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Jeff Mills and the Zanza 21 project is a new forthcoming creation that’s been self-constructing for quite some time. Not out in the open and easy to see, but it’s been evolving more in recent months through the imprint “Millsart” album releases and as an accumulation of ideas that are influences of Mills’ affection for Jazz …

Out right now is the new cut from DJ Spencer Parker, Dream The Future, hot on the heels of his release for HE.SHE.THEY and a much lauded essential mix. The track captures DJ Spencer Parker at his stripped-back finest. Each element, whether the infectious lead arpeggio, the clipping Vox sample or the pounding 909 drums, …

THE LONDON producer of chilled, intelligent summer downbeatz Catching Flies – known to friends and family as George King – has returned with a cool evening breeze of a new single in “GLY”, all expectancy and early evening uplift, the night young and pregnant with possibility, and all captured in a smooth swing hooking on …

HIATUS, the London-based atmospheric electronics project of Cyrus Shahrad, has announced a new album, Distancer, for a mid-March release. The very first fruits of that project are with us now in the shape of a single, “Arrival”; you can watch the stunning video below. The Hiatus project began more than a decade ago, when Cyrus …

BLUE HAWAII: now there’s a name that conjures up a blissful vision of lazy heat and crystal-clear waters, especially for me sat in subfusc September Britain. And the same appeal of vision would apply, you’d think, to a duo one of whom is working out of Montreal, Quebec. Blue skies, bluer waters. A lightness of …

AMBASSADEURS is the project of Sussex producer Mark Dobson, a man who’s approach to music is deeply personal, involved. He doesn’t churn it out because he has the means; he fashions and creates and recreates and channels, he sends tunes out into the world when they’re ready to communicate what is intended. He’s got one …

BLUE HAWAII is the project of Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston (also known and loved by us here at Backseat Mafia as the singer with Braids) and Alex “Agor” Kerby, one based in Montreal, the other in Berlin. Distance is no barrier to their creative spark; they’ve been releasing albums well worthy of your ears since the …

A ROLLING broken beat steps forth, announces a swaying Afro groove.  It’s joined by a stabbing piano figure that seems to pin the deep, oceangoing roll of the break, force it to take a new rhythmic shape; a little bassy snippet hints at 70s’ funk. The beat shifts again, gets more insistent. Layers of sourced …

Despite running the famed German Kompakt label, Michael Mayer hasn’t released anything on it for the last eight years. That’s not to say he hasn’t been busy – anything but. He DJs around the world, has released a DJ Kicks, the collaborative full length album ‘&’, plus remixed for the likes of Metronomy, Weval, Arthur …

Porto producer and multi-intrumentalist Arctween has revealed ‘Along the way’ the first track from his debut release, which drops on Forbidden Cuts on 26th April. If you’re in need of some sunshine on a drab afternoon, then catch the rays that emanate from ‘Along the way’, with its bubbling deep-house bassline rippling over these arid, …