The Lowdown: VTSS

There’s a new wave of exciting energy at the forefront of the underground techno scene. Pummelling, high-powered performances teamed with progressive ideas and a community-minded attitude serve as the backdrop for fast BPMs and heartbeats to dance in tandem until well past sunrise. Contributing to this refreshing landscape is Berlin-based Polish producer Martyna Maja aka…

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The Lowdown: SPFDJ

Swedish-born, Berlin-based SPFDJ has come storming into the scene, all guns blazing, with her ferociously energetic sets. Bringing the chaos of club culture to the internet with mixes in collaboration with Discwoman, Hessle Audio and Herrensauna’s Boiler Room session, it’s easy to see why SPFDJ is quickly becoming an in-demand artist and deservedly so. Cutting…

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The Golden Filter: ‘We truly, and maybe naively, believed that all you needed was good music and a way to get it heard, but times change, and now it’s equally about the personality making the music.’

Formed in the days of blog house, Stephen Hindman and Penelope Trappes have been releasing music under their The Golden Filter alias for over 10 years now. With their debut record ‘Solid Gold’ influenced by Italo and the CDs gifted to them by Josh Cheon of Dark Entries, the duo have gone on to release…

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Alex Downey: “And at free parties, you wouldn’t know if it was gonna be House, Psy-Trance, Techno, or Acid. It was more about experiencing this new thing that was going on than being pigeonholed.”

Coming from a musical family, Brighton-based DJ Alex Downey has always been surrounded by the culture. With his parents filling the house with jazz and classic vocalists, Alex’s early experiences with electronic music include Kiss FM, Universe raves such as Tribal Gathering and Big Love and the infamous London techno party Knowledge. It wasn’t until…

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The Lowdown: Jing

Debuting on Steve Bicknell’s 6dimensions label last year, Berlin-based Taiwanese artist Jing has been turning her stories into audio performances with a conceptual mystery project trilogy. The first in the series, ‘Adularescene’ focused on moonstones, the effect of light and the optical phenomenon whilst the latest second edition ‘Diffraction’ (released late last year) tells the…

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The Lowdown: Jordan

Belfast producer Jordan came to our attention last year with his killer AVA Boiler Room stream and since then, he has been booked across Europe and beyond with key gigs in Berlin, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and London alongside his weekly residency at The Night Institute at The Art Department. When it comes to his productions, his…

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The Lowdown: FYI Chris

There’s an air of romanticism to record stores, much like book shops, whereby the people who visit and work there are equally as interesting as the item you pick up and explore. As you enter the store, you’re equally intrigued by the music to dig through and the people to get to know. This sentiment feels…

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David Vunk: “But most importantly the Rotterdam spirit inspired me, the people and the love here, and the 160 different nationalities, multicultural life here.”

David Vunk is one of those rare artists in the electronic music world that has an air of old school rock and roll sensibility to him – perhaps influenced by his Dad who introduced Vunk to the likes of Beastie Boys, The Rolling Stones and Frank Zappa from an early age. Hailing from the harbour…

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