Author: Toby Taylor

Fresh from remixing TSHA’s ‘Moon’ on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records, Brame & Hamo head to Feel My Bicep. The pair are behind a string of well crafted releases on their own self-titled imprint, fusing together blends of house, techno and electro to electrifying effect. 2019 has seen them build on these successes and emerge as […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. For this edition we welcome Tina Edwards & Charles Vaughan, two of the finest connoisseurs of, and leading authorities on, the current explosion of UK Jazz. Tina Edwards […]

Taken from his exciting debut solo album Macumba Quebrada, One Nite Stand perfectly encapsulates Daniel Maunick’s dynamic fusion of deep house and Brazilian rhythms. Maunick certainly has some pedigree as a producer, having produced albums by the likes of Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Terry Callier, Incognito, Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti and Sabrina Malheiros. Macumba Quebrada builds on these production experiences, as well as Maunick’s own […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. For this edition we’re over the moon to welcome French producer and instrumentalist Neue Grafik aka Fred N’thepe. The critically acclaimed artist has released on a number of […]

Following on from a triptych of self-released output in 2019, the latest offering from Only Now (aka Kush Arora) sees the artist taking bold steps in their quest to explore time and space. Kush Arora has been a crucial figure in championing and exploring the convergence between bass, electronics and roots music in San Francisco […]

Fresh from playing LIMF’s main stage and headlining London’s Camden Assembly, rising songstress LUNA covers one of the smash hits of yester-summer.   The electro-pop singer, songwriter and producer was asked by Dave Monks of BBC Introducing Merseyside to produce a cover of a song by another local artist. She chose fellow bedroom producer Låpsley’s track […]

Innovative harpist Mary Lattimore delivers a gorgeous reworking of “Waiting For Now”, taken from The Cinematic Orchestra’s critically acclaimed album “To Believe.” Much maligned, the harp is often subject to many a worn out cliché. Yet, in the right hands, the harp is an instrument that has the capacity to not just add a layer […]

On February 7th 2020, Sefton Park’s iconic Palm House will be transformed into a surrealist masquerade ball, celebrating the traditions of New Orleans music. Headlined by one-of-a-kind live act Frog & Henry, Krewe Liverpool 2020 – The Mardi Gras Experience promises to be one of the most unmissable events the city has borne witness to […]

For their tenth release, Ad Hoc turn to Manchester-based Colombian producer Nymad for two unique takes on the Ad Hoc back catalogue.   Nymad has been making a name of himself recently.  The Manchester-based producer released a well received EP on Ad Hoc last year that saw support from, amongst others, BBC Radio, Homoelectric and Worldwide […]

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming sophomore album “MAGDALENE”, FKA twigs teases a more reflective & vulnerable side.  “holy terrain” is the second single teased from the album, and was co-produced by twigs herself (who also produced the majority of the album), Skrillex and Jack Antonoff. Featuring a guest appearance from Atlanta rapper Future, […]


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