Review: Dauwd – Kindlinn EP

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Following 2013’s excellent Heat Division EP, which saw Dauwd Al-Hilali provide a unique take on the UK-style, garage-leaning house that has become so popular in the last couple of years, the London-based producer has… Continue reading

Mavrik Mix #13 – Conrad Kaden

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Our 13th podcast comes all the way from Dresden, Germany, with Uncanny Valley‘s A&R boss, Conrad Kaden at the controls. The mix is a carefully selected, hour long blend of soulful house and techno, packed… Continue reading

Review: ESA – Highlife Vol.3

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The third edition of the globetrotting Huntleys and Palmers Highlife series comes courtesy of South African Born ESA. Though originally from Cape Town, ESA is a resident at Highlife in Glasgow and half of the… Continue reading

Review: Music Is Love w/ Moodymann, Levon Vincent & Delano Smith

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Photography: Gemma Parker When renowned Manchester club brand Sankeys revealed their spring calendar, promoters and label owners Music Is Love stood out above the rest. The Manchester label’s carefully crafted booking policy blends… Continue reading

Preview: Butter Side Up with Rick Wade

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Butter Side Up are racking up even more Detroit air miles this weekend as they bring Rick Wade over to play an extended set for us. Despite Wade’s long-standing status as a respected… Continue reading

Mavrik Mix #012 – ESA

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For our 12th podcast we are delighted to have South African born ESA at the helm delivering an eclectic mix of disco, funk and world music. ESA is a prolific producer, working as… Continue reading

Review: Kris Wadsworth – Popularity

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Determined to distance himself from the inviting channels of house music’s popularity, Kris Wadsworth‘s own reputation has grown from his innovative production and blasé disregard of contemporary trends. True to form, his new 10… Continue reading

Feature: Selective Hearing Turn Four

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Selective Hearing will be kicking off their fourth birthday celebrations tonight in Manchester, with a line up featuring the likes of Mano le Tough and Prosumer at Gorilla. Then they’re following that up… Continue reading

5 Tracks – Tyson Ballard

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His music career began as a percussionist for The Fuglemen, a Hip Hop group that achieved underground acclaim and toured extensively. Tyson now owns the label Voyeurhythm and on it has delivered four… Continue reading

Mavrik Mix #011 – Miles Simpson

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We’re hugely excited as London-based DJ and promoter, Miles Simpson steps up for our next podcast. Miles co-runs Thunder, an underground house night in London, and has been collecting and playing house and… Continue reading

What We’d Listen To – EL_TXEF_A

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  On first glance you might overlook EL_TXEF_A as a formulaic part of an mp3 file name. However, Aitor Etxebarria’s production name is apparently pronounced  as El Zef A, although this cannot be confirmed by anyone of… Continue reading

Review: ZK Bucket – Tarmangani EP

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Very little is known about the German producer who releases under the alias ZK Bucket, but support from the likes of Innervisions and this latest release on his own label, Zaun Records would… Continue reading

5 Tracks – Mavrik Writers

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Instead of painfully trying to root through all of our favorite releases of 2013, only to come up with a list that causes more anger than comfort, we have decided for this edition… Continue reading

Review: Ramson Badbonez – A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch

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High Focus Records has carved out a name for itself by promoting young and developing artists and pushing the boundaries of UK hip-hop. With two albums, and an abundance of other work under… Continue reading

Review: Rick Wade – Sweet Life EP

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Ever since mid-2011, when I discovered his Never Ending Reflections LP in Tribe, a diamond in the rough among the Deep Medi and Swamp 81 records climbing the walls, Rick Wade has come… Continue reading

Review: HNNY – Tears EP

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The ever-prolific Local Talk have lined up an excellent EP from label regular HNNY. The bouncy house of ‘Tears’ takes its cues from the nostalgically informed house music that is so often the policy… Continue reading

Review: Lakosa & Rick Grant – THKS002

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I’ve had my eye on Lakosa for a little while now and with his sure-footed presence in the minimal/dub techno scene, he’s becoming harder to ignore. ‘THKS002’ AKA Static/Temptations’ released on Tender Hooks… Continue reading