Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Some gospel for your Sunday this time, with New York Community Choir and Express Yourself. Label: RCA | Year: 1977 | Discogs: The New York Community Choir – Express Yourself […]

Barker’s debut solo LP ‘Utility’ picks up where ‘Debiasing’ left off, challenging stylistic conventions and exploring the euphoric potential of altering key variables in dance music formulas. Barker’s music has always challenged the conventions of dance music. His debut EP ‘Debiasing’, whilst geared towards the dancefloor, challenged genre categorisations through it’s negligible use of kick […]

Romare’s first release in nearly two years represents his most intentional and direct nod to the dancefloor to date. Having spent nearly two solid years on the road since the release of his previous record, the well received Love Songs: Part Two, the artist still managed to find the time to construct a new recording […]

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. This time, we dip our toes into something a lil different by teaming up with LEAP Festival. Celebrating the world of dance, global touring production company Motionhouse will […]

Ahead of the release of “Crush”, his first album in four years, Floating Points teases some of his heaviest, most propulsive music to date.  Taken from “Crush”, “Last Bloom” is a intricate mixture of skittering percussion, eerie modulating Buchla synth and Floating Points’ signature melancholic sound. The harder sound of the album was inspired by […]

Having recently returned from a run of sold-out shows in the US and a standout performance at this year’s Glastonbury festival, Sampa The Great announces ‘Freedom’ the third single taken from her forthcoming debut album “The Return”, out 13th September on Ninja Tune. ‘Freedom’ is about one of the most important talks you will ever […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. An extra special record this time: Fiesta de Bembé from the Cuban Grupo de Tambores Niloniyé. Year: 1981 | Label: Areito | Discogs: Grupo De Tambores Niloniyé‎– Antologia […]

Written over the course of three years, Bryony Jarman-Pinto – Cage and Aviary ties personal reflection to wider social issues, giving an intimate insight in to what it means to come of age in today’s world. “The album is built around my contemplations on life, love and myself and tying that in with wider global […]

Project Pablo’s – ‘Sofware’  is a welcome contrast to his more pop-orientated single ‘All I Need’. Pablo’s forth release on his own Verdicchio Music Publishing is house music at its most genial. The A side is filled to the brim with a mixture of warm chords, tearjerking melodic accents and feather light arrangements. The flip […]

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. This edition invites Peter Broderick to walk us through some of his influences and favourites. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Peter has been releasing music through a […]


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