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Blue Note Changed My Life: 16 artists pick their favourite records from the legendary jazz label
Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory. Also check TVF's similar feature on Sun Ra from earlier this year. The finest in jazz since 1939. Among the most influential and important record  [...]
10 artists you need to know for the second half of 2014
10 artists you need to know for the second half of 2014
Words by Chris Kelly & John Twells •  10th July 2014 • 
After spending a week running down the best albums, tracks and mixtapes of the year so far, we're ready to look at what's next. For this episode of prognostication, we've focused on artists we  [...]
Bar Mitzi: Pinch and Mumdance pick 10 total bangers – old and new
Bar Mitzi: Pinch and Mumdance pick 10 total bangers – old and new
4th July 2014 • 
A few years ago, the idea of Pinch and Mumdance releasing a joint mix CD would have seemed bizarre. Mumdance was, despite releasing on a wide range of labels, closely associated with Mad Decent [...]
Five acts whose Glastonbury performances deserved more hype
Five acts whose Glastonbury performances deserved more hype
Words by Chal Ravens, Joe Muggs & Rob Pursey •  1st July 2014 • 
With the merits of Glastonbury's gargantuan headline acts - Skrillex, Metallica, Parton et al - being debated everywhere you look, it's easy to forget just how many people perform at it. One of [...]
Mind in Rewind: Richie Hawtin’s 20 best deep cuts
Mind in Rewind: Richie Hawtin’s 20 best deep cuts
Words by John Twells •  20th June 2014 • 
This month, Richie Hawtin issued his first set of new Plastikman recordings in over a decade. Entitled EX, the album is a recording of a well-publicized comeback performance at New York’s Gug [...]
Boy Don’t Waste My Time: The Best Female Response Records Ever
Boy Don’t Waste My Time: The Best Female Response Records Ever
14th June 2014 • 
The female response record is a tradition nearly as old as hip-hop — and it's due for a resurgence. Remixing or freestyling over another artist's instrumental is commonplace in hip-hop, but w [...]
Summertime Radness: The 40 tracks you need to know this summer
Summertime Radness: The 40 tracks you need to know this summer
13th June 2014 • 
Summer's here, and we don't like to judge, but- Actually, scrap that. We do like to judge, and never are people judged more - for their clothing, their flings, their festival conduct and their  [...]
The New Timeless: tracing the evolution of neo soul in 30 songs
The New Timeless: tracing the evolution of neo soul in 30 songs
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  10th June 2014 • 
The history of the modern music industry is littered with etymological cadavers: genres, sub-genres and re-inventions, coined by commercial impetus or critical hubris, that never amounted to much  [...]
Jackmaster’s top 10 Glasgow classics and Glasgow artists to watch
Jackmaster’s top 10 Glasgow classics and Glasgow artists to watch
29th May 2014 • 
London club XOYO today announced a new residency from one of Scottish dance music's favourite sons, and surely its favourite quiff, Jackmaster. Across 13 Saturdays, Jackmaster will invite a se [...]
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