Since we had such a great response from the George The Poet’s session back in October…
2011 was quite a year for Nicolas Jaar and just two months into 2012 he’s set to take to the stage of Camden’s Roundhouse to showcase his new label Clown & Sunset. Having just been voted the no. 1 live act in the Resident Advisor polls, and seeing Nico at his last London date (where he played one of three sold out nights at Fabric), take it from us, this is one opportunity not to miss out on.
House and Garage night Subsoil Sessions is back for its third outing bringing T.Williams to Bristol alongside residents DJs.
Boom Clap Bachelors are a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen making magical music – think Broken Social Scene but with more emphasis on Soul elements.
Clear Soul Forces are a Detroit-based collective bringing Hip-hop back to the golden age. Consisting of Wimpy, J-Roc, E-Fav and Ilajade, each emcee brings forward a different style, tone and rhythm of rap that makes their whole sound so diverse and unique.
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for Casio sounds, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips isn’t your run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. The mingling of dulcet tones with idiosyncratic beats places her comfortably alongside Little Dragon and Zero 7, in a realm of Electronic-Pop that seems to be dominated by female artists. Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and releasing contagious anthem, Everything to me, in 2010. The track personifies that fervidly desperate plea to vanish from the daily grind, under the surreptitious guise of a lucid pop song. It draws an almost inverted semblance with Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, replacing the celebration of Bill’s sunny morning verve with an anesthetised lament of Monday morning melancholy that has the ability to, in the same way as Lovely Day or Zero 7’s Home, lull you into a coma of comfort.
A marriage of electro wave, Italo and Balearic on Bordello A Parigi.
A celebration of dance floor epiphanies on Swiss label Proxima.
A woozy, soulful pop take on Noire & Blanche.
A hybrid of live recordings and original material from the Finnish vocalist and composer.
Dubbed folk and electronica to 2000 London IDM and 80s Japanese soulful funk.
Four hours of sun kissed boogie, disco and soul from the Melbourne party veterans.
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.