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D£DW8 have teamed up with Crucial Recordings’ own Sleeper for a limited edition vinyl release. The record will feature two new tracks – Dark Things and X Rated – both moody, glitchy and dark as fuck. You can buy the vinyl here and there are digital downloads available here. There is also a video for X Rated, which you can see above.

Since the events in Manchester a few weeks ago, the outpourings of love and charity for the city have been inspiring to say the least. Especially with division and hate seeming to be at an all-time high in the UK right now. Up there with the best of them is this new compilation, Manchester With Love.
Featuring over 220 tracks, from Manchester’s musical community, this album does two things – it shows the rich diversity and unity within the various Manchester scenes, plus it also shows that the great city and it’s residents will not be brought down or divided by these horrendous acts. Read the rest of this entry »

Stones Throw long ago transcended the boundaries of being a hip hop label and now their roster boasts an alarming amount of talent, from a wealth of genres and styles. Take their latest signing, singer and violinist, Sudan Archives. The 23 year old Ohio resident is forging her own unique path, in a industry that is increasingly saturated with trite soundalikes and cliched repetitions. She is also self-taught on the violin – which is impressive in itself – having been inspired by Sudanese fiddlers, among other musicians. Her first single is a sublime number and gives you a first class idea of what she is all about. Haunting self-harmonies and glitchy electro backing, all laced with her fiddle and all produced by her as well. Sudan has an EP due out next month, so watch out for more news on that coming soon. Read the rest of this entry »

The new Gorillaz album is looking set to be a mighty return for the group and the list of guest features just keeps growing. This week they revealed details of the deluxe edition, which will include even more tracks, including The Apprentice which features Rag’n’Bone Man, RAY BLK and Zebra Katz.

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Great new track from Button Eyes, which is taken from a recent compilation by Berlin-based collective, Project Mooncircle. Featuring typically sublime vocals from CW Jones, as well as 184’s ever dope production, I’m hoping we’ll hear more from the crew this year. You can stream the track below and the compilation itself is available here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Regular readers will already be aware that Sims has a new album on the horizon and yesterday saw the release of the third single, Brutal Dance. Electronic glitch funk courtesy of ICETEP provides the backdrop. You can stream the track below and then the album, More Than Ever, is out on 4 November, with pre-orders available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Sensing that our collective emotions are probably on the downturn now that summer is drawing to a close, Morriarchi has blessed us with a little selection of his more ambient beats to help us deal with the change. Restbyte is a mainly instrumental affair with the exception of a lovely track called Song Bird, which features singer Violet Springs. The project is available to download and stream via Bandcamp.

More rugged styles from the D£DW8 lot as they drop a little exclusive. Bewbonik and Dee Green on the raps, with Ivylab on the beat.
The D£DW8 album, 21G$ is due out on Bandcamp this week and the boys are going to be doing a rare live set in Bristol on 30 September, so come to that if you’re in the area.

For the past three years Astral Black have been steadily bridging the gap between London and Glasgow, thanks to a series of club nights and releases featuring the likes of Drae Da Skimask, Jaisu and Opal Block. Read the rest of this entry »

Sublime sounds from Massive Attack as they enlist the dulcet tones of Hope Sandoval on their new single, The Spoils. And yes, that is Cate Blanchett in the video. The Spoils is available to buy now from all the usual outlets.