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Author: Toby Taylor

For this edition, we chat to Netherlands-based producer and artist Santpoort! We dive into his influences ahead of the release of his lo-fi remix of Oregon-based musician Kennebec’s ‘Monsoon’.  The rework is part of Kennebec’s ‘Departure Remixed’ EP, due to land on 9th October on Night Time Stories. Following the release of his debut album […]

Griot City Records & SheBeKeke present Ephemera, a new album fusing spoken word & music from multi-disciplinary artist & poet SheBeKeke. SheBeKeke likes to turn her poems into songs and has been making waves in the Manchester spoken word scene for a long time. Her previous works, Moonwhile and Abecedarian, showcase a mixture of poetry […]

Following the release of Ragz Nordset’s ‘Don’t You Forget’ back in late May – which has risen to over 20K streams, featured on over 50 playlists, and garnered the support of BBC Introducing, Mellowtone Records’ latest release features reimaginations of the captivating track from producers Mario Leal and Drumwarp & Guevarism. ‘Don’t You Forget’ was released […]

The latest release from local label & purveyors of experimental, boundary pushing electronic music Emotion Wave, sees a complete reworking of label affiliate Bye Louis’s The Same Boy by some of the most exciting electronic & electronica producers in the North West and beyond… Entitled A Different Boy, the album came about after Bye Louis shared out […]

Following on from “meraki” & “24KST”,  the third instalment of Liverpool born producer Dowd’s series celebrating to places & spaces in Liverpool turns its attention to a place very close to our heart – the Baltic! Described as “straight up 3am broken bidniss”, “baltic one.” does what it says on the tin with cutting percussion […]

It’s a meeting of Manchester musical minds as purveyors of punk-funk See Thu Hands deliver seriously sanguine vibes on their lazer guided single “Connectivity”, which drops on vinyl & digital release via the genre hopping and all embracing label Sprechen.  A self-produced alt-pop banger from the collective which fully delivers on all things ‘disco/not disco-synth-funk-dancefloor […]

Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe. Lockdown […]

Indigo Jung’s debut on Sprechen consist of two house bombs that effortlessly straddle sounds of afro, disco, dubby & jacking vibes and would fit right at home in sets by the likes of Gilles Peterson. One of the best things about running a label is being able to source out/stumble upon some amazing emerging talent […]

Manchester based label Shifting Spheres launch their debut release Spheres of Sound showcasing all female and non-binary talent (including a track from our very own LUNA!) in aid of Roshni Birmingham & UKBP. Known for holding DJ workshops across Manchester in collaboration with the likes Reform Radio, as well as running a podcast series dedicated […]

Mind Yer Self’s debut release sees the club-night-turned-label release a charity compilation featuring a selection of tracks made by some of Scotland’s best producers to raise money for Helping Musicians Scotland. COVID-19 has hit everyone hard, but the creative industries in particular have suffered disproportionately, with enforced venue closures and festival cancellations decimating gig culture […]