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Interview: The Cat Empire

Gabriella Swerling catches up with The Cat Empire’s fiery lead singer, Felix Riebl, on their world tour and doesn’t expect to find a tame pussycat.

I have always wanted Felix Riebl to invite me to his bedroom. Never did I expect it would actually happen, but more of that later.…



Review: Lorenzo Bartoletti – Smokey Job EP

Italian producer Lorenzo Bartoletti has cropped up on a series of esteemed releases over the years, with the likes of Natural Rhythm, Trapez and VIVa all playing host to his inimitable and emerging talents. His debut outing for his own Alfa Romero imprint, however, might just be his best yet, …



Review: Crowdpleaser ‘Nenekri Remixé’

DJ Crowdpleaser released his debut album back in 2011. One track on that collection, ‘NENEKRI’,  garnered serious underground plays and some stella feed back from some of the worlds top DJs including, Duke Dumont, Paul Woolford and Brodinski. Featuring unique vocals from Burkina Faso native, Wamian Kaïd, the track was …



EP Review: Pandreas – Ras

Norway, despite being amidst a big freeze this time of year, has always garnered something of a hot reputation for producing leftfield electronic music with an intelligent air about it.

Flying the flag boldly is 21-year-old Bergen native Andreas Kleven Rasmussen who has been making waves under the alias Pandreas …



Live Review: Goldfish @ Fun In The Sun Festival

Goldfish are South African duo Dominic Peters and David Poole. Together, they’ve been making music together for over a decade, with everything from house to jazz to more recently, dubstep, forming a part of a heady sound palette. Having just released their fourth studio album, Three Second Memory, the lads …



EP Review: Winter Son – Here Is a Ghost

Winter Son’s latest EP, Here Is a Ghost, is perhaps more suited to Halloween than the festive season with its eerie paranormal theme and spectral soundscapes.

Having clearly taken inspiration from the horror movies that shaped his youth, Winter Son, aka Manchester’s Thomas Ragsdale, has created two original …



EP Review: dotSTRIPE – Make A Wish

Act Natural Records has always been a reliable source for clued up DJs and house loving punters over the ages. Regardless of whether it’s scrupulously produced downtempo or classy dancefloor fare, their releases always leave you yearning for more, thanks in the main to the label’s refusal to be pigeonholed. …



EP Review: Erol Alkan – Illumination

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the name Erol Alkan will surely call to mind the best of indie remixes. From Metronomy to Tame Impala, he’s worked his magic transforming indie hits into dancefloor-fillers since the early 2000s through his work at seminal indie nightclub Trash as a promoter …




Last night, Queen Bey sucker punched the internet into global BeyMania, releasing a visual album with 14 songs, 17 videos and more than the Beyontourage had ever dreamed of. All the single ladies, single gentleman and just about everyone one with an internet connection collectively performed the mechanic hand twist



Review: Shine 2009 @ Oval Space, London 26/11/13

It’s amazing that you never realise much you need something are before you get used to it. Opened in April 2012, Oval Space has quickly become one of London’s best gig venues; combining the intimacy and sound system brilliance of a club with an eclectic and intelligently-programmed schedule of events …