Alt-J’s debut album An Awesome Wave is hands down one of our favourites this year. If you’re still yet to hear it, head straight for our review here, after reading this. It’s not just us who like it; they’ve been getting some serious love all over the interweb. So it’s not surprising the first official remix from the album is courtesy of some very credible players.
This weekend Stamp The Wax attended the Eastern European music festival Exit, situated in Novi Sad, Serbia. Every year over 20,000 music lovers descend upon the magical Petrovaradin Fortress that overlooks the river Danube to experience some of the most diverse and cutting-edge music the world has to offer.
To give you a bit of context, the festival began in 2000 as a student protest against the Milošević regime and is still a relatively non-corporate event, with cheap food and drink. This fact, along with Serbian hospitality and amazing music has helped Exit Festival become one of the best European music festivals, being visited by 60 million people in more than 60 countries worldwide and amongst the top 10 world festival destinations.
A few months ago we brought you the first demo from The xx after their Mercury winning debut album. Since then, they’ve been touring and a number of videos have emerged of new songs from the shows. Just moments ago however, the first official release has surfaced.
Malaysian singer Yuna first came to our attention with her enchanting debut single Live Your Life but fear not, it’s nothing like the T.I track of the same name. Having such a heavyweight producing the track in Pharrell Williams naturally did her publicity no harm, but from her latest offering, it seems that initial success was no one-off.
Click inside to hear the choicest cuts of House in our musical library. Tracks from Crazy P, Area Negrot, Prince Club, Utrecht, James Welsh, Monitor 66, Matthias Meyer, Robosonic and Julio Bashmore.
Shortly after Amsterdam duo Full Crate and Mar released Conversations With Her back in 2009, the Future-Soul dream-team dropped this 43 minute mix of handpicked gems, meticulously pieced together by Full Crate and powdered with Mar’s silky voice throughout. The choice of tracks is genuinely sensational, and it makes for perfect late-night listening. Mar’s ad-lib harmonies throughout adds a touch of personality that you don’t tend to find in mixes, and it also gives us a chance to hear ‘exclusive’ (albeit old) content while we wait for the next full record from the boys. Listen below or download the mix for free right here.
Nostalgic balmy funk from an illusive Norwegian producer.
Twinkling new age on newly-founded label Quindi Records.
A traditional Kenyan instrument recontextualised for Extra Soul Perception.
A punk approach to dance music from the Optimo Music producer.
The Stones Throw affiliate and NTS Radio DJ unpacks the influence of the American musical maverick.
60s Japanese funk and Cambodian pop to 70s Thai disco and psychedelica.
Katia Mullova explores the lessons we might learn from Coronavirus lockdown to create a more environmentally-friendly gig economy and community at large.
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.