Two Digital Albums From Ash Tre Jenkins


Ash Tre Jenkins (sometimes AshTreJinkins or Ashtre Jenkins) has dropped two digital releases this week via his Bandcamp. The Compton native first came across our radar as Brown Irvin in 2015 with a limited run, two-track cassette of deep dubby techno released on Motion Ward. Killer tracks that stood out on the radio show at the time. Under Ash Tre Jenkins he released wax…

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Exile – ‘Baker’s Dozen’ LP [Fat Beats]


Last week we spoke about Field Research: Malaysia – the beat tape from Malik Abdul-Rahmaan constructed from records and field recordings collected on a two week holiday to the Southeastern Asian country. It was music made with purpose from a specific set of restrictions, designed to capture an authentic sound, executed beautifully. Conversely, the Baker’s Dozen series from Fat Beats approaches…

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Malik Abdul-Rahmaan – ‘Field Research Malaysia’ Cassette [Paxico Records]


Straight head-nod territory here, going back to the middle of 2017 when Malik Abdul-Rahmann dropped Field Research: Malaysia on Paxico Records. There’s cause behind this release. Malik spent three weeks in Malaysia with his partner, dedicating time to record stores as well as picking up field recordings that he would later decide to flip. He’s not wrong in describing Malaysia as…

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The Chats


Fucking finally…FINALLY! You’ve no idea how long I’ve waited for The Chats to come along. Under produced, raw, attitude filled, punk rock music that kills it live and thankfully has been totally overlooked by all radio. The Chats are a young three piece from Brisbane who’ve been playing together for under two years but already destroy a live set. They came…

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Damien Van der Meer Draws Hip Hop on Skate Decks


If your interests somewhat align with ours – skating, graffiti and Beastie Boys – then likely you’ve already come across the artwork of Damien Van der Meer. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if @damovdm is your favourite cat on Instagram. The Sydney based artist has carved a specialty out for himself by drawing hip-hop heroes on to skate decks, occasionally…

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Directors’ Cuts: ‘Love the Time’ by Yoni Lappin


Some friends recently put me on to the work of London based director Yoni Lappin, best known currently for the music videos he’s supplied for UK producer Mura Masa. Most likely you’ve seen his film making through the video for ‘Love$ick’ featuring A$AP Rocky, which you can check out below. Lappin, as you can see, is perfectly on point with the unfiltered…

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Hannah Peel vs Kamikaze ‘Space Mix’ for BBC 6Music


Something nice to kick the year off here. Last season’s Dead Albatross winner, Hannah Peel, stepped in to session with Dead Albatross creator Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze for a twenty minute mix from space. Put together for Tom Ravenscroft’s show on BBC Radio 6 it was originally broadcast last Friday on his show, leaving you about 26 days to listen to it before…

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All My Records Episode 2


About three months after we started this I finally found some time New Years Eve morning to record the next instalment of All My Records. A quick calculation suggests that at sixteen to twenty records every three months it’ll take us about sixty years to get through all the shelves. We’ll try and pick up the pace a bit perhaps.…

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Equiknoxx Music – ‘Colon Man’ 2LP [DDS]


One of the most unnecessarily over-analysed LPs of 2017 was, luckily, also one of the best full length drops we heard all year. And as it’s almost the end of the year we thought we may as well add our rant to it. Colon Man was released on Demdike Stare’s DDS imprint late November, turning up in my postbox about two…

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Nihiloxica – ‘Nihiloxica’ Cassette [Nyege Nyege Tapes]


The stunningly good Nyege Nyege Tapes label has been bringing us outer sounds from East Africa on cassette since Disco Vumbi launched them last year. And while I haven’t found any evidence contrary to or in favour of, I’d assume there’s a connection between the label and the Nyege Nyege Festival which had it’s third outing in Jinja, Uganda, earlier…

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