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Tone Def founder DJ Yomi takes us through the history of iconic label hardcore & jungle label Tone Def .
As Remarc prepares to bring Dollar records back in 2018, we look at the label's golden age of '94-'95.
Wolff's expose of White House chaos is both mind-blowing and utterly predictable
Discogs dominance is finally being seriously challenged - what will this mean..?
Looking back at a year of golden techno from the Dutch pioneer...
Steve Aoki's appalling brand partnerships are a blessing in disguise.
With Google now taking on traditional label structures, is the record label finally dead?
Geeks rejoice! Our new series filters Discogs to dig out the unsung gems from niche scenes and obscure sounds.
Jumping from the car before it goes flying over the bridge.
Somewhere between legendary and bizarre, Wiley's book is like nothing else out there
Notts grime MC Mez on his collaborations with Kamaal Williams and further adventures in jazz.
Talking with David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle about his new comp of rare Burkina Faso afrobeat.
A weird new protest music has sprung up - Brexiteers intent on singing the FACTS.
Libya, Boris, Mi6 and Rambo III. Tin foil hats ahoy!
Timeless '94 ragga jungle from the much sought after Slam! Records
Levon Vincent's new album is a response to social media controversy - did he even need to respond?
Comedy has always been essential to grime - despite what the papers might tell you.
Spanning acid techno, dark hardcore and proto jungle, we look at Alex Reece's greatest pre-Pulp Fiction work.
Discogs has gone on the offensive to remove bootletgs from the site - but they're part of dance culture
The stripped back dancehall label that laid the foundations for grime and dubstep - listen to their greatest moments.
Chatting to the Azonto pioneer about Ghana's uptempo music scene.
Paypal, Patreon & GoFundMe have been closing alt-right accounts. Lots of bigots are crying about it. :'(
Barbican's exhibition of 200 years of sci-fi failed to impress...
Remembering rare UK bleep techno gems from 89 - 90.
You, a stupid person; "there’s no reason to fill our country with sh*tty meat"
Stoned, downer folk from South London's finest
Theyr not a racist your the rasists...
End Product- a freakish sci-fi shockfest of race wars, corrupt British elites and global cannibalism written by the young Barry Norman
The UK is producing the best rappers it has for years - so why have the live shows got so weak?
Turns out that magic can happen - especially if you're desperate to cling onto power
Oráculo fly the flag for the new wave of cold wave, bringing synth pop into the 21st Century
Radiophonic Workshop return with their first new music in 30 odd years- we discuss their history as pioneers of British electronica.
Britain is built on tales of underdogs triumphing against the odds - Corbyn may just be about to become the latest
The skew between under 50 and over 50 voter intention is immense and alarming.
Carl Craig has been working on Versus since 2008 - now it's finally being released
With the endless repetition of 'strong and stable', Theresa May is treating the electorate with naked contempt
Keith and Jonnie look back over 20 years of chaos and music.
The fake news of the 21st Century has got nothing on the fake news of the 19th Century...
Folk, hip hop and weirdtronica all in the mix from Fit of Body.
A famous-for-being-famous model handing cold cola to a pig.
Reason #5 is a game changer!
The Berlin based artist on immigration, Israel, essay writing, and why we need more swearing in songs.
J Hus on leading the new sound in London, getting out of prison, and why he won't work with 50 Cent.
Underground heroes Hill & Warlock join forces for a rare 6 hour b2b journey through rave
Listen to an exclusive preview of every track on I Love Acid's 20 track compilation
70s synth disco madness from the king of library music
Deep, melancholic breakbeat musicality from the rising Belgian producer
Mr Bongo talk us through their excellent comp of '70s Malian rarities.
Telling the story of Britain's esoteric 1930s army of Universal Basic Income activists
Author Luis Costa introduces us to the 80s Spanish synth pop and rave scene.
From sepia Papa Lazarou face to tiny, twitter tweeting, pussy grabbing paws.
The forgotten history of John Hargrave; pagan cult leader, brick hurling radical & pioneer of universal income,
Bass heavy South African RnB mutations from Jumping Back Slash.
Swimming through the meaningless dribble of Theresa May's Brexit speech.
The brains behind the world's greatest, weirdest dub albums remembers the early days
Arrests, acid house, biker pubs and mega-raves; the early days of Evil Eddie Richards.
Check out this Google map showing the hardcore and jungle producers and raves from 90 - 95.
The Pistols guitarist bares all in the most filthy rock n roll biography of the year
Boyd Jarvis's 1983 New York classic The Music Got Me is getting reissued through our label...
Baile funk mutations - French Afrotrap - slow-mo funky - vaguely creepy Nigerian falsettos
Reclaiming London with the activist group subverting adverts around the capital..
Jellybean Benitez on Paradise Garage, David Mancuso and making it in disco in '70s New York
Today is the first day of your new life.
Adam Winstock runs the biggest survey of recreational drug use in the world. Here are his informed respones to UK drug policy.
Slick Lagos funk reissued by Soundway Records.
Somewhere between shameless cornball and wild genius
Enjoying the ghoulish puppetry of Bus King Theatre.
Proto jungle, the Pet Shop Boys, industry snakes, Freddy Kruger masks... the untold story of hardcore label Ruff Kut! Records
Lo-fi video chills from Britain's foremost rural techno cult
Angolan influenced dance from Lisbon, inner city good times and bad from London, grime as electronica, and weirdo RnB from Baltimore
While you were going on about refugees, the Tories let slip that they wasted £1bn on nothing.
Bawrut's back with more acid joy...
A survey conducted by Danish Bank ING has found 54% are in favour of Universal Basic Income
Watch the skies!
UK jazz/afrobeat pioneer on his new directions
Chilling audio tales from the pen of 1930s pulp horror master Henry Kuttner...
An interview with the researcher who just exposed the multi million dollar propaganda program funded by the Pentagon.
The Tory Conference has hit peak Hitler.
