What We’re Listening To // Vol.8 featuring the freshest cuts of Instrumental Hip-Hop
Standing in a sparsely populated hull of a ship is already an odd sensation. This is multiplied however when waiting to see a five-piece from Nottingham that operates under the name ‘Dog Is Dead’. Naturally with this kind of name one might expect a virile metal concoction to make your ears weep. Yet the noise that emerged was entirely different. I’d be lying if I said their sound wasn’t essentially poppy, with strong hooks and brazen melodies, but unlike much other cannon fodder around at the moment, they manage to dunk these tunes into a layer of simple synth and tasty harmonies you can sink your teeth into. Moreover, the versatility of this band meant they were able to produce a saxophone to delicately (and rather brashly at times) play alongside the riffs, giving them a slight edge in this indie dog-eat-dog world.
With such a rich and vibrant history that began in 1970’s New York…
To mark the launch of Full House and Simples Things 2012 at Lakota on 3 March, were are giving away 2 tickets. The lineup will include Hyetal, D/R/U/G/S, Om Unit and…
We first came across Typesun (not to be confused with Type Sun) after a sneak peek at the Futureboogie:10 Compilation…
Memotone is the first guest in our Stamp Mix series…
Win tickets to Futureboogie’s 10th Birthday in London (24 February) w/ Julio Bashmore and many more, PLUS win two copies of the Futureboogie:10 Compilation. Click to find out how to enter.
TEED put on one hell of a show to a sold-out and very sweaty crowd at Bristol’s Thekla. Read our review and check out our two favourite tracks.
The London producers offers a recent set favourite for free download.
No Bad Days launch an edit imprint with a Polish producer formerly known as Selvy.
Afrobeat trumpet and sax fanfares wrapped up in 808 groove.
A kwaito edit on Les Yeux Orange’s sister label Good Plus.
Tevo Howard on productions for his father’s new EP on Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks in Hell.
A rhodes jam from Georgia given a Afro-Latin twist.
South African soul and disco from one of Manchester’s rising stars.
Dekmantel and Red Light regular and one of the hands behind Rush Hour Distribution.
1998 Ethiopian golden soul via 2016 South London throw-back folk.
Head of the Meda Fury imprint and manager of Phonica Records.
1974 New Orleans spiritual jazz via 1987 Zimbabwean sun-soaked disco.
Co-founder Crown Ruler and one of Melbournes foremost collectors.
100% Silk’s Jupiter Jax brings his tiny home Island of Malta to life in this guide and mix.
Party collective and record label, Gop Tun, walk us around their city of São Paulo in their sunny guide and mix.
The collective Cazeria Cazador, talk us through Santiago’s underground music scene and the city’s best gems.