Wow - thirty years of the Ghent massive honoured with this thirty track compilation. From bona fide classics from Joey Beltram, Model 500, early rave from Outlander and Second Phase, ambient milestones from Aphex Twin and Biosphere to recent output from Blawan, Lone, SDC. Hats off.
This label is featured in Update #094:
Deetron, Tom Trago, Roly Porter, Four Tet
It's been pretty much Yin and Yang this October: Wonderfully playful releases such as Deetron's 'Music Over Matter', Om Unit's 'Threads', and Four Tet's 'Beautiful Rewind' have provided us with a welcome dose of late summer vibes, while dark and moody, yet more...
This label is featured in Update #092:
Forest Swords, Moderat, Cassy, Drumcell
For this newsletter we have collected some of our favourites from the past two months - essential releases you might have missed while surfing, sailing, hiking, or - if you weren't so lucky - working. Albums from Moderat, Telonius or Cómeme will make you more...
Absolutely banging first release for dBridge on R&S, with the Skeptical-backed title track surely being one of the biggest drum'n bass tracks of the summer, and additional cuts 'Death of a Drum Machine' and 'Plain to See' each well worth their money as well. Essential.
Matt Cutler manages to concoct more of his addictive nostalgic melting pot between hiphop, rave, disco shimmerings and house, 'Airglow Fires' hits your groove bone with its instantly jacking chords. 'Begin to Begin' takes the scenic route with twee meandering flutey sounds. Tasty.
This label is featured in Update #091:
Boards of Canada, Siriusmo, James Holden, Morphosis
Halfway through the year, post-summer solstice and supermoon, a flurry of stunning releases emerge; Boards of Canada's long-teased and hugely anticipated new album, a new direction in James Holden's impressive sophomore album, a new collaboration between two more...
Rob McAndrews, known as an early James Blake collaborator, releases his debut album as Airhead. His astutely constructed electronica, from guitar strummings, airy female vocals, echoey harmonies to bass-friendly textured livelier beatscapes evoking the dreamy quality of Mount Kimbie and beat finesse of James Blake.
This label is featured in Update #090:
Mount Kimbie, John Roberts, Neville Watson, Tricky
Things have definitely got going for 2013 as we say goodbye to May. Mount Kimbie's much anticipated second album certainly didn't disappoint, Steffi's Panorama Bar mix will be one we cherish for a while, as well as artist albums from John Roberts, Tricky, Abe more...
This label is featured in Update #089:
Cosmin TRG, Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray
No use complaining about April's weather anymore, but we certainly didn't complain about the month's new music with great releases by the likes of Cosmin TRG, James Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray, and !!! improving our time indoors. Also don't miss our more...
Despite their fundamentally misleading name, the Manchester-hailing quartet Egyptian Hip Hop do make some pretty good indie rock. Their latest release on R&S skirts psychedelic rock, bleary shoegazer echos and rhythmic experimentation, showing their very well-informed take on longstanding band format.
Following on from two releases on Shifted and Ventress's Avian imprint, Tom Russell aka Truss drops this beast of a release on R&S. Punishing beats, prowling basslines, straight up acid techno head slams of 'Roly Poly Babs' and the sheer swaggering menace of 'Your Orders' - sick enough to need hospitalization.
This label is featured in Update #088:
Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick
As easy to spot as Easter eggs on a snow-covered meadow, the highlights in our March Essentials include great albums by Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick, Space Dimension Controller, Aera, Basic Soul Unit, and TM404, compilations like '20 Jahre more...
His debut album on R&S, Belfast's Jack Hamill doesn't spare on sci-fi imagery for this concept-album of an intergalactical journey. Epic cosmic synths, dreamy soaring speeds and deep funk, disco and house as well as electrified ballads in a carefully laid out narrative. Not much to do except sit back and enjoy the ride!
24 February 2013
This label is featured in Update #087:
Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
This label is featured in Update #082:
Shed, A Made Up Sound, Cooly G, Deniz Kurtel
Not much shorter than usual, our July summary proves how much excellent music is being released in the formerly 'dead' summer season, including highlights that would be a crime to miss: Shed's eagerly expected third album, Deniz Kurtel's star-studded sophomore more...