The Lowdown: Sandrien

Master of the warm-up, with a talent for both short, intense sets and long building ones – its no surprise this DeSchool resident has become a favoured face among Amsterdam’s party faithful, and the twenty years she’s spent behind the decks is evident in her chronicled selections. The De School resident can usually be expected to play…

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PTU: “You perceive the world to create music with a specific attitude, but during creating, you also learn something about yourself”

Nina Kraviz’s Трип label has become known for its adventurous experimental releases – unlike anything else you hear. Nina has a skill for scouting innovative talent in unlikely corners of the world, helping bring attention to scenes in Russia and Iceland. One of those artists is PTU who first featured on Nina’s label in 2016…

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The Lowdown: Ruf Dug

Included in the illustrious list of RMBA graduates, Manchester-based artist Ruf Dug launched the moniker after returning from a stint in Australia during the 00s. Since then, he launched Ruf Kutz – a previously vinyl only imprint which lead to putting the back catalogue on Bandcamp for free due to Discogs making the music inaccessible…

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The Lowdown: Adam Curtain

Based in London, Adam Curtain has been quietly pushing out sick electro releases on his Trouble Maker imprint for two years now. It’s a hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it’s about time Adam and Trouble Maker were recognised for the outstanding work they’re doing for the UK scene. Nurturing…

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The Lowdown: Christopher Joseph

Christopher Joseph’s early musical experiences revolve around the rich history of New Orleans, where he grew up but his first stepping stones into exploring music as a hobby or career were formed around metal bands. Playing the drums in these bands gave him the rhythmic experience he needed to transition into electronic music where he…

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The Lowdown: Katerina

I first discovered Katerina through her release on Cómeme, ‘Just When You Thought It Was Over’ and was encapsulated by the eclecticism shown on one project. Flowing through the five tracks, you never knew what the next one would hold as it spanned across haunting tribal-esque rhythms on ‘Solitude Survivor’, hints of acid house on…

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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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