Claire Courchene – Parallax

Sit back and relax to the unique tones of Claire Courchene and her upcoming EP, Parallax. The last time I heard the word parallax, I was researching names for one of my own albums. The word has meanings in mathematics and science and that ties in thematically with Claire Courchene’s music. She’s a classically trained cellist living in København and she has lent her multi-instrumental…

VIDEO: The Broken Orchestra – Blinded

The Broken Orchestra release a live video of new single, Blinded. It’s been quite a few years since we last featured The Broken Orchestra and it’s great to know they’re still going. The band shot footage of a live performance of new single “Blinded”, filmed at Small Seeds in Huddersfield. The song itself is a beautiful downtempo number with a delicate arrangement. Between the emotive…

Malca – Casablanca Jungle

Moroccan musician Malca joins Jakarta Records. This is his latest track, Casablanca Jungle. If you’ve not heard any of Jakarta’s Habibi Funk mixes, get on that now. The label is doing fantastic work restoring Arab music from the past but now they have someone for the present and future. Malca is the newest member of the Jakarta roster. Hailing from Morocco, his blend of pop…

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie’s first studio album in over four years is out now. Hard to imagine it’s been so long since we last had an album from Mount Kimbie. A lot has happened in those four years but the duo are back with Love What Survives. The album was constructed between London and LA, and features amazing talent such as James Blake and King Krule. Stream…

Nixon and Chato! Sample “Sounds Of The Eclipse”

The sounds of the cosmos helped to create new music for the 2017 Solar Eclipse by Nixon and Chato! The eclipse has come and gone and while the internet got creative with memes, producers Nixon and Chato! used their forces for musical good. Using some satellite recordings of the Sun, meteor showers and other such cosmic material, they created a track each for the Solar…

Hardware vs Software Sampling: Studio Time With Junkie XL

Tom Holkenborg’s latest episode of Studio Time With Junkie XL looks at the comparison between hardware and software sampling. Film composer Tom Holkenborg knows a thing or two about sampling. Under the moniker Junkie XL, he is best known for the smash hit remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation back in 2002 (remember the Nike Cage adverts). For this episode of his series Studio…

Jeremy Blake (aka Red Means Recording) – I Need U

The OP-1 maestro returns with another fine concoction entitled I Need U. I’ve wanted an OP-1 since it was released and creations like this are the reason why. Jeremy Blake – better known as Red Means Recording – made another fine track with his trusty synth and called it I Need U. Stream it below and watch the making of video below that.

VIDEO: Jamiroquai – Superfresh

The new Jamiroquai video is here for Superfresh, featuring lots of lights and a little less of Jay. While Jay Kay recovers from a back injury, a few tour dates have been cancelled over the past few weeks. But that hasn’t stopped a new video from being produced. Superfresh is the fourth track on their latest album, Automaton, with a rich disco vibe harking back…

Leo Napier – Before I Go Away (Le Wanderer Remix)

Leo Napier gets the remix treatment by Le Wanderer on latest single Before I Go Away. A move from the US to Ladbroke Grove may puzzle some but there’s no mistaking Leo Napier’s vocal qualities. The US-born London-based singer has made a bit of a name for himself, lending his talents to Gramatik’s Native Son and now he looks to embark on his solo career…

Pre-Order AUXX’s 23​/​09 Now

AUXX’s 23/09 is out on 21st July but you can pre-order it now. The buzz around AUXX makes you wonder whether he has beehives on his shoulders but it’s justified. The UK producer kneads the sounds around him into fine baked audio goods and with 23/09, more of the same is expected. 23/09 will be available digitally, on cassette, and limited edition 10” lathe cut…