Electronic

Preview: Big Beach Bootique Brighton 5

Returning for its 5th year, Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique is set to be Brighton’s biggest party of the year. Since attracting some 65,000 people in it’s first year, BBB has quickly become notorious around the world, with people flocking from all sides of the globe to rave it up. In 2009, an estimated 250,000 (that’s right, a quarter of a million) dance-music fanatics descended on Brighton beach in what was supposed to be a 35,000 capacity event, that quickly became headline news worldwide (you can watch live footage of the event here).

New Release: Maya Jane Coles DJ-Kicks

This time last year I must admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of House Music, put off by its minimal and repetitive side. Little did I know there is much more to it than that and that a resurgence was well under way, with a bass-heavy and club-friendly variety. Maya Jane Coles is now at the forefront of this resurgence making her a perfect candidate for the latest instalment in the DJ-Kicks compilation series.

New Artist: One Little Plane

One Little Plane combines the singer-songwriting talent of Kathryn Brint with the production of Keiran Hebden (a.k.a Four Tet) to form a quite charming slice of Acoustic-Pop. It’s a far cry from Hebden’s solo material and surprising release for his Text label But if there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Hebden, it’s his eclectic taste

New Artist: Oliver Tank

While he may be making waves in his native Australia, Oliver Tank remains a fairly unknown entity in these parts. Probably the best way to describe his music is using his own words: accessible tracks disguised in a more interesting instrumentation. Accessible because they definitely have some pop sensibilities, but are given a twist by his own electronic production, like other newcomers Polica.