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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Fred und Luna: ‘The search for nothingness and hidden things keeps my mind open, encourages me to always look for new friendly perspectives and humorous, less serious things’

There’s an intriguing, mysterious allure around the project Fred und Luna. The brainchild of Rainer Buchmüller, the concept revolves around two mannequins living in a fashion boutique in Karlsruhe, Germany. Represented by Sugar Ray Buckmiller as Fred in the live shows, Luna is an ever-changing musician often chosen one day before or on the day…

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The Lowdown: Netsh

Citing Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares as influences, French musician Netsh has been capturing attention with his robotic, otherworldly productions that are reminiscent of the early Detroit electro days. Releasing his debut album ‘Neural Netshworks’ on La Chinerie’s Comic Sans Recordings late last year, the inimitable producer has quickly followed up with an outstanding collection…

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Untitled 909 Podcast 017: Ifeoluwa + Interview

Politics has always shaped music one or another. It’s been the driving force behind certain scenes, collectives, parties and labels and nowadays, we see more artists and promoters adding an activist element to what they’re doing – whether that’s from throwing parties, compiling compilations or producing records where all the proceeds going to charity. Bristol-based…

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The Lowdown: Lokier

Discovering her productions last year, we’ve become obsessed with Lokier’s dark, moody and sometimes haunting releases on the likes of Days Of Being Wild, aufnahme und wiedergabe, Pinkman Records and Throne Of Blood. Born in Mexico, Lokier moved to Barcelona before residing in the German capital. Fast becoming one of the most exciting names to…

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