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State of Play: Samurai Music, Auxiliary & Nuage are running the 170bpm multiverse this month

March 31, 2015 |

And so it is, here we are in the month of March: a month which marks the beginning of an invariable wasteland for new releases as the scourge that is Record Store Day clogs up pressing plants across the land. … Read More

Digging Deep: Monika

March 30, 2015 |

New blood (often finds it hard to break into the established order of many labels’ rosters with only truly unique and exciting talents being given an opportunity. Step forward Maxwell, better known as Monika who seems to be on a … Read More

Digging Deep: Tenderlonious

March 27, 2015 |

As you’ll have seen from our recent review of Henry Wu’s Negotiate EP, the tight-knit Peckham-based collective drawn together under the banner of 22a Records have really been catching our fancy of late. Musically speaking their sultry organicity is becoming … Read More

UE.24: Chet Matuto

March 23, 2015 |

Every so often you stumble across a track that has you scrambling for an ID on contact. That track for me a few weeks ago was Zurich-based Chet Matuto‘s ‘Mund Rethink’ (via Lek‘s consistently quality podcast series) – cinematic 170 … Read More

Matthew Styles picks some heavy hitters ahead of Hideout

March 20, 2015 |

Having appeared on a slew of high-profile labels in recent years including Gerd Janson’s Running Back, Tamed Musiq and Ostgut Ton, English-born Berlin resident Matthew Styles draws influence from a melting pot of sound both in his productions and in … Read More

South London’s Henry Wu delivers a quintet of outstanding modern-day soul in the Negotiate EP

March 15, 2015 | 1

Negotiate, the latest release from Peckham-based beatsmith Henry Wu, is a sophisticated collection of grooves designed to indulge your ears.

As we touched on in last month’s State of Play, the five-track EP on Alex Nut’s new HoTep imprint is … Read More