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Dokkodo Sounds transports you to the heights of ‘Mt. Kita’ with latest EP

A selection of four equally beautiful, ethereal soundscapes, Dokkodo Sounds’ ‘Mt. Kita’ EP is a wave of calm. Named for the second tallest mountain in Japan, the ambient lo-fi beats feel completely cleansing. “My love of Japan obviously comes through, with the titles and sampling of Asian instruments,” says the electronic producer, “However, I also …

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Tapes 01: Leeds artists collaborate on hazy introspective tape-recorded album

This month, two musicians have come together to produce something very much outside the box. Tapes 01 is a collaborative album from the minds of Chris Dunnington and Jacob F-D; two artists that, whilst differing in their influences, found common ground in their love of artists like Aphex Twin, Lapalux, and Four Tet. Both students …

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TRACES prompts anticipation for his debut album with the release of single ‘Silver Lines’

If you haven’t already spotted him on various Spotify curated playlists, 22-year-old TRACES, also known as Tim Dehnert, is the singer songwriter poised to cause big ripples in the alternative scene. Based in Los Angeles, TRACES already boasts over fifteen million combined Spotify and Apple music streams prior to the release of any fully-fledged album. …

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Paul Epworth shares solo mission statement single ‘Love Galaxy’

With an extensive repertoire of big name productions and remixes under his belt, the award-winning producer Paul Epworth has unveiled the news of an upcoming debut album to coincide with the release of new single ‘Love Galaxy’. Featuring Jay Electronica and Lil Silva, ‘Love Galaxy’ is a nostalgic, sci-fi fuelled track which experiments with spiritual …

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Roza Terenzi crafts her own reality in Modern Bliss

Following globetrotting shows in Europe, Canada and, of course, her Australian stomping ground of Melbourne, it’s about time that Roza Terenzi released her first LP. While Terenzi has explored much of the world, this album Modern Bliss takes the listener on a journey through an alternate augmented reality filled with post-techno sophistication and decisive layering. …

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DOV and Vaughan reflect on modern dating in ‘Reciprocate’

From the opening notes of DOV and Vaughan’s collaboration on ‘Reciprocate’, you can practically feel a drunken haze and flashing neon club lights engulfing you. A seductive slice of modern day R&B, the bassline may be gentle and unassuming under Vaughan’s sultry falsetto, yet is enough to set you on edge. Completely hypnotic.  Emotionally unavailable …

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Berliner Marc Brauner takes it up a notch with ‘Beer & Breakbeat’

‘Beer & Breakbeat’, the latest release from Berlin raised DJ and production polymath Marc Brauner, is a rough and ready yet completely compelling stream of dance music, perfect for taking out some quarantine induced frustration. Steering in a different direction and taking it more up-tempo, Brauner’s release is influenced by his past of “making rap …

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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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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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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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