Premiere: Octo Champ – Evoo

Releases on Beats of No Nation straddle the massaging and danceable in a way not too dissimilar to the output of esteemed labels Mood Hut and Regelbau. Furnished with pan pipes and serene pads, fuzzy leftfield ...

Designing for the First Impression: Part 1

Speaking to the Independent in 2008, Peter Saville – arguably the UK's most iconic graphic designer, famous for his work with Factory Records – declared that the record sleeve was "a dead art." We feel he jumpe...

Premiere: Kasper Marott – Drømmen om Ø

With operations split between Copenhagen and Berlin, Twin Cities laid down a marker with a series of events graced by names like DJ Sotofett, SVN, Jamie Tiller, Gilb'r and PLO Man. Booking some of the finest el...

Premiere: L/F/D/M – Butter In The Jam Jar

Backs against the wall, the assault is too much to withstand. Energised by the bare-knuckle techno of Dave Tarrida and his Sativae label, the Associated Buildings cassette from Richard "Love's Flaccid Disco Mus...

Premiere: ‘R’ – Weight

Shrouded in fog, there's a palpable sense of tension hanging in the air as every beat of the kick drum rises like a monolith at the centre of the mix. An amorous lament conjuring images of a nighttime drive thr...

Premiere: Pletnev – Her Cruel Smile

Groove takes on an earthy tone in Pletnev's music while the melodies are positively strange, even bordering on psychedelic. These qualities pervade all of his material, whether it's re-edits on Bahnsteig23 or o...

Premiere: Golden Teacher – Four Faces

In the wake of the Ghost Ship fire that tragically took the lives of 36 people back in 2016, 100% Silk artist Maya Bouldry-Morrison, AKA Octo Octa, was quoted saying how the label's founders not only "took chan...

Premiere: Textasy – 20th Century Bass

Embroiled in controversy surrounding the use of ecstasy at the venue, Dallas' Starck Club closed its doors in 1989 and with it, many argue that the city lost its only true incubator for dance music culture. May...