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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!

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JULY'S TOP CLUB NIGHTS

July's top club nights...
Conquer - Piezo - Artikal Music

Italian dubstep producer, Piezo, drops his debut release on J:Kenzo’s label, with two tracks of mutant dungeon halfstep. It’s all a little bit interstellar on both sides —‘Space Conjectures’ is more overtly glitchy and spacey, with washy synths and RJD2 orgasmic bleeps, whilst ‘Conquer’ brings in an Oriental melody line alongside the Hubble processing noises, all underpinned by a stepping drum pattern. Solid stuff.

U - Grum - Anjunabeats

Grum makes his Anjunabeats debut with another solid indication he’s ready for the big league. ‘U’ is an enigmatic, progressive stormer that pitches its flag somewhere ambiguously between house and trance, maximising appeal for both scenes. Led by a rich, colourful electro synth hook, it’s backed by a driving house kick that maximises dancefloor functionality. More importantly though is how Grum has tapped into that mysterious essence that defined early progressive, making ‘U’ one of the standout electro/progressive records of the year so far.

Ether - Sasha - Last Night On Earth

Sasha plays a classic bait-and-switch trick with ‘Ether’ by opening on a hefty note of techno, before evolving into a swirly progressive monster in the second half, the brittle sounds giving way to delicious cyclones of melody, demonstrating again he’s not afraid at the moment to go for the jugular. There are elements of a return to the euphoric sounds that defined his earlier years, without the danger of it feeling retrospective.

From the Edge - Double Helix (LHF) vs Ragga Twins - Keysound

Whilst many producers have tried (and failed) to really provide a suitable platform for the Ragga Twins over the years, Double Helix has finally come along and produced something so cracked out, mutant and leftfield yardstyle as to fit their unique flow. It’s Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole of the darkest UK soundsystem music — jungle, grime, dub, two-step, hip-hop, ragga — only to be driven through a particle collider to create absolute chaos. Brilliant.