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Shlohmo: The End

Shlohmo’s third album is an elevation of his mood-driven beats from beyond the realm of introspective headphone listening, to a level of gravitas and urgency that demands a larger space than your skull to reverberate into.

Cooper Saver

Cooper Saver shows the width of his mixing savoir faire, adroitly manoeuvring in between the lines – from stealth late-nighters to old-school house shufflers, through breaksy electroid eruptions, tribal rhythms and laid-back vintage acideries.

Levon Vincent

Clocking in with a seriously infectious treat of sturdy grooves, fuzzy-feeling chords and tape-echoed goodies, Levon Vincent takes us for a delightful trip down memory lane, deftly manoeuvring betwixt jacking Chicagoan house rhythms, minimalistic tech pulsations and infectious disco meanders.

OL: Dismeteo

Russian producer Ol steps up on LA-based imprint Motion Ward with seven deeply absorbing tracks that ride the line between ambient and dub techno, creating a coherent microverse of leftfield electronics.

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Shlohmo: The End

Shlohmo’s third album is an elevation of his mood-driven beats from beyond the realm of introspective headphone listening, to a level of gravitas and urgency that demands a larger space than your skull to reverberate into.

Smallpeople: Afterglow

Smallpeople deliver gorgeous bridges between lofty house and vibrant dance floor burners, a way to celebrate life, providing give-a-toss who’s watching me dance music.

MATstudio: MATstudio 1

It is no surprise that the latest release in Melody As Truth’s catalogue comes from Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft, two producers who have steadily grown closer and closer together in their sound since the label’s start.

Kilchhofer Anklin: Moto Perpetuo

‘Moto Perpetuo’ tends to blur the lines between musical composition and studio production. By crafting pieces that rely on the entire stereo field, Kilchhofer Anklin rewards close listening.

Gunnar Haslam: Cacique De Poyais

What links and unifies so many of Haslam’s releases, including this one, is the ability to cultivate hypnotism – an ethos that has resonated throughout the catalogue of Delsin over the years.

OL: Dismeteo

Russian producer Ol steps up on LA-based imprint Motion Ward with seven deeply absorbing tracks that ride the line between ambient and dub techno, creating a coherent microverse of leftfield electronics.

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Apron TV with Kyle Hall and Max Graef aka Ratgrave

Dean Blunt collaborator Lord Tusk gets up close and hazy with Max Greaf, who talks up his recent album and collaboration with Julius Conrad as Ratgrave – Graef also presents the music video for ‘El Schnorro’. Kyle Hall steps up next to discuss selfies, laptop DJ’s, MySpace and Star Wars.

Music Video: Eliott Litrowski – Schmock Machine

Enter a world of digital madness and learn to dissolve your real-world fleshly carcass in Camille Doussy’s hyper-deep pool of pixelated FX layers, faux-organic laces and screwed-up 3D rendering. Next level mind-bender.

Music Video: Yves Tumor – Noid

The video depicts Sean Bowie being arrested and assaulted by police officers on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, raising the widespread issue of police brutality in the USA.

Best Music Videos of 2018

To mark our final end of year list, we have searched high and low for the very best music videos of 2018.

Music Video: Landon Speers – Wild Rose – “II”

Such magic is undoubtedly at work in today’s visual premiere. The footage set to ‘II’, a cut from Landon Speers’ exploratory ambient record ‘Wild Rose’, is not as much a music video as it is a kind of visual poem, its wordless meaning made audible in the achingly soft tones of Speers’ poignant composition.

Music Video: Arad – Inti

Best known as part of the production duo Lakker, earlier this year Dara Smith released a record on Bedouin Records under his new solo alias Arad. Ahead of his forthcoming mix, today we’re premiering this lysergic music video for ‘Inti’

Film: Joy Orbison

London based producer Joy Orbison opens up about his musical upbringing, career and view on music alongside his uncle Ray Keith, aunt and girlfriend.

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