14

When I interviewed Glass Animals in 2012, there was very little information about them available. So, instead of doing any real journalism, I asked questions like "If you had your...

NME review
09.06.14

Intelligent but heartfelt tropical indie from the Oxford quartet

Insound review
29.04.14

Super-deluxe repack of Bad Blood contains 25 tracks including rare demos, b-sides, remixes and new songs!

TapeFear recommendation
17.04.14

A woozy electronic EP from Dead Fader.

Clash review
16.04.14

Every track's a surprise on this intriguing debut LP...

Sonic Router review
17.03.14

Not to be a prick about it, but I remember hearing about Wen’s forthcoming album – the collection that would go on to become his debut LP, Signals – and wondering if he’d really...

The Quietus review
19.05.14

Owen Darby, aka Wen, uses his music in a way that - grumpy old fart alert - I wish more artists would these days: with a distinctly political edge. It may not be the overt...

Insound review
04.03.14

File under: junglish-footwork flux by one of UK bass music's figureheads. Excellent sophomore album including collaborations with DJ Die, Sam Binga, MC DRS and Josefina. "Bass...

NME review
10.03.14

'Footcrab' producer joins the jungle renaissance with mixed results

Insound review
25.02.14

Operating in their own microcosm, DVA have stood out with an idiosyncratic sonic lexicon “pop for non-existing radios” or “folklore of non-existing nations”, as they say. The duo...

The Line of Best Fit review
07.02.14

An immediacy and fluidity lie deep within the DNA of ‘s Little Red, the follow up to 2011?s On A Mission. Across a clutch of edgy and brilliantly radio-friendly cuts that raise...

Insound review
18.02.14

Little Red is the second studio album by British singer Katy B.

The Quietus review
17.02.14

The first time I set foot in a nightclub I was sixteen. Alongside a selection of my school friends, I spent half an hour queuing along the front of the painted cream front wall of...

NME review
10.02.14

The dubstep superstar takes a sobering trip into London nightlife on her accomplished second album

NME review
06.02.14

‘War Room Stories’ sounds like a band cut adrift

The Line of Best Fit review
24.01.14

A seventy minute sustained gaze into the dark, uncomfortable at first until the eyes adjust, the patterns take shape and those shadows start to dance.

Under The Radar review
20.02.14

While many artists tend to spend their careers beefing up their sound, Darren Cunningham takes the opposite approach. As Actress, the London-based producer's music-if you can even...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

Just over a year ago, I found myself having a conversation outside a relatively fashionable pub in Bethnal Green – not really a situation I relish; I'm one of those young-old...

NME review
30.01.14

Darren Cunningham's bleak, unsettling and possibly final album blows dance genre conventions apart

Insound review
28.01.14

London electronic producer Actress has announced a new album, Ghettoville . The triple-LP release is out January 28 via Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune. Ghettoville follows 2012's R.I.P...

XLR8R review
27.01.14

To his credit, Darren Cunningham has remained a truly uncompromising and incomparable artist since introducing the world to his Actress moniker in 2004. His vision of what dance...

NME review
06.01.14

Simultaneously dark, light, stereotypical and out of character, ‘Rival Dealer’ is an EP on which London producer Burial outclasses and outmanoeuvres his peers.

XLR8R review
03.12.13

The sole Canadian representative of the increasingly international Night Slugs contingent, Egyptrixx (a.k.a. David Psutka) has followed up his ambitious 2011 debut album, Bible...

Resident Advisor review
19.12.13

Though his 2010 EP The Only Way Up played an early role in shaping the Night Slugs sound, Egyptrixx is the label's odd man out. He lives in Toronto (not London), his music is less...

Resident Advisor review
29.11.13

Even if it's not what they intended, the music that Synkro and Indigo make as Akkord feels like a response to the recent ubiquity of lo-fi house and techno. The project was...

XLR8R review
21.11.13

Joeri Woudstra (a.k.a. Torus) is a young Dutch producer with clear intent behind his lilting, organic beats. With Feeel—which is being delivered both as an eight-song digital...

NME review
18.11.13

This EP is essentially a victory lap for Gold Panda - ‘Reprise’ is given a hip-hop shuffle by T Hemingway.

Afro Monk review
17.11.13

KOAN Sound & Asa's new release demonstrates positive collaboration and evolution of sound at its finest. This release is inspired and from the heart and is sure to evoke emotion...

XLR8R review
14.11.13

Over the past five years, Planet Mu regular Ital Tek (a.k.a. Alan Myson) has dabbled in genres ranging from bass music to horror-soundtrack-indebted house. Since 2011's Gonga EP...

Clash review
11.12.13

A broad-reaching EP of futurist sheen...

Resident Advisor review
14.11.13

When dubstep in America started bleeding into trap, Sander Dennis was the man making sense of it all. Last year's ubiquitous "Regis Chillbin" was a perfect blend of hip-hop and...

Spotinews recomendation
12.11.13

Evening. From a very recent update: the new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Recondite – HinterlandFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Resident Advisor review
19.11.13

Judging from his music, Recondite is a melancholy guy. Starting out with delicate deep house on his Plangent label, moving onto the saddest 303 you've ever heard with On Acid and...

XLR8R review
13.11.13

Though relatively new as a producer, Recondite (a.k.a. Lorenz Brunner) quickly began turning the heads of minimalist dance-music fans once his first singles began to appear in...

NME review
06.11.13

‘Brand New Machine’ sees Chase And Status retreat into dance music history

Insound review
12.11.13

Brand New Machine is Chase and Status’ third album.

NME review
04.11.13

The rapper’s second album 'Demonstration' is full of attitude, but too often slips into crude lyrics and clichéd production

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...

Resident Advisor review
04.11.13

It's taken a long time, but London producer Jim Coles is finally getting his dues. After years of playing the hip-hop game as 2tall, he reinvented himself as a bass producer under...

XLR8R review
30.10.13

Considering the critical hosannas that met the duo's first album, Crooks and Lovers, the reception for Mount Kimbie's second album has been a bit lukewarm. These CSFLY Remixes...

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...

Clash review
30.09.13

Enough to butt heads with your buddies...

XLR8R review
26.09.13

Newcomer Etch is the latest artist to be signed to the UK's Keysound label, which has had a strong showing so far this year with the release of Wen's XLR8R Pick'd Commotion EP, E...