We first heard Rhye on an excellent mix Robbin Hannibal put together for Gilles Peterson in October last year. Back then they were called Rye and there was no information available on them, except that they were signed to Innovative Leisure. This month they finally released Open, the track that had first caught our eye.
Hip-hop beatmaker, Tall Black picks out his favourite Soul tracks, old and new, for the second in our guest mix series.
Touring their new album, ‘Rooms Filled With Light’, Fanfarlo have taken a real musical step up after their Indie-Folk 2009 debut ‘Reservoir’. Adam Sheridan explains why in his review of their Thekla gig last night.
Two-time UK Beatbox Champion, Reeps One is one of the biggest names in Beatboxing…
What We’re Listening To // Vol.8 featuring the freshest cuts of Instrumental Hip-Hop
Standing in a sparsely populated hull of a ship is already an odd sensation. This is multiplied however when waiting to see a five-piece from Nottingham that operates under the name ‘Dog Is Dead’. Naturally with this kind of name one might expect a virile metal concoction to make your ears weep. Yet the noise that emerged was entirely different. I’d be lying if I said their sound wasn’t essentially poppy, with strong hooks and brazen melodies, but unlike much other cannon fodder around at the moment, they manage to dunk these tunes into a layer of simple synth and tasty harmonies you can sink your teeth into. Moreover, the versatility of this band meant they were able to produce a saxophone to delicately (and rather brashly at times) play alongside the riffs, giving them a slight edge in this indie dog-eat-dog world.
A stirring improvised collaboration recorded over the 2018 vernal equinox.
Soothing dream pop from the Welsh multi-instrumentalist.
An ode to our Gottwood home from the Ruf Kutz boss.
The Bristol stalwarts and Intergraded producers celebrate the spirit of their favourite festival Field Maneuvers.
German ambient and Aussie balearica to Dutch dub and US pseudo-countr
Warped soul experiments from the newest Future Bounce signee.
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.