As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
Not to sure what the title You Make Me Real is trying to get at but this is a great debut album where classical instruments to play techno!
Continue reading Brandt Brauer Frick – You Make Me Real
After all the acclaim that has been loaded upon James Blakes’ debut album entitled James Blake, it’s only fair to write some more about the biggest sound of 2011 so far.
Continue reading James Blake – James Blake
Anyone would we’re at war as I keep hearing folks saying, “Turn That Light Out” but it’s all to do with Stac’s fantastic debut album that’s coming out on Monday.
Continue reading Stac – Turn That Light Out
Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is another artist on his fourth album and everybody has said that it is his most accomplished album to date; the magnificent Black Sands is proof indeed that it is.
Continue reading Bonobo – Black Sands
With a new album out soon and a very lengthy gig list over the next couple of months, can the duo of Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip get any better?
Continue reading Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip – Get Better (Remixes)
After Gilles Peterson interviewed Bonobo (aka Simon Green) a couple of weeks ago on his Radio 1 show, on the basis of the first hearing of the forthcoming single, ‘The Keeper’; the album could be the best he’s ever done!
Continue reading Bonobo feat. Andreya Triana – The Keeper
Electro popsters from Paris, Koko Von Napoo follow up last years’ debut single ‘Polly’ with with a 4-track EP called ‘June’.
Continue reading Koko Von Napoo – June EP
If you were getting concerned that after the singles that there wouldn’t be much left for the debut album by Speech Debelle, don’t be as the Speech Therapy continues.
Continue reading Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy
Koko was packed to the rafters with an impatient Brazilian crowd, keen to get past the DJ and onto the fabulous Vanessa da Mata, who burst onto the stage with such vibrancy and life that the already excited venue cranked up to notches rarely seen outside of Brazil
Continue reading Vanessa da Mata – Koko, London (Live Review)
If you want to be one of those impossibly smug folk who have tired of new discoveries before the rest of the world has even heard of them, this is the album for you. Vanessa da Mata is going to hit in a big way: think Bebel Gilberto with bass and attitude
Continue reading Vanessa da Mata – Sim
If you’re going to see Bonobo’s DJ set in Brighton tonight, watch out for members of the band that played at Koko to be in the audience as Audio is the place to be and to celebrate two new releases, the live DVD and a special 10″ remix that are both due out on Monday.
Continue reading Bonobo – Live At Koko (DVD) / Between The Lines (Remix)
By this time next year, everyone will know about Latin Dub Soundsystem and their genial host Nico Suave, we’re just lucky to have got in first (well nearly first).
Continue reading Latin Dub Soundsystem – Latin Dub Soundsystem EP
The new single from the forthcoming Slime & Reason is a monster tune that’ll you’re just want to be hearing again and again as Roots does it again (and again).
Continue reading Roots Manuva – Again & Again