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First Listen: Photonz – ‘Statue Room’ (Paraíso)

First Listen: Photonz – ‘Statue Room’ (Paraíso)

Lisbon’s Paraíso Records’ Genesis series pays homage to the brilliant continuum of dance music that the country has seen in the past three…

First Listen: Mike Parker – ‘Saurian Skin’ (Atmophile Electronics)

First Listen: Mike Parker – ‘Saurian Skin’ (Atmophile Electronics)

US Producer, DJ, visual artist and fine art professor Mike Parker has been doing his thing for over two decades…

First Listen: Prequel Tapes – ‘My Favourit Thing’ (Midnight Shift)

First Listen: Prequel Tapes – ‘My Favourit Thing’ (Midnight Shift)

Following the release of his debut album Inner Systems, Berlin-based producer Prequel Tapes emerges from the shadows with an EP…

First Listen: Arkajo – ‘Tape 8’ (BSS Records)

First Listen: Arkajo – ‘Tape 8’ (BSS Records)

DJs, producers and label owners Silas & Snare met in Leeds. Having taken up residencies at nights like Subdub and Bigger…

First Listen: DJ Clouds – ‘Raw Silk’ (Dr Banana)

First Listen: DJ Clouds – ‘Raw Silk’ (Dr Banana)

Bristol based clothing brand – Dr Banana make Seasonless unisex streetwear. They also release the odd record or two, with a focus…

First Listen: Nas1 – ‘The Springer’ (SorryForThis Records)

First Listen: Nas1 – ‘The Springer’ (SorryForThis Records)

Lo-fi house duo Nas1 first appeared on the scene with 2014’s Super Quartet EP. Hailing from Bologna, the pair’s dusty MPC jams…

First Listen: S II P – ‘Untitled’ (Banoffee Pies Records)

First Listen: S II P – ‘Untitled’ (Banoffee Pies Records)

Bristol based label and music collective Banoffee Pies is the working of friends Ell Weston and Sandy Hagenbach. Affiliated with clothing…

First Listen: Ourea – ‘From Chaos Came Erebus’ (Horo)

First Listen: Ourea – ‘From Chaos Came Erebus’ (Horo)

The latest project of Berlin-based label Horo comes from new artist collaboration – Ourea. The pairing of British musician Samuel Wood…

First Listen: DMX Krew – ‘Snowy Blue’ (Hypercolour)

First Listen: DMX Krew – ‘Snowy Blue’ (Hypercolour)

Straddling numerous genre guises over the years, Ed Upton, aka DMX Krew’s take on vintage electro, bass and experimental music…

First Listen: Troy Gunner – ‘Fictitious’ (GUNNER)

First Listen: Troy Gunner – ‘Fictitious’ (GUNNER)

Currently residing in Berlin, UK producer and DJ Troy Gunner has been making waves in underground electronic music with his bass heavy explorations for…

First Listen: Xao – ‘Karrakis’ (Astral Black)

First Listen: Xao – ‘Karrakis’ (Astral Black)

Born in Leeds and hailing from South London, Astral Black member Xao makes his long awaited production debut for the label…

First Listen: Duran Duran Duran – ‘Pryor Acid’ (Power Vacuum)

First Listen: Duran Duran Duran – ‘Pryor Acid’ (Power Vacuum)

Duran Duran Duran is the long-time breakcore mentalist operated by Philadelphia-born artist Ed Flis. Starting out as a band in ’99 with…