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If Kevin Martin’s last album London Zoo was a dystopian soundclash, his first full-length in six years offers some hope and adds some shade to The Bug’s often dark surroundings. London Zoo was a tank, that waged dirty warfare on the ears. ‘Skeng‘ shook rooms too. Angels & Devils on the other hand, adds subtlety to… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

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Long-time drum’n’bass producer dBridge has a new EP called Move Way out next month on R&S Records. Most notably, the release will feature the title track, a collaboration with Skeptical which plays out of speakers like a tonne of dub half-time drum & bass bricks, a relentless quake with a Rasta urging the listener to… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2013

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gemma

Northern Irish producer Unknown has teamed up with White Collar Boy / Frank B vocalist Gemma Dunlovely for ‘I Cry’*, a new track on an EP of the same name on Belfast’s Champion Sound Recordings. ‘I Cry’ is a shuffling atmospheric downbeat garage track. The EP is out on vinyl at the end of June… Read more »

Posted on May 20th, 2013

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Ifan Dafydd, the Welshman who was formerly James Blake roommate continues his post-dubstep explorations synth runoff explorations with Alys Williams on the vocal sample. ‘Celwydd’ means lie in Welsh so Google tells me. The track is taken from a compilation called Recordiau Lliwgar which features another Dafydd track is out on double 10″ vinyl in… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2013

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Roses Gabor’s hushed and cooed soulful timbre was one of three feminine voices on SBRKT’s debut album on the track ‘Pharoahs’. As Jessie Ware went from small-time collaborator to full-blown Sade-esque critically acclaimed diva, Gabor added Buraka Som Sistema, The Insomniax and Jakwob to her list of collaborators (she was also the female voice on… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2012

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Twisting a first album Adele sample into an effusive dubstep production, Oxford man Alfie MacGibbon’s ‘I Made Up My Mind’ has the sound of a big club track: snarky synth bleeps, mournful female vocal and headnodding percussion. Toronto rapper Price gives this one an extra dimension, like the middle of a mixtape feel. You’ve heard his… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2012

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Fresh new sounds out of Cork from Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman, a duo going by the name of Young Wonder (Twitter) who released their first video today for ‘Tumbling Backwards’, a direct to the head dubby pop thrill that you could imagine sounding big on the radio. Just sayin’. In a move that surprises… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2012

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London’s Jessie Ware features on one my favourite albums of the year with SBTRKT’s debut album and you may remember her sweet collaboration with Sampha – ‘Valentine’. Her own debut single ‘Strangest Feeling’ is a super slice of ethereal yet abrupt electronic rhythms with Ware increasing the intensity as the song progresses. I like. it’s… Read more »

Posted on October 12th, 2011

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