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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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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,...



SAVAGES November UK Tour Dates

SAVAGES November UK Tour Dates

Finally! Savages announce their UK tour headline dates this November 2013



Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Wow wow wow. Took awhile to write this because I was ill all last week but can I just say, Beacons Fest was AMAZE. How amaze? Well - The festival was way bigger, much bigger than it was last year. It was ridiculously warm and bright, clear blue skies on the first day. It was...



Beacons Festival 2013: Our Personal Highlights List

Beacons Festival 2013: Our Personal Highlights List

It’s that time again – festival season. Field Day just ended a couple weeks back, Glasto just opened it’s doors this afternoon, and what are we looking forward to? T In The Park?  Are you fucking havin a laugh? It’s gotta be Beacons Festival, mate. Last year’s experience was a blast and we’re super psyched...



Paris XY

Paris XY

Take the dark side of Trentemoller, Gui Borrato and Apparat and add the smoky, sultry voice of Alice Smith doing it in the vein of The Knife and you get Paris XY. I first met James Orvis, the other half of Paris XY, when I was dj-ing at Release Yourself a few months back. He...