Good Lies review | Overmono convey electronic music’s edge in a popular, palatable style
Overmono have experienced a meteoric rise over the last few years. Having gone from making niche solo work to a string of popular EPs, they’ve now become one of Britain’s biggest dance acts. Off the back of a successful recent Coachella performance, the Welsh brothers are set release their most ambitious project to date: the 12-track album Good Lies, complete with Doberman-themed artwork by frequent visual collaborator, Rollo Jackson.
The Shortlist: Laurence Guy
With an output that reflects both hedonism and its aftermath in equal measure, Laurence Guy has risen the ranks through NTS slots, Rinse FM residencies and sold-out shows at Fabric. His forthcoming album Living Like There’s No Tomorrow, But Killing Yourself In The Process, set for release on 7 July via his own label Accidental Pieces, typifies a producer at the peak of their powers.
Brian Eno to receive Venice Biennale’s Lifetime Achievement award
Brian Eno, the esteemed composer, producer and visual artist, will be the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the Venice Biennale this year.
Jadu Heart: ‘We prefer to fail on our own terms than win on somebody else’s’
Since 2016, Jadu Heart have gradually established themselves as beloved outsiders in the UK alternative scene. Comprised of Diva-Sachy Jeffrey and Alex Headford, their third album Derealised, released earlier this year, follows on from 2020’s Hyper Romance and 2019’s Melt Away, alchemizing indie, electronic and dream-pop stylings. We speak to the pair about their latest album, creating art from existential angst and why Jai Paul is partly to blame for Jadu Heart being formed.
Optical Delusion review | Electronic stalwarts Orbital explore our dystopian world
Orbital enlist more features than usual on Optical Delusion, to ponder our post-pandemic world. Whilst an impressive tenth album, it doesn’t continuously dazzle.
The Shortlist: Flaurese
For the latest edition of The Shortlist, we speak to Flaurese. The West London DJ and producer’s latest EP, Over My Shoulder, is indicative of his ability to use music as a means of storytelling, balancing both a floor-filling spirit and a respect for dance music’s history.
LF SYSTEM | ‘It’s really surreal to say we’re doing this for a job’
We speak to Conor Larkman and Sean Finnigan, aka LF SYSTEM, the West Lothian DJ duo who’ve had one of the biggest hits of the year.
Sylvan Esso: ‘Making music accessible but not simple is something we think about a lot’
Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso make music that’s both intricate and accessible. Their new album, No Rules Sandy, takes this a step further, opening the door on their personal lives, with intimate recordings, voicemails and birdsong woven between Amelia Heath’s expansive vocals and Nick Sandborn’s frenetic production.
Gender disparities in UK music industry highlighted through first-of-its-kind report
Gender disparities within the music industry is nothing new, especially within dance music. But a new report out today has revealed just how stark the gender imbalance is.
Beacon: ‘At its core we’re searching for music that moves us’
Brooklyn-based electronic duo Beacon, consisting of Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett, return with their fourth full-length album in September, Along the Lethe.
Laurent Garnier: ‘The goal of a set is to tell a story that’s so unique we forget what’s outside’
With a new film documenting his life out today in UK and Irish cinemas, and available for download, we speak to iconic French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: ‘I can’t really get it into my head that people like my music’
Ahead of the release of his second album, we speak to the Grammy-nominated producer behind the Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs moniker, about the decade-long wait since his critically acclaimed debut, navigating the music industry and that choice of name.
Four Tet settles dispute against Domino Records to secure historic royalty rates
DJ and producer Four Tet has settled an historic dispute against independent label Domino Records, who have agreed to pay him a 50% royalty rate on streaming and downloads.
Cheat Codes: ‘Dance music is a newer way to express yourself’
The DJ trio have just released a new album - HELLRAISERS, Part 3 - which closes out a trilogy of groundbreaking work for them.