Rhythm and Roots

Worldwide Ting Vol. 1

Despite his limited output, Uproot Andy has made it on to my very exclusive list of reliable producers. Nearly everything (if not everything) the US based producer has released has a real quality about it. His productions have… Read More

Mala in Cuba

This has to be one of the most anticipated releases this summer (if you can still call it that?) Jet pioneering bass scientist Mala to Cuba, stick him in a room with hugely talented local musicians (who provide… Read More

Ezekiel – Life Begins at Night (Moveltraxx)

There must be something in the water. First there was Control Machete (and of course Toy Selectah) then the whole 3Ball MTY explosion now Monterrey gives us Ezekiel. The young Mexican producer has been making waves in all the… Read More

Self Evident – Oro Corazón (Sub Klub)

Self Evident is one third of the production/DJ collective WEPA! from Vancouver. The trio, completed by Gameboy and Will Eede, have been pushing the Latin folklore/digitalism crossover, moulding folkore samples and rhythms with programmed beats and bass, as captivated by… Read More

Ill Blu – Aztec

Ill Blu are a production duo from NW London who ‘share a serious passion for the infectious genre of music that is; funky’. After some killer releases via the ever reliable Hypberdub and Numbers the pair are offering… Read More

Ifan Dafydd

Putting aside the James Blake/Mt. Kimbie associations….The welshman‘s debut ‘No Good/Miranda’ is released today on 12″ via Push and Run. All about the pitched vocals, well timed subs, warm chords and subtle rhythms:     Share this

XLR8R Podcast 200 – Richie Hawtin & Mala

I have featured a few mixes from the XLR8R podcast series in the past but to mark the 200th podcast the magazine has pulled out all the stops. Not content with offering an exclusive mix from one of… Read More


Excellent video and even better bass filled music from eclectic Danish producer CHLLNGR who will be releasing his debut album HAVEN via Green Owl in July. The label/blog/promoters also have a shiny new website up here which promises… Read More

Zomby Ft. Panda Bear – Things Fall Apart

‘Things Fall Apart’ is a surprise collaboration between the mysteriously indescribable and hugely talented bass producer Zomby and Animal Collective’s vocalist Panda Bear. The song sounds exactly like you would expect a song between Zomby and Panda Bear… Read More