Kwake Bass – Against The Clock

The Kate Tempest and Sampha collaborator gets creative.  Kwake Bass is one London’s busiest musicians. As well as acting as Sampha and Kate Tempest’s musical director on tour, he’s jammed with Mica Levi and Herbie Hancock, performed with MF Doom, shared a stage with Method Man and Redman and forms part jazz and hip hop instrumental

Read More

AEG Buys Out FYF Fest Founder, Moving Forward With Plans for 2018

We have just gotten word that AEG and Goldenvoice have bought out FYF Fest’s founder Sean Carlson’s stake from his festival and will carry on the torch without him. This move stems following a number  sexual harassment allegations against Carlson that first began back in November. After quietly distancing itself, AEG activated a buyout clause in Goldenvoice’s six-year-old deal with Carlson and

Read More

Daupe! is crashing Bandcamp with its indie rap vinyl editions

Brighton’s Daupe! label scours the hip-hop landscape for gems, putting out deluxe limited vinyl and cassette editions records from Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and MF DOOM that sell out in minutes. High Leask meets label boss Lawrence Lord, aka the Purist, to understand the philosophy behind a rapidly-growing cottage industry. Lawrence Lord samples everything.

Read More

Take a video tour of Moog's synth-filled LA bungalow, the House of Electronicus

Cactus-powered synths, a bed that vibrates to bass frequencies, a theremin-controlled video wall and more. Last month, Moog transformed a bungalow in Los Angeles neighborhood Echo Park into a synth wonderland called the House Electronicus, filled with instruments and custom-built installations. Alongside the Asheville company’s new Drummer From Another Mother semi-modular percussion synth, there was

Read More

French Parliament To Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs

France Might Decriminalize Drugs Awhile back, the French government commissioned a report on how best to handle drug penalization reform. Two assembly members, Eric Pouillat  the governing centrist party En Marche and Robin Reda AM from the center-right Republicans party, were tapped to study the nation’s drug policy and how best to proceed. The French

Read More

Detroit's Movement Festival Drops 2018 Lineup

For many techno aficionados, Movement is the mecca. Held in Detroit, Michigan; this festival hosts some the leading names in techno. Past years have seen the likes heavy hitters like Carl Cox and Adam Beyer taking the stage, which stands in stark contrast to this years lineup. For a festival that has made its name

Read More

Madeon Clears the Air with k?d After Copycat Accusations

2018 has been f to a dramatic start with a cheating scandal from The Chainsmokers and now rising producer k?d gets his name added to the drama pot after dropping his first single the year called “Glass.” Almost instantly, comments began flooding all social media platforms stating an apparent copy  Madeon’s “Technicolor,” it seems he had enough the

Read More