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Now Hear This: 02/03/14

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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New track: FTSE – ‘Lost In Translation’

Midlands-based Sam Manville, aka FTSE, has dropped his new track, ‘Lost In Translation’. Lifted from the forthcoming EP, FTSE II,  the track is a chilled  mix of house beats and thanks to co-vocalist Femme, she insists “I just gotta get some sleep and I’ll be fine”. Having made …

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Guest Playlist: ForteBowie

Fresh from a particularly noteworthy hook-up with FTSE on ‘St. Tropez‘, it’s all kicking off in the world of Atlanta-born rapper, vocalist and producer, ForteBowie. With a deluxe version of his EP, Vice Haus, out early next month and a new single in the guise of

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New Track: Brolin – ‘Portland’

From collaborations with equally prodigal talents (FTSE, Luke Abbott) to flair-filled remixes of some of our favourite on-the-up popstars (Chlöe Howl, Lulu James), fast-rising British producer Brolin seems to be able to do little wrong in 2013. With ‘Portland‘ – the first …

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EP Review: FTSE – FTSE1

FTSE has finally put out his debut EP, FTSE1, after nine months of leaving people drooling over the mesmerizing beats of tracks like ‘SIRVYVIN’ and ‘CNT HLP MSLF’. The Midlands-based producer – whose real name is Sam Manville – knows how to captivate his listeners …

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Video: MØ – ‘Waste of Time’

Since posting her breakthrough track ‘Maiden’ online in May 2012, Danish songstress  (AKA Karen Marie Ørsted) has landed on many a new music radar. Earlier this year, she answered the hype with debut single ‘Pilgrim’ via Chess Club, which entered the Hypemachine chart at Number 1, and her …

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Introducing: FTSE

Under the name FTSE, the Midlands’ Sam Manville has created a true work of art for his debut EP, FTSE 1. Playing and writing everything himself, the young producer employs the dulcet tones of Saint Saviour of Groove Armada fame on lead track ‘Tidal Wave‘ – …

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