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Shanti Celeste is an up and coming house producer from Bristol, England. Her latest 2-track EP features the jungle healer ‘Make Time,’ combining a rich collection of synths and electronic breaks. A real treat — add it to the bag.
With jungle nods to LTJ Bukem comes Mysterious of a Blunt, presumably an alias of Berlin-based techno producer Orson Wells. Here’s how he describes his music making process in an interview with EdHid: “It’s somehow a meditative process immersing yourself in a basic loop and trying to add selectively more elements based on your experiences you have […]
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 […]
Kelly Lee Owens is a London-based electronic producer. Her eponymous debut album pairs together deep techno vibes to balearic beats and drifting vocals. ‘Bird’ is one of the highlights of this fantastic album. It fades in at the 1:45 mark.
Actress is UK electronic producer Darren Jordan Cunningham. As an outsider, his work intends to disrupt the status quo of dance music. The result is perfectly imperfect, splashed with subterranean techno and industrial components. He’s not afraid of playing with his faults. In an interview with Dazed Digital, he said: No matter how much I […]
‘Ocean Drums’ is a broken beat techno tune from underground producer LOOP LF. Grab it on the Stepping Back EP out now on East London-based Well Street Records. ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’ is also a gem from the newcomer. Highly recommended for fans of Joy Orbison
“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison He wasn’t lying. It’s been five years since his last solo release, but Joy Orbison is back with all new EP on his own label TOSS PORTAL. ‘Rite Ov’ steps into a dub groove that even Mark Ernestus would appreciate. I […]
DJ Heure is an electronic producer from Adelaide, Australia. ‘Pensively’ is one of the latest house gems to drop off on his EP for Church label’s new imprint, All My Thoughts. Be sure to catch some breakbeat on the opening track, ‘Outsider Resource,’ as well. Vibes.
German electronic artist Orson Wells ‘Blend’ provides a flashback to early 1990s Prodigyesque techno, with a proper step toward vibrating house music. According to the Bandcamp page, the album artwork is a hodgepodge of stickers “found in car liveries.”
Throwing Snow is London-based electronic musician Ross Tones. ‘Prism (1)’ is the lead single from his forthcoming album Embers. The track ebbs and flows in kaleidoscopic arpeggios, crunching in a rolling piano to techno synth sensations. “Our complex world arises from fundamental laws. These laws constantly sculpt and shape our surroundings through repeating cycles, forever moving […]
Always pushing forward. That’s how you could describe Manchester electronic producer Andy Stott‘s music. He gave up making formulaic club tracks to focus on pionneering weirder “knackered house,” combining “sludgy tempos, grainy sounds, dense atmospheres.” He continues exploring new sounds on his latest album Too Many Voices. Perhaps the most interesting track is ‘Selfish,’ where […]
Unknown Archetype is a collaboration between underground techno producers Roxy Tripp & Oliver Kucera. The duo’s new track ‘Tripp’ is a pulsating industrial roller with a dope music video playing off the force of white noise.
Citizen Boy is a Durban electronic producer pioneering the Gqom sound emerging out of Durban, South Africa. His fellow Gqom Oh! label-mate DJ Lag called the localized genre, “a mix of elements of hip-hop and house.” Citizen Boy’s track ‘Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza’ is a tribal dance beat that tries to encapsulate the resourceful experiences of “Zulu […]
Mysterious Parisian electronic producer R/no throws some dark material in his new track ‘Salle d’attente.’ Underground techno at its finest. Grab the EP on Bandcamp.