Collectors Club – Comforting (Limited Free Download)

Collectors Club are a band who never fail to deliver a catchy, well-written track bound to brighten up the gloomiest of days, and their new track ‘Comforting’ is no exception. The Indie outfit, who hail from Middlesborough, have combined their infectious grooves and sparkling guitars with interesting synth sounds...

Lxury – Playground

 little late to this one and most will have heard of Lxury by now. It really does bring a smile to my face when I hear something so fresh in a disparately saturated market. ‘Playground’ is without a doubt one of my favourite tracks at the moment – make...

Redlight – 9TS

ou probably have no idea how happy this record makes me feel. Redlight has been fucking about with sub-par productions recently so even though I always listen to his new stuff, I rarely get excited. Welcome to ‘9TS’ – I first caught a sonic glimpse of it during Skreams...

Regulate Summer Sessions – 3-part Day & Night Series.

  Regulate have come out of hiding following on from their rather remarkable NYD party, featuring Richy Ahmed, Skream and Mosca, to put on a new three part day and night party series entitled ‘Summer Sessions’ – in association with Data Transmission and Red Stripe. The first party in...

Chicane – No More I Sleep EP

Chicane aka  Nicholas Bracegirdle is one of the most prolific and steadfast producers, composers and hit makers that emerged out of 90’s club culture and the trance music scene. His Ibiza dance anthems have successfully traversed into the commercial charts and spike instant recognition as those tracks you played to death on...

Lucki Eck$ – Reflections

It’s getting increasingly hard to have a unique voice in Hip Hop. And no, that’s not the first sign of a doomed genre, but rather the result of a culture that is still evolving and innovating at such an accelerated pace that fans are simply buried in quality sounds...

Huxley – Body Talk

It’s about time we were treated to a new Huxley track. The boy doesn’t do anything by halves forging his way through the garage percussions and heavy low-ends like there’s no tomorrow. The spark, however, comes from those dainty piano chops floating above the virtuoso onslaught of the to-the-decibel...

Rae Morris – Cold ft. Fryars

 don’t know if it’s just me but it seems as though Rae Morris is being somewhat overlooked compared to the likes of Banks, Lorde  and Tourist. She holds her licks with so much authority and prowess and the songwriting ain’t half bad either. To be quite frank, I haven’t...

Ella Eyre – If I Go

Her rise to prominence has been a quick one since her record with Rudimental reached global success. Coupling strong vocals with emphatic production is the right key to success, one that is magnificently manifested through ‘If I Go’. Ella Eyre – take a bow dear because this is the...

MOVIE – Ads

London. I should just stop there really. Strikingly parallel yet worldly different to Britpop kings Blur and Ska-legends Madness – Movie have found a profound balance between the two. A tail of two emotions, parts of this record necessitates an ale-binging marathon in a dampened corner-pub somewhere in north...

Camden Crawl Announce Final Lineup Additions

The line-up for this year’s Camden Crawl festival is now complete, with Dry The River, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sophie, Big Deal, Thumpers and more joining the bill.  Camden Crawl takes place on the 20th and 21st June bolstered by an incredible lineup of underground up and coming artists from...

Preview: Eastern Electrics Festival

If you’re looking for an effortlessly cool one-day festival, Eastern Electrics is your go-to event. Past attendees (including myself), close friends and word-of-mouth all point to the same conclusion when describing Eastern Electrics – “You’ll never look back”. Becoming an increasingly saturated market, one day festivals are popping up all over...

Blu – The Return

To many, Blu is considered one of the greatest modern rappers. Most known for his and producer Exile’s underground classic Below The Heavens, he is also the man behind gems like the art-house cinema indebted Her Favourite Color and the still-futuristic sounding beat-scene opus York!. He’s now back with...

Submotion Orchestra – All Night

It’s no coincidence that Submotion Orchestra are a globally recognised act. ‘All Night’ encompasses a plethora of sultry yet definable sounds that come together in a soundscape propagated to imply tranquillity. Fashioned with assured efficacy, Ruby Wood provides textured beauty in a realm of emphatically-produced drum sequences and subdued...

Owyl – Chasing Dreams

Owyl AKA Isaac and Archie have just put up ‘Chasing Dreams’ as part of a self-released EP called ‘Canopia’. They’re one of those artists that you can genuinely spend hours looking for on Soundcloud. Small number of followers, high calibre records. Like what you hear? Click through to the...

Laszlo Dancehall – Plimpton (George Fitzgerald remix)

Laszlo Dancehall, the collective moniker for Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers’ side project, have just released their latest EP, LZD III, on George Fitzgerald’s Man Make Music label. The MMM imprint has already had some impressive releases. Shenoda’s Leslie Crowther EP and Trikk’s ‘Basement Traxx’ have stood out so far,...

[Preview] FOUND Festival 2014

FOUND festival was born as a showcase for the myriad characters and styles that have made the London based club nights famous, and June 2014 sees its second instalment. The festival (which has hosted the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Huxley and Breach) prides itself in having its finger on...

XXXY – Never Enough

Red Bull Academy has clearly worked wonders for XXXY’s productions. His style is slightly progressive in its nature and I’ve found that I’m always slightly overwhelmed (in a good way) after listening to any of his records in full-length. ‘Never Enough’, forthcoming on Rinse is held with a freaky-acid...

Snakehips – Forever

Whilst I’m sitting here, dreary eyed in the library at 8am on a Saturday morning, it becomes evident that Snakehips possess a real ability to pick a downcast soul up from the dread of finals exam time. Whilst some coin their production as Future R&B, for me, it’s straight up...