Posts tagged "new electronic music"

Arca and Shayne Oliver’s WENCH announce debut album

Arca and Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver have announced their debut album under the collaborative moniker, WENCH. Formed sometime in the mid-2000’s after Arca and Oliver connected at a GHE20G0TH1K party in New York, WENCH have thus far only released two mixtapes and two standalone singles.  Titled Greatest Hits ‘88-’16,

2021 has been a year for dance and electronica quite like no other. Coming out the other end of a pandemic where isolation became the new normal and online party Club Quarantine became the new Berghain, the future of a form inherently rooted in human connection and our instinct to

Image: Planet Mu From mutant cumbian to erratic and complex polyrhythmic breakbeats, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. In no particular order, here’s what we’ve had on repeat.  Juan Ramos – Iniciado  Berlin collective REIF recently announced their upcoming first compilation project REIF01, and with it an epic

Image: Awesome Tapes From Africa To say that South Africa may be experiencing a cultural Renaissance may not be completely unfounded. From the meme sensation of Jerusalema to Beyoncé dressed by Rich Mnisi, South Africa’s pop culture has never felt more prevalent in the first world. And with the success

Image: Axis Records With his tree-like frame and strangely ethereal eyes floating atop the angles of his face, there is no mistaking the icon that is Jeff Mills. His name alone is synonymous with cultural significance, artistic and technical mastery and Black excellence. Over the course of his epic, near

Image: 100% Silk When Japan’s Soshi Takeda set out to create a collection of tracks inspired by painted Chinese landscapes and the changing of the seasons using only vintage analogue machines,”balearic” may not have been the most immediately apparent description for what he set out to create. But then, across

Image: Dias When approaching Space Afrika’s latest album and first for label Dais, it’s necessary to understand that this work is informed foremost by the complexities of displacement and Black British diasporic identity. But then Space Afrika have always focalised their work on these sorts of convolutions, arriving at genrefluid

Image: Planet Mu Despite the fate of the dance floor still very much hanging in the balance around the world, 2021 has been an alarmingly triumphant year for footwork. This year alone, we have been graced with albums which have shifted the genres in ways we have not thought possible.

Image: Arvida Byström / Hannah Diamond From breezy house remixes of Haitian Vodou chants to rubberised hyperpop bubblegum, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. In no particular order: Joseph Ray, Lakou Mizik, DJ Koze – Sanba Yo Pran Pale (DJ Koze Remix)  The collaboration between producer Joseph Ray

Image: Ninja Tune The thing about Kevin Martin is that he’s as much an extremist as he is a producer. Over the years, his various projects from the post-reggae group King Midas Touch to the dark and dubby Techno Animal have always pushed things extremely far. This doesn’t always mean

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