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Sunday, August 25 2013

Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1

With eight singles and his two City Limits albums released on the DEEP MEDi label to date, Silkie is truly a stalwart in Mala’s army of bass pressure junkies.


Thursday, August 8 2013

Commodo: $pace Cash

Commodo, resident DJ for Sheffield via Nottingham’s mighty ‘20Hz/RubberDub Soundsystem’ drops his impressive new EP $pace Cash in a flurry of experimental, grime infused dubstep madness for Mala’s seminal bass music label, DEEP MEDi.


Thursday, July 18 2013

Emika: DVA

Has Emika, the Native Instruments sound designer and Ninja Tune stalwart, lived up to the hype and the promise shown on her experimental, laptop-driven self-titled debut, a work that joined the dots between hypnotic German techno and the sub-heavy styling of London’s underground dubstep scene?


Monday, June 17 2013

Hervé: Art of Disappearing

I’ve come to know it as a grower -- a curiosity I wouldn’t dream of playing for a friend but a secret I might keep, locked within my music player.


Sunday, June 16 2013

Benga: Chapter II

While there's nothing wrong with an artist exploring new avenues and using diverse styles, it seems Benga is possibly being carried by the tide and not forging his own paths and directions.


Thursday, May 2 2013

Major Lazer: Free the Universe

Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.


Thursday, April 11 2013

Trap Music and Old-School Britney: The Use of Music in ‘Spring Breakers’

Harmony Korine’s film plays games with both the audience’s and the character’s perception of reality, fantasy, and familiarity. The various ways the music is employed throughout the film helps confuse, disorient, or ground us, and the play between diegetic and non-diegetic music brings us in and out of the characters’ perspective.


Thursday, January 10 2013

Monokle: Saints

From genre-bending to sonic spoon-bending, Vlad Kudryavtsev’s fidgety and melodious album throws some real whimsy and majesty at what might loosely be called dubstep.


Tuesday, September 4 2012

Morgan Zarate feat. Stevie Neale - “Broken Heart Collector” (video)

Spacek producer and one half of the Shining, Morgan Zarate has a second single release coming from Hyperdub on 2 October. On "Broken Heart Collector", Zarate teams with upcoming singer-songwriter Stevie Neale for a hook-filled R&B/pop tune with dubstep roots.


Monday, October 17 2011

Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.


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Clubroot: II - MMX (Capsule Reviews) [11.May.10]
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N-Type: Rinse: 09 (Capsule Reviews) [27.Sep.09]
Various Artists: Tectonic Plates, Vol. 2 (Capsule Reviews) [20.Aug.09]
Alexander Nut: Rinse: 08 (Capsule Reviews) [6.Aug.09]
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Pendle Coven: Self-Assessment (Capsule Reviews) [25.May.09]
Zomby: Where Were U in ‘92 (Reviews) [12.May.09]
LD: Traumatic Times (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
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