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RIP Deep House: the death of a genre?

At the beginning of 2020 London based record label Lobster Theremin released the compilation album Lobster Deep Classics, featuring releases from big names such as Palms Trax, Maruwa, and Shedbug. What is peculiar about the compilation is its focus on a genre you would not hear in a set by any of these DJs, a […]

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Music on Film: United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass

One Star United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass is a self-serving nostalgia trip into the beginnings of ‘One Nation’ a club which purportedly brought together the breakbeat, jungle, and hardcore movements for the first time to create drum and bass. The story is directed and largely narrated by One Nation founder Terry ‘Turbo’ […]

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Greenhouse Cafe: Leith’s hidden record store and coffee shop

Located by Leith Shore, an area of Edinburgh which has in the past few years has become fertile ground for emergent restaurants, bars and cafes, lies Greenhouse Cafe. The small cafe-cum-record shop opened back in June, it’s relaxed leafy interior allows customers to take as long as they like browsing through a unique and diverse […]

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Live Review: Neon Waltz provide a dreamy, mysterious aura at The Mash House

The Mash House is packed and spilling out onto the street. Everyone is gathered for the triumphant return of Neon Waltz to Scotland for their 2019 UK tour. The band nonchalantly takes the stage and open with the mystical chords of ‘Bare Wood Isles’. In the five years that have passed since this song, their […]

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Four Tet reinvents his sound as KH on ‘Only Human’

‘Only Human’ is the new single from KH, an alias of Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet. The track was composed in only a few hours after Hebden overheard Nelly Furtado’s ‘Afraid’ playing and decided to feature a sped-up sample of it on his new single. The track was announced via a tweet featuring a picture […]

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HOMESHAKE – Helium Album Review

Helium, the fourth album from HOMESHAKE (the solo project of Montreal based producer Peter Sagar) is another woozy meander through dreamlike synths and echoing vocals. Sagar has come a long way from his roots playing rhythm guitar for Mac DeMarco, with Helium containing almost no remnants of DeMarco’s jangly guitar pop that remained present in […]

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Showcase: Andrew Wasylyk’s The Paralian

Created during an artistic residency at Hospitalfield house, Dundonian musician, Andrew Wasylyk’s, third full-length album The Paralian creates a soundscape evocative of the Angus coastline which inspired it. The album showcases Wasylyk’s skills as a multi-instrumentalist and with sounds ranging from the harp to the synth, it is also an album which powerfully links contemporary […]