Album Review: Paper Tiger – Rogue Planet

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Now that the storm of the remastered re-issue is calming down, I feel its time to write about one of my all time favourite albums. One of the main things that struck me while reading through various reviews from a number of fawning critics was that at the time of its release I don’t remember anyone really …

Here’s a perfect excuse to dance in front of the mirror with a hairbrush microphone once more, or if your like me, you could just spend hours arguing over what 12″ remix/extended versions are worthy of a re-release instead. Either way this double whammy of 80’s New Wave and Chilled will keep you busy reminiscing, …

Jamal Moss AKA Hieroglyphic Being adds yet another E.P to his already huge body of work. ‘The Fourth Dimensions Of A Nubian Mystic’ is a two-track release on the Technicolour label. Both on an old skool Chicago Techno/House vibe it’s not hard to get sucked in automatically by the Roland 909 sounding drums and percussion …

The North Borders Tour Live has taken Simon Green (Bonobo) and Band over 180,000 miles, seeing them perform in more than 175 shows in 30 countries, across 3 continents and in front of more than 2 million people. Its an album that combines live tracks recorded at venues such as The Roundhouse (London) and Pula Arena (a genuine Roman Amphitheatre) plus live radio sessions …

Hot on the heels (less than six months in fact) of their mini album ‘Do It Again’ featuring Scandinavian singer Robyn, Norwegian duo Röyksopp, aka Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge, release their fifth album ‘The Inevitable End’. Röyksopp have decided this will be their last album, hence the title, but have no fear as they explain, it isn’t …

Hot on the heels of Simple Love which we loved here on Backseat Mafia, comes a new track, Rythm of Auld, from Bristol house (yes, house) producer Julio Bashmore. It comes ahead of his debut album, which is due to drop next February on his own Boardwalk label. Close your eyes and be transported back …

Out now is The Light Brigade, the thirteenth album released by Los Angeles producer Daedelus via the Brainfeeder label. His music revolves around the downtempo, ambient, and the electronic genres and this album is no exception. Behind the music though is the concept of the album – a recollection of the Crimean war of 1853-56. …

From early Graffiti artist to one of Drum n Bass’s most prolific icons, Goldie’s music career spans over twenty years, so its of no surprise he was asked to contribute to the ‘Masterpiece’ series. Fronted by renowned artists and DJs the masterpiece series is reminiscent of the ‘back to mine’ releases where artists can show their influences and inspirations …

It’s that time of year again when everyone turns to Cocoon and their famous mix series to see what the sounds of the summer will be. This time charged with laying out the enduring German label’s sonic mix for Ibiza 2014 is Mathias Kaden and label regular Popof. They do so across two fantastic mix CDs, which in …