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Clash review

An introspective return from the fascinating British electronic project...

Under The Radar review

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) is best known for his spellbinding vocal and production contributions to some of modern pop's upper echelons-from Kanye West to Drake...

The Quietus review

You’d be forgiven for thinking Sampha Sisay was the new saviour of contemporary soul and R&B. Such has been the level of praise heaped upon his long-awaited debut album Process...

Clash review

A reluctant artist delivers an outstanding debut album...

Spotinews recomendation

Howdy. The critically acclaimed debut album by soul singer-songwriter Sampha was added to Spotify three days ago. Enjoy! (One more update coming your way tonight!) Sampha...

Clash review

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

Afro Monk review

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...

Under The Radar review

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

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

The Quietus review

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...

The Quietus review

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...

The Quietus review

Over the years, we've become used to grime and dubstep as vehicles for a portrayal of the UK's urban hinterland: the tough inner-city estates, the lonely bus rides through...

The Quietus review

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

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

Insound review

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...

Selectify review

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

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...

Selectify review

8 track mini album in Synkro’s trademark style on one of the most exciting new labels around. Always deep, but an even more ambient edge to this than some of his previous output...

XLR8R review

Since emerging out of Sheffield's bassline scene in the early '00s, Shollen Quarshie (a.k.a DJ Q) has carved out a career path for himself as one of the most enthusiastic...

NME review

A triumphant record from one of grime's founding fathers

Resident Advisor review

Terror Danjah's tunes have always been about a quick, snappy attack: bits of string sections compacted into wallops wedded with sinuous synth lines. But on Dark Crawler's title...

XLR8R review

Terror Danjah is, undeniably, a grime legend—a key player in the genre's birth and a recurring character throughout its turbulent life span. Few producers can claim to have had...

XLR8R review

Manchester's Paleman is the latest young upstart to be championed as the future of UK underground. The 19-year-old's stock has been on a steady rise since his productions first...

XLR8R review

The latest output from rising London producer Jack Dixon is the second release from the recently resurrected R&S offshoot Apollo Records, an imprint primarily known for the its...

XLR8R review

Over the past two years, London trio Dark Sky has clawed its way into the bass-music conversation on the back of strong releases for labels such as Black Acre, Pictures Music...

Spin review

New York duo Sepalcure prove that there's more to American dubstep than mosh pits and mash-ups. Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille) draw liberally from...

BBC review

A frequently fantastic, weighty, clever and emotionally involving LP from the NYC duo.

Spotinews recomendation

Howdy. The fine debut album by Sepalcure was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Sepalcure – Sepalcure Filed under: 2011, Electronic

Resident Advisor review

On the heels of only three EPs together as Sepalcure, it's hard not to get caught up in the gimme fever for Praveen Sharma and Travis Stewart's debut album under the moniker...

Pitchfork review

On their full-length debut, the New York duo of Praveen Sharma (Percussion Lab, Braille) and Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) nimbly incorporate current bass music trends and arrive...

Beatnik review

Few artists manage the impossible juggle: keeping underground critics happy while producing something that will elevate them to the chart-worshipping masses. Like James Blake and...

BBC review

Jaw-dropping bravery mixes with brooding electronics and funky warmth.