Thanks to labels like Fit and Curle, Walt J never really left house music, but the man behind the name did. In this interview with the enigmatic Walter C. Jones, James Manning finds out what the Detroit local has been up to for the past 15 years.
Szare are responsible for not just one but two of this year’s most impressive techno albums but leave behind them a trail of mixed messages aimed to misinform and confuse. Richard Brophy attempts to decode their fertile imagination.
With a third Roll The Dice album out and a renewed production focus under his given name, Peder Mannerfelt takes some time to discuss matters with James Manning.
Brendan Arnott speaks with Martyn about the change in approach for his new album The Air Between Words, working with Inga Copeland and his recent return to school.
In a new series exploring the visual side of music, Emma Tucker talks with the Maastricht-based studio, Will Work For Good, on democratising good design, embracing economic limits and creating a visual framework for the likes of RVNG Intl and BIS.
Richard Brophy interviews Gesloten Cirkel, the mysterious producer behind one of this year’s best albums.
Fresh from being the subject of an illuminating retrospective courtesy of RVNG Intl, Seattle-based experimental musician Kerry Leimer speaks to Matt Anniss.
With his darkly seductive abstractions of house and techno, Vester Koza has managed to establish himself as a producer of note in just three records. Oli Warwick caught up with him to find out more about his emergence.
On a sunny day in Sydney earlier this year, James Manning spoke to Eugene Ward about his his work as Tuff Sherm and Dro Carey, his interest in comic books, footwork, sampling and more.
With his Our Circula Sound label hitting its stride and an increasing number of aliases taking his sound in different directions, Scott Wilson meets James Shaw to discuss his approach to techno.
Emma Tucker speaks to Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland, the duo behind the “sound and vision conglomerate” Sculpture about their distinct approach and new album for the Software label.
Oli Warwick dials up Soren Jahan, the producer known as René Audiard, and driving force behind the Blank Slate label.
Brendan Arnott speaks with Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, one of Detroit’s most humble elder statesmen, about his role in the Motor City’s techno heritage and finishing a new album that’s been in the pipeline for twenty years.
Oli Warwick descends on the Stokes Croft lab of Tom Bugs, the man behind BugBrand’s array of modular synths and sound devices, which count Bass Clef and Omar S as fans.
It’s taken 10 years, but Todd Terje has finally delivered his long-promised debut album, It’s Album Time. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then, that he’s short on time as Matt Anniss finds out… Read the rest of this entry »
Lord of the Isles is riding the crest of a wave, thanks to a string of superb 12” singles in his trademark melodic, emotion-rich style. Yet despite this success, he’s still partial to periods of self-doubt, as he tells Matt Anniss.
The multifaceted Los Angeles-based musician speaks Sun Ra, spirituality, poetry and more with Brendan Arnott.
Matthew Kent dials up Abdulla Rashim to discuss the Swedish producer’s music, the growing relationship between the labels he’s involved with and his approach to identity.
James Manning talks to Ali Wells about the path to his bracing second album, The Power And The Glory.