Brighton based label Tru Thoughts have been releasing some of the most dynamic and wide ranging music from the south coast for the last decade and a half. Last Saturday was their 15th birthday party at The Forum in London’s Kentish Town. The venue, traditionally used for live gigs as opposed to club nights, proved to be a […]Read more "Tru Thoughts 15th Birthday @ The Forum"
The press have had a fair shot at describing the music of Brazilian band Metá Metá. From creating a “dirty brew of psychedelic samba, distorted jazz and Afro-punk” to being described as “life-affirming” or even “punk rock”, their sound seems to encapsulate and unearth a vast array of genres. Despite being quite disparate descriptions, they are all […]Read more "Metá Metá at Café OTO"
The Romanian trio of Livio, Roby and George G first performed under the Premiesku moniker in 2009. After a period of inconsistent output, the trio look now to have focussed their attentions more than ever on the project. They follow up their “More 4” EP on Apollonia with “Aproape”, an 8-track EP returning to Loco […]Read more "Premiesku – “Aproape” DESOLAT 041"
So the thing about a WOLF record is that you can hardly miss it in a record bag. The conspicuous lettering is adept at catching attention. Thankfully, so is the music bestowed and engraved in the wax itself. Responsible for uncovering producer talents like Ishmael, Frits Wentink, Casino Times, James Welsh and Ron Basejam, WOLF don’t compromise on […]Read more "Homework – “Conquered Enemies” WOLFEP027"
The visionary Matthew Herbert will be appearing in discussion at Stoke Newington Studios on Monday 17 November. The mad scientist look-a-like will be open to a Q&A session and there are few more intelligent and prescient characters to interrogate. I expect many people to shrink in awe at the sight of Herbert’s gigantic cranium – […]Read more "Matthew Herbert: A Preamble"
Last Thursday I managed to catch Jungle at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Due to a mix up of tickets involving my sister’s boyfriend’s friend’s girlfriend, I found myself in possession of an elusive ticket to the sold out show. I seized at the opportunity, replying to the text within a few seconds. There is a certain hype surrounding Jungle, […]Read more "Rumble in the Jungle"
It is around four in the afternoon canal-side in Amsterdam and there are crowds huddled outside grand buildings such as Felix Meritis and The Dylan hotel, people with accreditation lanyards and matching branded backpacks, a palpable buzz in the air. It can mean only one thing; Amsterdam Dance Event is in town. The global dance […]Read more "Amsterdam Dance Event"