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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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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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LHF

LHF are a collective of future dubstep and garage producers living in London, Mumbai, L.A., New York and Rio that are coated in the aul mystery cloak. Consisting of people who have musician names like Amenra, No Fixed Abode, Double Helix, and Low Density Matter, they have released an album called Keepers Of The Light… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2012

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A (un?)official video by Miguel Bidarra for my favourite track from his new Kindred EP, which I highly recommend you pick up now on Hyperdub. ‘Loner’ is the shortest track on the three-track release, the tightest and the one mostly likely to be played in clubs. The other two tracks at near 12 minutes ‘Kindred’… Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2012

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