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Premiere: Stillhead – Nirvana

February 19, 2018 |

Back in 2011 when we first decided to start this website, electronic music was at a fascinating intersection. dBridge and Instra:mental were pioneering Autonomic, a new strain of IDM- and ambient-infused half-step drum & bass. That was simultaneously being fed … Read More

Premiere: Dixia Sirong – Yohji

February 15, 2018 |

We’ve been sitting on this one since the start of the year but it’s been impossible not to give it a few outings. It comes from French duo Dixia Sirong, who are based out in Singapore, as they return with the Di … Read More

UE.45: Strange New Generation

February 14, 2018 |

Hailing from Katlehong, a small neighbourhood on the eastern side of Johannesburg, are Strange New Generation. A three-strong collective of exuberant producers and rappers, SNG are a new voice on the alternative rap scene, as much influenced by LA beats … Read More

Premiere: Sasaki Hiroaki – Speak

February 8, 2018 |

Even with just a handful of releases to his name, Sasaki Hiroaki‘s style is clear is day. It’s one step removed from The Mole-esque loop psychedelia, but more importantly its tone of pensivity speaks volumes within the realm of house … Read More

Premiere: Bolz Bolz – Practice Paris

February 7, 2018 |

Cologne producer Andreas Bolz, known otherwise as Bolz Bolz, is somewhat of a trailblazer in the electro world.

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Premiere: Hi & Saberhägen – Low Obi Strip

February 6, 2018 |

In the digital realm, as you can see from their latest press shots, Edinburgh duo Hi & Saberhägen don’t seem to take themselves too seriously. Read More

Premiere: Generation Next – Jungle 10.10.05

February 5, 2018 |

Our next premiere comes live and direct from the Detroit underground, from a producer with bloodline connection to the legacy of the 313. As the son of Big Strick and first cousin once removed to FXHE boss Omar S, Generation … Read More

Premiere: Shuffless – Uusmood

February 2, 2018 |

Adding to an already impressive roster of heavy-hitters that ranges from Theo Parrish, Anthony Shake Shakir and Steven Tang, Paris based record store, distributor and label Syncrophone now welcomes Finnish duo Shuffless to the family. Read More

Preview: Gottwood & Houghton

February 1, 2018 |

The team behind arguably the most potent weekenders on the UK circuit in 2018 – Gottwood and Houghton – are gearing up for another mind-bending double header this summer. Here we cast a beady eye on both ahead of the … Read More

The Urban Essence Show – Sunday Special – Jan 2018

January 30, 2018 |

Our first show of the year was our last Hoxton FM show for a little while, as the station goes through a transition over the coming months. Sending out a huge thank you to Dan Formless for all his graft and grind … Read More