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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Eye For Design: mad miran

For our Eye For Design series, we ask DJs and artists to select some of their favourite album covers. Our second edition is with local DJ mad miran who is one of the most exciting acts breaking through at the moment. Working at Clone’s record store and holding residencies at De School and Strange Sounds From…

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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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Eye For Design: The Horrorist

My first introduction to The Horrorist was through ‘One Night in NYC’, a track that will come continue to come back to haunt you. Digging through some of The Horrorist’s discography following this discovery, I was drawn to the vocal-led techno records, as he’s not only renowned for being an accomplished producer, he has been…

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Influences: Swarm Intelligence

Hailing from Dublin, Swarm Intelligence has been pushing relentless, distorted techno records for more than a decade. Honing in on his skills and style, Swarm Intelligence has contributed outstanding releases to labels such as Motz, Killekill, HANDS and now NEW YORK TRAX Import. Debuting on the label with a killer four-track EP, the release is…

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Influences: KALLIDA Festival

Somerset’s KALLIDA Festival has proven itself to be one of the hottest tickets in the British festival calendar this summer. This year see’s the 400-capacity festival stretch its legs further in its 3rd edition with an insane roster of underground stars, including Joy Orbison, Yak, Teki Latex, DJ Bus Replacement Service, DEBONAIR, Itao, Fauzia, 2…

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