We’ve been waiting for some time to find a reason to write about Alt-J and the recent streaming of their quite brilliant debut album has provided such an opportunity. We’d even go so far as to say it’s one of our favourite guitar albums of the year so far.
Californian MC Pheo has been on the scene since the 2009 release of Word to Your Blogger, but he first caught our eye with his outstanding collaberation with Soulection Radio and UTB Life$tyle.
Win two tickets to Glade Festival 2012 with Submotion Orchestra, Blawan, Andy C, Toddla T, Rusko, Pretty Lights, Eats Everything, Daedelus, Foreign Beggars and more. Prize worth over £270. Click for more details.
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Although Henry Krinkle stands some 4,000 miles away from what is considered…
At just 21, Gabriel Benn (a.k.a Tuesday Born) and Ollie Williams (a.k.a Ollie Twist) are making some impressive African/Electronic fusion and self-releasing it off their own label, The People’s Ear. Although they’re based in London, much of the creative work goes on in Ghana where the inspiration for their music first came about.
Win 2 tickets to David Rodigan / Ms Dynamite / Mala / Iration Steppas / General Levy and more at Motion Bristol. Click for more details.
Golden Down is a three-day boutique festival launching this year with an absolutely stella line-up including Four Tet, Ghostpoet, Mount Kimbie, Lee Scratch Perry and Roots Manuva. Tickets just £90 + bf. See inside for more details.
Italian dream house euphoria with a trance undertone from the Regelbau regular.
Talented London producer weaves dulcet emcee and Rhodes tones with a meditative jungle groove.
A wistfully ambient opening to an experimental album on ESP Institute.
LA beat maker digs into his Ethiopian roots on this experimental, traditional flute-led and dubbed-out beat.
An eccentric 13 minutes from the extended edit champ.
Blunted breaks and toothsome synths hark back to the genesis of rave traditions.
Avant-guard Brazilian jazz, cosmic soul and a SE London ode to Sun Ra.
The Sanpo Disco head mixes post-punk, no-wave and Basquiat-era disco.
1987 Japanese new age, milky way Melbourne ambience and a Wham! boogie b-side.
1987 experimental German synth rock, 1976 psychedelic Japanese pop and 1975 French chanson.
70s and 80s free & folk jazz, Polish psychedelic electronica, bass-heavy neo acid & 80s Somalian funk.
Hong Kong mix, plus interactive map and favourite spots around town.
Showcasing Bulgaria’s rich heritage and vibrant present from a DJ who counts Zip as a fan.
Funk, soul, rhythm n blues, biscuits and coffee make up this gorgeous mix and delightful city guide.