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Clash review
17.03.17

A superb debut album from a producer unwilling to compromise his vision...

Clash review
20.01.17

A stunning album with a neat, natural feel...

Spotinews recomendation
21.01.17

Hello. From yesterday’s Spotify update, here is the new album by Throwing Snow. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Throwing Snow – EmbersFiled under: 2017, Electronic

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A couple of months ago we received a transmission from the future, via producer Rabit and multimedia artist Chino Amobi. Titled The Great Game: Freedom From Mental Poisoning, it...

Clash review
09.11.16

A diverse yet engaging new album...

Clash review
09.11.16

Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma plot further forward paths...

Afro Monk review
28.10.16

Machinedrum put out a new album at the end of September on Ninjatune. If you’re into electronic dance music, you’ve got to check this one out. His discography is really something...

Afro Monk review
16.10.16

Synkro’s Acceptance LP came out in 2013 but with all the craziness in the world. I thought this would be something worth sharing. Sit back and enjoy this chill downtempo LP. The...

Clash review
28.09.15

Album No. 2 finds the Lawrence brothers playing it safe...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

Maribou State occupies the no man's/everyman's land between electronic and acoustic sounds. Like its compatriots, Metronomy, the duo springs from the English countryside with a...

Under The Radar review
29.05.15

While what made The xx so special was the trifecta of vocalist, bassist, and producer, it was the latter, Jamie Smith, who was always destined to take his skills elsewhere.  More

Clash review
01.06.15

A solo record to put his group in the shade...

The Quietus review
01.06.15

Jamie xx's debut solo album is influenced by his formative experiences in London's clubs, or at least that's what he wants you to think. Over a succession of interviews, The xx's...

Clash review
08.05.15

From liminal gems to dark-dwelling seduction...

The Quietus review
11.03.15

There are many records that have been praised for being ahead of their time. But what of those that arrive too late? In the world of dance music, many producers would rather...

Clash review
20.11.14

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

XLR8R review
17.11.14

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip...

The Quietus review
02.10.14

Honestly, one day I’m going to stop writing heavily personalised ledes, but in this case I really don’t think there’s another way into a review of an album which really screws...

Clash review
28.08.14

London trio reveal one of 2014’s best dance albums…

Insound review
02.09.14

The long-awaited debut LP from Dark Sky is not entirely what you might expect from the London trio. After a string of club-focused 12"s, they delve deep to deliver a tender and...

NME review
11.08.14

A discomfiting but sometimes beautiful collection from the New York beatmaster

Spotinews recomendation
12.08.14

Howdy folks. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by FaltyDL. Genre: experimental/electronic. Enjoy! FaltyDL – In the WildFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Insound review
12.08.14

Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL was born and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. These days he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Releasing music for Planet Mu, Ramp, Rush Hour, 50 Weapons...

TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Chilled out downtempo beats from Submerse.

NME review
10.06.14

Dark and dense electronic ambience from former Altar Of Plagues member

Spotinews recomendation
14.06.14

Good evening. From a recent Spotify update comes this interesting new album by Wife. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Wife – What’s BetweenFiled under: 2014...

XLR8R review
01.10.13

It's always a relief when an album comes packaged with a concept, but the strength of the music allows us to immediately set it aside. Machinedrum's follow-up to 2011's...

Spotinews recomendation
27.10.13

Morning. This new album by Machinedrum was added to Spotify not that long ago. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Machinedrum – Vapor City Filed under: 2013, Electronic

Resident Advisor review
11.10.13

Room(s) was one of the breakthrough success stories of 2011. It revealed Machinedrum, real name Travis Stewart, as one of the best producers of R&B-laced electronica to emerge in...

XLR8R review
13.09.13

Nameless North American producer Druid Cloak has been slowly building his profile over the last year with a string of well-received remixes and dark, shadowy EPs. The three...

XLR8R review
31.07.13

In retrospect, with its creative blend of footwork rhythms, atmospheric synths, and broken jungle beats, Room(s), the 2011 album from Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum), was...

Spin review
03.06.13

Brotherly U.K. dance-floor prodigies cross over without dumbing down

Insound review
24.06.13

UK electronic artists Disclosure are now part of Cherrytree Records. Disclosure have been making waves across the pond with their revival of the UK garage-house sound, marked by...

The Quietus review
07.06.13

Much of the commentary surrounding Disclosure has suggested that they are this generation's "crossover" dance act, squeezing the melting pot of the past half decade's dance trends...

Spotinews recomendation
07.06.13

Morning. It’s an incredibly hot summer day. Maybe this new album by Disclosure can help cool me down? Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Note: US release date is on Tuesday!) Disclosure...

AudioCred review
06.06.13

Is it just me, or is electronic music getting younger? Maybe I’m just getting older– but while that’s obviously true, I don’t think it quite hits the nail on the head. Daft Punk’s...

Alt Press review
06.06.13

Spin review
04.06.13

Brotherly U.K. dance-floor prodigies cross over without dumbing down

Resident Advisor review
04.06.13

When Hot Natured's "Benediction" broke the top 40 in the UK, Jamie Jones felt the need to defend himself. "White Noise," Disclosure's second single from Settle, peaked at number...

The Line of Best Fit review
04.06.13

A soulful, accomplished and versatile debut from the Reigate brothers that sees their over-eager samples and manic hooks replaced by a deeper disco sensibility.

XLR8R review
27.05.13

Moscow-born, London-based producer Lokiboi has spent years simmering within the internet-specific realm of the production world, steadily building his reputation through...

Selectify review
22.05.13

Koreless’ debut EP on the home of the XX and SBTRKT is all about the melody and not a drum hit in sight. Refreshing.

XLR8R review
05.04.13

Despite being released on LA imprint Halocyan, Never Forgotten—the latest EP from Bristol-based producer Adam Gazla (a.k.a. Arkist)—is a proper hometown affair.

XLR8R review
01.04.13

It's quite odd to think that it's been two years since Here, London-based producer Deadboy's last Numbers release. If anything, following a year that saw him DJ under the Numbers...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.13

Good evening. It was a late Spotify update today, but here is the new album by Lapalux. Genre: experimental/electronic. Enjoy! (Here is the new playlist, Spotinews 066, with...

XLR8R review
01.04.13

When we tapped Lapalux (a.k.a. Stuart Howard) to assemble an XLR8R podcast last year, the UK talent returned with an eclectic mixed bag of songs that shared little in common, save...

TapeFear recommendation
26.03.13

Infectious wonky electronic from the fabulous Lapalux.

Selectify review
19.03.13

Big fans of Submerse around these parts. This time he’s taken his melodic style and applied it to a slower hip hop tempo, rather than the 2-step style I’d normally associate him...

XLR8R review
15.03.13

After somewhat quietly releasing two impressive EPs in 2011, Heat Division marks the first release from Dauwd in over 14 months. As the four-track EP proves though, this period of...