Irish DJ and producer Frank Sweeney (a.k.a Frank B or Frankie Bingo) is a bit of an unknown entity to us, but he’s come up with one hell of a House track for these depressingly dreary summer months.
After 3 years of silence from the English trio, Experimental-Indie band The Invisible may well have escaped your memory. To give your mind a little jog, their debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize and selected as the critics choice for iTunes album of the year back in 2009, being hailed as the ‘British Broken Social Scene’ and ‘masters of Ambient Pop’. Since then the band have been keeping busy working on other projects, with frontman Dave Okumu co-writing and producing Jessie Ware’s debut album ‘Devotion’ (released 20th August 2012) and drummer Leo Taylor recording on Adele’s multi-platinum selling ’21’. But after a long wait the band have finally regrouped to release follow up record ‘Rispah’ (out on Ninja Tune), a dedication to Okumu’s late-mother. This remix, by London producer Floating Points, fuses the dreamy vocals and guitar riff found in the original track with ambient synth lines that rise and fall over the ghost of a garage beat, elongating each strand of frequency to 7 minutes of ultimate chillout.
Be warned, if you’re looking for some progressive Hip-Hop with innovative beats and provocative lyrics, look away now. If, however, you need to silence your rumbling appetite for Hip-Hop in its 90s heyday with something new, then Joey Bada$$ is your guy.
When a track sampling Coldplay’s Yellow dropped in our inbox the other day, courtesy of London producer Rainman, we were a bit sceptical, but fear not. This glitchy, dripping, cosmic rework stands well alongside the original.
You would’ve thought signing to Warner could allow Wiley to loosen the reigns a bit, but this boy just don’t stop working. His latest effort sees him rapping over Julio Bashmore’s Battle For Middle You about (unsurprisingly) a nightclub called Glam. A quick Google leads to a club “in the heart of Wales’s capital city” so this may not be the said venue but they’ll definitely be getting more hits in the next few days from inquisitive Wiley fans.
Set over two nights in the Hertfordshire woods, Farr Festival is now in its third year and looks set for big things. The four stages will be hosted by Sancho Panza, Just Jack, Flux and Ransom Note vs Society welcoming big names like George FitGerald, Eats Everything, Huxley, Waifs & strays, Bondax. Click inside to get an exclusive £20 discount off tickets.
Spacious and soaring cosmic cuts on party-turned-label, Wax’o Paradiso, sophomore release.
A compilation of Russian underground artists to raise money for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
A dreamy house rework of the Belgian producer’s sophomore release on Flexi Cuts.
G funk soul and deep Brazilian 90’s club r&B, to smooth jazz-funk and infectious 80’s Zambian rock.
A mix of weighty breaks and hard-hitting techno from the deaf DJ and Voices Radio resident.
A lush ‘tapestry of sounds designed to act as an emotional balm’ from the Unbound Events boss.
DJs, club owners and promoters discuss whether it’s time to rethink this intrinsic part of nightlife.
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.