Monthly Archives: April 2012

Introducing: Wih’lo

So far this year has been dominated by teenage producers; from xxyyxx to Beat Culture pausing at REID along the way, the ideas being brought to the table by these adolescent musicians are thoroughly exciting and setting the benchmark for their contemporaries. Instead of idolizing super rich, PR backed ‘DJs’, the youth can look to […]

New & Video: Fthrsn – On Our WAY

New material from Fthrsn AND a new video. Wowza, and to think I thought this day wasn’t going to get any better than me sitting in my bed, half naked, eating chicken wings. What a fool I was. But yeah, check the vid; kid sure can dance.


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New: M.I.A. – Come Walk With Me

So the new tune from camp M.I.A dropped earlier today and sent the Internet into a tizz. Less of a tizz than I expected, but regardless, more than I few people got excited. Now I hate to piss on a perfectly harmless parade, but the new track, Come walk with me, hardly fills me with […]


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New: REID – Miami

Another graduate of CitR’s Sound of 2012 list, Irish producer REID has well and truly cemented his name as one of the most exciting young artists around at the moment. With half a dozen original tracks and remixes to his name, it’s not hard to fathom just why we predicted that this year would be […]

New: PHOSPHOR – Influx

I imagine that in the yearbooks of Nathalie Bruno, Jake Ambridge and Helene De Thoury, they were listed under ‘most likely to do an XX’. PHOSPHOR conjure up the same sort of trance inducing atmosphere that Jamie XX & co found fame with, morphing menacing synths into something of great beauty. New track Influx feels […]


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on 28th Apr 2012
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New: Flatsound – I’m So Concerned About The Ending That I Don’t Even Know The Plot

Flatsound knows how to cut right to the core. Whether he’s waxing lyrical about sexual fetishes or as in this case, the emotional attachment to his mother, Mitch Welling has the rare gift of portraying a magnificent connection between the music and real life. With a new album soon, he’s released a short teaser containing […]

Video: Unicorn Kid – Pure Space

This little baby has been sitting on a tab in my browser all day waiting to get blogged. I don’t want to deny him that. The new video from Unicorn Kid, on the surface is achingly cool. The phrase ‘too cool for school’ might as well have been written for this video. But do you […]


By Joel Chima
on 27th Apr 2012
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Video: xxyyxx – About you

16-year-old mega sensation XXYYXX seems to be on our pages more and more, we even had a board meeting the other day considering a sister site that just covers him. That’s a lie, we don’t have a board, we are considering it though. His new video has everything I want from life; hot girls, hot […]


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New: Church Spires – Islandic

Photo by Jackson Bowley The sun is setting, I have a pizza on in the oven and I’m getting ready to meet an old friend this evening. I was pretty stoked on today as it was, and then Blackbird Blackbird decided to go and make it all even more delicious by dropping the first track off […]


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New: Swim Deep – Beach Justice

With Swim Deep‘s debut, (I think), single out in a matter of weeks, the band have dropped the single’s b-side. I’m going to go out on a limb and say, I actually like it more than the King City. It’s a remarkably more somber affair, sprinkles of organ elevate the track, with the line “you’ll […]


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Video: Blood Orange – Champagne Coast

Mr. chameleon himself Dev Hynes and his new project Blood Orange hasn’t exactly set my world alight since it emerged last year. The album undoubtedly had some great tracks; it just didn’t completely sell me on its substance. The new video directed by Haley Wollens, for the track Champagne Coast, goes to some lengths to […]


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Review: from the alpine, swim – Untitled EP

Last October, Brighton’s from the alpine, swim got their first ever exposé on these hallowed pages, documenting their enticing juxtaposition of smoky, folky bedroom aesthetics with something that sounded like it might be post-hardcore if someone plugged it in. After nearly five months of radio silence, they posted three instrumental tracks to their Soundcloud. For […]

New & MPfree: Lianne La Havas – Lost and Found (Slime Remix)

I feel pretty smug whenever I hear a new cut from Slime. Mostly because I’ve always heard them at least a few months before they drop, but secondly because I love Will Archer more than he’ll ever know. OMG babe, if you’re reading this hit me up, we haven’t jammed in AGES. Anyway, he’s only […]


By Joel Chima
on 26th Apr 2012
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New: Kwesachu – Bird Milk ft. Dels and Bella Wilde

This time yesterday, I was chatting to friend about the idea of Micachu making beats for Dels. Turns out it had already happened; I feel pretty silly. The product of this sentiment is making me feel better though, the new cut, taken from the Kwesachu Vol. 2 mixtape, is a dense, sprawling and hip-popping number. […]


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New: Dominique Young Unique- Rambo

It must be hard to be a female MC right about now. Hip-Hop, after all, is a male dominated genre. And for some reason the music buying public only has a small tolerance for female artists at any one given time. Dominique Young Unique has been building up buzz for a small time now, and […]


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Video: Perfume Genius – Dark Parts

Since the release of Perfume Genius’ sophmore LP, Put Your Back N 2 It, I’ve been struggling to tear my ears away from it. It’s great to see the music videos that accompany the record’s singles, to be equally as engrossing. The first video from the album, for the shatteringly mournful Hood drilled to the […]


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New: Purity Ring – Obedear

It’s a true testament to just how far dreampop duo Purity Ring have come that when they announced new track Obedear earlier this morning, it almost immediately began trending on Twitter. With their debut LP Shrines out 24 July on 4AD, anticipation is guaranteed to only increase from here on out, especially if they maintain […]


By Josh
on 24th Apr 2012
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Introducing: Foxxes

The project of an ‘eighteen year old caucasian male from amsterdam’, Foxxes is clearly still very much in it’s infancy. Whilst the description ‘First five tracks I’ve made under this name’ would suggest that this may not be the first outing from this young beatmaker, I highly doubt it will be his last. This debut […]

New: Seams – Gorilla

Photo: Brian Sweeney I’ve known the Seams kids for a while now, and they’re just getting better and better. Despite all of the quintet being younger than myself, they’re one of the tightest live bands around, and have an adorable sense of camaraderie within the group. Having appeared on BBC R1 last night to perform […]


By Josh
on 23rd Apr 2012
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New: Slime – Lean Over

With Crack in the Road’s festival drawing ever closer, my life is turning into more of a sack full of stress by the day. Thank god then for Slime and his new cut, Lean Over, a heady and euphoria driven anthem for the summer ahead. It’s undoubtedly his most club focused cut to date, a […]


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