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Sonar 2014

Our roving reporters, Sara Barman and Yvonne Duffield, ventured back to Sonar Festival after a few years off – and, indeed, at OFF-Sonar – and returned to find a relocated, expanded and more accessible Sonar By Day and a By Night event that was huge in every aspect: venues;...

Music Reviews

Mr Ruff – Dubble D presents Moodymanc – Local Talk Danny Ward’s a musician at his core. With jazz percussion, house music, DJing, and producing all part of his kaleidoscopic character, and many monikers to show his wares, his output since first forays on 2020 Vision has been...

Music Reviews

Optimum EP by Tuccillo – 2020 Vision Tuccillo’s previous form on Freerange, Vendetta and Delusions of Grandeur brought him to the attention of Ralph Lawson, who handed him a debut on his 2020 Vision imprint back in 2011 with his Mathematics EP. Following last year’s Sabotage EP, the...

PBR Streetgang at AD...

DJ and production hombres PBR Streetgang are Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe. Having met in a record shop in Birmingham a decade ago, a decade of graf later, they’re a fixture on the Space Terrace at We Love…’s infamous Sundays in Ibiza, behind Leeds’ legendary Asylum parties at the...

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 Double Boogie EP by PBR Streetgang – Futureboogie While hardly having come from nowhere, PBR Streetgang’s 2012 has undoubtedly been a breakthrough year. The Asylum ressies released Downstroke on Hot Creations at the start of the year, an EP that catapulted them into the consciousness...

Music Reviews

The Same Page by Kate Simko and Matt Tolfrey – Leftroom Records Collaborations happen for all sorts of reasons, and in the case of Leftroom’s next EP, it’s proof that not all festival hook-ups fall into the category of VIP-room ear-chewing or main-stage fist-pumping. Label head Matt...

Subb-an

Subb-An (Ashique Subhan to his mates) is yet to hit his 25th year, but as a producer, live act and DJ he’s already firmly established himself as one of the UK’s brightest talents. Having secured a residency at Below, the Birmingham underground sensation, in the mid 00s, his live...