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Shanti Celeste – Being

Operating on a pretty high and consistent level of quality since 2008, 2015 seemed to be a bit of a breakthrough year for Future Times, scoring a mega-hit with Jack J’s somewhat limp-wristed “Thirstin’”, the increased profile of Beautiful Swimmers  / Max D and general support and coverage for the DC crew increasing across the…

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Tagwell Woods – Mecca

Appearing out of nowhere in 2013 with a single 12″ of stirring, reflective acid on WT Records, this unknown producer quickly disappeared again, continuing in that time honoured UK tradition of keeping as low a profile as possible, leaving room for endless big mouth chancers with far less talent to get all the press. It’s thus…

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Review

Laica – Tppr

Laica has been someone I’ve followed and supported for awhile, he puts out a diverse range of experimental and ambient electronic music often incorporating field recordings. His work often features expansive, beautiful ambient music and textures, underpinned, at times, by rhythmic passages. Laica has been prolific this past year, however, the release I wanted to…

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Vinalog – Perspectives

Before it became de rigueur for everyone to make their house jams “gritty” and “raw” or whatever those reason pre-sets are that so many use as in their badly mastered, leaden productions the Live Jams / Relative crew were quietly releasing some rough-edged but – importantly – funky 12s beginning around 2009 or so. EMG…

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TWINS – Tassel

CGI Records out of Atlanta has been responsible for some of the biggest dancefloor killers in my deejay sets over the last year or so. Jams by C Powers (“Phoenix Down”) and Jerome (“5”) have been especially lethal. The newest one that is smashing for me has just come out on vinyl and it is…

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Records, Review

Pharaohs – Rinse Dream

What with it being a pretty summery day here in Dublin today I’m going back again to an earlier release from the year with the last 12″ from the US group Pharaohs. Trading on the less is more approach over the last few years, their sporadic releases have all been pretty much essential, especially the stunning…

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