This past week, following impassioned speeches from staff and local residents on its behalf, London’s legendary club Fabric had its license revoked by the local Islington Council. Bewilderment in the judgment gave way to an outpouring of sympathy and shared memories on social media. As an American, my personal relationship to Fabric is through their mix CD series which launched late in 2001 and has issued a staggering 177 discs
Philco’s latest track has it all: compelling percussion, a bouncy bassline, and both a vocal and melodic synthesized hook that won’t leave you hanging. But perhaps the DC-based DJ/Producer’s greatest stroke of artistic genius is his track arrangement — Philco transitions between sections in the track seamlessly. One of the most considerable challenges producers face is retaining the listener’s attention for the duration of the track, and Philco fares well in this regard. Listen to
The excellent Gqom Oh! label returned in July with its third release titled Gqom Oh! X Crudo Volta Mixtape. The Durban, South Africa based label specializes the emerging Gqom genre, combining slow motion house with intricate polyrhythms and stark, undulating synth pads. One of many highlights from their latest mixtape is “Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza” from Mafia Boyz member Citizen Boy. The track dives deep, propelled by a crumpled kick
Out on the West Coast, the Night Bass sound is taking over. The Los Angeles party and record label have gained a strong reputation through their dependably solid release schedule and high profile events. Their sound, one that mixes the swing of UK garage with the bombast of big room house with an additional injection of heavy low end, has proven to be an infectious party starter all around the
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