An adventure into the raw, groove-driven sound of West Norwood Cassette Library's WNCL
Named after its founder, West Norwood Cassette Library, WNCL has spent the past decade delivering a steady stream of club weapons without getting pigeonholed or bowing to trends. For this month’s The Sound Of, Ben Murphy delves into the collection with boss, Bob Bhamra, who records a mix of cuts from the label’s catalogue
Dark and heavy d&b-techno fusionism from Shiken Hanzo
Shiken Hanzo records and hour of dark and heavy d&b-techno fusionism for the Fresh Kicks mix series
Jessy Lanza, Koreless and Shanti Celeste also feature on the release
Heartbreaks and 808s
Los Angeles DJ and producer BAE BAE records an hour of R&B, breaks and emotional rhythmic euphoria in her Fresh Kicks mix: “Heartbreaks and 808s”
Inspired by the dusty, crunchy sound of old rave tapes, Western Lore is twisting up modern jungle with a wavy, freeform sound and equally psychedelic visuals
Inspired by the dusty, crunchy sound of old rave tapes, Western Lore is twisting up modern jungle with a wavy, freeform sound and equally psychedelic visuals. Committed to physical formats and with intricate hand-drawn artwork, it’s one of the UK’s most exciting labels both sonically and visually. Ben Hindle catches up with label boss Dead Man’s Chest, who delivers a whirlwind mix of cuts from label’s catalogue
Breakbeat don and drumfunk pioneer Paradox steps up on Sneaker Social Club with his 195th 12”, ‘Octa4 / Proceed’. Hear the intoxicating beat science of ‘Octa4’ now
A dazzling mix of hyperkinetic club music for the Recognise series
Suzi Analogue delivers a dazzling mix of hyperkinetic club music for the Recognise series, and catches up with Tajh Morris about her genre-spanning style, her experience as a queer Black woman in the music industry, and her goal to educate the world on the unsung contributions of those communities to music
"There is nothing we want more than to build Black Rock City side-by-side with you again"
"We are the music business – we have thousands of skilled people capable of running events and empty theatres/clubs/arena"
There are classes on producing, DJing, and professional networking