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EMIKA DEBUTS NEW RECORD LABEL

Undoubtedly one of the UK's most revered female musical exports, Emika's unconventional dark beats and vocals have gained her fans among music's elite — Thom Yorke, Pinch and Mary Anne Hobbs to name a few. 

After two critically acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune, Emika has today announced plans to start releasing music on her own brand new Emika Records imprint. 

NOVATION AT ADE 2014

A quick heads-up from the Novation crew ahead of this week’s Amsterdam Dance Event

Novation are going to be running a few choice events during the duration of ADE, returning to the Walls Gallery in a cool collaboration with Ninja Tune and Bleep for some series ADE action.

BONOBO REVEALS 'THE NORTH BORDERS' LIVE ALBUM

Last year, electronic mastermind Bonobo took his career to new heights, gaining critical acclaim with the release of his fifth studio album, 'The North Borders'. Never one to rest upon his laurels though, the Brighton-based producer has now announced a forthcoming live version of the album, recorded during the ensuing 18-month world tour.

LUKE VIBERT: MINING THE ARCHIVES

You know how it is. That epic, hip-hop crime drama series you’ve been directing is almost finished. But you just can’t find the right track for the final episode’s crucial club scene. You can’t afford to get Snoop in for a session yet, so what do you do? Head straight to a music production library and search the archives until you find 'It': ‘Walk it Like a Dog’, a bolshy rap track bulging with what’s evocatively described as “pure club swagger” and “hot electro flavour” over a “mid-tempo banger” that definitely isn’t a low budget ‘In Da Club’.

Q&A: MACHINEDRUM

The idea of a footwork concept album might seem at odds with the stuttering functionality of its Chicago roots, but then Machinedrum, aka US-born Travis Stewart, has always used its 170bpm tempo as a template for more otherworldly experiments.

Q&A: DJRUM

We caught up with this self-taught scholar of dance music who first began DJing jazz in his room to find out what exactly is going on in that brain — and that record collection — of his...

Q&A LETHERETTE

Letherette

In the current climate of deep house dullards Letherette stand out like a sore thumb. Cutting 'n' pasting micro fragments of dusty old vinyl into emotive, pulsing electronic decoupages, their skewed, psych take on house and hip-hop acknowledges pioneers like J Dilla, Daft Punk, Cassius and Madlib, while injecting unexpected kaleidoscopic flourishes and live instrumentation, pushing sampladelia in a unique direction.

MR SCRUFF: INFECTIOUS PERSONALITY

To describe Andy Carthy as a one-off is probably to understate the situation. He designs all his own album covers and artwork. He's launched his own brand of tea and has a pop-up tea shop set up at many of his gigs selling brews and biscuits. He lugs boxes of vinyl, his own decks and a mixing console around the world in an era when it's quite de rigueur to turn up with nowt but a pair of headphones and memory stick in your pocket.

AMON TOBIN: THE SOUND OF SCIENCE

Amon Tobin, Isam

Amon Tobin started out experimenting with a double cassette player and ended up piloting the world's most mind-blowing live show.

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