Wet and dreary weather blessed the first day of the Jubilee Weekend and second of Summer in Bristol, but thankfully Dot To Dot’s nationally-touring festival provided a suitable ailment. Bristol played first host (followed by Nottingham and Manchester on Sunday and Monday) to a line-up of internationally-recognised and local acts across seven of the city’s venues. Click for the full review…
Regular readers will know how much we dig cross-genre experiments with African sounds…
As if the connoisseurs behind Outlook Festival hadn’t provided us with enough festivities to drool over this summer, they’re sister festival Dimensions will be unloading even more Electronic nutrition to feast
Geordie songstress Lulu James is single-handedly leading a Future-Soul revolution in the North-East armed with a powerful voice and the dark, Post-Dubstep productions of Domzilla. We were lucky enough to catch her at the Great Escape Festival earlier this month where she lit up a rather drab afternoon in Brighton with her extravagant wardrobe.
After the release of Private-Beats mixtapes Vol.1 and Vol.2, packed full of Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop beats, Stanley Bloom and Mike Ro Wave are due to release a full album titled Pacific Shore. It’s the product of a California road trip and Road 1 is the excellent first single.
Win two tickets to Big Beach Bootique Brighton 5 with Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Luciano, Maya Jane Coles and more. Prize worth over £70. Click for more details.
A fourth world rework from the You’re Me affiliate on Smalltown Supersound.
Dubbed-out rhythms on Tel Aviv label Tofistock.
Broken beats from the artist formally known as Born Cheating on Astral Black.
Philadephia neo-soul and London hip hop, to Los Angeles beats and New York soulful house.
New York jazz-funk, smooth Rio bossa nova and Belfast boogie.
Dollar bin b-sides treading a fine line between g-funk swagger and molten cheese.
Katia Mullova assesses the wider implications of this annual focus on data sharing.
A behind the scenes look at Berlin’s unassuming open air party spot.
An in-depth discussion with Emma-Jean Thackray, Joe Armon-Jones and Nik Colk Void from Factory Floor.