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The Illest Villains Parts 1 & 2

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Etch delivers “The Illest Villains” inspired by DOOM and other greats releasing tracks under alter egos

Part 1 is straight up DOOM and his alter egos, collabs, and group projects; while part 2 explores Madlib / Lord Quas, Kool Keith / Dr Octagon / Dr. Dooom, and Fly Lo / Captain Murphy

Artwork by Josh Geoghegan // studiojgd.com // @joshgeoghegan

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Banging new 12″from DJ Girl

1 day ago
 

This EP absolutely slaps. Brought to you by Detroit up and comer DJ Girl, aka Terri Shaska, on D.Tiffany’s excellent label Planet Euphorique. This is Midwestern rave tackle of the highest order – gnarly, acidic, full of grit and personality.

Planet Euphorique · DJ GIRL “SLSKTRAX”

Paradox // Octa4 / Proceed (SNEAKER SOCIAL CLUB)

2 days ago
 

Forthcoming heaters from Paradox on Sneaker Social Club

Get it on bandcamp

WNCL make it rain

2 days ago
 

Shirking modesty in favour of absolutely massive moves, the ever-excellent WNCL Recordings (helmed by rave-devoted breaks duster and house hustler West Norwood Cassette Library) are gifting us three hefty slabs this first shaky month of 2021. Jungle legend Justice delivers no less than 10 two-minute slices to the Library Toolkit series, Mani Festo serves up some darkside, future-minded breakbeat science and West Norwood himself digs back in the archives for a valuable relic from 1993, the blistering ‘Out Of My Head’ (backed up with hench remixes from Denham Audio, Mani Festo and Skin Teeth). Head to the WNCL Soundcloud for the previews!

Hot new boogie from System Olympia

6 days ago
 
Slow Motion Records · System Olympia – Under My Eyes

Chesca of Royalty on the buttons, and featuring a turn from her late husband, the much-missed Elliot Yorke.

Dubstep Warz at 15

11 days ago
 

Mary Anne Hobbs reminiscing on the anniversary of one of the greatest radio shows to ever hit the airwaves

36 Hours With DJ Hatcha

17-12-2020

Pioneering dubstep and UKG DJ Hatcha is taking a (long) break from the festive celebrations to present a 36-hour live stream, in support of the mental health charity, Mind.

The non-stop stream runs from midday UK time on Saturday 26th December, until midnight the following day.

The first 24 hours will be Hatcha throwing down alone, drawing from his unmatched arsenal of golden era dubstep acetates. For the last 12 hours, he will be joined by some friends, and equally influential artists, like Benny Ill, Coki, Loefah, Oneman, Skream and Youngsta.

A day-and-a-half of dub plate pressure for 6 quid. Yes please. Tickets here.

If you build it…

16-12-2020

Someone misses legendary Morley techno mecca The Orbit so much, they’ve built it in Minecraft. For a taste of what The Orbit was like in full flight during its 90s heyday, check this. Tip-off courtesy of Martin Guttridge-Hewitt.

Sly & Robbie are the definition of staying power

15-12-2020

Listen to the fearsome heat of the ‘Haul & Pull Up’ riddim, taken from the recently dropped album Red Hills Road on the legendary Taxi label. Arguably the greatest rhythm section in Jamaican music history, still slaying it after all these decades.

Live your record distro dreams with Omar-S

15-12-2020

Work for FXHE packing records in glorious 8-bit, as part of the Omar-S: Conant Gardens Party Store exhibition hosted by Red Bull Arts Detroit. Watch out for the soundtrack dropping on December 18 too. Story via the Detroit Metro Times.

A Very Chilly Christmas

11-12-2020
 

Virtuoso pianist Chilly Gonzales is in the festive spirit. He will perform a live-only concert on December 23, featuring Jarvis Cocker, Feist and many more, and has recorded an EP with Toddla T (yes, that Toddla T). A Very Chilly Christmas Mixtape: The Coldest Crimbo is out now. It contains Gonzo’s own vocals, and guest features from Nadia Rose, Serocee, Coco and Deli OneFourz.

RSD // Old Fish / Shell Fish (Foundation Audio)

10-12-2020

RSD releases a couple of new flips of Kingfisher on Foundation Audio

Bandcamp

Foundation Audio · FAVX007: RSD – Old Fish / Shell Fish (OUT NOW)

First Utah, now Romania…

01-12-2020
Aliens All Along: Mysterious Monolith Appears in Romania After Utah Desert  Doppelganger Disappears - Sputnik International

We just need one more of these to triangulate and ascertain the pattern…

Autechre in the 90s

27-11-2020
Chillage collage by Pat Pope for Melody Maker, December 1994.

Out to Ambient Music Guide for the spot.

Love Muscle’s Lickdown Lovestream

26-11-2020
 

https://www.eventbrite.com/x/love-muscles-lickdown-lovestream-tickets-129222898167

DPS Aero Bureau Encounters Monolith in Red Rock Country

25-11-2020
 

DARKSTAR ANNOUNCE ‘HAUNTED HOUSE’ IN COLLABORATION WITH SPITFIRE AUDIO

24-11-2020
 

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Razor – LEMSIP

22-11-2020

Need For Mirrors – Flames

20-11-2020
 

Listen to DJ Persuasion’s History of Hardcore

19-11-2020

Across 10 authoritative mixes, the mysterious DJ Persuasion lays out the evolution of hardcore from late ’80s acid through to mid ’90s tech step. Get yourself schooled.

Tape-Echo · DJ Persuasion – A History Of Hardcore 88-98

Film tip: Near Dark

19-11-2020

Aliens does vampires with a gothic western twist, a Tangerine Dream OST and some late ’80s kitsch for good measure.

Rezzett X PALACE MOSCHINO

19-11-2020

PALACE MOSCHINO from PALACE on Vimeo.

Mez – Concerned

19-11-2020
 

Nottingham Don Mez’s video for ‘Concerned’ from his album Tyrone 3.

Trilogy CD box set looks clean!

The Dad Joke Bible: Plastician Selects The Best Bad Puns

18-11-2020
 

Only available on Amazon

ACEN – TRIP TO THE MOON 2092 COMPLEX BOX SET

16-11-2020
 

Sherelle Essential Mix

15-11-2020
 

Busta Rhymes, ‎Ol’ Dirty Bastard // Slow Flow

31-10-2020