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ECHT! is a fat-as-hell beats collective which calls Brussels home, although each of the four hails from elsewhere, drawn to the open, centrifugal force of the Belgian capital. The name comes from the local Brusseleir dialect, and translates to English as simply ‘real’, although the French ‘vrai de vrai’ might seem to hit slightly closer: …

PIE EYE COLLECTIVE is the solo project of Bristol-born, London-based sound scientist Matthew Gordon, who melds elements of ambient, broken beat, dub-techno and hip hop, all refracted and discoloured via a spectrum of tape-saturated synthesis.  His influences are many and stylistically diverse, and include Sun Ra, Morton Feldman and Madlib; but he’s also heavily influenced …

HIGH SUMMER, nearly solstice time already – and bringing the necessary hip swing to the longest days are The Allergies, the ever-dependable Brizzle groovers, who today drop two phials of bottled rays from the golden orb: on the A you gots “Move On Baby”, fashioned in Latin brass, swingin’, tough breaks and whistles. Yes, there’s …

ATOM is the forthcoming and wholly anagrammatical album of the Austrian-based, Bulgarian-born leftfield beats investigator Tomá Ivanov, known for the purposes of music as TOMÁ. His particular thing, he tells us, is “avant-garde lo-fi-jazz-psychedelic-pop”, which sounds appetisingly eclectic; and which eclecticism your ears will be pleased to confirm after taking a dip into his debut …

Drawing on inspiration and experience from a wide range of scenes including UK Bass, Breaks, Jungle, Electro, Garage, and more, Debasser follows up singles ‘Separation Anxiety’ and ‘Bad Behaviour’ with his second long-player ‘The Invitations are Real, The Party is Not’ via his WIDE Records label. Active throughout the early 000’s on labels such as …

Madlib’s Sound Ancestors, produced by Four Tet, is the beats genii’s wide-eyed, wide-open odyssey. Like a fractal pattern, the deeper you focus and the more you pull out, the more you see

KRATOS HIMSELF is the singular musical vision of Jethro Kratos Hopmans, whose mission is to meld icy electronics, potent cinematic beats and an expansive library of sound recordings in order to take you into a place of dark breaks. He’s set to release his fifth album of the past decade, Vectors, on February 26th via …

OK, OK. Two things. Firstly, do you like a little jazziness to your grooves? Nah, scrub that. Do you like a lot? Do you like a double bass line so up and atcha and tight and taut it could cut a man in half at 60 paces? That kinda thing. Do you miss Fingathing, more …

CHICAGO’S enlightened future breaks producer The Twilite Tone has just unveiled the video for “Do It Properly”, one of the standout tracks from his diaristic debut album for Stones Throw, The Clearing. Delight in it below. The video is something of a paean to Chicago and the life Tone lives; you can see him popping …

THE HELIOCENTRICS have been working away on a rarified astral plane of musical fusion for more than a decade and a half now – and frankly, if you’re a crate-digger on any kind of level, whose musical tastes range multifariously, they’re the kind of band whose wax should be sat in that little favoured stack …