The Lowdown: Bobby Analog

In amongst the madness, there are pockets of sunshine beaming through the scene, where artists are pushing out uplifting, joyous releases despite the world crumbling around them. One of those warming artists is Bobby Analog, a Belfast-based producer, DJ and now label owner who started out releasing disco and soul sampled records. Now focused on…

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Essentials: Nina Kraviz

I remember the first time I saw Nina Kraviz play like it was yesterday. It was the first and only time Oval Space held a 24-hour party with the likes of Jeff Mills, Radio Slave, James Ruskin, Evan Baggs and KiNK all billed and Nina Kraviz happened to be the unannounced special guest. Returning back…

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Influences: Chevron

Originally hailing from Blackpool, Chevron jumped ship to Iceland where his studio once resided in the heart of Reykjavik. It was when he moved there in 2015 that he started to immerse himself into the local music scene and in turn became a huge influence on his productions. Releasing his first album ‘Everything’s Exactly The…

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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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