Skepta keeps winning
The multimedia show offering an alternative to Freize opens this weekend
Events are to be held across throughout October, covering everything from rogue taxidermy to magic latern shows
Tickets for An Evening With Alan Moore & Stewart Lee are on sale now
The story of Mark Altern8' Archer brings home just how influential the band were
Looking at the under appreciated German label that defined techno in Europe
Curator Joe Muggs takes us through unplugged grime superheroes, acid house chatter & swastika buttplugs
It's called Gimme 6, but they're only, technically, giving you three
Deep cuts from Skepta, Ghetts, Wiley & more make this as essential as it ever was
Spotlight on the UK, withteh latest afrobeats, rap and grime getting the love
Field recordings, digital drone, and unsettling space from the Lithuanian producer
The annual exhibition of arts weirder edges features contributions from the ex-KLF man
The golden age rapper is coming home
The sport of kings is finally getting some recognition
The Black Hole comic creator has gathered his recent work into a single volume.
Collaborating with Peter Gordon, Burgess has created the New York avant-disco album of his career...
The Adam Curtis-like documentary details the reach of the international arms trade
"The Gang Fatale affiliate runs through percussive techno nodding to the past and suggesting unexplored futures.."
20th Century rarities from Pat Thomas, Lee Moses, Betty Harris, Aigbe Lebarty & 3 rd Generation Band.
The acid returns.
A rare insight into a foundation stone of UK rave culture.
The veteran DJ on embracing the future and rappers who mumble...
fabric's closure has nothing to do with drug deaths and everything to do with austerity and gentrification.
Woozy West Coast pop for weirdos
Classics from the USSR subtitled into English
Mike Paradinas recalls creating Expert Knob Twiddlers with Aphex Twin
Organs are going to be replaceable - or even upgradeable. Homo Sapiens, the clock is ticking..
30 years of rave making tunes out of UK TV samples, and not all of them rubbish
A day spent smashing stuff with a three year old.
Fabric have released a statement on their future
Metal Box and Album are also to be give deluxe reissues
Listen to the melodic, mystical grime outliers the duo are creating
This new Tim Burgess record may be the best he's released for years...
Looking back at the classic grime of Lewisham's finest.
Somewhere between political satire and gross gore fest, Society imagined a world where the rich literally ate the poor..
Afrobeat, jazz and soul reissues from Dorothy Ashby, Aleke Kanonu, Harry Mosco, Yoruba Singers, Odion Iruoje and more
We're not quite sure what to make of this idea...
Benji B, Eclair Fifi, Piu Piu, S-Type, Inkke, The Blessings and more play
"I know people who keep playing music that they’re not into and they complain about it. I thought, I’m gonna go out and find something I do like, and if I can’t do that I’m gonna make it..."
Prepare to lose hours of your life
Live out your Grandmaster Flash fantasies wherever you go
Until we shift the conversation around drugs, more clubs will close and more young people will die.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Bitmap Brothers revolutionised game music - here are some of their classics remembered.
Grime, from the emotional to the neo-classical grime, new forms of vogue, apocalyptic bashment and hip hop for men
And Bryan 'Breaking Bad' Cranston is producing, and starring in, the series.
REVIVEHER kick off their new label with a release from Sultan Shakes, and a 16 hour launch party..
Once More With Feeling documents a grieving Nick Cave creating his forthcoming album Skeleton Tree
NI have unveiled their latest massive VST bundle
A daytrip to Ramsgate is a wonderful thing.
The Scratchmaster Sy on his hip hop roots, how happy hardcore lost the darkness, and what it's like still playing 180 bpm bangers...
The turntable icons are headlining this years DMC World Championships
Listen to a mixtape of their live, EBM influenced machine music
New shapes in electronic RnB from the former Benin City frontman
Languid, jazzy textures from Melbourne's Prequel
Alan Watts accurately predicts the problems of automating the workforce, the creation of bullsh!t jobs and the need for universal income
DJ Tendraw is flogging a massive collection of synths, drum machines and circuit bent toys
Alex Jones has made a career out of making crazy claims. How is he now heading into the political mainstream?
'Backdoored' displays images hacked from unprotected CCTV networks for an exhibition that questions the ethics of surveillance
New doc Sons Do Gueta travels into the ghettos around Lisbon, recording the new sound of the city
Palm wine Beats are putting on a one day festival celebrating classic African tracks
The innovative grime producer has been travelling the world
In an hour long podcast, Carl talks of the impact radio had on his youth, name checking the tracks that shaped him
Having released numerous afrofunk classics over the last 30 years, Syllart Records are now looking to push the African rap sound of the future
A chance to find out not just who Zsa Zsa would execute, but what he'd play while doing so.
Americans quoting grime, Afrobeats in hip hop, RnB taking on Europe, Lil Silva's sick new video, and a braindance rendition of John Carpenter
Beatless masterwork Cathedral Oceans I-III is coming out in luxury format
Listen to a new version of Vodka, taken from the forthcoming expanded reissue of Expert Knob Twiddlers
Half an hour of candid, bizarre scenes from the mega budget shoots of What Time is Love and Justified & Ancient
Southern Rail Tycoon lets you enjoy the pleasure of delaying trains for fun and profit
The new Factory Floor record is great. You need to listen.
South London punk scuzz from Trashmouth Records. Always recommended.
Another massive stash of rare and classic rave flyers from 89 - 93, with classics from Amnesia House, Dreamscape, Fantazia, Raindance & more
The comedian behind the Timewaster Letters has branched out into winding up Theresa May's office
Crystal Castles return with their first LP and tour since the departure of Alice Glass
Listen to the Godfather of Grime spit on Dusky's high gloss industrial techno
Bayou Maharajah documents the wild life of pianist and singer James Booker
Check out this high-res gallery of rare early 90s rave flyer art- so many classics in there...
Remembering Britain's only pirate TV station, 80s DiY icons Network 21.
A new performance, Meeting, is centred around a computer controlled, mechanically played soundtrack - just one of the many new productions dealing with the interplay of humanity and the digital world
A Dutch team have grown peas, radishes, rye and tomatoes on soil emulating Martian terrain
Lewisham MC DeeJillz drops a melodic, future looking collabo with the Dark Star duo
TheTel Aviv producer has a new 5 track EP coming in July
More future rap, jazz, grime, afrobeats and weirdness, this week tracks come from the Houston, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Ghana, and London...
Paul Ibiza settles scores and tells his version of jungle history. It's not always pretty, but it's possibly the best interview GTAR has done yet...
If the echo chamber does exist, social media has done more to break it than physical life ever will
Eskimo Dance, UKG Allstars, Taylor Gand and Mixpak battled it out in the O2
Britain is in the grip of a psychotic episode. What are we going to do about it?
