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BOTW Playlist: Clean Bandit

Earlier this week when we caught up with our BOTW, the fast-rising Clean Bandit, the London quartet told us of how their as-of-yet untitled debut album contained a plethora of guest vocalists and contributors; a list that ranged from Minneapolis rap queen Lizzo to UK reggae-head Stylo G.

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BOTW Premiere: Clean Bandit – ‘Rather Be’ (Royal-T Remix)

Taken in its original guise, Clean Bandit‘s ‘Rather Be‘ already had one foot firmly placed in the world of vintage, throwback garage. With his remix however, ascendant grime producer – and Rinse affiliate – Royal-T drops us in at the deep end immediately. Eschewing the celestial strings …

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Album Review: Zed Bias – Boss

It’s fair to say that Dave Jones is the hardest-working man in house music. From his output as Maddslinky to being one half of Phuturistix, Jones has long been putting out bass, garage and dubstep tunes that have helped define a generation. Not one to pussyfoot around with his samples …

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Interview: Looking Back on Three Years of Somethinksounds

Sitting back and absorbing the broad plethora of music on Somethinksounds‘ third anniversary compilation, My Love for You Is Analogue, it can be easy to forget that the Berlin-via-London imprint has only been around for three short years. Since its inception as a sidearm of cult online zine

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Moodboard: Mickey Lightfoot

London’s Mickey Lightfoot – real name: Osei Amponsa – has the sort of mind we just love to get inside of. He’s a physiology and pharmacology graduate, an alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy and, oh, he just happens to have a flow that’s tighter than Putin’s lips. Amponsa’s

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New Video: Context – ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments’ (Mike Skinner Remix)

While most MC’s tend to boast a luxurious lifestyle, frequent coitus and pound-heavy bank accounts, Context has a knack for speaking on behalf of a less fortunate generation. With lyricism reminiscent of The Streets circa Original Pirate Material“We grew up being told that actions speak louder than words,

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Pop Girls Takeover Interview: Syron

Kicking off our week-long celebration of the latest brood of rising girl popstars, today we’re bringing you the full transcript of our Notion 065 interview with London garage vixen, Syron. First coming to our attention via addictive-as-buggery singles ‘Here‘ and ‘Breaking‘, she’s a real strong

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Introducing: Kitchen Party

London’s Kitchen Party sure seem to have a habit of nailing things on the head timings-wise. Evolving from Jess’ former group - Moshi Moshi-released alt-pop threesome WooWoos, who epitomised the rejuvenated lo-fi zeitgeist of 2011 but through a pop lens – the triumvirate of garage-infused goodness that is …

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My favourite songs: Shakka

We tap into Shakka’s sentimental side and ask him to list eight songs that mean the most to him, or have inspired his career thus far. Difficult task given all the amazing music in the world, but he did a stellar job. Have a look at his selection below…

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Track Premiere: Joel Compass – Astronaut (Billon Extended Remix)

Ahead of his debut EP, Astronaut, dropping on September 9 through the ever trendsetting Black Butter, fast-rising RnB prodigy Joel Compass has revealed an extended, dancefloor-friendly remix of the record’s title track, produced by London trio – and Rinse affiliates – Billon.

With one foot in expansive …

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