As Lord of the Isles, Neil McDonald has always made music that strikes a perfect balance between otherworldly and grounded, feeling simultaneously mythical and pastoral. Cosmic synths and basslines fuse with heady, earthy grooves, and make his tracks stand out in whatever set they may appear, while never feeling out of place. Listening to Lord of the Isles can, in the right moment, feel as natural as breathing.
Since The Subdermic released her first record back in 2001 (the ‘Nymph’ EP) the experimental, acid and electro DJ/producer – real name Lilly Phoenix – has had cuts on labels including Kosovo’s TMM Records, Bass Agenda, and her own imprint.
Annie Hall makes her MUSAR debut with her ‘Statics’ EP. ‘Linium’ opens up with lush ambient swells, drifting into a mesmerising analog jam…
Spanish minimal electro innovator Annie Hall is set to debut on MUSAR on 21st September with the release of her ‘Statics’ EP.
With 13 years production experience behind her and releases charted on labels such as CPU, Detroit Underground and Semantica, Hall has cut a distinct niche for herself, always veering deftly from melodic and bassy IDM complexity to sprawling electro grove.
Denis Sulta has launched a new imprint of his Sulta Selects label in the form of Silver Service. First up on the new branch is Berlin-based former Belfast club stalwart Cromby, who delivers three peak time club huts that cast a devoted eye to classic house and electro sounds forms.
Ellen King has been at the forefront of Ireland’s ever-changing electronic music community for a couple of years now.
Both within and outside the crucial conversation around representation, ELLLL is pointedly aware of the challenges and changes that still must be confronted in the Irish scene.
In case you weren’t aware, Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) is one of our favourite UK labels here at DJ Mag HQ. Since launching in 2012, the label has time and again knocked it out of the park with its releases, effortlessly fusing incendiary electro, industrial techno and UK bass styles with the city’s influential Bleep sound.
Marshall Applewhite describes his sound as “Detroit Sludge”.
Crafting a style that is indebted to his hometown’s bassy and industrial electro legacy, the illusive DJ/producer has released under numerous monikers (OktoRed, Cocky Balboa, Star Machine and Secret Shower) on numerous labels including Detroit Underground, How To Kill and Clan Destine. With a slew of releases on his own labels YoSucka! and Junted as well, the producer has been nothing if not prolific in recent years, always delivering with a style that is harrowing, hypnotic and irresistable.
Helena Hauff has dropped two new tracks from her forthcoming album, 'Qualm', which arrives next Friday, 3rd August, via Ninja Tune.
The Hamburg-based electro and techno DJ and producer has shared 'Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg' and 'It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid'. These follow tasters of 'Qualm' and 'Qualms', which we got our hands on in June, both of which also feature on the new record— her first full-length outing in almost three years.