Month: April 2020

Top Picks: April 2020

This month, given the current climate, we wanted to do something a little different and showcase some of the highlights from lockdown. From playlists, to livestreams, to festivals, we’re amazed by the ways in which music prevails and continues to bring people across the globe together. The following top picks are just a few examples …

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TSHA unleashes explosive remix of Juno Mamba’s ‘Blossom’

With single artwork depicting a raging fire, there is perhaps no surprise that the TSHA remix of Juno Mamba’s ‘Blossom’ is nothing short of explosive. Rife with jolting, staccato beats, TSHA’s touch is palpable. Deeply intricate and compelling, the shimmering influence of Four Tet on her style is resoundingly clear.  Although the remix seems almost …

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One to Watch: Iona Fortune

As the physical doors to the underground hubs of electronic music remain closed and the monotony of quarantine continues for yet another week, it’s unsurprising that the home-working week has pushed audiences to re-tune their tastes towards relaxation. Dance is swapped out for artistry and sweat-inducing melodies for meditation. As a proficient Umdze (a leader …

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PREMIERE: Astrological alt-rock queens, Venus, breathe life to the lockdown with ‘Sour’ remix

Based in Leeds, Venus consists of Grace ‘GK’ Kelly (Lead Vocals), Jess Ayres (Lead Guitar), Hannah Barraclough (Bass), Grace Stubbings (Synth) and Gabby Cooke (Drums). At seven and a half minutes, the band’s new remix of ‘Sour’ features powerful, striking, filtered vocals from GK, varying electric drum rhythms and textures, energetic guitar lines and gorgeous …

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith delivers a wave of serenity with ‘The Steady Heart’

LA-based Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s latest EP, ‘The Steady Heart’, is pulsing with a magnetic, swirling current. An assault on the senses in the most liberating way, it welcomes twenty minutes of inspired contemplation. A soaring teaser to the composer’s upcoming May album, The Mosaic of Transformation, Smith promises to scale to new heights of clarity …

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In Conversation: glue70

Producing for over a decade and with an art collective come record label firmly under the belt, this year will see the Mancunian artist glue70 venture to pastures new. Having already appeared this year on Majestic Casual’s compilation, lo-fi_house.zip, the producer has a full-length LP set to be released via the channel in the coming months. We caught …

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MJ Cole shifts direction with classical record, ‘MJ Cole Presents Madrugada’

On his first album in seventeen years, MJ Cole – one of UK garage’s first true stars – demonstrates a bold move away from dance music. Inspired by his early classical roots, MJ Cole Presents Madrugada is a record which “has always been brewing in the background” of Cole’s star-studded and extensive career.  Released at …

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Daithí takes production online with ‘An Irish Goodbye’

At the end of March, back when cabin fever had barely set in, the synth-elating Irish producer Daithí hooked up his cameras and started live streaming from his home studio. Over three sessions, and around six hours of work, Daithí nurtured ‘An Irish Goodbye’ into existence, offering viewers a glimpse into the production process. A …

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PREMIERE: Ben Beaux lifts you to ‘Heaven’ on new single

Ben Beaux’s latest release ‘Heaven’ is just that. Angelic and transcendent, the London-based producer has created something that is undilutedly gorgeous. A self-confessed lover of “genre-trashing electronic tracks”, Beaux seamlessly moulds an array of influences into one heartfelt track.  Opening with a wave of tranquillity, ‘Heaven’ effortlessly rises until you are completely drenched in a …

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