Hannah Holland: ‘London has such a creative force, there’s always been something, somewhere amazing happening, despite what people might think.’

In London, Hannah Holland has become a key player in the alternative and queer club scene. Entering the East End scene in the mid-noughties, when the all there was to offer was Shoreditch-based gay pub George & Dragon, Hannah then became a resident at On The Rock’s iconic Trailer Trash parties. At those early events,…

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Orson Bramley / Transparent Sound: “Today we live in a disposable society, releasing on vinyl only helps people move away from that mentality”

Transparent Sound first came to my attention when Helena Hauff included the original acid mix of their 2016 release ‘No Call From New York’ – released on Billy Nasty’s Electrix label – in her Essential Mix two years ago. Becoming a staple in Hauff’s festival sets, it was only a matter of time that videos…

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Adam X: Recon Mission

  Adam X is on a Recon Mission, exploring the derelict, industrial landscapes of towering blocks and underground train systems – locations he knows all too well from his love for intricate systems and being one of the most prolific graffiti artists in NYC in the 90s. His ability to find unique platforms and hideaways…

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The Lowdown: Water Knives

Continuing our theme of spotlighting Israeli artists, duo Water Knives produced one of my favourite albums of last year – the very late discovery of their genre-bending melting pot ‘Contents Hidden’. Heavily inspired by jazz, krautrock and electronica with psychedelic notes, the debut album also takes influence from Middle Eastern spy movies, large cinematic soundscapes…

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The Lowdown: Niv Ast

There has been a wave of incredible talent coming out of Israel over the last few years, with the artists infiltrating the electronic music scene with their otherworldly, esoteric sounds. The likes of Red Axes, Moscoman, Chaim and Miss Red have been paving way for more and more artists to come through, with the latest…

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Influences: MDD

Starting their new project with an intense recording session in 2015, Canadian duo MDD have become of the most exciting acts in the industrial techno scene. Behind the alias is Measure Divide and Dolgener, who have respectively paved their way on labels such as Reloading Records, Nachtstorm Schallplatten, Brood Audio, Local Sound Network and Rez.…

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Influences: A-Future

Taking ‘new year, new me’ quite literally, long-standing Birmingham figure Adam Shelton kicked off the year by announcing his new label and moniker – EON Records and A-Future. Using this new project to explore the darker, warped electro sounds, A-Future is another step cementing Adam’s highly regarded status in the UK scene. As well as…

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