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BLOG: GARDEN FESTIVAL, CROATIA – DAY TWO

Our daily bulletin from the beautiful Croatian festival hotspot

NEW ANDREW WEATHERALL EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN FRANCE

Andrew Weatherall By Marina starts September

WORK.LONDON OPENS TONIGHT!

Better Looking Disco to kick off at 8:30pm in Angel

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BOWERS & WILKINS P5 WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Bowers & Wilkins turn up the volume with the new P5 wireless headphones

TOMORROWLAND VOTED AS THE WORLD’S NO.1 FESTIVAL

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LOST VILLAGE FESTIVAL REVIEW

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JULY'S TOP CLUB NIGHTS

July's top club nights...
Shatterz - Sleeper - Crucial Recordings

The second EP on Sleeper's own Crucial label continues the thick vein of quality, heavyweight halfstep pressure. ‘Reclaim’ kicks things off in style with a rootical roller, all sirens and lazer noises over a ruff bassline. ‘Kaya’ evokes the sound of yesteryear — Skream & Coki in their dubbier '06 phase — with an insistent 'Kaya' vocal snippet and a growling low-end drive. Finished off with ‘Shatterz’, a wasted narcotic rub with superb off-key percussive detail.

Collecting Dust - Ed:it - Dispatch Recordings

Combining an old skool break with a dark, reverberating industrial sound and a biology lesson about tinnitus, ‘Collecting Dust’ is an ominous monster of a track. Pounding bass and a tumbling drum make this the most enjoyable science class you've ever had.

Toxin - Etch - Wisdom Teeth

After first appearing on Blackdown’s Keysound imprint back in 2013, Brighton’s Etch has been pushing his dark, skeletal identity via the Soundman Chronicles and Space + Time labels. On new label Wisdom Teeth, he offers up a typical anachronistic piece, an esoteric skin stretched across the faded bones of jungle’s past for a slow-mo bump. In contrast, label honcho K-Lone drops a chirpy little number full of jiggly rhythmic elements and slinky sub bass.

Triangles - Andre Sobota - MicroCastle

Sobota has deftly avoided being cornered into any particular genre, producing drum & bass to techno and everything in-between, though with ‘Triangles’ he unleashes his trance chops with a record that’s unashamedly grandiose. There’s a hands-in-the-air vibe to the harmonies, and while the deeper grooves keep it one step away from full-blown floaty euphoric trance, that step is a defining one. An impressive and distinct move for the MicroCastle stable.