Pat Mills on Third World war, his long out of print 90s protest comic that predicted most of the sh*t we're in now...
The Deadstock 33s man on his new art show, the novel he's writing, and the soundscape he's just finished
Check out the line up for the iconic festival's first ever UK event
Details of the forthcoming EP from Moscoman's Disco Halal
The final release from the iconic Japanese animation house is now showing in UK cinemas in an English dub. How does it measure up to their high standards?
A fine addition to the Great British tradition of swearing on live TV
Author and rebel historian John Higgs talks (amongst other things) replacing himself with AI, and forming a band called Gay Skynet...
Robert Hood on working with his daughter lyric, spreading the gospel, and protest techno
The creator of epic online comic Golden Campaign tells us where he's at
A step by step guide to fixing broken keys on Roland's classic Juno 6 / Juno 106
To celebrate our 50th edition of GTAR I've asked readers to come up with the good, the bad and the ugly of rave MCing. They've not disappointed...
Effortless summer fire from the Calypso queen
Sadiq Khan's office have offered their support to Finsbury Park's under threat Silver Bullet - but is there any depth to the support?
The long awaited adaptation of Grant Ennis's blasphemous comic series is here - how does it weigh up?
New fire from Glasgow, Vancouver, Atlanta (as usual) and Lagos via London. Nothin but future sounds...
Plastician talks through the Croydon roots of dubstep, and the new scene he's calling Wave
Trax n Wax have pulled in the big names for their monthly vinyl club
The Paranoid London and SAVE! frontman takes us on a lysergic journey through the tracks going into his new collaboration with Colder
The updated Chicago classic is set to finally get a proper release...
Your chance to look at nice things you probably can't afford
Logos leads the way on a new 4 track EP offering future club mutations
checking out Seven Sisters socially aware chicken spot, with 3 year old in tow.
Over two decades ruling the jungle, and Ken's still going strong
Newcombe turns in a surprise 10 minute space dub odyssey..
Stream the latest KrautTechnoRock opus from Finland's finest
Rumours are flying that Soundcloud plan to shut down DJ mixes on the site
"Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life."
dBridge on South London roots, forcing Renegade Hardware into existence, and how Bad Company were 'raw as fuck'
Peep a (NSFW) gallery from an artist whose mix of cutesy and creepy has been winning him plaudits through Europe
A slice of crazy machine music taken from the forthcoming 'Sherwood at the Controls vol.2'
Paul Sng & Lee Skelly are making a film tackling the biggest issue facing the UK today
Londoners need to move the city forward, not succumb to the politics of idiocy
The horror maestro to perform tracks from his career at the Bristol festival taking place in October
All nu fire - baile funk bangers, Gaika's Security mixtape, a new remix of Trap Trap Inna Bando & dusty RnB on Rhythm Section
Having trouble adjusting to your status as a parent? Desperately clinging on the idea you've still got it? Stuck for things to do with your offspring? Allow us to offer something like a solution.
Hanselmann makes more horrible, hilarious comics for weirdos
Knight Rider, basically
Catch Esa's afro futurism on May 6th..
the strange life of a rave classic, a story that goes from police brutality to pissing off Pete Tong, and includes redefining the word 'hardcore' for an entire generation...
Quirk and sparkle galore.
Our favourite purveyors rural techno are throwing a rave in the middle of the countryside. What's not to like?
The results are pleasingly Eno-esque
Does knowing so much about the music of the past stop us imagining the music of the future?
Mills talks about his new planet themed opus, his love of science fiction, unfinished UR projects, and his secret past as a cub scout
Memotone on dark rural folk traditions informing his new album, and the perils of burning a bible...
Grimy, rebellious, and effortlessly cool - view a gallery of Michael Howard's illustration
One half of pioneers Smith & Mighty lays down the Bristol foundation sounds
Shaved bears! Clown satire! Gin! Roll up to hear the chaotic birth of London's circus...
Mr Intl are reissuing Brinkhurst's pioneering mid-80s electronics, Factory Floor & more on the remix- hear the original & read how it came to be...
Singing in gibberish and Isreali post-punk - Autarkic talks us through his sound ahead of his Disco Halal LP release.
Quincy Vidal, MHD, Azealia Banks vs Benga & Coki and a load of Namibian tunes you need to hear
See a gallery of Welz-Stein's dreamlike fantasy worlds
A new Non-Classical series looks at the role of music in a robot run future ...
Ade & Hartley from Clinic talk us through their new project.. "We both hate the Beatles"
The ex-Kraftwerk man on his reissued solo album, the changing face of tech, and the consequences of Brexit
Illustrated 2016 brings together the UKs finest in street art and illustration
The Cancer of Superstition has been found in a cache of Houdini's widow's papers
"I hated people at school who listened to the Smiths and they all hated me."
As the monthly World Unknown rave prepares to take a new shape, co-founder Andy Blake looks back over the WU years
Hissy analogue, field recordings and dread menace
Stream Prince Rama's new LP - only the finest in dayglo weirdo pop..
What kind of maniac thinks that listening to Sean Paul starts riots?
Indoor Life are receiving a new remix package on Compost
Performances will include Gabriel Prokofiev's feted "Concerto for Turntables, Percussion, Trumpet and Orchestra"
Clowes has completed a mind bending time travel thriller, his longest work to date..
Stuart Tolley's new book seeks to define new simplicity in design
From working with Skepta to performing in the Calais Jungle, Afrikan Boy talks
Could sensible drug policy be on its way?
The Meatraffle and Paranoid London frontmen need your help to realise a beautiful dream
Bust ups, erratic behaviour, and incredible music- one legend remembers another...
David Byrne, LFO and Neu get a look in on Riton's influences..
1982's weird synthwave classic (think Cabaret Voltaire meets Devo) has been given the full reissue treatment - stream in full here
Stream a taster from the album here
Night Slugs Club Construction Volume 7 is coming from DJC - grab a free track download here
Alkan and Norris have taken a new shoegaze direction
Political post punk is back...
And our first release is already getting rinsed by Optimo, Erol Alkan, Jackmaster... Woo!
Cold War paranoia at it's finest
Yep, cyborg rats. Brace yourself hunanity
Like a grubby recollection of an 80s new Wave classic...
