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News: David Lynch & Lykke Li – ‘I’m Waiting Here’

One would expect nothing short of stunning from a collaboration between David Lynch and Lykke Li, and “I’m Waiting Here” doesn’t disappoint. The track comes from the cult director’s sophomore album, The Big Dream, which follows up his 2011 musical debut Crazy Clown Time. Perfectly balanced are …

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Introducing: Kadija Kamara

Name: Kadija Kamara

Real name: Kadija Kamara

Bragging rights: Supported the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Yolanda Brown and Omar Lye-Fook at their live shows in London. Three top 10 Traxsource singles, with a No. 1 in 2011, called ‘Better Things to Come’ with Joey Negro. Several successful …

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Review: Deap Vally – Album Sampler

Do you like rock music? ‘Cos these girls do. Yes, they did meet at a needlework class, yes they are technically a girl group, but Deap Vally are no twee Phil-Spector wall-of-sound throwback; they’re more like a solid wall of noise. They have connections with all the right people – …

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Tips For 2013 Advent #4: Kilo Kish

Kilo Kish (Lakisha Robinson) has been described mostly by critics as something similar to  future-RnB-slash-spacey-jazz-funk – these are the words that people on the internet tend to overuse when writing about the emerging artist.

What makes Kilo Kish different is that she doesn’t really rap – rather, her slack spoken …

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EP Review: Lulu James – Be Safe

“Use me as your guide to the right path,” proclaims Lulu James on her new EP. The sultry soul singer has forged a path all her own with the unique blend of electronica and soul on her new release, which is a mesmerising mix of opposing musical forces: spacey electronica …

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Matthew Jay: Holy Details

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these ‘it might have been’”, poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote in Maud Muller, and it’s hard not to recall these words listening to Matthew Jay’s ‘Holy Details’. Much like Jay’s life, they speak volumes of unfulfilled possibilities …

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Introducing: LeaLea Jones

LeaLea Jones is one of the most exciting new artists to have emerged over the past year or so. BBC Introducing have tipped her for success, but that’s only one small portion of the monumental amount of backing she’s received from the industry. She’s just finishing off her debut album, …

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Album Review: Karima Francis – The Remedy

It’s been a tough old time for the bushy haired 25-year-old songstress since the release of her debut album in 2009.The Author was anticipated by many critics to be the great monolith among new music at the time. Being compared to the likes of Joan Armatrading, she even snatched …

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My Moodboard: Luke Sital-Singh

Upcoming singer songwriter Luke Sital-Singh talks us through his influences…

HIUT Denim Co.

That’s right. I’m inspired by Jeans. Well, not exactly. David and Claire Hieatt set up HIUT Denim Co. after selling their first clothing company Howies. HIUT Denim are more than just a jeans brand – they are …

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Track Premiere: The Night – Strangers

Ce moment, we’re obsessed with this band called The Night.

I personally discovered them when my mate played me their cover of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’, and realised that they were brilliant because they reworked the chart hit meticulously, beautifully, and originally – so much so that when I …

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