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Album of the Month: Rema ‘Rave & Roses’

Bangers are the order of the day on young Nigerian pop star Rema’s debut album, ‘Rave & Roses’

Rema has won the race for the perfect audio signature. Forget “Cardo got wings”, forget “I love Chris Rich”, forget “Mustard on the beat, hoe”...

Album of the Month: Dance System ‘In Your System’

Dance System pens a club-ready love letter to Daft Punk’s filter house and the Chicago sounds that inspired it on his new album, ‘In Your System’

As one of the founders of Night Slugs, James Connolly — formerly known as L-Vis 1990 — helped usher in the post-dubstep era of deconstructed...

Album Of The Month: DJ Lag ‘Meeting With The King’

DJ Lag’s thrilling debut album is a testament to gqom’s versatility, and its ability to cross-pollinate with the sounds of amapiano and deep house

Lwazi Asanda Gwala, better known as Durban artist DJ Lag, is a pioneer of the gqom genre: a unique South African style that strips out...

Album of the Month: Huerco S. ‘Plonk’

Huerco S. returns to Incienso with a landmark album of strange, cascading beats inspired by trap, drill and a childhood love of cars

You probably think of Huerco S. as an ambient artist, reluctant poster child of the mid-2010s ambient resurgence. His 2016 album ‘For Those Of You...

Soichi Terada’s first new house music album in 25 years is a masterclass is mood-building, and a reminder of his power to move your soul...

Japanese producer Soichi Terada started making waves in 1989, producing pop singer Nami Shimada’s now-classic ‘Sun Shower’. His Far East Recordings label, meanwhile, launched with...

The adventurous producer moves beyond the dancefloor on his latest album for Local Action

The rapid metamorphosis of 96 Back from club-geared dance producer to risk- taking experimentalist has been thrilling to witness. Manchester-based artist Evan Majumdar-Swift grew up...

Eris Drew demonstrates house music at its bright, instinctive best, and channels its healing energy, on her debut album, ‘Quivering In Time’

Early in the pandemic, not long after leaving her hometown of Chicago for a cabin in rural New Hampshire, Eris Drew and her T4T LUV NRG...

Berlin and Manchester-based experimental electronic duo Space Afrika explore inner space on their incredible new album for Dais Records

Space Afrika, the duo of Berlin-based Josh Reidy and Manchester-based Joshua Inyang, delivered an experimental electronic masterpiece with their 2018 album ‘Somewhere Decent To Live’...

Erika de Casier establishes herself as a pop star in the making with a knack for club crossover tracks on her romantic, garage-influenced new album...

When Erika de Cassier was growing up in the late '90s, R&B hits by the likes of TLC,  Destiny’s Child and Brandy & Monica dominated...

Loraine James conjures dreams of the club, claustrophobia and isolation on her stunning new album for Hyperdub

Anyone else been having proper weird dreams lately? Loraine James’ ‘Reflection’ will probably appeal if you have. It’s like a dream: you’re in the club...

Breakthrough UK label Invicta Audio celebrates its first birthday with a compilation of next-gen d&b fusions

Nominated for Best Breakthrough Label of 2020 at DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards, and scooping plaudits from UKF and DNB Arena, Invicta Audio is...

Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Mdou Moctar sounds like a rock god for the future on his new album for Matador Records

The future is here. It’s just not very evenly distributed yet. The man who said that, the author William Gibson, is a pioneer of the...

Detroit-born, LA-based Jimmy Edgar takes hip-hop to a new dimension on his new album for Innovative Leisure 

“What do they want us to know about space and spaceships?” pondered Jimmy Edgar on Twitter just as 2020 was drawing to what was for...