Massive rave throwback from La Mission Records
They masquerade as music lovers, but WAV obsessives are more concerned with oneupmanship than great tunes.
The campaign for Roger Mellie's right to offend begins here
Listen to Horrors synth enthusiast Tom Furse editing COAMs album down to 17 minutes
Dobson's put together a 28 track epic for his debut release.
London's festival of grime and bass culture returns, expanded in June 2016
Songs built from animal samples, LA freaks, haunted albums and science fiction - Geneva Jacuzzi's world stays weird..
The post punk pioneer's full catalogue is getting a deluxe vinyl repress
Grab free tickets to a screening on Feb 12th
pettiness, sexual frustration, self-deception, spiralling obesity and an ever present sense of failure – how can something so very miserable be so very entertaining?
Hackers back in the day were a lot cuter...
The Rave Story is a 3 day celebration and marketplace of UK rave culture
A list of promises Johnson has broken, and dodgy deals he's steamrolled through
Examing the roots of Britain's Green Man mythology with Nina Lyon
Alien abductions, Slipmatt chain smoking in his sleep, how hardcore DJs ended up writing grime and the history of East London. It's all there...
In order to dance... talking through the 30 year+ history of one of dance music's greatest labels
The Raincoats are reviving the protest-dance of their Shouting Out Loud show
The online giant is setting it's sights on Spotify
Melancholic excellence from the DEEK artist
The Sheffield shindig will host Paranoid London, Dawn Penn, Young Fathers & more
The first ever retrospective of Limonious's iconic reggae artwork
Bambaata talks wack mainstream radio, being inspired by Nostradamus and working with John Lydon
This month we're rounding up French electronica, jazz from Atlanta, London grime, Lisbon techno and LA beat technique...
"somewhere between the body horror of Tetsuo The Iron Man, an X-rated episode of Dr Who, and a really gnarly cheese dream."
High budget trans-humanism from the Chems
Exhibits include the 'Book of Shadows' - the hand written foundation of modern Paganism
"We're living in dark times... There’s this impending sense of doom, a feeling that the world is going to have to go through a very radical change before it can get better again..."
Field Day have released the second wave of names joining PJ Harvey, Koze, Skepta and more.
Minor key menace from teh Future Brown producer
A new exhibiton in Whitechapel charts 50 years of artists and the internet
Matthew Herbert, Primal Scream, underworld, Dennis Bovell, Sherwood & Pinch, and more are on the bill
Gruesome industrial hell music for people who hate people
Communication is set for it's debut digital release this Feb, stream a track in advance
In Bruges creator Martin McDonagh's return to the stage is a grim, hilarious and triumphant
From space jazz to synth pop with the King Britt alias.
A shambling post punk gem from the South London insurgents
The award winning festival is selling early bird tickets for £50
"Friends have said it sounds a bit like Kerri Chandler" ... DnB legend Ray Keith remembers his soul boy roots, talks jungle classics and reveals a new house direction
The master returns...
An insight into the mind of the man who would run America
I’m making no apology that 4 of these tracks come from The Square’s camp, they’ve been on it all year.
"I get people telling me that their grandparents told them about us..." Flinty Badman and Deman Rocker take us through 30 decades of mic murder
Dark drone from Lynch and Zebrowski
Truss me Daddy
OG junglist Steve B tells the untold story of Renk Records, the making of Incredible, and the birth of jungle
Abrams is homeless and sick - here's the link to pledge money
Edgar's reworked the ghetto tech banger, previously released via Green Velvet's Relief label
Stream the title track off Bullions long awaited debut
Low Tape, Marquis Hawkes, Phlowgod and Sahel Sound are this months pilots of tomorrow
Cameron doesn't need reasons for war, just the petty desire to be a player
"Italians go to clubs because they want to show themselves off" Robotnick on 30 years in dance music...
Artist Rueben Dangoor has been re-imagining grime legends in classically inspired oil paintings
The Detroit techno duo are playing a one off electronic/ classical show in Zurich this December
Nina Lyon follows up her history of magic mushrooms with a look at one of the UKs enduring folk Gods
A new doc follows the life of the author and activist credited with inventing magical realism
All sorts of new, unheard goodies on the winter mix from Shit Robot, including a new track from Factory Floor..
A 14 minute primer on the crew redefining techno, ballroom, club and Nightslugs-style bass
Future cheddar from Joey B, Jacober, MoStack, Ajukaju and Ty Dolla $ign. And somehow P. Diddy slipped in.
Rattling sugar-rush synth pop from the 80s catalogue of techno pioneers Severed Heads
Get an exclusive listen of a previously unheard dancefloor killer from 1970s Senegal
Synth pop sorrow, grainy sex, nocturnal motorways and regret...
The artist behind Todd Terje's record sleeves publishes a new compendium of absurd idiots, weird sex and sly satire
There's no helping this idiot
Headman and Bozzwell in a head to head chatabout - electroclash, dinner, and the future of Relish all gets covered..
"had John Carpenter had dedicated himself to directing romantic tragedies rather than blood spattered sci-fi horrors, his soundtracks may have turned out something like Silverheels"
Schrodinger's Cat, gun nuts, dodgy RnB, and club blags - UKG hero Wookie takes on Random Facts...
" I am fed up with all the bad press drug dealers in London get, it's a really stressful job, keeping one eye on the dope and one eye on the pigs." - ladies and gents, MEATRAFFLE go track by track..
An hour of the finest neo-electro from one half of the Acid Washed duo
They've broken records for most samples used on a single album - now the Danish suo talk immigration, integration, and crate diging 'cross the globe
Camille & Constance from Making Waves collect the greatest post punk videos you've never seen...
"a saturated dream of space dolphins leaping through shimmering rings of stars"
8 tracks of hectic ghetto techno, curated by CLUBJERSEY for future dancefloors..
New techno joy from Bicep, Addison Groove, Oneohtrix Point Never and REKchampa...
Stream 40 minutes of exceptional krautrock as the Hamburg duo talk through the making of their second album
Karl Marx, Lars Von Treier and Eastenders; the ingredients with which to craft an album from The Chap..
