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Floating Points release exceptional new album ‘Crush’

To anyone who doesn’t know of Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, try picturing some kind of crazy scientist, frantically and maniacally experimenting with his hardware synths, smashing up the musical elements of the past and using them to make a new dance music concoction. Unsurprisingly, he’s not actually like this, and in fact seems incredibly […]

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Festival Review: Terminal V offers something for everyone in a day full of great electronic

The latest rendition of Nightvision’s Terminal V festival should be remembered as one of the most enjoyable yet. An audience of 13,000 ravers came down upon the Royal Highland Centre to witness this extensive lineup of some of dance music’s biggest names. Luckily, the day of the festival came with ridiculously warm weather, enabling everyone […]

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Floating Points put together an eclectic mix of rare cuts for their edition of Late Night Tales

In the same ilk as other renowned DJs like Four Tet, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins and Sasha, the latest contributor to the ongoing Late Night Tales compilation series is Sam Shepherd, better known by his stage name of Floating Points. Shepherd is one of electronic music’s heavyweights, signified by a spectacular performance at Dekmantel in 2018, but […]

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A retrospective on Church, Edinburgh’s legendary student club night

If you’re a student in Edinburgh then you’ve likely heard of Church. The monthly event has cultivated a strong reputation since its creation three years ago, but 14 March marked the end for Church as LTJ Bukem took over the decks for one final rave. Students will fondly remember the floor of Mash House literally […]

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An electric Bonobo live album sees Fabric reinvent itself

Last year saw London-based nightclub Fabric close off two of their long-running mix series, fabric and Fabriclive, a decision which coincided with changes in the focus of the club’s weekly programmes of events. Kicking off the new series, fabric presents an eclectic mix from Bonobo (a.k.a Simon Green) perhaps marking an identity shift away from […]

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LCD Soundsystem: live on Electric Lady Sessions

Electronic rock outfit LCD Soundsystem return with their third live album, Electric Lady Sessions, capturing the raw energy of their performances during a momentary pause on their tour last year. The most striking thing about any of LCD’s releases is the interplay between James Murphy’s often dark, lamenting lyrics and the uplifting, exhilarating, dance your […]

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Wee Red Record Fair offers a fresh approach to music consumption

Last weekend, the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) held a record fair, an opportunity for some of Edinburgh’s independent labels, sellers and DJs to come together to showcase their latest releases. Delving through huge physical volumes of music may not be everyone’s idea of fun, and of course, relatively few people […]