Enter Shikari – Victoria Warehouse Show – Live Review

Before even making their entrance onto stage, the Manchester faithful were already bellowing, “And still we will be here, standing like statues”, the illustrious chant taken from Enter Shikari’s debut album Take To The Skies – released almost a decade ago. That title may or may not have been intended as a forecast of the…

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep (AMBR031) – Review

The Mindsweep embodies Enter Shikari’s boundless musical and political influences, as here their previous shining efforts from first to third album bleed together as one. Their new fine-tuned direction turns up a well-polished, but rigourous and reinvented Shikari sound. Frontman Rou calls for unity through science, pulls punches at the capitalist world and even name-drops…

Format:B – Chunky (MOS329) – Review

Hot on the heels of their latest successes with Sigala’s Easy Love and Rumble by KDA, Ministry of Sound are now set to present German DJ outfit Format:B to their label’s ever-growing roster. After it being originally released last December on their own imprint Formatik Records, Jakob Hildenbrand & Franziskus Sell revealed that Chunky would…

Matt-U – Gun Talk / Signals (BADS001) – Review

With brand new Matt-U music also comes the inception of a fresh record label on the block, in the form of Bad Seed Audio. With what could be said to be ‘hot off the Pressed’, producers Matt-U and Medison of London-based Pressed Records have hooked up to further the success that they enjoyed from the…

Simply Deep: The Compilation – (SDC001) – Review

The promotional platform turned record label Simply Deep present a strong compilation of ten exclusive tracks for the imprint’s début outing. Cuts from Minglou and Imanzi provide some brawling blends somewhere between dubstep and techno, whereas Koncide and Outbound‘s contributions are more rough and raucous half-time assaults. From Lex & LKD‘s broody take on grime,…

Truth – Undeniable EP (DDD001) – Artist Interview & Review

Having amassed a hugely expansive discography throughout their musical careers, New Zealand’s Tristan Roake and Andre Fernandez are now all set to free the Undeniable Truth. 2014 has already seen them make their first appearance in three years on Mala’s Deep Medi Musik, produce their fourth release on the seminal Tempa Records, as well as…

Headhunter – Parallels / Stand Alone (TRSK001) – Review

The return has been longingly awaited for, the launch has always been inevitable. A joint prospect that combines a comeback for one of dubstep’s most leading-edge artists of his time, with the outset of a newly established label who are spawning from their already strongly established blogsite – Trusik Recordings are set to crown their…