Sheffield is famous for three things; the steel industry, football clubs (both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United are two unique clubs with a passionate following in English football system) and Warp Records. It’s been 30 years since Warp Records appeared on the 7 hills of Sheffield to give us the most beautiful music that’s ever created by the hands and minds of the younglings of the UK. Now, to celebrate this, they released a boxset of 10×12″ records. We have Peel Sessions (highlights of the boxset) from Aphex Twin, Plaid, LFO, Boards Of Canada, and Seefeel, and the rest is from various Warp musicians’ radio sessions.
Information about Behringer’s new analog synth TD-03 leaked for some time. It’s a Roland TB-303 clone and expected to drop tomorrow (11/08). It’s like a fairy tale for suckers for “acid sound” like us, especially when Roland is behaving like proper assholes for many years (not listening to the fans, releasing toys, and promoting them as improvements and the new edition of legendary synths). Anyways, even if it sounds like a fairy tale when you think about the years of reputation that is built on the synths, mixers, or any kinda crappy instrument that Behringer built, I highly suspect they are going to give us decent clone or even a decent analog synth. Still, we keep up the faith!
Lewis James’ Exit Records UK debut EP is on the way, featuring collaborations with Alia Fresco, DBridge, and Lorn. Will be out on 15th November.
This November, Hyperdub Records will drop the debut album of Doon Kanda (aka Jesse Kanda). He is also known as a visual artist and directed music videos for FKA Twigs, Bjork, and Arca. Don’t wanna talk more before listening to the full album but seems like it’s gonna be big. In the meantime, if you didn’t hear his previous EPs (Heart and Luna both released by Hyperdub) go and check them.
This year, Sir Hiss first greeted us with a dark, hazy, warped, and weeping vinyl, “Rolling” (released by White Peach Records), which was followed by an EP “Frequent Flyer”. I thought that was it for him this year, but NO!! Like any other hardworking Bristolian, he won’t stop. I first heard the A-side, Tehran Gunsgots, of his new 12″ on Kahn’s mix for BBC 1Xtra over a year ago. The interesting part of the song was the sample he used, “Anilar Bana Yeter” from Gulden Karabocek (a Turkish singer active in the 70s to 00s). If you are following his releases, sample usage is not news (he is using samples from all over the world, east to west). But I was not expecting a song from Gulden Karabocek. Anyways, now we have Tehran Gunshots on wax accompanied by Mr. Sandman on the B-side, released by his own label No More Mailouts. Already sold out at their Bandcamp store. Don’t sleep on this!
Gantz’s Exit Records UK debut is finally out, featuring vocals from Amos (A/T/O/S) and Elif Dikec. Not to be missed!
Marking the end of a weird summer with a new mixtape!! Hip-hop, breakbeat, lo-fi, and bass from Grup Ses, Czarface, DJ KRUSH, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Danny Scrilla, Pearl River Sound, DJ Seinfeld, Urban Dub
RIP Keith Flint – legend! Thank you for all the music.