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Track Premiere: Eli & Fur – ‘You’re So High’

On ‘You’re So High’, the lead track from their imminent Illusions EP, London production duo Eli & Fur cultivate five minutes of the lushest, most hypnotising house we’ve heard all year. Starting out very much in the four-to-the-floor arena, the pair pile on layer after layer of crisp beats, …

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Jamie Liddel @ Oval Space, London – 11th July

“I WANT HIS BABIES!” is not something I often declare about a fellow man, given that I have neither the sexual inclination nor the requisite equipment for this to materialise. But Jamie Lidell is not your average man. He is an incredibly endearing, super-talented, enigmatic sexy bastard of a man …

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Guest Playlist: EJECA

Ahead of his appearance at next month’s FARR Festival – which runs from July 19-21 in Hertfordshire’s Bygrave Woods – we asked genre-straddling, British producer Ejeca to pick his top five tracks for sending crowds wild at nightclubs and festivals alike. Here, the man behind the moniker, Garry McCartney, talks

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Introducing our BOTW: Waxahatchee

When Katie Crutchfield’s debut album under the Waxahatchee moniker, American Weekend, first began to pick up widespread attention in the tail-end of 2012, it came like a shot of stripped-back vitriol to a year dominated by skewed electronica, overly nostalgic surf rock and self-destructive trap. Crutchfield’s softly-strummed songs, often …

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Preview: Blissfields 2013

Now in its 13th year, Hampshire’s Blissfields has rapidly become one of the UK festival circuit’s greatest treasures and this year’s event looks set to be another cracker. Adopting a film-oriented theme this time around, the weekend – which takes place July 5-7 – will include popcorn-throwing dance-offs, film screenings …

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Preview: Hideout Festival 2013

Right now, we seem to be spoilt for choice when it comes to Baltic-based festivals this summer offering eclectic but awesome line-ups and picturesque, beach-adjacent settings. We’ve already told you about Croatia’s Garden Festival and Bulgaria’s Horizon; well, just in case you’re still unsure about where you want to …

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Let’s get raving: Top 5 festivals under £100

As the end of April is rolling around, and it’s miserable weather again, I am certain that most of us are already reminiscing about summer; sipping cocktails on a beach, having a swim in the sea, lazing around all day and getting-up-to-things-we-probably-shouldn’t-repeat  (or remember) all night…

But the best thing …

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Fresh Kicks for Summer: Kenzo x Vans

Shoe fanatics get excited because these limited edition kicks are just what you need to start the summer off right!

Two of your favourite footwear brands have teamed up to create a series of funky fresh collections for this coming summer. In an exclusive collaboration Kenzo and Vans have designed …

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Super Nova!

The second wave of artist’s have just ben released for Nova Arts and Music Festival on 5th-8th July 2012. Among the star players are Jessie Ware, Fink, Soul Jazz Sound System, Mixmaster Morris, Rankin and Damien Hirst, Doug Fishbone, Ben Rivers, Gustav Temple and obviously plenty more.…

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Rough Trade on Tour 2011: I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR FESTIVAL curated by PORTISHEAD

On the weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 at the stunning Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow’s Parties will present the first UK I’ll Be Your Mirror event, which will be curated by the mercurial Portishead and ATP. Rough Trade Shops will be taking the legendary store up to Alexandra …

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