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.
Detroit-infused grooves on new Helsinki label Cold Blow.
Rhodes and acid from the Rhythm Section regular, debuting on Local Talk.
Music for an Indian summer, out on Antinote.
Afro-influenced spiritual house from the Bari school of jazz.
Beats, funk and nasty from the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer.
Jazz leaning electronic elegance from the serial collaborator and esteemed drummer.
One half of Africaine 808 and digger of polyrhythms all around the world.
Alternative sounds from around the world from the Glasgow six-piece.
2010 LA late-night woozy beats and Norwegian organic ambience.
The Ectomorph founder presents a collection of rare Detroit music that helped make techno.
Multi Culti head honcho Dreems shares a 100% original material mix for the first in our Self-Portrait series.
The Godson of Detroit and one quarter of 3 Chairs.
Funk, soul, rhythm n blues, biscuits and coffee make up this gorgeous mix and delightful city guide.
Audio-Visual artist and founder of Kuwait Rising curates a unique Kuwait city guide.
Rising figure in India’s underground scene, Karleekarma presents Mumbai with a magical mix.