Stream a heady slab of psyche from the band's forthcoming LP
The Sacred Bones signed Krautrock act are playing throughout November and Decemeber
Stream the new single and grab tickets to his debut live show
Stream a track from the new set by the UK's master of dub
Supervised injecting centres are to open in Dublin next year
Stream the best remixes from Non-Classical's last decade
Jacob Reddy, Nadia Rose, salute, Lazzy Beats & Harsh Riddims beam in on this month's cosmic round up...
From Factory Records to Urban Cookie Colective, Metalheadz to Joey Negro, RIP to a genuine UK legend
5 years of Boogie, Italo, Disco, and Electro Funk finally making it onto a digital release
The label is bringing out a new, Giles Peterson curated Sun Ra comp
Watch the video here
Headman comes correct with the fourth instalment of Relish Comp...
Brace yourself for the filth and the fury
Listen to a clip from Lynch's mid-00s experimental album
Murky, wistful and weird, Atlanta's cassette releasing Harsh Riddims are making outsider techno and soul for the waviest of parties...
The best way for us to talk about tax credits is to talk about the site itself...
The latest Autonomous Africa project Youth Stand Up!, the nature of charity and Scotland's changing political landscape...
That headline is genuine, btw
Experience the fully submerged Wet Sounds soundsystem this November
'They Will Have to Kill Us First' is part of the Film Africa festival, returning to London in late October
Stream clips from Kraviz's fine sounding new compilations. Techno for the heads...
Dense jazzy textures on the new stream from Floating Points
And it's near impossible to tell the difference.
1 record, 10,000 samples. And no, they're not selling it on iTunes
Like your favourite bits of LCD and Liars made all fresh and new again.
Grubby and nostalgic in equal measure
Sano Hoyos talks about heading -with Mathias Aguayo and friends- into the Columbia countryside to create a whole new world of sound
This Week's R$N Premieres. Madegg, Fold, Cardopusher, Unalaska, The Missing Brazilians, Subheim, Posthuman, Never, West Norwood Cassette Library.
An hour of acid and techno from the chaps of Posthuman. More peaks than the Himalayas doncha know.
Rave legend Mark Archer ramps up the acid on the latest missive from Posthuman
Grab an exclusive watch of the debut video for Baldelli's Cosmic Temple series...
Scotland via Ghana via Belize via JD Twitch's bag of disco magic
UK and USA team up for lush, languid future soul
Italo soundtrack synth pop, as regal and sad as Nosferatu contemplating eternity
As winter rain rushes in, it's time to remember the spirits stalking the dark folklore of Britain's waterways..
Techno and synth action from Rework, Viortex Trax, Bleaker, Zomby and Mike Broer..
Fela classics: no good record collector should be without 'em
The DJ star has been holed up in the studio - check out some previews...
A detailed overview of the cream of the UK's current directorial crop
Carnival ready acid house already lodged in the sets of Optimo and Jackmaster
Favela painters Haas & Hahn talk painting mass art in unlikely places
YES!!! Roll on 2016...
Fuse kwaito house, RnB and UK bass pressure and come up with gold
New explorations in jazz, hip hop, grime and electronics from Finn, Murlo, Awate, Louie Lastic, Rionegro and Young Thug
Shuffling weirdo funk for sleazy dancefloors hidden behind unmarked doors.
2 exclusive tracks of peerless, soul drenched techno alongside an interview with Kuba Sojka
Two labels who changed the face of jungle, yet have remained strangely unsung...
Can this get any better?
Bowie's back to soundtrack new show The Last Panthers
Cowley's porn film soundtracks, and some unreleased archive finds - stream excerpts from both
Stream the first release from Ethyl & Flori
London's 23rd celebration of independent film starts tomorrow
Oink oink....a round up
The UR founder is talking motivation, longevity and the future at this years ADE
Details of the reissue of Underworld's classic* second album *like, actually classic
This month's techno wins, inc. the return of Aphrohead, Belgian thumping from Kill Frenzy, an anniversary for West Norwood Cassette Library, Detroit via Italy from Grienkho & more....
The strangest super hero team up of all time?
Sun don't go! 8 tracks from Greco-Roman's Tirzah to tease out the last of the summer..
Honestly, this shit should be taught in schools.
Full line ups for the next few months, and there's a lot in there...
Euphoric, melancholic & synthetic - a future classic from Sparky...
Clanking, supple techno at it's finest, along with info on how to grab free Ghost Culture 12"s
14 minutes of scratchy visuals and deep dub explorations
Break out the popcorn, the show's getting started...
Snappy claps, vocal echoes, big globs of bass and brass stabs delivered with staccato abandon...
The synth pop auteur on how her latest album was nearly her last, the allure of internet anonymity, and the loneliness of machines...
Talking vinyl politics and future releases with Phonica's Alex Egan
If Maurice Fulton were to slip on some loafers and chance his hand at yacht rock I'm guessing the results wouldn't be a million miles off..
JD Twitch & Autonomous Africa have pulled together young musicians world wide to create something quite unique...
Listen to all 5 tracks of the duo's new Rhythm Section release
And the original cast are onboard...
It's the longest episode of Stars in their Eyes mankind has seen.
The cult 80s post punk outfit talk reforming, recording with Dennis Bovell, and dancing as a radical act...
Ed Piskor's comic book telling of the history of hip hop continues with typical style
The Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar collaborator is touring with The Internet - tickets are going fast...
Blood! Ninjas! Vixens!
More ambient electronics designed for imaginary road trips from Bicep, Joy O and more
Rounding up the cosmic edges of hip hop, jazz and beats with Okmalumkoolkat, Mykki Blanco, Ash Walker and Salute
Sherwood's freaky early 80s dub electronics classic to get a lavish reissue
80 minutes of rare and essential punk funk you've almost certainly never heard...
Watch two mysterious video trailers for the electronic auteur's new LP
"the Velvet Underground, had Reed and Cale had been Special Brew necking vagrants hanging out round Lewisham Paddy Power and howling at the stars"
Good Night and Good Riddance - 35 years of Peel shows catalogued and analysed in a geek's dream of a book...
Seven Davis Jr and Joe Goddard step up with the mixes...
"You need the machines.." Air's Nicolas Godin talks about the creation of his debut, Bach-inspired solo album...
Rodney Smith's back with his 6th LP...
*not actually, neccessarily everyone. But lots of people.
4 tracks of slinky techno tools for heads and dancefloors alike
One day we'll all be dead.
