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BOTW Playlist: Close

Rounding out our week-long love-in with Aus Music and Simple Records leader, and DJ extraordinaire, Will Saul, we asked the much lauded producer to take us on a musical tour of his life to date. From his formative years in rural Somerset, growing up on a diet of Paul

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BOTW Review: Close – Getting Closer

Will Saul is perhaps most famous for setting up Aus Music and Simple Records, producing some ravishing remixes – such as his brilliant recent re-imagining of Little Dragon‘s ‘Crystalfilm‘ – and manning the decks everywhere from London to Australia. But now under his new alias, Close, …

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BOTW Interview: Close

It’s hard not to feel admiration for Aus Music and Simple Records figurehead Will Saul – aka Close. For his first release under his new moniker, Getting Closer, he’s managed to simultaneously remove his identity from the process and yet still be fundamental to it; imbuing the album with

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BOTW Track: Close – ‘Beam Me Up’

Will Saul‘s full-length debut under the Close moniker, Getting Closer, feels like a love letter to music; not just to the techno and house he’s grown up on and released through his labels Aus Music and Simple, but also to the spirit of collaboration, shared interests and …

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Introducing our BOTW: Close

You have to admire Will Saul. Over the last decade or so, the Somerset native has brought us two of the most esteemed imprints in electronic music in the guise of Simple and Aus Music, he’s been the musical delivery man for seminal releases from the likes of …

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Guest Playlist: When Saints Go Machine

Earlier today, we told you about how Danish electro quartet When Saints Go Machine had dug deep into the mines of 90s rave when searching for inspiration on their third full-length, Infinity Pool. Now, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive guest playlist from the WSGM boys. From vintage

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Album Review: When Saints Go Machine – Infinity Pool

A lot’s been said recently of how Danish electro four-piece When Saints Go Machine rely overly on technology. Assertions of how the quartet focus more on sculpting sounds for their own amusement as opposed to actual songs have been rife of late, look beyond the group’s love of manipulating synths …

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Preview: Oval Space Music w/ Cobblestone Jazz

This Thursday (March 7) sees London’s Oval Space host its first music event of 2013. This year, the venue is aiming to “fuse seminal electronic artists with the multi-purpose warehouse aesthetic that has been so crucial to the rise of East London’s art movements,” and they’re putting their best foot …

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Happy Aniversary !K7

How much do you know about !K7? Well it’s their 27th anniversary and to celebrate their birthday !K7 are looking back over almost 3 decades of playing the big cheese in the trajectory of independent and electronic music. !K7 will be hosting events around the annual Berlin festival and will …

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Foals – Foals Tapes

What, these days, is a mixtape? It’s definitely not quite the original meaning, ‘a compilation of songs in a specific order recorded to cassette tape’—which Foals Tapes reminds us from the start, with found audio of a newsreader telling us that cassette tape is being removed from an official dictionary.…

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