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News: Great Escape Completes 2014 Line-up

Brighton’s Great Escape Festival kick starts the season in May, and is always a mega event when it comes to new and established talent. Spread over 35 different venues, the three-day festival brings 18,000 people to the coastal city, all with one mission statement: to enjoy and discover music. Now …

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Album Review: Raffertie – Sleep of Reason

It’s hard to believe that Sleep of Reason is Raffertie’s debut album when the London-based producer and composer’s name has been floating about for a good few years now. Raffertie – real name Benjamin Stefanski – has put his name to several EPs and singles as well as remixes …

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10 Years of Lock Tavern

This iconic bar in Camden has a sacred place in all our hearts. For its Sunday day parties, the introduction of artists who have all turned out to have huge names – Erol Alkan, SBTRKT and Adele (just to name a few) and all, always, for free.
This month, the …

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Field Day in Review

After each year’s Field Day, it feels entirely justified to wonder whether this festival is all about the music, or instead more about providing a chance for the cool kids of East London to spend a lot longer than usual  planning their outfits, before paying money to preen about in …

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Review: Field Day 2011

As early August approaches once more, the traditional excitement begins to build as we encroach upon what has rapidly become an East London institution; Field Day. This year featuring a rather outstanding line up including the weird and wonderful dark electronics of Darkstar, Mount Kimbie, SBTRKT, Actress and more, …

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Marques Toliver Announces One-Off London Show

Marques Toliver has announced a one-off performance at The Tabernacle in London. The live show will take place on the 13th of September and tickets are currently on sale. With a full band, Marques is sure to provide a fantastic show, as he will have just returned from a …

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Introducing: Ghosting Season

Blending cues from Berlin’s technoscene with the post-rock soundscapes is Leeds band Ghosting Season. Formed from another DJing project, worriedaboutsatan, the duo’s pulsing, ambient dance is a slice of haunting ambient-tronica that sounds as post-apocalyptic as it does 4am club. We’d been following them through the blogosphere for the last …

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Domino Records Launch Pop-Up Radio Station

This week see the launch of pop-up radio station Domino for one week only. The station plans to feature 24 hours of non-stop music from artists that fall outside of the standard pop category. Following in the footsteps of successful broadcasters The Peel Show and Rinse FM, Domino will ensure …

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Isle of Wight Festival 2011 announces new beach venue

In conjunction with Boxfresh, Isle of Wight Festival 2011 has decided to celebrate its 10th birthday with the introduction of a summery beach venue. ‘Life’s a beach’ brings the seaside inland, where people will be able to relax and chill out, while also being able to attend numerous activities that …

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Album Review: Wild Beasts – ‘Smother’

Wild Beasts could have easily failed epically with their third studio album. After the success of 2009’s Two Dancers, that had major music sites and bloggers alike growling about their genius, add in being short-listed for the 2010 Mercury Prize ( won by the xx), and the pressure was on …

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