If-Only Podcast #60: Shlagga

Shlagga is key proponent of his local scene. Something of a figurehead for Marseille's alternative sound, the Metaphore Collectif co-founder is a champion of the unfettered and unbridled. His background in punk...

Video Premiere: Kleft – Keratin

Gloaming rough dark from Glasgow – we got a message from the Domestic Exile lads recently saying that Vickie McDonald, AKA Kleft, has a new music vid coming oot, and yes, it does it fizz. Kleft’s H+ Sexualis h...

If-Only Podcast #59: Mother

Mark 'Mother' Maxwell's eclectic explorations are testament to his background as protégé to the late, undeniably great John Peel. Cutting his teeth as assistant for Peel's seminal Radio One show, he spent the e...

Premiere: Ben Ritz – Trope Insurance

Sweat Equity comes through with its latest blue-chip stock. Introducing the New York label's fresh-faced broker, Ben Ritz, the trend of of releasing music from local talent continues with a dynamic 5-tracker of...

Premiere: Ronan – Crystal Viewer

When it rains this hard at the rave it must surely pour without an umbrella in sight. Rapidly returning to wax after class outings via Budget Cuts Records and Tapes and their very own imprint, Eternal Oceans, m...

If-Only Podcast #56: Sentimental Rave

Soraya Daubron, AKA Sentimental Rave, has cemented her status as a purveyor of accelerated BPMs. Acid techno to gabber, hardstyle and hardcore, the self-taught DJ and producer often deals in severe and punishin...

Premiere: Solpara – Breeze

The sound of Brutaż isn’t easy to pin down – off-kilter and unconventional yet still familiar, the releases often edged coherently with thoughtful sincerity or lively wackiness without blinking. Solpara arrives...

Premiere: Trojanovskx – The Erotic Objects

Incubator of the occult, London-based label Edited Arts comes correct with an OST for the freaks. Picking up the baton from an expansive first-release compilation, the Hemlock EP (named for the plant’s proclivi...