How one man and his company tried to buy up the entire rave market, and why EDM isn't quite as commercial as everyone thinks...
So it turns out Big Brother is indeed watchinng you.
The first authorised adaptation of Huxley's classsic hits the stage this September
"One of the reasons that the club scenes are so effective is that a lot of the people in them dropped an E.." Graeme Park on the making of 24 Hour Party People...
A finely paced, Spike Lee produced shot of drug smuggling and sudden violence in the Colombian jungle
These vicious, crazed snakes need to be stopped before it's too late for us all.
We had a play with Native Instruments new DJ format - is it worth the hype?
Did someone say Skynet?
Kasbah ready space jams selected by the Italian master
Will unreleased tracks from the disco icon live up to the hype? Turns out the anser is yes...
Weird pop that's genuinely weird, and genuinely good.
The feted music writer is casting his eye over a pivotal year
Krautrock with a baggie swagger from new Glaswegian label Invisible Inc
Visionist is embracing his avant garde side with a debut on PAN
Techno, no frills, no messing, just hits
An ethno-house duffer that's as appealing as the stink of spilt bong water...
Spread mild confusion for no discernable reason.
"Few of Britain’s politicians have the basic courage to face up to a spiralling crisis. The country I love is being destroyed."
Looking at the history of a label who have redefined the art of the compilation
New York duo return with gloopy star-bound techno
The Invisible Man - Quite probably the most under rated producer in jungle
Midas Sound return with trip hop that's all trip
"as predictable as rain in the English summer"
"Asking Marshall Jefferson for his influences - like asking God what was going on before the whole 'let there be light' business.."
Insert your own spook related joke here.
A new text trying to shine some radical light on a country being pulled apart by wolves...
"in which Weatherall reaches down, hoists Gwenno aboard his fine steed, and gallops off over the hills"
An essential 6 track return from Batty Bass
It's not the hooter. It's not the brass. Sewel's crime lies somewhere else entirely...
Roni Size pulling it back to the early days of Bristol - foundation breaks and soundsystem memories...
Fancy getting hold of cheap WAVs of DFA goodness?
The future funk artist drops one of the most anticipated debuts of 2015
All hail the computer that produced a million rave bangers...
The Tory rush to embrace American neo-liberal ideas is the worst thing that could happen to the UK. Here's why.
Pigeonholes: generally useless...
Jazz, power, and techno music for the spheres
Slam. As clean as a pigs whistle. Whatever that means.
FX Mchn continues the fightback against the evil hordes of identi-kit acid
"If you’ve been feeling Bicep’s Just (and you should have been) this is a logical next step..."
Your chance to build the future from scrap computers and greenery..
Inventive, playful and essential - RVNG compile long lost missives from the 80s post punk underground...
Villalobos has come in for an internet roasting after this weekends Cocoon performance... is it even fair...?
Finely executed synth workouts for fans of Goblin and John carpenter
AIAIAI are marketing their latest cans as game changers - how right are they...?
An ode to the anti-heroes breaking into Wireless Festival over the weekend - there's life in London yet...
And, no, not big band swingers. The other kind. The sexy ones.
RIP to one of the first musicians to embrace the box that created acid house
Did we say best? We meant weirdest....
Stephen Witt's dissection of the mp3 piracy explosion is a pleasure for music nerds and casual readers alike
Druggy and woozy melodic techno from new kids Terriers
We're basically the rave Ikea
Loving 808s, working on a New order doc, and getting death threats live on air- Arthur Baker isn't slowing down anytime soon...
Steady your nerve and focus your mind: It's an exclusive sneak preview of the Warmduscher colouring book...
ABRA's debut album - inventive, sensual, danceable and heavy with soul. Stream in full...
The much loved house cut finally gets a 12" release
Hot Chip, six albums in and sounding as excellent as ever...
Techno boshers and confessions of fake names; Clouds spill the beans...
With Ten Walls, Boddika and GFOTY causing internet meltdowns, is outrage the best response?
Live Italo sleaze from Hamburg brothers Deo & Z-Man
Stream 3 cuts from the disco Godfather's new label
It turns out that there are fewer female performers at dance festivals than there are at rock. Who knew?
The UKG legend talks about the legendary Happy Daze club, life in Tuff Jam, and the state of 2 step today
Face masks at the ready - Mark Archer on secret porn in the Activ-8 video, the truth behind Vicks vaporub use, and adventures with the old bill.
Occasionally lovely vocals and whole swathes of inconspicuous tedium...
Spikey acid that's as Madchester as it is Chicago
"calling ourselves afrofuturist sounds a bit pedantic, pretentious and unnecessary.."
We learnt more from the reaction to Milibrand than we learnt from the event.
Some of the films that moved and made me the man I am today! Don Letts...
Redpine & Solo rate some of the greatest uses of the amen known to man...
Nightspot Cinema bring film to the club and vice versa - here's what they've learnt in a year of great films, random disasters and sold out shows..
Trash punk genius straight outta South London. For fans of trampagne, goretex and chubbies.
Tom Moulton on the creation of Grace Jones' first three albums
Dave Clarke sets the record straight on tech house politicians, Greek economics, Russell Brand, and why Nigel Farage is 'a complete c*nt'
MCDE, Cyril Hahn, Joy Orbison, KiNK and a bunch more for the much loved Nottingham knees up
We celebrated 20 years of Planet Mu by talking to Mr Paradinas about everything from goat simulators to men on tank rampages...
They published Bill Hicks, resurrected Alf Garnett, and broke stories about elite child abusers - 20 years on it looks like Scallywag were more right than wrong..
The Hercules and Love Affair man is heading to the club...
400,000 petition signers have mistaken Jeremy Clarkson for some sort of revolutionary.
And there's nothing the government can do til Thursday night.
Tired of your crap old body? Want to trade up for a new model? Not long to wait now folks...
Britain has a bigger problem with race than it cares to admit...
Vinyl rips from UK Garage's moody, early noughties rush to the dark side
Download some serious '94 breakbeat classics from East London's forgotten E3 Recordings
The Prodigy go old skool, chatting to Ian about warehouses raves, playing Labyrinth and whether Essex is actually like TOWIE.
Cameron has trained his sights on the school system preparing for another heist on the nation
A serious history lesson from the Godfather of UK Breakbeat
Is nothing sacred?
Checking out Pioneer's latest entry level DJ controller...
