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Review: Just a Little & Tremors present Global Rhythms at Oval Space

August 10, 2015 |

Secreted amongst the gas holders of Bethnal Green, the Oval Space proffers 6000 square feet of party space and sun-kissed terrace, providing the perfect backdrop for the medley of flavours that was Global Rhythms. Recurrent collaborators Just a Little and … Read More

Review: Werkha – Colours of a Red Brick Raft

July 15, 2015 |

Colours of a Red Brick Raft, the debut LP from the Manchester-born and now Glasgow-residing Werkha, is his most accomplished work yet.

Lauded across the board by a wealth of tastemakers, most notably BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, Tom Leah’s … Read More

Review: Southport Weekender 52

May 24, 2015 | 1

On the evening of May 10th 2015, a fundamental chapter of UK music history sadly came to a close, with the last ever Southport Weekender. After twenty-eight magnificent years and a whopping fifty-two events, the curtain finally fell on … Read More

South London’s Henry Wu delivers a quintet of outstanding modern-day soul in the Negotiate EP

March 15, 2015 | 1

Negotiate, the latest release from Peckham-based beatsmith Henry Wu, is a sophisticated collection of grooves designed to indulge your ears.

As we touched on in last month’s State of Play, the five-track EP on Alex Nut’s new HoTep imprint is … Read More

“Darn Good”: The K&D Sessions repress reminds us just how important it was

March 6, 2015 |

So, they’ve released the KD compilation on vinyl. Hmmm.

I owned said album when it came out in 1998 and I have not let it dance flirtatiously in front of me with it’s ubercool out of focus Austrian shoulders in … Read More

Reliving Nas’ seminal hip hop album in ‘Time Is Illmatic’

October 30, 2014 |

Nasir “Nas” Jones of Queensbridge, NYC has a reputation as one of the fiercest lyricists throughout the East Coast. So it’s for good reason that Time Is Illmatic, the latest biopic on one of hip hop’s foremost and most formative … Read More

New Fela Kuti biopic, ‘Finding Fela’, brings afrobeat to the silver screen

August 18, 2014 |

“It’s outstanding to me the number of people who still have no idea who Fela is”. These are the words of Bill T. Jones, director of the recent Broadway smash Fela!, in the opening minutes of the new biopic on … Read More

Review: Melé – Dark EP

April 14, 2014 |

Simply put, Krissy Peers – aka Melé – has an uncanny knack for crafting records and playing sets that can whip up the most reserved of crowds into frenzy. After a prolific year both on the tour circuit and … Read More

Review: Voigtmann – The Interlude Archives [Yume 002]

April 9, 2014 | 1

Half way through last year, Yumé Records introduced itself with a lush and melodic two-track release from Berlin-based producer Neinzer, exhibiting their ethos to put out dreamy and introspective dance music.

This second installment continues in a similar vein of … Read More

Review: Tobias – A Series of Shocks

March 21, 2014 |

Tobias Freund is not your average MacBook producer. Whilst many, over the past decade, have been reliant on software and patches, Freund’s background within musical engineering and mastering leave you with a man and his machines, plugging and unplugging sonic … Read More