Gilles Peterson announced on his show this morning that he was going to do a special show to celebrate Ninja Tunes’ 20th Birthday “as one of the most consistant labels” but there’s lots more than that going on!
Continue reading Ninja Tune XX – 20th Anniversary
When I were a lad, going to the Baths was the highlight of the week but this week Baths is the album of the week; and probably a lot longer than that!
Continue reading Baths – Cerulean
You can’t move your butt these days without getting hit with more big props for James Blake and his new EP, CMYK is the big reason why.
Continue reading James Blake – CMYK EP
First off, don’t let the title of this 2CD compilation put you off as the 23 tracks are not in any way second rate – this is Zero dB after all!
Continue reading Zero dB – One Offs, Remixes And B-Sides
Perhaps the title of his album Pending actually best describes an eary, downtempo, electronic ambiance that is ‘Pending’; but can Hectic do better than that?
Continue reading TBA_Natalie Beridze – Pending
It’s been a while since I’ve been seduced by anything on the Laboratory Instinct label, but this double CD set of selected works by Nikakoi is something that’s quite different and not to be ignored.
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“Conceived and executed in Nottingham” is the proud boast of this debut CD on the Oeuvre label and it proves there’s more going on in the city’s bedrooms than you might think.
Continue reading V/A – Electronic Listening Music: Vol. 1
The Ninja Tune label have a bit of an obsession with dark, moody, cinematic, bass heavy albums and yes, thankfully Let The Night Roar is another great one!
Continue reading King Cannibal – Let The Night Roar
Thavius Black ensures that the hip-hop beat goes on with a debut album on Big Dada that’s his Dialogue.
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Yep, it’s that time of the year when summery summer sonics often have a Tour de France reference. And this is the best of this years’ bunch from the Memory Tapes is ‘Bicycle’.
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A swamp-ape from panhandle Florida, Michael Johnson arrived in Philadelphia to teach music technology at a downtown arts university; thankfully he had enough spare time to work on a number of projects including Ape School.
Continue reading Ape School – Ape School
Ninja Tunes’ off-shoot label, Counter Records are raising the bar of late and they are at it again with a new EP from Ape School.
Continue reading Ape School – Wail To God
“This album of wigged-out psychedelic next-level hip hop beats will appeal to fans of beatsmiths like Jay Dee and Madlib!”
Continue reading Prefuse 73 – Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Modeselektor’s buddy Siriusmo personally invited himself to be the very first artist on Monkeytown Records and what a smart move that was for all concerned.
Continue reading Siriusmo – The Uninvited Guest