Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016

[Above image credit: Resident Advisor] Founded in 1994, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, has established itself as one of the most popular, yet diverse and adventurous festivals of the European electronic music scene. With a line up ranging from Jon Hopkins to Justice, from Moderat to Thundercat, a musical event of this magnitude situated in Spain’s…Read more Mixes to Dig: Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff @Sónar Festival 2016

Tune of the Week: Telephones – Expanse

Vibe Telemetry was slept on massively when it was released towards the end of 2016, with Telephones showcasing frenzied melodies, polyrhythms and pleasing harmonies influenced by the world over, which I think the artwork depicts wonderfully. There are serene moments in this album such as the aptly named Expanse, which starts off as a hollow…Read more Tune of the Week: Telephones – Expanse

Mixes to Dig: 88 Transition w/ Tasker, Avalon Emerson & Courtesy

[Above image credit:@NicTasker] Sometimes you need that something to kickstart or get you through the day. This motivator can take many forms including music, the ability of which is displayed to its fullest in the following mix, and especially its first hour in which Avalon Emerson and Courtesy play back-to-back. Among the endless list of…Read more Mixes to Dig: 88 Transition w/ Tasker, Avalon Emerson & Courtesy

A Review: Max’s 2016

Release: Bruce - I'm Alright Mate (Timedance) 2016 has been a productive year for Bristol-based label Timedance. Perhaps their strongest release courtesy of Bruce with his exemplary I’m Alright Mate EP. The title track from the EP is an incredibly satisfying journey through broken techno and is my Track of the Year. At first listen…Read more A Review: Max’s 2016

A Review: Ben’s 2016

Release: Tessela - Up Up is a track that I heard kind of sporadically throughout the summer in 2016, with the likes of Ben UFO and Jackmaster both dropping it throughout June and July. There’s something about many Tessela tunes that gets my heart pumping, his beats have this inherent rolling sound that make the…Read more A Review: Ben’s 2016

A Review: Gavin’s 2016

Release: Etapp Kyle - Ahora [Ost Gut Ton] Looking back over a whole year, it’s difficult to select a favourite release. I’m normally most excited by recent finds, and few tracks have enough staying power to stick with me. Etapp Kyle’s Ahora is an exception to this. I first heard it dropped by Function in…Read more A Review: Gavin’s 2016

A Review: Tom Allman’s 2016

Release: Laksa - Contrasts (Timedance) Laksa’s release Contrasts, on the Timedance label has made it to my pick as one of the best tunes to come out this year. The wall banging kicks and scratchy percussion set it off nicely, and the tune really starts getting into itself just after 1 minute 30 when the…Read more A Review: Tom Allman’s 2016