To Whom It May Concern

In 2008 I was sent by the now-defunct BPM magazine to Berlin and Vienna to document the emerging Future Bass movement percolating from the dank basements of those Teutonic capitals. While Modeselektor proved to be the most successful of all the acts from that scene, many were making amazing music — including Jahcoozi, The Tape, Chris Deluca vs […]


You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]


25 Mar
Celebrating a decade of Crosstown Rebel techno luster

Ten years of a record label whose graph of greatness increases exponentially, Crosstown Rebels anhydrates 2012 with a King Tut level of sarcophogus to celebrate one of its most prolific and outstanding years with a just released CD, Rebel Rave 3 (pick it up on beatport). Mixed by in-house producer Subb-An, named by DJ Magazine as the ‘Best […]


17 Jan
A quick Q&A with the multi-dimensional Berlin EDM duo

Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix met at Berlin’s SAE, where their studies in the production and manipulation of sound aided them in actualizing their overarching ominous and murky sonic aesthetic. Soon they identified themselves as Pan-Pot, and while organizing parties booked rising DJ Anja Schneider for an infamously ill-fated party in 2005. While the event […]


You hear plenty about new DJ’s and producers coming out of the UK, Europe and right here on our own turf of the USA (not to mention the handful of producers representing our own City Of Angles), but what about our lovely neighbors down south? The male duo Climbers (Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal) is […]


7 Sep
Los Angeles surf & psych-rock built for coastal living

Los Angeles-based Allah-Las are just days away from releasing their debut self titled album on Innovative Leisure, home to fellow LA-based artist Hanni El Khatib (who we’ve interviewed HERE) and Nick Waterhouse — who also happened to produce Allah-Las’ album. The quartet encompasses everything you’d hope to hear from a Los Angeles-based band as they […]


Fantasmes formed between Mario Negrón and Darío Morales a few years after meeting one another at high school where they lived in Puerto Rico. Mario released an EP on his own, The Reveller, and soon asked Darío to join the band. After they began working together, however, Mario battled bouts of depression while bandmate Darío relocated to […]


27 Aug
Bristol's answer for house, breaks,UK bass & Detroit techno

Bristol producer Eats Everything (Daniel Pearce) has released a remix of the iconic Sono track “Keep Control” in preparation and hype for his upcoming U.S. tour. Although the producer’s music fits under the umbrella of house, it’s not a limited soundscape. Pearce involves elements of jungle, breakbeats, UK bass and Detroit techno into his music […]

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