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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Katerina launches new label Émotsiya

The first release is a V/A compilation titled ‘ÉMOTSIYA001’.  First launching as a radio show on Radio Cómeme, Émotsiya’s label platform will showcase releases from ‘a geographical corner of the world that is already known for the most inspiring musical encounters between humans and machines’. Over the course of five tracks, the first release from…

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Scalping release debut EP ‘Chamber’

The Bristol outfit of James Rushforth, Alexander Hill, Isaac Jones and Jamie Thomas formed in 2017.  Taking inspiration from the likes of Sunn O)), Gnod, Metz, Giant Swan, Daniel Avery and Factory Floor, Scalping’s first release is a dynamic two-track EP, including remixes from Bruce and DJ October. ‘Chamber’ is also the debut on new…

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The Lowdown: Niv Ast

There has been a wave of incredible talent coming out of Israel over the last few years, with the artists infiltrating the electronic music scene with their otherworldly, esoteric sounds. The likes of Red Axes, Moscoman, Chaim and Miss Red have been paving way for more and more artists to come through, with the latest…

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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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