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[Interview] 1979

Based in Amsterdam and Italian born, 1979 is an artist who combines the malncholy of post rock with the enrgy of rave and bass of Techno to maximal effect. With a star on the ascent after well recieved releases on the likes of Klangwelt and Addicted Music, it is his affiliation with HOSH fryhide imprint that has really sent the sound of 1979 into the stratosphere. His “Once I Saw The Sky” EP included the festival dominating ‘Space Cake’ set the tone for what was to come and now with a new two track “Metro/Distanza”, the classically trained lover of ... Read more

[Interview] Orbital: “Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un Aren’t The Only Monsters Around”

Throughout their long-standing and renowned career, the twin brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll who make up Orbital have headlined the biggest stages in the world, while establishing themselves as bonafide electronic music pioneers. The brother’s extensive back catalog ranges from Punk anthems like ‘Satan’, to Techno classics like ‘Chime’, ‘The Saint’, and ‘The Box’, as well as the seminal Rave anthem ‘Halcyon+on+on’, which have featured across classic albums and soundtracks from the early 1990s up until today. Now, after a six-year hiatus, Orbital is back with their new album, “Monsters Exist”. On shelves, and via streaming platforms, “Monsters Exist” is ... Read more

[Interview] Róisín Murphy: “Nowadays, Good Times Are Something You Don’t Expect”

– conducted, transcribed & edited by Rick Heffernan After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in recent years, Róisín Murphy returns with some of her most personal work to date. Self-producing the accompanying video’s and teaming up in the studio with cult DJ/producer Maurice Fulton, Murphy has crafted a four-part series of single releases away from the confines of a major label via indie music/arts label “The Vinyl Factory“. No stranger to collaborating with some of the most prolific producers in the business like Matthew Herbert, Prince Paul, and more recently DJ Koze, Murphy lets her love of underground dance/disco shine through ... Read more

Hï Ibiza & Black Coffee Presents: Themba

Having burst onto the global scene this year with high profile release and appearances, Themba is the latest musical export carrying the flag of House Music from South Africa. With a sound forged into his African roots, Themba utilizes local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique & distinct take on House & Techno. A take that has already been heard via Knee Deep in Sound, and will also feature on Yoshitoshi, as well as through upcoming remixes for Nick Curly and Black Coffee. In fact, it is Themba’s relationship with Black Coffee that has perhaps been his ... Read more

Interview: Secretsundaze

For 16 years Secretsundaze have marked themselves out as one of the most distinct, vital and consistent voices in dance music. Having long since bloomed beyond its London home base, every branch of Secretsundaze’s complete identity stems its co-founders, the DJ duo of Giles Smith and James Priestley. As a DJ/Production duo, party brand, and record label, Secretsundaze continues to exemplify the “DJ’s DJ,” whether digging in solo, handing off between marathon sets, or throwing down back-to-back. On 15 June, the duo bring their latest single, “Still Hope”, to Phonica Records where they team up with British born Cypriot award ... Read more

Interview: Amirali

The sound of Amirali can be described by using three words: space, depth and texture. Having burst onto the scene in 2012 with the distinctive sonic of his “In Time” LP, enormous critical acclaim was immediately bestowed on the talented live instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An architect by education, with an awareness toward the structure of sound, Amirali’s familiarity with all musical elements, and their balance, leads to the creation of full and fascinating compositions. With his Dark Matters imprint, a place for “weird” and “unusual” encouragement, Amirali has returned today with a new EP – “Odyssey”, which also features ... Read more