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Actress – Dancing In The Smoke

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After teasing his new track ‘X22RME‘ two weeks ago, Actress is back with another dark, grinder of a single.

‘Dancing in the Smoke’ sounds as Actress sees music, as bits of data, and the hypnotic loop and accelerating orchestral keys allude to our electronic ‘future,’ a vocal that punctuates throughout the track.

Actress’s album seems to be pairing well with today’s gloomy times.

The album aptly titled AZD launches later this month. Snag both tracks on the Ninja Shop.

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Sherwood & Pinch – Itchy Face

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Sherwood & Pinch are London-based dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Rob Ellis aka Pinch. This is the second collaboration from the duo that originally met at the Fabric London night club. “Having spent around five years working together, our work flow has developed and improved considerably, and we both feel that the music we’re making now is something neither of us could or would do alone,” says Ellis.

‘Itchy Face’ is one of the standout arrangements on the latest record
Man Vs. Sofa, trickling with their trademark bassline punches before stepping into soft touches of the piano. Meanwhile, ‘Roll Call’ and ‘Gun Law’ ring with murderous dread overtones.

“I’m really proud of Man Vs. Sofa – Pinch and I have developed a proper great sound together and this is a real step forward,” affirms Sherwood. A grand step forward from two heavyweight producers, indeed.

Download Man Vs. Sofa on Bandcamp

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Minor Science – Naturally Spineless

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Minor Science AKA Angus Finlayson (image via whities)

Minor Science is British producer Angus Finlayson based in Berlin, following in the footsteps of other techno music expats like Youandewan. He recently dropped his third EP entitled Whities 004, named after the London-based Whities imprint which released his previous record

‘Naturally Spineless’ is a dark, grimy listen full of deep bass that briefly glitters around the 3:30 mark to shed some light. The vibe stays true to his production alias. As he explained in an interview with Truants, “a ‘minor’ science works upwards from the particularities of the things themselves.” 

Stream it below and download it here.

If you like this, you’ll also enjoy listening to CO/R ‘Bells, Walking’ with Joy Orbison.

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Abi Ocia – Running

“What are you afraid of?” That’s the sample echoing within ‘Running,’ a beautiful debut ballad from West London singer/songwriter Abi Ocia.

At first listen, the piano buildup and soft vocals may remind you of Little Dragon’s opening salvo, ‘Twice.’ The lyrics are also reflective and internal. Telling the blog Pigeons and Airplanes, Ocia said:

“I wanted to explore an inner dialog with myself, following a journey of seeking out something greater than what you are used to, even if it means purging yourself of things you hold dear.”

According to her Facebook page, this is the first of many new tracks to come.


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Tunes of the week

1. Moods – Kinetics

2. Paul White – Running On A Rainy Day

3. Paul White – Is It Up To Us

4. Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone

5. Lydia Ainsworth – Candle

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Tunes of the week

1. Calculon & Austin Speed – Get Murked (Deft Remix)
2. Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Understand Me
3. Francis Inferno Orchestra – First Light
4. Paul Woolford – Vapour/Mindwash
5. Bishop Nehru – Mobb Dizzle

Peep the playlist on SoundCloud.