The xx need no introduction really and it’s just as well as we should be on a break at Christmas. So here’s the first material since their Mercury Award winning self-titled album of 2009, leaked yesterday on their blog.
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You might be puzzled to know that Folk Singer-Songwriter Marika Hackman first caught our eye…
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Before the penultimate show of his latest UK tour at The Fleece, Bristol, Paul Thomas Saunders…
Since forming on the very fringes of Britpop in the early 90s, Death in Vegas have never failed to challenge genre boundaries, foraying from their very organic, electronic sound into trance, dub and krautrock. It has been seven years since the duo last released an album and fans have been hungry for more of their menacing sounds; a hunger that was evident amongst the sell-out crowd at Thekla…
Azealia Banks, the vibrant 21 year old rapper from Harlem, is back to give us one more fix before the year is up. Since the profanity-nourished track 212 went viral, there’s been some whispers of a debut album come 2012 plus rumours of business phonecalls with Kanye West.
…including tracks by Mount Kimbie, Shlohmo, J Dilla, Knxwledge, Lil Wayne, 123Mrk and many more!
A hazy groove-based mantric embroidery of jazz and afro feels.
Rare Macedonian ambient folk reissued by French label Tunnel Vision Records.
After hours dub on new Melbourne label Global Skywatch.
A collaboration with Ugandan percussive troupe, Fonkodelis Arkestra, bring Bugandan drums and the Kampala streets to the dance floor.
Atlanta heavyweight makes lets the bass line take centre stage.
“Highly recommend for the weirdos,” from the Australian upstart on Antinote.
Japanese ambient, multi-ethnic Ukranian folk and Brazilian favela funk.
Broken beat and Theo Parrish-inspired house from a 22 year-old Porto talent.
Harmonious folk rock, sultry Lebanese chanson and broken Brazilian disco rhythms.
A 100% homegrown mix from from the Safe Trip signee.
Music for dancing with a partner and songs of life to connect with from the Vinyl Underground boss.
Rural folk from central Niger, Hungarian tropical electronica and Swedish electro-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.