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Premiere

PREMIERE: OverworX – You Better Know

Overworx – Release: 10th April 2020

Amidst the bleak lockdowns, the echoing mantras of “stay indoors” and other rituals that present themselves in our newly enforced climate, art and creativity take on new meaning and importance.

Cookie-cutter dance music and bandwagon-hopping DJs have been ruthlessly sucked out the airlock, floating in limbo and directionless. Luckily for us, it appears the realness is surviving, like mutated roots waiting to bust through the veneer and grow back harder and more twisted than before.

Utopian future or dystopian state. Whatever happens post-virus, you can be sure Ben Pest will be providing the gritty, fucked-up soundtrack.

Pre-order here

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Audio Mix

Working From Home – Corona Virus Pandemic Lockdown Selection

In these strange times of covid19 pandemic-related isolation and measures of enforced lockdown, we need sounds to keep us sane and self-motivated. Here is a Spotify playlist to help you get through a day working at home.

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Ambient Review

Stephen Prince – ‘The Corn Mother: Night Wraths’

A Year In The Country – Release: 16th March 2020

Eerie electronica, characterised by distant synthetic messages and spindly environmental noise. The latest offering from A Year In The Country, continues with earthy drones and odd folklore in both it’s sound design and accompanying Novella.

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Ambient Audio Premiere

PREMIERE: Polypores – Lune

Release: 18th March 2020

Polypores gives us an exclusive full track premiere from their upcoming ‘Piano Dismantled’ album.

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Electro Review

Pierre Rousseau – Musique Sans Paroles

Beats In Space – Release: March 27th 2020

Chic, melodic electro from Paris-based Pierre Rousseau. ‘Musique Sans Paroles’ (Music Without Lyrics) achieves harmony and pop sensibilities, within a restrained framework of sound sources.

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Audio Interview Live

This is: Loula Yorke

This is Loula Yorke. The Suffolk-based sound artist gives us an insight into her influences and current practice. From raves to workshops, via leftist techno performed on synths built into tree trunks.

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Acid Review

Type-303 – Sysi EP

Super Rhythm Trax – Release: Late March 2020

Super Rhythm Trax celebrate their 30th release, with an equal parts melodic and tuff acid record, from Finland’s Type-303.

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Ambient Experimental Review

Sea Urchin & Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra – Natal Uranus

RVNG Intl – Release: 29/2/20

Batshit bonkers from the RVNG (un)stable. Pythonesque moments collide with off-piste rhythms and melodies verging on the clinically insane, in this collaboration between Sea Urchin and Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra.

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Disco Review

Warmduscher – Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)

Leaf Label – Release: 28th Feb 2020

Debauched disco from the Warmduscher gang. This time around ‘Midnight Dipper’ is given a thorough Soulwax buffing up.

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Audio Premiere

PREMIERE: Kutmah – New Appliance

All City give us an exclusive full track preview of ‘New Appliance’, the title track from their upcoming 10″ release by Kutmah.

“A diverse fusion of his classic beat styles and a signpost to a new departure using all his wave, noise & punk influences.”

You can read our review of the record here

New Appliance will be available as a limited 10″ vinyl and digital via All City Records on March 2nd 2020.