Clear Soul Forces's L.A.Z drops new project No Paperwork (EP Stream) • Word Is Bond

“No Paperwork is the soundtrack to being a starving artist in transition, but still moving to the beat your own drum and keeping it about the music…”—L.A.Z on his new solo release. Clear Soul Forces member L.A.Z puts the pedal to the metal on his newest release which is the 6 track EP titled “No […]

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10 sounds that define modern club music and the stories behind them

What are the most iconic sounds in dance music and where do they come from? This is a guide to the sounds that have defined the club, from the humble dub reggae siren and grime’s ubiquitous “eski click” to the hoover sound that’s dominated breaks-led music for years. Chances are, you’ve heard many these sounds […]

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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe releases Sonambient recordings on DDS

Veteran experimental musician Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe returns to DDS with a very special project. Demdike Stare’s impressive DDS imprint has announced its next release – another transformative 12″ from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, aka Lichens. Entitled Levitation Praxis Pt 4, the record focuses on experiments Lowe created with Harry Bertoia‘s legendary sound sculptures. Bertoia, […]

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Croww releases mind-boggling debut made entirely from Slipknot samples

100% Slipknot. 100% amazing. Coming from the same scene as exciting up-and-comers Willow and Turinn, Manchester producer Croww has released Prosthetics, a mind-boggling debut crafted entirely from obscure samples nu-metal gods Slipknot. Described as “part mixtape, part imaginary soundtrack”, the EP features four crushing tracks that fall somewhere between a horror movie and a club. […]

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Rihanna, Stormzy, Nile Rodgers pay tribute to Chester Bennington, dead at 41

The US artist was found dead on Thursday. Artists including Rihanna, Nile Rodgers and Killer Mike have paid tribute to Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, whose death at the age 41 was was announced yesterday (July 20). The singer had reportedly hanged himself and was discovered early Thursday morning by his wife at their home […]

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Konami's legendary Contra receives first ever vinyl soundtrack release

Featuring both the NES and Arcade versions the ’80s classic. Konami’s iconic video game Contra will receive its first ever vinyl soundtrack release this week through Mondo. Though celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Contra has barely aged thanks to its imaginative H.R. Giger-inspired monsters, airtight controls and an unforgiving difficulty that forces players to […]

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Alan Vega IT review: The final sermon from Brooklyn's late 'Screamin' Jesus'

Suicide frontman Alan Vega died in his sleep last July at age 78 and IT, his last solo effort (which is being touted as “his masterpiece and final statement”), has been released into the world. April Clare Welsh breaks down the master destruction’s final grisly transmission. Alan Vega didn’t dodge flying axes or slice his face with safety pins on stage as part […]

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Kesha returns with first song in four years 'Praying'

An emotionally powerful return from the pop star. Kesha has released ‘Praying’ her first single in four years amid ongoing legal battles with former producer Dr. Luke for sexual harassment. It’s the first single from her newly announced album Rainbow. In an open letter, Kesha says the song channels her “feelings severe hopelessness and depression” […]

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