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State of Play: Samurai Music, Auxiliary & Nuage are running the 170bpm multiverse this month

March 31, 2015 |

And so it is, here we are in the month of March: a month which marks the beginning of an invariable wasteland for new releases as the scourge that is Record Store Day clogs up pressing plants across the land. … Read More

State of Play – February: 170

February 8, 2015 | 1

Happy Ne.. Oh it’s February already and we’ve been somewhat slack on the articles largely due to the excessive Christmas weight gained from a glutinous festive period. But rest assured, UE is not going anywhere and what better way to, … Read More

State of Play – July: Drum & Bass

July 4, 2014 |

After a baron few months of releases following Record Store Day 2014 and the downsizing of ST Holdings which saw many of our favourite labels moving out of those familiar confines and onto pastures new; the next few months promise … Read More

Digging Deep: ENA

April 1, 2014 | 1

Lurking in the far-flung Oriental corner of the Minimal-170 genre is Tokyo based producer, ENA.  Producing under several different monikers, including Yu Aseda and other apparently more ‘secret’ aliases, ENA’s releases have been sporadic since 2008 and have often gone … Read More

Five Essentials: Gremlinz & Homemade Weapons

November 11, 2013 |

A pair of producers whose depth-excess 170 have been causing quite a stir in 2013, Gremlinz and Homemade Weapons are finally set to come to the fore after a string of brooding, razor-sharp cuts as solo artists on Doc Scott‘s … Read More

REVIEW: Subtension – ‘Black Haze’

June 9, 2013 |

The refreshingly experimental juggernaut that is Samurai Music has been on fire this year so far. All three divisions of the main label, including Samurai Red Seal and Samurai Horo have put out a host of quality, often exceptional releases … Read More

PREVIEW: Paradox – ‘Drum Machine’ / ‘Core Jungle’

May 31, 2013 |

Deliciously packaged vinyl material at its finest – Paradox‘s latest release on his own label Paradox Music is a beauty. Following on from the repress success of ‘Scorpius’ / ‘Crate Logic’ on this year’s most consistently excellent label so far, … Read More