Review: Houghton Festival 2018

The second edition of Craig Richards’ Houghton Festival may have fallen on one of the wettest weekend’s in the last three months but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit.  Held at Houghton Hall, Richards transformed the ground into one of the most beautiful and atmospheric festival sites in the UK, working closely with architects to build…

She’s Drunk – Subclubsciously

8/10 Berlin-based French artist, She’s Drunk aims to mark musical minds with ‘schizophrenic club music’ that draws its power from his abrupt, unapologetic and explosive approach to the dance floor. With this concept in mind, She’s Drunk’s latest EP ‘Subclubsciously’ highlights his crazed sound as he rolls through the light and dark elements within dance…

Nascain – ‘Double Album’

9/10 Don’t let the uninspired title fool you, Nascain’s ‘Double Album’ is a serious piece of work. A 20-track digital only release that has spent 3 years in the making – rife with ups and downs with tempos spanning from 80 to 180bpm. I found this album browsing Reddit for more obscure Aphex Twin releases…

Avalon Emerson – Whities 013

8.5 Making her valiant return to the London-based imprint Whities, Avalon Emerson’s latest work ‘Whities 013’ is every bit psychedelic as you would imagine.  There’s no surprise that artists such as Ricardo Villalobos and Ben UFO are cited as fans of her work with her distinctive synth-driven sounds and quirky melodies which send you on…

Dekmantel Selectors Festival 2017

Dekmantel Selectors has set the new benchmark of how a festival should be done. The incredible programming and production that Dekmantel consistently churns out, translated onto a beautiful beach location on the Adriatic; is an instant winning formula. Rather than give an extensive, long winded review of the event, we thought it better for all…

Bjarki – ‘This 5321’ EP

Making his mark on the scene with his debut release ‘I Wanna Go Bang’, Bjarki has become one of the most dynamic artists who has remoulded the scents of breakbeat, rave, jungle, trance and IDM into sounds that are entirely their own. The Icelandic artist is an unstoppable force, releasing 41 tricks in one hit on трип…

Max Cooper – ‘Chromos’ EP

7/10 The release of Max Cooper’s ‘Chromos’ EP follows on from his extensive ‘Emergence project’ – an ambitious amalgamation between audio-visual show, scientific research project, art installation and IDM record. ‘Chromos’ – also released on Cooper’s imprint Mesh Records – follows on with the scientific research aspect to Emergence, as the new EP was inspired…