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Selections: KMRU

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, KMRU spotlights blissful synths, tactile guitars, streetscape sound design, indie rock and more

For Berlin-based Kenyan artist KMRU, the art of listening is a crucial facet of music-making. “I feel like the things around us have something to...

Maral’s new album, ‘Ground Groove’, combines Iranian folk and club music: Listen

Maral has a new album, titled 'Ground Groove', out now on Leaving Records. Watch the visual for the latter half of the LP below.


'Ground...

Get To Know: Salamanda

Get acquainted with Salamanda, the Seoul duo whose new album for Human Pitch is a dreamworld built from ambient soundscapes and minimal beats

It’s fitting that the title of Salamanda’s new album, ‘ashbalkum’, derives from a Korean phrase for the realisation that ‘reality’ is in fact a dream...

Emeka Ogboh explores the soundscape of Lagos’ Ojuelegba district on new album

Emeka Ogboh will release his new album, ‘6°30′33.372″N 3°22′0.66″E’, via his newly launched Danfotronics label in July. Listen to the track ‘Ayilara’ below. 


The Berlin-based...

Semibreve announces KMRU, Jana Rush, BLEID, more for 2022 festival

Semibreve has announced the dates for its 2022 edition, and revealed the first names on its festival programme. 


The experimental electronic music festival returns to...

Fresh Kicks 175: Thea HD

NTS resident and The Leaf Label A&R Thea HD records mix of glitchy minimal techno, abstract beats and percussive deep house for the Fresh Kicks series, and chats to Eoin Murray about the importance of variety and her lifelong love of percussion

Listen to Leeds-based DJ and The Leaf Label A&R Thea HD’s monthly show on NTS, and you’ll hear everything from country to krautrock: ‘70s...

Premiere: Maribel Tafur ‘Valle Sagrado feat. Ankalli’

A new collaborative project by Lima-based electronic music producer Maribel Tafur, the Mater Iniciativa research centre and renowned chef Virgilio Martínez explores the ecosystems, altitudes...

Selections: Carmen Villain 2

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections. This week, Carmen Villain spotlights lush dub experiments, expressive club beats, intimate ambient music and more

There’s a tiptoe dynamism to Mexican-Norwegian artist Carmen Villain’s fourth album, ‘Only Love From Now On’ on Smalltown Supersound. An alchemical fusion of dub sonics...

Debit

On her new album for Modern Love, Mexican-American producer, DJ and audio engineer Delia Beatriz, aka Debit, combines ancient Mayan wind instruments with machine learning. Ahead of its release, she records a “pre-hispanic to post/transhispanic ambient mix” for the Recognise series, and speaks to Eoin Murray about DJing for Azaelia Banks, her desire to contribute to the canon of electronic music, and making ambient music that goes beyond “beautiful”

Delia Beatriz stands at a unique intersection in electronic music. As Debit, the Monterrey, Mexico-born, New York-based producer, DJ, audio engineer and live artist has...

Composer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariūki

Kenyan composer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariūki will release her debut EP, ‘peace places: kenyan memories’, next month via SA Recordings. Listen to the single...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

Coby Sey’s music sounds particularly special in winter. The Lewisham musician, producer, vocalist and DJ’s frosty, nocturnal sound envelopes its listeners like a thick fog...

Berlin’s FIGURE label readies its second ‘Open Space’ ambient compilation. Hear Can Love Be A Synth’s arpeggiated dreamscape, ‘Marzipan’, now

Berlin label FIGURE will release the second edition of its ‘Open Space’ ambient compilation series this month. Listen to Can Love Be A Synth’s contribution...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

On her second album, ‘Fatigue’, Brooklyn experimental artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist L’Rain (aka Taja Cheek) balances intimacy with abstraction. A release that explores the complex...

The eight-track album was produced remotely between Nairobi and Manchester 

KMRU and Echium have collaborated on a new album, ‘Peripheral’. Check it out below. 

The eight-track experimental ambient release was produced between the artist’s respective...

A video for Rozay Labeija’s remix of ‘Edna Mode’ has also been released

KHX05 has shared a collection of remixes from their ‘BLXCK KXT’ EP on Suzi Analogue’s Never Normal Records. Check it out below. 

‘BLXCK KXT REMIX...

CHINABOT celebrates four years with a compilation of experimental electronics from across Asia. Hear Shanghai’s Laughing Ears’ ‘Black Swan’ now

London label CHINABOT celebrates its fourth anniversary this month with the release of ‘Tetra Hysteria Manifesto’, a 14-track compilation of experimental electronic music by artists...

After a devastating accident, musician Dax Pierson spent years rehabilitating himself, and working towards a hyper-personal sound. With his latest album, ‘Nerve Bumps (A Queer...

Deep in the manzanita-studded woodlands of Northern California, there’s a scenic resort where gold miners once bathed in restorative mineral springs, and queer hippies sought...

Helsinki’s Eilien debuts on Genot Centre with an album of “self-coded synthetic sounds and timeless pop-music”. Check out the dizzying synths of ‘SMS’, and its...

Helsinki artist Eilien will release their new album, ‘Digital Lovers’, via Prague label Genot Centre in May. 

Made mostly using SuperCollider, a text-based audio coding...

Influenced by emerging electronic techniques and the rave scene, industrial outfit Coil's third album 'Love's Secret Domain' is full of trippy, drug-fuelled dichotomies and collaborations...

“I remember thinking, ‘What the fuck have we made?’” Danny Hyde says of Coil’s ‘Love’s Secret Domain’ — known as ‘LSD’ — which turns 30...

Irish artist Lighght records an immersive mix of ambient electronics, field recordings, traditional folk and R&B edits, and speaks to Eoin Murray about his organic...