WARM’s – The World Airplay Radio Monitor – cause is a noble one. The broad world of radio gets murky when it comes to paying royalties, but this service gives independent talent a helping hand in the form of previously inaccessible radio data. By allowing artists to monitor the airwaves for their tracks in real time via […]

Disco Halal has announced ‘Halal Collection’, a digital compilation showcasing the best releases on the label thus far. The 11-track compilation features tracks from label favourites Red Axes (pictured), Autarkic and Nudave. Out on September 8, the collection also features tracks by Simple Symmetry, TCP and an exclusive new Red Axes remix of ‘How To […]

Phonox resident HAAi’s second release on her Coconut Beats label is ‘Be Good’, a chugging track that features her own vocals throughout. The east London based artist released her debut two-track EP ‘DaDaDa’ last month. Now she’s following it up with ‘Be Good’ which shares some of the first track’s psychedelic feel. However, this time […]

Glasgow-based Optimo Music imprint has announced the forthcoming closure of one of its sub-labels, but will soon be launching a brand new, politically-charged replacement. Optimo Trax was originally incepted with the intention of releasing 33 12″ singles. Now, with the 33 release scheduled, JD Twitch has announced that the imprint will close. (Though he still […]

TQD is the side project of UK producers Royal T, DJ Q and Flava D, who have been tearing up the decks as bass music’s most esteemed crew for the past few years. After a string of releases such as ‘Day & Night’, their full length LP ‘UKG’ has arrived in the shape of 10 […]

Drake’s newest material is here and it’s jam-packed with collaborators including South Africa’s Black Coffee. The ‘More Life’ project, released at the weekend, features the track ‘Get It Together’ which samples the drums and lyrics of Black Coffee’s 2010 track ‘Superman’. The vocals on the track are performed UK singer Jorja Smith rather than original […]

Ross From Friends is set to deliver four new tracks as he returns to the Lobster Theremin label family. His forthcoming ‘Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes’ EP will be just his third 12” and follows the highly praised ‘You’ll Understand’ EP released via Lobster Theremin sub-label Distant Hawaii in 2016. As the lo-fi aesthetic blossomed […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

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