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LPs

Review : Djrum – ‘Portrait with Firewood’ (R&S)

Review : Djrum – ‘Portrait with Firewood’ (R&S)

Sometimes when a producer steps out of their comfort zone they end up making some of their best work, or…

Review: Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

Review: Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

After five studio albums your average musical outfit will naturally have settled into a groove. Any contrarian impulses to pull…

Review: Skee Mask – Compro (Ilian Tape)

Review: Skee Mask – Compro (Ilian Tape)

Bryan Müller belongs to a rare cult of producers who were excelling before they could legally enter a nightclub. As…

Review: DJ Koze – Knock Knock (Pampa Records)

Review: DJ Koze – Knock Knock (Pampa Records)

There is perhaps nothing more typecast than saying that an album “takes you on a journey”, but that’s exactly what…

Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

The opening scene to Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film, Persona, shows a series of unrelated and fragmented images: a running filmstrip,…

Review: Nils Frahm – ‘All Melody’

Review: Nils Frahm – ‘All Melody’

Nils Frahm’s creative output has been defined thus far by a handful of distinctive qualities: a penchant for sounds that…

Review: Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto – Live 2002

Review: Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto – Live 2002

Collaboration is never easy, especially between established artists with their own distinctive musical personalities. The process often yields mixed results; the…

CKtrl’s spellbinding mixtape INDi reveals something new with every listen

CKtrl’s spellbinding mixtape INDi reveals something new with every listen

There is a blatant maturity in the Lewisham producer’s largest body of work yet.

‘1-800 DINOSAUR Presents Trim’ is the east London MC’s most engaging work to date

‘1-800 DINOSAUR Presents Trim’ is the east London MC’s most engaging work to date

Seemingly more subdued and self-analytical than his Soul Food mixtapes, this release is a commendable attempt at a grime LP.

Prins Thomas – Principe Del Norte (Smalltown Supersound)

Prins Thomas – Principe Del Norte (Smalltown Supersound)

Full Pupp boss Prins Thomas’ latest album delivers depth in many dimensions.

nonkeen – ‘the gamble’ (R&S)

nonkeen – ‘the gamble’ (R&S)

“It’s the contrast between woolly improvisation and meticulous arrangement that lends this album much of its distinct character.”

Knxwledge – ‘WrapTaypes’ (All City Records)

Knxwledge – ‘WrapTaypes’ (All City Records)

50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and more get the Knxwledge edit treatment on his new LP for All City Records.

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