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Reptile Youth - Structures
Reptile Youth – Structures
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Reptile Youth – Structures

Here’s a new discovery: Reptile Youth from Copenhagen, 2 dudes doing an impossibly big sound between just the both of them, early Alex Turner-esque vocals with the swagger of the Libertines. And this video is pretty rad: New single Structures, taken from their latest record Rivers That Run For A...
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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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...



Imposter(s)

Imposter(s)

God I love these guys. Imposter(s) were brought to my attention via another artist on the same excellent new independent Toronto label, Rare Beef. Echoing vocals, a shuffling house beat, the melancholic guitars tinker and hum. Then, the sudden spillover of sounds from a faraway rave reach your aural radar and you’re suddenly transported through...



Holloh - Young Lord EP
Holloh – Young Lord EP

Holloh – Young Lord EP

Tell me what does heartbreak sound like. Drowning here, and yet thirsting for more.  Lips sealed, and hands washed clean. Nothing to hide. A whisper, the sharp gasp for breath and yet – nothing, not a sound. Tell me what does total self-destruction sound like, painting the town black, movements like fast lines in a...



The Darcys

The Darcys

I really this Canadian band. The Darcys. Quite an unfortunate bandname but their sound more than makes up for it. If you take all the harshness of post-punk and melt that with some beautiful, atmospherics and pounding, pounding drums, it makes quite a stunning concoction. Muzzle Beast off their upcoming album Warring (out on the...



Superfood

Superfood

Yeah, lets get thrown back into the 90s. Brummie band, Superfood is hot on every hipster’s lips at the moment with their slacker-grunge-meets-Britpop sound. You’ll find them in the same playlists as PEACE, Splashh, Swim Deep and other revivalist bands like that. Nothing wrong with reviving what’s been done before. And I kinda like their scuzzy,...