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5 Tracks – Jay L

3 August

Jay L shares five of his favourite tracks with us ahead of his set at Varkala Festival in just over a weeks time (12th-15th August). Amid some seriously good releases on the vinyl-only brstl imprint, Jay is first and foremost a DJ of the highest order. Imagine our excitement then, to take a peek…

Mavrik Mix #28 – MLiR

14 March

MLiR is the brainchild of Marco Gegenheimer and Einar Christoffersson. The individual letters stand for "Modern Life Is Rubbish" but this upbeat mix isn't nearly bleak as their name might suggest. The Swedish duo are also making inroads in the world of production, with their debut EP "Swedish Lo-Life" coming…

Review: Galcher Lustwerk – Parlay and Neva Seen EPs

10 July

Just who is Galcher Lustwerk? This was the question on the tongue of many dance music enthusiasts in 2013, despite the Cleveland-born, Brooklyn-based producer having a markedly inactive year. He released his debut EP, 'Tape 22', guested on a 'White Material 004', and composed a mixtape, '100% GALCHER', for the UK-based…

Review: Trinidadian Deep – Orisha Stomp

19 June

“Orisha Stomp” is the second 2014 release on Ron Trent’s label, Future Vision, after Missing Soul’s wonderful solo debut “Across Your Mind” earlier in the year. The label promotes wandering, soulful, organic, melodic deep house, often saturated in softly produced, tribal-style percussion with many releases employing a well-worked hybrid of…

Review: Medlar & Dan Shake – Walk EP

16 June

  A stalwart of London label Wolf Music, Medlar has for years now been churning out the kind of low-slung piano-driven house reminiscent of Detroit at its finest. Previous releases on Wolf have showcased his knack for nailing the dancefloor; alchemising warm, soulful backdrops; funk-ridden basslines and a playful sense…

5 Tracks: Blip Discs

28 January

Elephant Dub - Mark Pritchard One of the heaviest songs imaginable. This is what dubstep is all about: weighty subs and pinging snares. Interestingly the sub fades in with this track - showing that ‘drops’ aren't always needed. Mark Pritchard was kind of the outsider to Deep Medi it seems,…

Review: Session Victim – See You When You Get There

18 November

Mathias Relling and Hauke Freer, or Session Victim to you and me, return to Delusions of Grandeur with their second album full of funk-fuelled material ‘See You When You Get There’. No introductions are necessary when 'Do It Now' reacquaints us with Session Victim’s trademark subtle crisp drums, featuring a funky little synth…

Preview: Sprinkles at Distrikt

13 November

Distrikt bar plays host this Friday to DJ Sprinkles, stalwart of New York’s queer house movement and engaged activist. Under a plethora of different aliases, Missouri-born Terre Thaemlitz’s 20-year career has blended her eminently listenable house music with serious and thought provoking politics. A campaigner for queer identity and HIV…