Dom & Roland: The Big Bang LP

7 09 2011

Clips from every track of Dom’s forthcoming Big Bang LP are now available through his Soundcloud page [and now here too]. Combining engaging, cinematic atmospheres (and quite simply the best intros in D&B) with astute samples, razor sharp breaks and punishing basslines, Dom’s full and unrelenting style marks him out in a D&B scene in which the more interesting music has often tended towards stripped back minimalism since the advent of Autonomic a couple of years back.

The album is released on the 26th of September and it’ll be two years since he last induced widespread shirt ripping and face tearing (and other such bass related platitudes) with his mammoth No Strings Attached LP, which featured such belters as Tajitsu, Mind Feeders and Jungle Beast. If these clips are anything to go by, the Big Bang may yet be even bigger.



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BBC Essential Mix: Jamie XX

28 08 2011
This weekends Essential Mix is provided courtesy of man of the moment Jamie XX. Shifting styles and eras masterfully, this is undoubtedly one of the classiest EMs of the year and is yet another milestone in the young Londoners meteoric rise as a solo DJ and producer. Cop a listen here; full tracklisting available here.

Clams Casino – Rainforest

12 08 2011

Stunning piece of Hip-Hop / Noise drenched electro. When I saw the label who’re putting this out I was sceptical. Tri Angle have a nasty habit of feeding hyped up ‘witch house’ affairs which first please, then tire before becoming dull. This is definitely not in that category – a good sign is the simultaneous Type records release of the material from a recent free mixtape which is insane.

For a little outer-limits listening check this guy out.

From Rainforest – Waterfall

Released This Week

27 07 2011


Alvin Risk (Telemetrik) & Bulletproof/Black Sun Empire & Counterstrike – One/Traum [BSE Recordings]

Arkist & Kidkut – One Year Later/Vanilla Imitate [Hotflush]

Benga – Faithless/Acid Lie [Kapsize]

Friendly Fires – Hawaiian Air (Totally Enormous Exticnt Dinosaurs/Seiji Remixes) [XL]

Gui Boratto – The Drill/Stems From Hell [Kompakt]

Hybris/Nocturnal – Pyramids/Lair [Revolution]

Lone – All Those Weird Things [Wigflex]

Om Unit & Kromestar – Solar Cycle/Merkabah [Cosmic Bridge]

Optiv & BTK – Get Ready/Submission [Dispatch]

Skream – Exothermic Reaction/Future Funkizm [Nonplus]

Unknown (Joy O) – Sicko Cell/Knock Knock [Swamp81]

Wiley – Link Up [Big Dada]

EPs & LPs:

ASC – Ghost Train EP [Auxiliary]

Breton – Counter Balance Remix EP [Hemlock]

Evol Intent – Cruise Control EP [Evol Intent]

Geiom – Tone Generation EP [Frijsfo Beats]

George Fitzgerald – Silhouette EP [Aus]

Intelligent Manners – Some Day EP [Celsius]

Morphy/Genotype/Ortokore/Raiden – Percussion Concussion pt.1 EP [Voodoo]

Pixel Fist – Talking Heads EP [Rottun]

Vondelpark – NYC Stuff & NYC Bags EP [R&S]

Little Dragon – Ritual Union [Peacefrog]

Machinedrum – Room(s) [Planet Mu]

Ras G – Down to Earth [Ramp]

VA – Ram 100 [Ram]


Free Music: Wugazi

26 07 2011

You could probably be forgiven if you found it a little tough to imagine the lyrics of seminal rap outfit Wu Tang Clan laid down upon the music of alternative punk legends Fugazi. Lucky then, that Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy (yes, that is his name) have taken it upon themselves to bring together these two unlikely bedfellows in one extremely surprising  release so that you don’t have to.  Good ingredients don’t necessarily lead to a pleasant serving, as many a sketchy mash-up will testify, so even more remarkable and pleasing is how well it works. Unlike most bootlegs, this isn’t an album you’ll listen to once, enjoy for novelty, and then discard; it’s a fucking good record in its own right, lovingly put together, and one of the coolest things we’ve heard all year. Don’t believe us? See for yourself, ’13 Chambers’ is available free of charge over at If you want a taster, the opening track is below. All together now…

Released This Week

21 07 2011


Break & Die – Slow Down VIP/Skip Rope (ft Need for Mirrors) [Symmetry]

Bulb – Tenderness [Kokeshi]

Klute – Scooter/Party Hands [Commercial Suicide]

Mindscape/Ryme Tyme/Jade/Mastif – Sickness Remix/Time Trap [Citrus]

Mosca – Tilt Shift (Julio Bashmore/Swing City Remixes) [Fat City]

Oak – Bedroom Community/Kite [Space Cadets]

Radiohead – Good Morning Mr Magpie (Nathan Fake Remix)/Bloom (Harmonic 313/Mark Pritchard Remixes) [Ticker Tape]

Tropics – Mouves (FaltyDL/Keep Shelly In Athens Remixes) [Planet Mu]

EPs & LPs:

Autre ne Veut – Body EP [Hippos in Tanks]

Black Devil Disco Club – Distrust EP [Lo]

dRamatic & dbAudio – Vigilante EP [Liquid V]

Funkineven – Roland’s Jam EP [Eglo]

How To Dress Well – Just Once EP [Love Letters Ink]

Leterette – Letherette EP 2 [Ho_Tep]

Lynx/Malibu/Hellrazor – Sleazy EP [Detail]

Mount Kimbie – Carbonated EP [Hot Flush]

Mr Lager ft Alys Be – Tell Me EP [Sub Freq]

Roska – Jackpot EP [Rinse]

VA – Fabriclive 58: Goldie [Fabric]

VA – Rinse 15: Roska [Rinse]

Released This Week

12 07 2011


ASC – Brainscan/Zone One [Samurai Red Seal]

Benny Page – Original Killa/Take You Back [Subway Holland]

Billain – Kontra/Octopamine [Citrus]

BTK, Optiv & Presence Known – Crawler/Music Within [Demand]

DBR UK – Anaconda/Above the Slums [BLKND]

Glitch Mob – We Can Make the World Stop/Warrior Concerto/Palace of the Innocents [Glass Air]

Hybris, Presence Known – Bossa Nouveau/Absolute Power [Blackout]

Hyetal – Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox Remix) [Blackacre]

James Blake – Order/Pan [Hemlock]

Nymfo, Cern – Recollection/Desert Heat [Dispatch]

Photek – Closer/Pinch Remix [Tectonic]

Pinch – Swish/Tunnel Home [Deep Medi]

Seiji – No Other/Easy [Seijimusic]

Synkro – Look at Yourself/Girl/It’s [Mindset]

Xxxy – You Gotta Do/Open Your Eyes [Orca]

EPs & LPs:

Drums of Death – Black Waves EP [Civil]

Jam City – Waterworx EP [Night Slugs]

Ill Skillz – Nectar & Ambrosia [Ill Skillz]

Tes La Rok – Them [Noppa]

Toddla T – Watch Me Dance [Ninja Tune]

VA – Best of Tectonic pt.1 (2005-2009) [Tectonic]

VA – Best of Tectonic pt.2 (2009-2011) [Tectonic]

Zomby – Dedication [4AD]