Cevdet Erek – ‘Davul’ LP [Subtext]


Out on Subtext this week is a stunning plate from Istanbul based Cevdet Erek, best known as an artist sound crafting installations, films and exhibitions and rarely repeating himself in the process. Last year he was part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney with a unique form of his best known work to date, the ever shifting Room of Rhythms – Long Distance…

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DJ Shadow ‘Find, Share, Rewind’ Radio Show on KCRW 89.9FM


DJ Shadow continues to kill it with a new monthly residency on Los Angeles mainstay KCRW 89.9 FM. Giving us two-hours the first Saturday of each month, the Bay Area record digger, DJ and beat maker manages to not only live up to his legendary status but surpass any expectation even the hardest fan of Entroducing might’ve had. We’re three shows…

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T.A.R. – ‘Amplivagent’ 12″ [Rarefied]


Here I thought Rarefied was going to make a name for themselves bringing forth the spirit of deep established dubstep and high-demand edits. And while their fourth release (counting Stronger on the Rare Black offshoot) does throw up an opening cut in that vein, the imprint has unexpectedly turned us inside out by partnering it with unique tracks of meditative beats…

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Pocket Designs Closing Down


Sad news here. Purveyors of the much-touted ‘Sir White’, ‘Bomukun’ and ‘AstroSugar’ constructions of late – Pocket Designs – are closing their doors after a decade of business. Pocket Designs has held it down as the local go-to place for t-shirts for some time now based on quality, and added to it by keeping their costs reasonable where other boutiques didn’t. Not…

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JMF vs KK – Sessions #56


Jimmy Monsta Funk and Kamikaze (Paul Ackroyd) hooked up for a heavy session last weekend. Two of my favourite record collections that I ever had the chance of digging through belong to these two, with proper skills in selecting too. You know you’re in for madness when The Caretaker is only two tracks in front of Gravediggaz, Scientist is back-t0-back with…

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Truth-HZ ‘Crowdsourced’ Live Stream – Studio Sessions


Dope live streaming project here with involvement from Massie aka Daojia of AWK005 ‘Riego Street’ fame. Last seen reviewing tunes while rolling around Glasgow, Truth-HZ is now hooking up with producers to stream and record a makeshift studio session with samples sent in from the viewing community live and before the show. Studio Session 1 went out just over a month ago with…

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The Style Of Tribe


Came across this shot of A Tribe Called Quest, which is ripe for over analysing. Every time I see images of Phife Dawg and Q-Tip together on stage I can’t help but clock the clashes in personal style that seem to resonate from their unique makeups and, most importantly, in parallel with their differing lyrical deliveries. You could talk for hours on…

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Pan Finale : A Tribute To Mika Vainio


Along with the rest of the music world we’re saddened to hear of the passing of Mika Vainio. It was Paul Ackroyd / Kamikaze who introduced me to him many years ago, and he remained a constant in our shows and records we’d play each other. Paul’s put together a fitting three hour tribute to the Mika, may he rest in…

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David Rodigan ‘Sound System Special’ on Worldwide.FM


Do yourself a favor and take two hours to David Rodigan and Gilles Peterson in session. Broadcast on Worldwide.fm last week, it’s yet another session that Gilles and crew (shouts to Thris Tian) have delivered for the platform cementing the station as one of the best channels out there. It’s impossible to say people don’t care about radio anymore with…

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