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Sziget Festival 2019: Macklemore Rules Showbiz, Post Malone Falls Flat, the National Deserve Better

Days four and five of the Sziget Festival saw some great shows with Macklemore leading the way, big crowds, and an even bigger drug bust.

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Visiting Zomby's Creative Past with 'Mercury's Rainbow'

Zomby releases a lost, early chapter of his musical journey, offering a vital piece of nostalgia and a futuristic take on the early rave scene.

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Speaking in Pastiche: Lee "Scratch" Perry and Subatomic Sound System Revisit 'Super Ape'

"[Scratch is] like this jester and he's joking around and people discount him, almost like he's a clown but he's actually speaking these deep truths in jokes."

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Goldie: The Journey Man

Goldie returns after a near decade absence with the lengthy double-album The Journey Man.

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The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2014

There was no shortage of new and exciting music in 2014. From an avant-garde saxophone quartet to soul-inflected pop from the UK, this crop of artists gave us a lot of great music this year.

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Jungle: Jungle

This British retro-funk duo has created something unpretentious enough to energize a dance floor at 2 a.m., yet curious enough to suggest there’s something just a tad thornier under the surface.

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Jungle - "Time" (video)

The London-based Jungle meld pop, funk, and electro into an infectious mix on its latest video, "Time", from their forthcoming self-titled LP.

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The MC Fats Collective: We Gotcha LP 1

Veteran UK drum 'n' beats man, MC Fats, in collaboration with an all-star line up of producers, delivers part three of his enduring legacy.

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The Top Ten Most Exciting British Artists Playing at the Great Escape 2014

With the European South by Southwest about to start in Brighton, PopMatters gives you the heads-up about the UK acts to keep an eye on over the coming year.

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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2014

This year is already looking like it'll be filled with great music releases and new artists destined to push the boundaries of their respective genres.

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Special Request: Hardcore EP

Special Request's (aka Paul Woolford) Hardcore EP, featuring remixes from newcomer Anthony Naples alongside jungle re-constructualist Lee Gamble, varies in tempos and styles, mashing influences together to create a work that will work just as well in the club as it does at home.

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Auxcast Goes out with a Whimper -- A Beautiful One (MP3)

Something new is emerging. I'm standing at the top of a well listening into the darkness to echos of drum and bass, ambient electronica and shuffling dubstep abstraction. It runs very, very deep.

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Wrongtom Meets Deemas J: In East London

Rooted in the past, very much of the here and now Wrongtom and Deemas J produce a great British album.

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Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events

The debut from one of the UK's most justifiably hyped new R&B artists hits the U.S.

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Exile: AM / FM

AM/FMis the perfect soundtrack for driving on a city’s freeways late at night and getting lost in the ambience of the sounds.

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Venetian Snares: Detrimentalist

Winnepeg's golden boy of breakcore blitzkrieg unleashes an opus to the drum and bass aesthetic with his 20th-odd long-player.

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Chevron: Tuff Shite EP

Jonathan Valentine finally follows up his classic 2005 debut with a myriad of IDM rockers compressed into EP form. Ding ding!


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