Twigs, Flying Lotus, Die Antwoord and more have been added to a heaving bill...
A look at the rise and fall and rise once more of the modular synth
Paying tribute to the greatest MC Jungle ever saw
Egyptian Lover talks 808s, keeping it vinyl, and why the Irish make the best fans
Booby trapped hallways! planes falling from the sky! Drug Parties! The weird world of 90s news reports on pirate radio
In a rare opening up, techno minimalist Donor takes us through the processes behind his new album
Horny ghosts, Roman martyrs and Dumb Cake - unearthing ancient English folk traditions
The media are building a disturbing narrative of the Paris shootings with little actual evidence
Want to buy vinyl, chow on tapas, or restock your library with second hand porn? You need the Black Catalans guide to Barcelona..
Ragga Twins shock out!!
A top 10 minus 2 things I forgot or couldn't think of. ITS 2014 IN LIST FORM
Turbo Recordings cast an eye over a decade and a half of redefining the paradigm
Cliff's rictus grin terrifies Brighton man. The police's hands are tied.
An interview with theatrical maverick Samuel Orange...
Ultra rare ragga tinged hardcore genius from Si-La and Saxon Soundsystem
Get your fill of the past, present and future with these sounds...
CJ Mackintosh talks us through scratching his way to DMC victory, writing Pump Up The Volume, and smashing the house for 3 decades
Time to bring some common sense to town planning
"We were going on to world domination!" Lisa Maffia gets inside her youth spent in the crazy world of So Solid Crew
A selection of rare 12"s from Grime's greatest collective, Nasty Crew
As Fuse ODG pulls out of Band Aid, when is Geldof going to learn he's not wanted?
The whole office give the headphones a test run...
Warner's are entering into a financial deal with Soundcloud -its time to re-evaluate what storing songs in the cloud means
The first stage adaptation of Robert Anton Wilson's psychedelic classic comes to the capital in November
"The weekender occupies a special, hedonistic place in British culture. A festival for the working man, weekenders are there to dance away the grit and graft of the week..."
Dillinja talks us through all that has made up his sound...
The rumours have reached fever pitch
Mr G's Personal Momentz, Psych For Sore Eyes 2 and Pulse Emitter's Equinox get a going over with from the office ears.
Pat Mahoney on his forthcoming Museum of Love debut, New York scenes, and moving on from LCD
Dr David Luke lectures on the furthest edges of conscious and the cosmos.
This week we listened to New Build, Peaking Lights and Marconi Union...
4 classic 12"s from hardcore titans Rhythm Section
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen surveys his career and looks to the future
We've decided we should address some of the 'larger' album releases via a weekly office party. This week Caribou, Sebastian Mullaert(minilogue) & Eitan Reiter & The Juan Maclean go through the rinser.
Reasons to be cheerful
Talking Redbull Culture Clash with grime leaders Boy Better Know
The voice of synth pioneers Yello on his new live show and solo album, and why he hates computers
Re-evaluating London's unloved bastard of a genre
Wytches bassist Dan gets in touch from the road
Grant Nelson's early jungle mutilations of Voodoo Ray, French Kiss and more
What does Syro's promotion say about internet culture?
Reshaping techno into hand crafted industrial breakdown, Vessel has moved into a field of his own
Suburban Base boss Danny Donnelly takes us back to his years running the iconic hardcore and jungle label
Part 2 of our look at one of the all time greatest hardcore labels
Nick the Record gives us a share of years of crate digging wisdom
Part 1 of a loving look at the Motown of rave record labels
Andy Butler talks line up changes, and making meaningful dance
So taking them to galleries is pointless, right?
We sat down with Mr Middleton for a brief chat about what he thinks about the Roland 909 and the music that was produced throughout it's history.
Collaborating with Australian/ Sudanese wonderkid UV boi
And it turns out that swearing is a very formal business
Early Hardcore and Jungle tracks alongside the reggae classics they sampled
The original UK run Croatian Festival is calling it a day
The 30 year evolution of a pop rave tune that keeps coming back
Smirking manchild loses job by being shit at it
Riton bootlegs his own 'Aloha Surfers' for maximum club action
How cover ups, abuse and scandal are murdering the England of imagination
The Godfather of electro knows everything that matters
Classics from the label that gave the world 'Incredible'
with other acts including Caribou and Evian Christ
The London Fields Festival announces more line up additions
space monkeys, funny cocktails and disco re-edits
the best track Tiga's done for years?
The tracks that whip Jimmy Edgar's musical cream...
The Afrobeat innovator returns to London this November
Melancholic deep house crafted from 70s Romanian jazz
3 releases from the genius hardcore jungle label Boogie Beat Records
Legowelt is bringing his live electro magic to the Corsica Studios
Fatbacked hip hop soul from the Goodie Mob legends
Get the lowdown on the Shadow Child festival experience
Glastonbury is set to turn into an Ed Sheeran soundtracked WWI re-enactment
This week: Hardcore tracks about Es...
Jamie XX, Head High, Floating Points, Kid Who and My Nu Leng are totally Mexico, yeah?
Coulson is guilty, Brooks is acquitted, Cameron squirms.
The classic is also getting a super deluxe 5CD reissue
Face melting wax head weirdness
Streams from Spotify now count towards Chart placement
Annie Mac investigates that most 90s of beasts
303s at the ready!
Bullion, Greco Roman, Heavenly Jukebox and more are set to play
A quick romp through early European acid House
Having lived through the late 90s once already, I’ve no wish to see that shit again.
Free parties, repetition, bogeymen and hysteria
Jaaki's also a part time tram driver. Fancy that.
New album 'Whorl' was recorded on just 2 modular synths
Scuba's back with dense, acidic basement techno.
A cocktail of drugs and alcohol has been blamed
The ultra rare Caustic Window album is now online..
808 State plan to reissue 1989's 'Ninety' and 1991's 'Ex:El'
As good a starter in industrial and early techno as you could want
Tragic news from Manchester
The new comp comes out on Monday
*in his bedroom
Where do we sign up?
