The Lowdown: Rhyw

Having started the Cassegrain project with Hüseyin Evirgen around six years ago, it wasn’t until 2016 that Alex Tsiridis decided to launch his solo project, Rhyw. Stepping away from the experimental minimal techno sounds of Cassegrain, Rhyw’s style moves towards glitching breakbeat, heavy bass and IDM influenced beats. The Rhyw project launched on Tar Hallow…

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The Lowdown: Jaye Ward

Jaye Ward is a woman who defies description – but if you are forced to do so – be careful not to call her an up and comer. An institution in her own right, Jaye has been a regular figure on London’s queer dance floors since the late ’80s as a punter, activist and DJ. Her…

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The Lowdown: Yak

Over the last few years, UK producer Yak has become known for his dynamic, polyrhythmic soundscapes. Making his debut on Orson’s Version imprint, an established label which has become famed for its shattering records, it wasn’t along before Yak was picked up for dates across the UK – supporting artists such as Objekt, Pangaea, Daniel…

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Noncompliant: “Finding people who relate to your experiences both as a DJ and just as a person, dealing with the things you deal with, is really important.”

Once known as DJ Shiva, Noncompliant is a veteran in the Midwest electronic music scene with over twenty years of experience behind her. In the age of the internet and regular dates at Chicago’s Smartbar, Noncompliant’s worldwide breakthrough moment only happened a few years ago after landing key dates at De School, Concrete and Berghain…

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CCL: “There’s a certain power in us playing them in the context that we do, and this reclaiming of this music is extremely powerful and transformative.”

CCL first came to my attention when they released their brilliant ‘Ode to the Queer Steppas’ mix for Honey Soundsystem. The mix changed my perspective on the very male-dominated scene and of course, I wasn’t the only one to pick up on this. The mix was included in a selection of best monthly mix round-ups…

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The Lowdown: Slacker

It seems we have a little trend going on here at Untitled 909, becoming a hot spot for Brighton-based artists with previous features on Patterns and Alex Downey. Lobster Theremin affiliate Slacker now joins the crew. Real name Sam Black, the versatile producer and DJ moved to Brighton for university and became consumed by the…

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Meet The Residents: Patterns

Located in Brighton, Patterns has quickly become one of the most forward-thinking ventures in the South East. Launched in 2015 and helmed by London’s Mothership Group, the venue is a multi-purpose building with live music, underground club nights and day parties on the terrace located in the beautiful Art Deco building 10 Marine Parade. Its…

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