Monday, 17 June
"The cold had a certain warmth to it. Worlds, life, among the layers of ice. Complex sounds, alive, found in the darkest rocks, wet with winter’s water. These hollows, rough with age, nature’s hideouts, were the source of inspiration and sounds for the first full-length collaborative effort from Seaworthy (Cameron Webb) and Taylor Deupree. Webb was plucked from a bushfire and flood-ridden east coast of an Australian summer and deposited via a 20h flight into a New York covered in snow. From wetlands abuzz with wildlife in the Australia to winter’s wooded trails through… Read more
"From their beginnings as the house band at a commune of artists in south London, improvising to silent films and theatre pieces, Flying Ibex have progressed through a sea of influences including African tapes, Brazilian Maracatu and analogue gear. The band emerged at the end of 2012 with their debut album Travel in Dangerous Places ("Immensely pretty... I'm smitten with this record" Tom Ravenscroft). Largely the solo work of Barnaby Keen, the album laid out the songwriting and arrangement blueprint for what was to come - the polyrhythmic grooves, deceptively simple harmonies and wandering mel… Read more
"Dosem delivers Halo Cyan's penultimate summer release, a lean and muscular production playlisted by teh likes of as Sasha, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Christian Smith, and Laurent Garnier."
*Expanded edition including 10 bonus remixes* Matthew Dear is back and by the sounds of it on form yet again following the success of 2010's 'Black City'. To move forward, he's looked back and imbued his productions with the classic grit of early house and funk. It's almost like he's spent the last few years with his head in Theo Parrish's enviable record collection and then popped to the studio and recorded a pop album with the knowledge. It works for him too, and whether he's laying his slippery vocals over dusted 4/4s or doing something more sultry and instrumental there's a sense of knowledge and expertise in his craft.