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Longer than a single but shorter than an album, the EP has long been the preferred medium for releasing electronic music. 2019 proved to no exception to this rule, with some of the year’s most exciting music coming via the format.  MDR’s favourite Extended Play releases from 2019 are as diverse as they are awesome, […]

Following up the release of “i need (it)” earlier this year, Yannu and Remy Jude turn to tugging on heartstrings in “Touch”, with a special contribution from Liverpool artist Amber Kuti. Here we find Remy reflecting on a newly blossomed love and the struggle between laying foundations or throwing caution to the wind, whilst Amber’s […]

Far Out Recordings is to reissue the self-titled debut album from pioneering Brazilian funk outfit Cry Babies, originally released in 1969. The group were an early incarnation of legendary Brazilian funk group Banda Black Rio, whose sound was influenced by the likes of Booker T & The M.G.s and the soul records of James Brown, The […]

Having released Buddy Hank’s debut single in 2017, Super Disco Edits is set to release his first feature length LP, Dust to Diamonds, recorded between 1981 & 1982 but shelved after a contract dispute with his label at the time. Having acquired the master tapes from Buddy’s brother on the East Coast, the record is made […]

Analog Africa returns with a killer compilation of Somali dance music that had lain undiscovered in the vaults of the country’s state broadcaster, Radio Mogadishu, for nearly 40 years. Label boss Samy Ben Redjeb broke new ground when he travelled to the capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, as the first music label […]

SLT022 is the storming debut EP from ØSCILLATE Co-Founder, DOWD aka Michael Dowding.  Featuring two originals and a Company Is Family remix, the EP is a masterclass in stripped-back, spaced out minimal techno & dubbed out, warm grooves. The EP kicks off with a deep, progressive opener. “Angelou’s Rising Dub” features punchy 909 kicks, heavy […]

Leon Vynehall delivers a dark, throbbing and intensely infectious new record ‘I, Cavallo’, marking his focus on dense and unnerving spaces. 2019 has already seen Vynehall release his edition of DJ-Kicks, which showcased his considerable narrative ability and open ended approach behind the decks. Turning his hand to production this time around, ‘I Cavallo’ sees […]

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.  Experimental jazz trio Still Moving are behind the selections this time, ahead of the release of their debut EP on Lanquidity Records. Comprised of Nat Phillips on saxophone, […]

Set for its first ever vinyl release, Milton Nascimento’s Maria Maria will be available on 2XLP from the 13th December 2019 via Far Out Recordings. The Brazilian multi-instrumentalist’s album was originally recorded in 1974 as a soundtrack to a ballet which dealt with the legacy of slavery in Brazil. By this time, Nascimento had already firmly […]

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 our next edition, we invited famed NYC avant-jazz composer Bradford Reed to provide the selections ahead of the release of “What’s Good for the Goose is Good”, […]