Deft – Always Greener

After brostep saw off dubstep in hail of filtered bass and distortion, we were left with generation of UK artists, producers and DJ’s without a definable voice. Some sought refuge in the confines of the 4/4 beat and adapted their output for Techno and House environments, while others drifted along

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Taking Over – PAN

Entering the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij last Thursday, I was greeted with the swell of a sine wave, and as the water came into view through those impressive windows, a plucked string joined it, in the form of a gong. Arif Malawi was at the decks selecting some music truly

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The Growing Epidemic of Hype

So here it is. Bok Bok’s first release since 2009’s highly successful Silo Pass. Melba’s Call is a typically stark Nightslugs production that’s been a little rounded at the edges for a pop-centric audience. It’s a great tack. Immediately enjoyable with Kalela’s crooning vocals over skittish 90’s samples. Falling right

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Trust – Joyland

Out today from synth pop mainstay, Trust is the sophomore effort, Joyland. Their debut LP, TRST received much critical acclaim and cemented their reputation as one of the foremost electronic pop acts around today. Using 90’s influenced synth tones in a popular music forms, they fell somewhere in between the

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Patten – Estoile Naiant

At Patten’s recent Somewhere Else appearance I had my first encounter with this exciting artist. His glitchy Dj-edit set was as interesting as it was enjoyable. All to happy to please the dancing enthusiast with kicks and snares, he also constantly moulded sonic tapestries by stringing samples together, overlapped with

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Untold – Black Light Spiral

There’s a trend amongst the electronic music community of late to transplant their works into fine art establishments. I’ve been watching this unfold steadily over the last few years and the results are broadly innovative for music in general. Events like Sound It Out in collaboration with Boiler Room are

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Danny Daze – Silicon

In a recent set for Boiler Room, Jimmy Edgar dropped a massive track that immediately stood out for me. It was a mix of that unmistakable Detroit sound, with an electroclash attitude. At first I thought, this track could only be produced by Jimmy Edgar himself, but then the tag

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Presk – Saluki

Presk is back with another EP on Dok Daneeka’s Ten Thousand Yen Label. Saluki cites the Dutch native, Pieter Willems’ influences as it troll’s through aspects of House, Garage and Techno on his first release since 2012. It’s all remarkably held together with a made-for-dancing atmosphere, which shines a bit

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