Posts tagged Amsterdam

Benga + Coki – ‘Night’

In the underground world of dubstep, you wonder if night follows day as the bass bombs from the dark side are the lifeblood of the genre. On this new track, two experts have perfectly caught the vibe

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Larmer Tree Festival 2007 – (Live Review)

What a marvelous musical entertainment buffet this festival was and it’s clear to see why it has been able to do without the need for big sponsors. Larmer Tree people are all stars.

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V/A – Gypsy Groove

Every now and then the thin membrane that separates popular from eclectic is pierced and all kinds of interesting things slip through before the membrane repairs itself. This compilation celebrates a series of popular mash ups of Gyspy, Balkan and pop sounds from Central and Eastern Europe (and New York)

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Scribble Records Profile – Rollin’ with the Irish Times

When Stee Downs got together with Trevor O’Shea a couple of years ago, their main ambition extended as far as getting a club night together to promote soul, jazz, funk, disco, dub, reggae and all the bits in the middle. They’ve come a long way and have recently launch their own label, Scribble Records..

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Relish Compilation – Mixed & Compiled by Headman

I know it’s that time of year to reflect and all that, but was it really 2002 when Headman was making waves with the remix of Seelenluft’s ‘Manila’?

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Dr. Rubberfunk – My Life In Funk

Following the debut album The First Cut, the difficult follow up: My Life At 33 has a touch of John Peel about the title but I wanted to get the Dr. (aka Simon Ward) back on the Isle of Wight (so to speak), site of his Bestival triumph

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Zane Lowe & Breaks Co-Op – The Sound Inside

It’s not often that Hectic hangs out with stars of radio and TV but as Zane Lowe was in the house today, I took the chance to grab a few words with the man of the brown couch fame.

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Zero dB – Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines

News of Zero dB signing to Ninja Tune meant one thing, even bigger beats and deeper basslines.

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Deborah Jordan – Spreads That Vocal Panacea

With the release of Robert Mitchell’s Trust just around the corner, it’s a good time to catch up on Ms Jordan’s busy year of festivals and releases and to hear about her future plans

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Platinum Pied Pipers – Triple P

The best soulful hip hop album I have heard in so long I think I might have Alzheimer’s. At times, thumping, soulful and intelligent (and usually all three at once), it is hard to imagine a more satisfying hip hop / soul album coming out this year.

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