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Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)
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Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)

I’ve loved Phantogram since their Eyelid Movies album. Nightlife that came out in 2011 was absolutely stunning as well. This track Black Out Days, from their most recent album Voices have just been released 3 days ago as a remix by Future Islands – still retaining the melancholy of the original song,...
Marcel Dettmann
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Marcel Dettmann

One of Ostgut Ton‘s biggest techno exports - Marcel Dettmann is making an appearance in Leeds with Surgeon again this 31st of May at Warehouse with a 3 hour set. Last time Dettmann shared the bill with Surgeon in Leeds was about 2 years ago. Be prepared to immerse yourself in total hypnotic beats....
Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton / Berghain)
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Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton / Berghain)

I have always been fascinated, obsessed almost dependent on german techno –  especially the kind that almost visualizes the grittiness of urban landscape and how man reacts, adapts, interacts with his surroundings. This urban landscape, man-made, concrete and steel crevices in between buildings and walls pulsating with the sights, sounds, smells and...
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Another Death

Another Death

Another Death is a new post-punk / coldwave outfit from the UK, recreating their own interpretation of the coldwave sound. Persistent drums, with wailing, screeching guitars, low reverbed-to-death vocals and a bassline that takes centre-stage, they attempt to invoke their deep obsession with the dark edges of humanity and literary inspirations into aural form, creating...



Beacons Festival 2014: The Complete Must Do List

Beacons Festival 2014: The Complete Must Do List

Beacons Festival, the most anticipated outdoor arts and music festival this side of the UK is back this August. And boasting an ever expanding offering, covering an even bigger area of Helsaker Farm in Skipton, North Yorkshire, it can be quite hard to pick out a list of things you absolutely cannot miss. Luckily we’re...



Dream Affair

Dream Affair

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about coldwave on here. It’s not everyday you get to discover a coldwave band worthy of mentioning but I’ve just recently come across Dream Affair who appear to be a cross-Atlantic band, dividing time between NYC and Berlin. No easy feat! By the time this is published, they would...



ZZZ’s @: Shacklewell Arms 5th May

ZZZ’s @: Shacklewell Arms 5th May

We drove down 4 hours from Leeds to get to London to the Bad Vibrations/ Pop Noire night at Shacklewell Arms on Monday because: 1) We’re massive Savages geeks and guitarist Gemma Thompson was doing a solo set as Bashan. 2) A post-punk band from Japan called ZZZs were headlining and we wanted to check...



Interview: Jamie Isaac @ Live at Leeds 2014

Interview: Jamie Isaac @ Live at Leeds 2014

Live at Leeds was really awesome this year. We headed out with a plan that was all about being chilled, no rushing about like previous years. We wanted to pace ourselves and take it slow, enjoy the weather and pop in and out of venues at our own time. What really impressed us most was...



Juan Atkins

Juan Atkins

You know those artists who have been around for ages but seem to slip past you, even though they’re one of the most influential musicians of our time? That’s what happened with me and Juan Atkins. The incredibly talented 51-year-old has been going strong since the early ’80s, when it’s said that he, alongside Derrick...



Daughter @ Leeds Town Hall 22nd Oct 2013

Daughter @ Leeds Town Hall 22nd Oct 2013

Where are these memories taking me. A few weeks later, I saw Daughter, the face of the voice that had sung those sad songs, in a big majestic church-like town hall.  Elena’s voice was beautiful, reverb-drenched, every word from her songs echoed inside me and I tried hard not to cry. Couldn’t help but feel...



Pulse & Sines

Pulse & Sines

There is really nothing else on the internet that is available for me to find out more about this guy. All I know is that he’s a producer from Greece and this is the only track I’ve chanced on by accident. Low slow beats, chilled out electronic vibes with a reassuringly deep bassline. Just beautiful:...



Hairy Hands

Hairy Hands

“Life is short and then you die,”  the yearning vocals wail slightly off distance, somewhere in the background. That’s my introduction to James Bright, better known as Hairy Hands. I found him through this track below that he’d collaborated with With Joyful Lips: [Hairy Hands versus With Joyful Lips - The Ride] Pretty soulful, isn’t it?...



Oum Shatt

Oum Shatt

A very strange but delightful find on Soundcloud this evening. Oum Shatt from Berlin – to my naivete I though they sounded very The XX-ey. It’s the guitars. However, Oum Shatt describe themselves as “a boy group from Berlin below the poverty line” whose sound is very much influenced by the Arabic styles of music in...



Ben UFO x Joy Orbison x Ben Klock x Gerd Janson @ Canal Mills Leeds 5th Oct

Ben UFO x Joy Orbison x Ben Klock x Gerd Janson @ Canal Mills Leeds 5th Oct

Big news folks. If you’re up in Leeds this weekend, be sure to catch Joy O, Berghain’s techno massive Ben Klock, Hessle Audio don, Ben UFO and Gerd Janson at Canal Mills! This is going to be big! House, techno and disco house vibes. I’m especially looking forward to Ben Klock, techno in exactly my kinda...