Influences: Saine & Smith

Following their debut release ‘Laughing Kids’ on 2MR in 2017, Stockholm duo Saine & Smith return to the label with ‘Dirty Games’, out today. Consisting of Jaja Saine and Leo Smith, both are diaspora kids with Jaja’s background in West Africa and Leo’s in Barbados. Within their productions, they seek to reflect their heritage whilst…

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Playlist: Wigflex City Festival 2019

Another bank holiday is just around the corner here in the UK and with that comes the hotly tipped festival debut from Nottingham promoters Wigflex – which also happens to be one of our favourite parties. With a whole host of unique landmarks and locations around the city, Wigflex City Festival is a multi-venue venture…

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Influences: Maenad Veyl

There’s something truly haunting about Maenad Veyl’s work – a project launched early last year by Milan-based artist Thomas Feriero which saw him step away from his signature sleek productions. With Maenad Veyl, the music is boisterous filled with a raw punk-like attitude influenced by his early metal days as well as scatters of hardcore,…

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Playlist: Blasha & Allatt

Since 2013, Natasha Carter and Steffi Allatt have been putting on Meat Free parties in Manchester alongside Lucy Ironmonger and Alice Woods. Bringing in international talent to the city, the Meat Free parties are events with a cause as a portion of the proceeds are donated to Partisan Collective who support vulnerable migrant women. The…

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Influences: A-Future

Taking new year, new me quite literally, Adam Shelton kicked off 2019 by launching his alias A-Future alongside new imprint EON Records. Since day one of collecting records, Adam has always been into electro with Egyptian Lover cited as one of his earliest influences. Growing up in Birmingham Adam says the city ‘has a rich…

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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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Influences: MDD

Starting their new project with an intense recording session in 2015, Canadian duo MDD have become of the most exciting acts in the industrial techno scene. Behind the alias is Measure Divide and Dolgener, who have respectively paved their way on labels such as Reloading Records, Nachtstorm Schallplatten, Brood Audio, Local Sound Network and Rez.…

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