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!
You might be skeptical to hear that a cover of Hudson Mohawke has seen its contagious synth hook replaced by horns, flutes and a saxophone, but fear not. We might even be bold enough to say that Ye Mighty’s version tops the original…
It’s always great to see musicians doing something different, as is the case with North London singer Szjerdene. She’s been elegantly fusing Soul, RnB and Jazz vocals with Glitch-Hop backdrops; drawing clear parallel’s with the Future-Soul sound that has come out of L.A. in the last few months via OFWGKTA sub-group The Internet. Leila’s Tale has her beautiful tones sprinkled generously over a rework instrumental from Swiss-born producer Dimlite. A match made in heaven, we can’t wait to hear more!
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.