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Big Sean’s back, and it’s surprisingly good

Detroit 2 is the latest effort from a generational force in rap: Big Sean. Its an album which demonstrates a significant move in a more pensive direction, demonstrating some of the Detroit-born rapper’s most insightful lyricism yet. On first listen, the album is a homage to the city from which he hails; featuring story-telling elements […]

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Live review: JPEGMAFIA at SWG3, Glasgow 04/03

Almost from the very second that JPEGMAFIA saunters onto the stage of SWG3, the whole room is sweltering. Shirts are discarded immediately, mirroring the appearance of Peggy himself, who sports nothing but a pair of boxing shorts. Sweat seems to drip from the walls as beers are flung across the crowd like offerings. Opening with […]

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Live review: Jacques Greene’s homecoming show for LuckyMe

Last week saw French-Canadian producer and LuckyMe artist Jacques Greene brace the gloomy streets of Glasgow to play a homecoming-show of sorts, alongside Montreal-based purveyor of bootyhouse, Martyn Bootyspoon. Bootyspoon navigates the mood of his audience well, shepherding what begins as a shy congregation of semi-enthusiastic sway-ers into a crowd of serious movers by the […]

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Fat White Family bring their hedonistic live act to Potterrow

Unceremoniously stamped hands displaying Potterrow’s infamous ‘Big Cheese’ logo trail up the banisters to the venue’s The Venue on this Thursday evening. Everything within the space is somewhat conflictual from what is normally expected; from the crowds of older men in leather jackets scattered around, to the complete rinsing both bars of draft lager, and […]

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Terminal V: The Reckoning – a chaotic testament to electronic music

On the night of 26 October, it felt as though the entire youth population of Edinburgh had descended upon the Royal Highland Centre. Terminal V is chaotic in every single sense of the word. The day was punctuated with the regular sighting of adolescents in Halloween attire being wheeled about the place by the onsite paramedics. […]

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Live Review: Larkins make a strong impression at Sneaky Pete’s

In the past year, Larkins seem to have propelled themselves on an upwards trajectory, going from playing various haunts in their locality of Manchester, to racking up 35 shows in their “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?” tour. Every success is justified; crammed onto the stage at Sneaky’s, it is clear that Larkins are a […]

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‘Dawn Chorus’: a testament to the talent of Jacques Greene

Dawn Chorus is the latest LP released by French-Canadian LuckyMe artist Philippe Aubin- Dionne. It is an immense album, which flawlessly showcases Greene’s ability to manufacture his sound through a characteristic use of R&B vocal remixes. The album is brooding and ambient, without sacrificing any of Greene’s characteristic modes of electronic music. The sophomore album’s […]

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slowthai orchestrates mayhem at Glasgow’s SWG3

On the gloomy Monday night that slowthai, Northampton born Tyron Frampton, descended upon Glasgow, the arches which stand over SWG3 looked onto bustling crowds of fans, as they smoked and chatted and chanted ‘f*ck Boris’. His performance was perpetually wound up and politically charged, never ceasing for one second to emulate the chaotic sentiment which […]