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Luke Vibert

Luke Vibert has been around and then some, prolific (while an understatement) is the only way to describe his output.  This has spun off into many aliases to match his productions, with each fitting a particular genre, albeit loosely in many respects. Wagon Christ delivered the trippiest trip-hop, Amen Andrews made dizzying jungle, Kerrier District did filter disco. Albums under Vibert’s pro...[Read More]

Luke Vibert

All I can say is don't let those bloody buggers at Pitchfork sway your ears in any direction... either i'm seriously out of touch or this album is a blimmin monster.  Check it out for your self but know this... a serious Rave Dobbyn 'Party Jam' stamp of approval has been planted on this so give it a go, disappointment is not part of the equation.

VA – Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On-U) Review
8.9

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On the back of his phenomenal Metal Dance collections of industrial and post-punk tracks (if you do not have these you need them in your arsenal), DJ/producer/ graphic designer Trevor Jackson has compiled an extensive retrospective of British producer Adrian Sherwood’s influential On-U Sound label. The result, Science Fiction Dancehall Classics, is another spectacular audio document of an enormous...[Read More]

St Germain (2015)
8

Dope

When we last heard from Ludovic Navarre, the French DJ & producer better known as St. Germain, it was before the age of controller raves and laptop nightmares. It was 2000 and there was a sense that technology as going to be a life-enhancing, ease-promoting, creativity-fostering force… and ‘Tourist’ bought this audibly to every café & late night dry hump spot worldwide. Navarre’s music has...[Read More]

VA – Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On-U)
8.9

Dope

8.7
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On the back of his phenomenal Metal Dance collections of industrial and post-punk tracks (if you do not have these you need them in your arsenal), DJ/producer/ graphic designer Trevor Jackson has compiled an extensive retrospective of British producer Adrian Sherwood’s influential On-U Sound label. The result, Science Fiction Dancehall Classics, is another spectacular audio document of an enormous...[Read More]

St Germain (2015)
8

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8.2
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When we last heard from Ludovic Navarre, the French DJ & producer better known as St. Germain, it was before the age of controller raves and laptop nightmares. It was 2000 and there was a sense that technology as going to be a life-enhancing, ease-promoting, creativity-fostering force… and ‘Tourist’ bought this audibly to every café & late night dry hump spot worldwide. Navarre’s music has...[Read More]

The Soul Surfers – Soul Rock!
7.6

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After releasing countless collectable (and in-demand) 7 inch singles and making a name for themselves in the contemporary “raw funk and soul” scene, The Soul Surfers finally drop their debut album “Soul Rock!”; a magnum opus of raw, gritty soul and greasy funk featuring eminent guests from the aforementioned scene that birthed their sound (Soul crooners Myron & E;  JJ Whitefield from The Poets...[Read More]

The Soul Surfers – Soul Rock!
7.6

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7
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After releasing countless collectable (and in-demand) 7 inch singles and making a name for themselves in the contemporary “raw funk and soul” scene, The Soul Surfers finally drop their debut album “Soul Rock!”; a magnum opus of raw, gritty soul and greasy funk featuring eminent guests from the aforementioned scene that birthed their sound (Soul crooners Myron & E;  JJ W...[Read More]

Bilal – In Another Life Review
7.7

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There’s no telling which Bilal you’ll get… the years following his 2001 debut 1st Born Second, Bilal has done everything to shed the neo-soul label with which he pretty much helped encapsulate. The two albums since have largely eschewed the earlier throwback aesthetic for a denser electronic sound but overall everything has been tough to fully embrace. As modern production values get slicker Bilal...[Read More]

The Internet – Ego Death Review
8.5

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The Internet, spawned from Odd Future core members Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians (front & centre) formally branched off to form their own Alt-R&B (hipster terminology for ‘good RnB’) project all the way back in 2011. Syd the kid was originally Odd Future’s house engineer and now, after 2 previous albums with mic in hand, offers an excitement and a new musical point of view not heard for so...[Read More]

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