At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
Continue reading Record Store Day with Jonny Trunk & Gilles Peterson (16th April 2011)
Long time fans of the label Veryverywrongindeed will know that they don’t release anything but the best in tech house and Richard Seeley hasn’t let them down with this one.
Continue reading Richard Seeley – Ziba Viva / Monk
Next Stop… Soweto 2, sub-titled “Soul, Funk & Organ Grooves From The Townships 1969-1976″ is the second of a three part series by Strut’s finest in the underground sound of South Africa in the 60s and 70s.
Continue reading Next Stop…Soweto Vol.2, Funk & Organ Grooves From The Townships 1969-76
How do you get to grips with Tudor Acid’s Merri Portland? It’s a good question but the answer is simple (sort of), just enjoy it.
Continue reading Tudor Acid – Merri Portland
Heavy, industrial, darkstep, dupstep – what! Legion Of Two is a new project of Alan O’Boyle and David Lacey in an electronics vs. live drums collaboration that is all about Riffs.
Continue reading Legion Of Two – Riffs
The latest duet between Hebden and Reid is their tribute to NYC, how big an apple is it?
Continue reading Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid – NYC
Previously known as 2 Banks Of 4, 2bo4 (aka Dillip Harris and Rob Gallagher) have finally got their latest collection of ‘junkyard’ musical influences into an album; but are they still gods?
Continue reading 2bo4 – Junkyard Gods
By happy coincidence, fans of Seven Best and Jay Haze get double dose on the lastest remix 12″ of the one of the top tunes, ‘Freedom’
Continue reading Catrat – Freedom (Jay Haze & Kabuki Remixes)
Tracks by Steve Spacek’s Black Pocket have frustratingly been dribbling out of Exit Records over the past year so it’s just about the right time for The Album to score early in 2008
Continue reading Steve Spacek Presents Black Pocket – The Album
And things at Impossible Ark Records are very good indeed with this album, Example Of Twelves’ second release to date — keeping that modal spirit alive
Continue reading Examples of Twelves – The Way Things Are
July is a heady month for roots reggae releases from Europe as Darien Prophecy is setting out their stall with some very natural vibes
Continue reading Darien Prophecy – Natural Vibes
Gilles Peterson is on a roll at the moment writing the sleeve notes to Steve Reid’s forthcoming solo album on Domino but before that comes out in October, there’s the double act with Kieran Hebden to come to terms with.
Continue reading Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid – Tongues
This double CD is an excellent introduction to the world of Four Tet and his remix work
Continue reading Four Tet – Remixes
Colin Emmanuel is a producer who has worked with a wide range of artists and on his new album he’s called in favours from some of the best talent around. Even if you can call up KRS1, it’s not always a winning formula but I can assure you, the quality of the tracks on the previous 12″ (‘Heat / My Thing!! / Let’s Go Away’) are replicated throughout the CD.
Continue reading Emmanuel – D’Illusions of Grandeur