Rejjie Snow, Joey Onabolu, Zebra Katz and JMC get ready for summer
Stream all sorts from Sonar here
"And punks and skins and Rastas will all gather round and hold their hands in sorrow"
"a literary festival concerned with sound, a music festival without music"
Also joined by Floating Points
Dusky head out across the UK, USA, EU and Australia
For anyone who remembers why a mixtape is called a mixtape
Sick dubstep drops, banging EDM breakdowns and five cameos from Pitbull
SBTRKT shows em how it's done...
Dan Avery is taking on Fabric, whilst Jackmaster goes to XOYO
The Hydra are launching with a triple headed August Bank Holiday party
Relive your childhood with classic arcade cabinets
*In his bedroom.
"For the last 5 years I've been meaning to archive my bloated, ever growing collection of rave records"
grime veterans, new school remixes and (whisper it) an appearance from an X Factor winner
We bid farewell to the Godfather of Ecstasy
CIA agents have admitted to bankrolling the American Abstract Expressionist movement
Stream the first track from Caribou's forthcoming album
Listen to BiS's new, Tim Sweeney produced disco project
3 cuts of rhythm madness are set to drop in July
Drunkard, acid casualty and maniac - Britain's greatest satirical cartoonist
Getting ready for the grime revival with a look at some classics
mournful experiments in inner city electronica from the Boxed collective
Paying tribute to the passing of an author, activist and icon
Love Vinyl is set to open on June 14th
The future is gonna get you
Watch a 6 track acoustic performance from Pixies
Talking heads celebrate the anniversary of Stop Making Sense with a digital release
McDonalds have made their new mascot scarier than Ronald. And they said it couldn't be done.
Skrillex's new label in good music shocker, more dumb Vine music, and the return of Mase
"We wore Oxfam clothes, because we were skint"
Glitching, soulful electronics from the highly tipped Brighton duo
The Knife plan a mini album of live reworkings
Did an old tune title get Shackleton barred entry to the US?
Preview images from St Etienne's forthcoming photo book
Lazarus and Ford combine to make music for crusties in denial
as if the force with which you slam the stable door makes any difference...
The Godfather of EDM is getting the digital reissue treatment
Afrobeats, bashment, shuffly garage and mournful trap get noted
Beatport are denouncing chart riggers and cheats
Squirrels on crack
Watch footage of Andy Warhol's early, Amiga created digital art
Ruminating on just what Jay Z's existence means for the world
Mad Decent take a left turn into folktronica
Stream new material from the one and only King of Pop
Listen to our exclusive live mix from Luke Vibert
Iconic artist HR Giger has died aged 74
PAN's latest comes from American producer MESH
Carl Craig is set to play Barcelona in June with May and Larkin
“Where is the fucking chorus? I didn't like it Lana :( A remix by skrillex would sound better”
If you were raving in the 90s, this may leave you with the sensation of fleeting mortality...
The art provocateurs over at Auto Italia have announced an evening of surreal performance and digital mischief
Vampirism works. Kinda. Be afraid.
We pay tribute to the retiring Jeremy Paxman, a giant among gnats
Preliminary details for the 13th East End Film Festival
Theo Parrish, Young Dolph, iMarkkeyz and LAX & Wizkid get the nod this week
Roisin Murphy has prepared a new EP of covers paying homage to Italian pop and disco..
For all those Ransom Note readers living in London (excluding all 5 of you who own your own gaff)...
We asked Ben Sims to reflect in videos on a Great British May Day pastime: rioting
Missives from the intersection of rave, hip hop, dancehall and the infinite cosmos
This Is Music have signed the chunky throwback house of Dief & Baker, new EP to follow
In which we note the slow, unlamented death of physical money
Ambient visionary K.Leimer takes us through his archive of unreleased gold
Factory Floor head back out on UK tour this May following extensive US dates ...
Info on the screening of The Punk Singer, the acclaimed Katherine Hanna doc
This week's England's Dreaming features an interview from the archives with Corsica studios honchos Adrian and Amanda ...
Ian gives up battering out Jigs and Reels on the bodhran to appreciate one of the greatest folk singers of the modern age, Luke Kelly...
Ian meets with Lee Gerard-Barlow: 'intense bohemian plucked from another age', mesmerist and former frontman of Gloop...
After last week's cancellation of Just Jam, Ian looks at the parallels of Punk and Grime - both demonized by a genuinely terrified mainstream...
Unless something is done about the rampant efforts by the English police to strangle a whole, vital element of British culture, we do ourselves a huge disservice. Ian ponders the cancellation Of Just Jam at The Barbican...
"...rave videos used to focus on the crowd, and now they focus on the DJ. To my mentality, this shift speaks volumes of the petty individualism were being sold as aspirational modern life, and has done much to denigrate the role of dancing in modern day club events."
Mr McQuaid's series continues with a focus on a strange, forgotten figure by the name of Valentine Dyall....
Ian's series marches deeper into the occult with a look into vintage ghost documentaries...
For the second in the series, Ian delves deep into the cheap and nasty world of forgotten UK horror...
'Theres no history, just legends and lies. On this funny little island we tell all sorts of tall tales, and Im going to use this column to tell some of my own.... '
Hit The Road Jack (Gary Caos Mix) Yep, this is just what it looks like, a meeting of two genius song writers. Ray brings the bassline, Gary brings a bag of s**t house music.
Lady Luck (Hudson Mohawke Mix) 'Hudson delivers an epic wall of woozing synths and brickbat crunked up percussion...'
Sweet Sensation 2011 (Lone Remix) Lone continues to fuse the ticks and tricks of golden age rave with thick noughties frequency hogging synths to great effect.
The Look EP - 'I've come late to this release... so apologies to anyone who's already on this belter.'
Ransom Note's music wordsmith-in-chief Mr Mcquaid rounds up the year for all the family!
(Jam City mixes) 'Having decided that adjectives & Americanisms are for mugs, Im not going to use either in this review. '
'Like a cross between Inner Space and Animal Hospital & would give my life a whole new purpose.'
'Howd he get to hear juke, dubstep and classic rave at the age of 17 in Iceland?'
Protest to the M1 (Deville/ Pacheko mixes)
All Eastern Girls (Flux Pavillion mix) 'It seems that dubstep mixes of indie tracks are here to stay...'
Four Four Letter 'Solid. Dependable. Trustworthy. Yup, The Glass have wheeled put an indie disco Volvo.'
Swoon (Lindstrom & Prinz Thomas Mix) 'gloriously morphed into a hazy summer mirage of heat & longing'