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.
Vacation, the new release from LA native Shlohmo is the epitome of all that is good about this young producer. Its three tracks melt together down tempo synths, well poised glitch, RnB snares, iconic syncopated guitars and warm, rumbling bass.
Deep rumbling breakbeat techno from the Exotic Dance Records co-founder.
Jazz for cold winter nights, on Pique-Nique Recordings.
London soul music with jazzy undertones.
A heavy weight techno stomper juxtaposed with an Ethiopian flute melody, from the Tel Aviv OG.
Public Possession offer up playful video game house from Polish producer Møzaika.
Dark Entries reissue elusive producer E. Myers’ white label release with a commanding new addition.
The LA producer explores the music of acclaimed filmmaker behind Her, Wolf on Wall Street and the Jackass movies.
The Jazzy Couscous co-founder throws some warmth to the beatless.
Aussie label Ken Oath offer up a mix of unreleased material for the second instalment in our Self-Portrait series.
2005 Texas-Thai hypnotic funk via 2016 Moscow palm-tree balearic.
One half of Africaine 808 and digger of polyrhythms all around the world.
Alternative sounds from around the world from the Glasgow six-piece.
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.