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NEW INDEPENDENT & UNDERGROUND TECHNO – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

PLAYLIST UPDATE JUNE 23 (in order of release date): The blistering ‘Argo’, the industrial inspired title track from the new EP by Parisian duo WLDERZ on Skryptōm is the first of 10 diverse new additions to update our Techno playlist. To illustrate the diversity on offer, following that is the entrancing minimalism of ‘Keep Under […]

NEW INDEPENDENT FOLK / FOLK-ROCK / COUNTRY / AMERICANA / CHAMBER POP – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

Our Indie30 genre based 30 track playlist series is complete with the release of our Independent Folk, Folk-Rock, Country, Americana and Chamber Pop playlist. It’s taken us a while to select these 30 tracks as these are genres we’ve been voyeurs rather than connoisseurs of for many years, loving individual releases by individual artists that cross […]

NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC POP: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

PLAYLIST UPDATE JULY 17: Paris artist Zimmer begins our list of new tracks with ‘Landing’, his starry eyed new synth pop single for Roche Musique. Following him is Vesuvio Solo’s Cam Maclean with the sparkling new guitar/synth hybrid ‘Jacob Always’ off his debut record Wait For Love on Atelier Ciseaux. Dublin dream pop duo Hvmmingbyrd self-released a […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POST PUNK / MOTORIK / DARKWAVE / SHOEGAZE / POST ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

JULY 16 UPDATE:  Two new tracks from two band not averse in their own deadpan way to spelling out how bad things are on all levels at present as neoliberal economics and social conservatism continue their relatively successful attempt to suck vitality and meaning out of society. Bristol experimental & motorik trio Beak>are set to […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

JULY 13 UPDATE: Nine instantly appealing and incredibly strong new additions to the pop/rock playlist this week. Melbourne quartet Frida lead us off with the reflectively deep ‘Badlands’ off their new EP. these are all the things we have found. That’s followed by the gorgeous and crystalline ‘Köm Ihag’, the new single from Umeå pop quartet Honungsvagen. […]

NEW INDEPENDENT HOUSE MUSIC – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

PLAYLIST UPDATE – 10 JULY: Four new tracks today. The elastic old school groove of ‘A Moment Of Clarity’ from Mainz DJ producer Tilman. The multi-faceted ‘Can’t Cry’ by Swede Lukas Lyrestom runs like an encyclopaedia of house styles from jackin’ to deep. ‘Pinao’ is another super involved style shifter from New York based producer Anthony Naples. Locked […]

NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC & EXPERIMENTAL: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST (UPDATED JULY 10)

July 10 – Austin electronic quartet Thousand Foot Whale Claw released their amazing new album two weeks ago Black Hole Party and the title track and album opener ‘No Kingdom’ enter the playlist along with English left field electronic producer WEN and Dutch techno experimentalist Yaleesa Hall. July 7 – Moscow electronic artist and producer Kate […]

FROM SURGEON TO BLAWAN: A PLAYLIST DOCUMENTING A MAGNIFICENT MONTH IN TECHNO; NEW REEKO & BLUE HOUR EP’S OUT

The last few weeks have been quite an unbelievable month album wise in Techno’s cerebral music world. In a genre not best known for its long form efforts, the last few Fridays have seen nine quality album releases which formed the backbone for the beginning of our New Independent & Underground Techno Playlist. The 18th […]

NEW INDEPENDENT & UNDERGROUND TECHNO – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST (UPDATED JUNE 1)

The first of the two stand out cuts we’ve added to lead off our Techno playlist today is the part brooding part beaming ‘Light Falls’ from Solid Void (SK_Eleven), the new 4 track EP from Manchester born and Berlin based producer Sam Coates aka Setaoc Mass. The other is Pole Group’s Selección Natural, the new […]

NEW INDEPENDENT & UNDERGROUND TECHNO – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

Last week we shared the first of a number of genre based 30 track playlists we intend to share on the Spotify streaming platform. Today sees us share a selection of 30 new independent and underground techno tracks released over the past month or so. Last week saw new albums released by English veterans Surgeon (Luminosity […]

NEW INDEPENDENT HOUSE – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

Over the next couple of months we will establishing a number of genre based new music playlists that highlight our favourite newly and independently released tracks available on the Swedish based streaming service Spotify. We are aware this is limiting as many new tracks that precede their release date are not available and many electronic artists and the […]

TOP 100 TRACKS OF 2017

100. Wawa By The Ocean Mary Lattimore (USA) From the album, ‘Collected Pieces’, Ghostly International Mary Lattimore Facebook Audio Stream 99. Koca Bir Saçmalık Jakuzi (TUR) From the album, ‘Fantezi Muzik’, Domuz / City Slang. Jakuzi Facebook Official Video 98. (Don’t) Talk To Strangers Agent Blå (SWE) From the album, ‘Agent Blå’, Luxxury/Kanine. Agent Blå Facebook […]

TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2017

30. Sugar At The Gate TOPS (CAN) Arbutus TRACKLIST:   Cloudy Skies Further (VIDEO) Petals (VIDEO) Dayglow Bimbo Marigold & Gray (VIDEO) Cutlass Cruiser Hours Between I Just Wanna Make You Real Seconds Erase Topless BUY HERE 29. Several Shades Of The Same Color Patricia (USA) Spectral Sound / Ghostly International TRACKLIST:   I Know The […]

TOP 100 SONGS OF 2016

100. Lion’s Den Marching Church (DEN) From the album, ‘Telling It Like It Is’, Sacred Bones. Marching Church Facebook Audio Stream Official Video 99. Sur la piste de danse Laure Briard (FRA) From the album, ‘Sur la piste de danse’, Midnight Special Records. Laure Briard Facebook Audio Stream Official Video 98. Tell Me Puro Instinct (USA) […]

TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2016

30. Yoncalla Yumi Zouma (NZL) Cascine TRACKLIST:   Barricade (Matter Of Fact) Text From Sweden Keep It Close To Me (VIDEO) Haji Awali Remember You At All Yesterday Better When I’m By Your Side Short Truth (AUDIO) Hemisphere Drachma BUY HERE   29. Reverie Postiljonen (SWE) Best Fit Recordings TRACKLIST:   The Open Road How Can […]

TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2015

30. JACCO GARDNER (NET) Hypnophobia Excelsior / Polyvinyl / Full Time Hobby Jacco Gardner Official Buy here 1. Another You 2. Grey Lanes 3. Brightly 4. Find Yourself 5. Face To Face 6. Outside Forever 7. Before The Dawn 8. Hypnophobia 9. Make Me See 10. All Over   29. FLESH WORLD (USA) The Wild Animals In My Life Iron Lung Flesh World Facebook […]

TOP 100 TRACKS OF 2013

      100. Heartbeat Overdrive Ballet School (ENG/GER) From the single, ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’, Bella Union. Ballet School Official Site Official Video   99. Central Park CON VOS (USA) From the EP, ‘Cocoon Bloom’, Self Released.  Con Vos Facebook Official Video   98. Medusa GEMS (USA) From the EP, ‘Medusa’, Self Released. GEMS Official Site Audio Stream […]

TOP 100 SONGS OF 2008

1. Nothing Ever Happened Deerhunter (USA) From the album ‘Microcastle’, Remote Control/Kranky. 2. Midnight Man Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (AUS) From the album ‘Dig Lazarus Dig!’, Mute. 3. Kim And Jessie M83 (FRA) From the album ‘Saturdays=Youth’, Mute.  4. A Ghost To Most Drive-By Truckers (USA) From the album ‘Brighter Than Creations […]