Celebrating the legacy of the shop run by Mike De Underground, Cool Hand Flex, Uncle 22 and Randall
Shanique Marie’s debut album, ‘Gigi’s House’, lands on Equiknoxx Music next month. Hear the luxurious dembow beat and soulful spoken-word of ‘Grow’ now
A vortex of percussive, experimental club music from London's Stem
Refuge Worldwide resident Stem whips up a vortex of percussive, experimental club music for the Fresh Kicks mix series, and chats to Niamh O’Connor about her interest in dance genres’ cultural histories and evolutions
A trip into the bumping, cosmic sound of Berlin house and disco label, Toy Tonics
Berlin house and disco label Toy Tonics is pushing a bumping, cosmic sound fuelled by collaboration and live instrumentation. Founder Mathias Modica, aka Kapote and Munk, records a mix from its catalogue, and speaks to Ben Hindle about how versatility and authenticity are more important than ever
"Having the necessary tools to have a fair chance in this scene is the key to creating the stars of tomorrow. BEAUTIFUL will build on this legacy"
High-velocity rave bangers from Berlin's DJ Gigola
DJ Gigola records a mix of high-velocity rave bangers for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Niamh O’Connor about the Live From Earth collective and Berlin’s ever-changing club scene
The group are back in the studio more than two years after Keith Flint's passing
They've also shared a new single with Craig David, 'Summertime'
Each artist has provided a remix to suit different moods
Aberdeen-based KAVARI is next up on MELD with the ‘if the benign was to ever be so pure’ EP. Hear the explosive breaks and strobing sound design of ‘skee feat. klahrk’ now