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What I’m Listening To: Grum ‘Tears’

Hailed as one of house music’s finest producers, Grum is continuing to live up to his namesake with his latest single Tears, which was debuted exclusively on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last weekend. Filled with a mixture of electro-pop synths and heavily echoing vocals, Tears kicks off with a nostalgic, uplifting rhythm, completed by an epic drop to an almost rave-ready pace. The inclusion of pop-like notes a ...

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What I’m Listening To: Lana Del Rey ‘Gods and Monsters’ (ViLLAGE remix)

As a person who usually finds it quite rare to instantly like a song the first time I hear it, I was naturally excited to have this happen after stumbling upon ViLLAGE’s latest single, a remix of Lana Del Rey’s Gods and Monsters. The remix is one of the latest releases from Romanian-based ViLLAGE, an up and coming DJ and music producer who’s skilled take on electronic music has seen him gather an impressive ...

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What I’m Listening To: Akkord ‘Akkord’ LP

Last month saw the long anticipated release of Akkord’s self-titled album on rising London label Houndstooth. As a two-part project between Manchester-based DJ’s Synkro and Indigo, Akkord’s debut is a perfect mix of electrified synths, rhythmic drum patterns and shaking bass. The 10-part LP is filled with a heady mix of techno and electronica, encompassed by a notably darker sound in comparison to the pair’ ...

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What I’m Listening To: Burial ‘Rival Dealer’ EP

Last week saw a flurry of confusion in the world of music following the announcement of Burial’s latest EP Rival Dealer on Hyperdub. Rumours of an imminent release had been circulating for some time, but it seems few were expecting such a progression in sound from the secretive recording artist. In 2006, his self-titled debut album received critical acclaim for it’s unique take on the dubstep genre, and was ...

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What I’m Listening To: Sampha ‘Too Much/Happens’

Last week saw the highly anticipated AA-sided digital single release from London artist Sampha via Young Turks. The featured tracks Too Much and Happens were recorded with the help of top American record producer Emile Haynie, and go far to demonstrate Sampha’s diverse musical personality. Both tracks feature beautifully honest piano chords and vocals, showcasing the artists’ talent for creating intimate an ...

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