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Detroit: Heart, Soul and Drum Machines

“I just love techno, man” I can see in this particular 19-year-old Glaswegian’s eyes – wide though they are – that he isn’t joking. I’m stood at the back of an abandoned fort in Croatia surrounded by people from all over Europe, absolutely buzzing their nut about techno. As Jay



Album Review: Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu

From Syrian weddings to the stages of Glastonbury, Omar Souleyman will one day be a legend amongst the best of wedding singers. Making a name for himself as the go-to matrimonial entertainer in Northern Syria, Souleyman performs a traditional strain of Arabic music known as dabke; a popular and intricate …



BOTW Playlist: Jessy Lanza

Taking an extended look at Jessy Lanza‘s debut Hyperdub full-length, Pull My Hair Back, it quickly becomes clear how simplicity is key to the Canadian producer and vocalist. Co-produced by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, it’s a record steadfast in its determination to choose exactly the right sound



Random Magic announce Fire lineup

Random House have announed the full line-up for their Halloween show at Vauxhall’s Fire – one of the biggest electro events  in London – including Omar S, Classic Vs. Horse Meat Disco and Optimo.

Special guest of the night will be Omar S, playing the event following the release of …



Interview: Kim Ann Foxman

Alex Cull chats with former Hercules & Love Affair lady Kim Ann Foxman about growing up in Hawaii, her first exposures to house music and going solo.

You grew up in Hawaii: Has your upbringing there influenced you at all as a musician? If so, how?
I did grow up …



Shoreditch club XOYO is back (and better than ever)

September is set to be a terrific month, not least because Shoreditch-based club XOYO will be opening its doors again. After a 6-week summer break, the popular club will be surprising dedicated clubbers with a smashing makeover and a line-up of artists and performances we cannot wait to check out.…