Profiles + Q&As

Rising: For Those I Love

Crack Magazine

Dublin producer and songwriter David Balfe talks love, loss and the inspiration behind his emotionally-charged project, For Those I Love.

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Cover Story: FJAAK

Beatportal

I spoke to the mischievous and somewhat misunderstood German techno duo FJAAK, who have rocketed to fame in recent years through their slapstick online persona and deep mastery of analog techno.

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Kelly Lee Owens’ Inner Song is good for the soul

The Face

How lockdown, mountains, therapy and bass shaped the Welsh artist’s new techno-pop album.

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India Jordan: Let Loose

Crack Magazine

For anyone who spends their weekends savouring the sense of release that dancing alongside friends brings, the final rave pre-lockdown is an all-too-distant memory.

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Artist of the Month: Patrick Topping Isn’t Who You Thought He Was

Beatportal

Patrick Topping is one of the UK’s most in-demand DJs. But in many ways, he doesn’t fit the brash, one-dimensional, superstar DJ mould. Katie Thomas learns more, and discusses Topping’s thoughts on where the scene needs to head next.

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Hodge: another green world

DJ Mag

A staple of Bristol’s hybrid bass/techno scene, Hodge has begun to branch out in recent years, resulting in a stunning debut album, ‘Shadows In Blue’, inspired by anime, science fiction, and his newfound love of gardening.

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Cover Story: Caribou

London in Stereo

“You can probably tell I’m a water person”, Dan chuckles as we chat over coffee before this cover shoot on the Walthamstow Wetlands. The wind is bitterly cold today, but Dan is undeterred. By the water — like his yearly retreat to the lakes of Muskoka — is Dan Snaith’s happy place.

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Maya Jane Coles’ Uncompromising Attitude is The Key to Her Success

Beatportal

It’s been 10 years since Maya Jane Coles released the track that would change her life forever. But success brought immense pressure to compromise her creative vision. Katie Thomas sits down in London with Coles, who discusses maintaining her artistry, and her excitement at producing club-focused music once again.

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On Cue: Chippy Nonstop

DJ Mag

Toronto-based Chippy Nonstop steps up with an hour of high-speed club heaters, and chats about her new music, tackling the gender disparity in dance music, and making you comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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Celeste // New Sounds 2020

London in Stereo

With her dusty palette of soul and lyricism which is relatable, vulnerable and deeply confessional, Celeste is deep in her feelings, and, guaranteed, your heart will ache along with her.

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Storytelling with Arlo Parks

The Face

Dr. Martens have teamed up with the confessional singer-songwriter for an immersive exhibition at Camden’s Boot Room.

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Tangerine dream: Shanti Celeste

The Face

The Chilean-born DJ chats debut album inspiration, production ventures and her love of the colour orange.

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Shygirl’s living her best life

The Face

With the support of Dr. Martens’ Tough as You campaign, the London musician is fulfilling her experimental creative ideas.

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PHOEBE BRIDGERS // INTERVIEW

London in Stereo

We speak to Phoebe Bridgers ahead of her headline show at Mirrors Festival this weekend…

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Surrounded by machines: Electronic music runs through Georgia Barnes' DNA

Mixmag

Georgia Barnes grew up around electronic music and is now on a burgeoning journey of her own

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Afrodeutsche // Interview

London in Stereo

As we speak over the phone just hours before her debut show at Tresor, Berlin, a shared love of Marie Davidson is just one in many examples of Afrodeutsche’s captivating and down-to-earth nature.

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MAYA JANE COLES // INTERVIEW

London in Stereo

We speak to Maya Jane Coles ahead of her Nocturnal Sunshine show at Sónar this weekend…

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Recognise: Air Max '97

DJ Mag

We catch up with London's purveyor of "nightmare dance music" and mutated club sounds, Air Max '97, to discuss his renewed dancefloor focus, solidarity in the capital's club scene, and drum & bass in a cave by the sea...

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On Cue: Mr. Mitch

DJ Mag

Next up is Boxed founder and Gobstopper label don, Mr.Mitch. Ahead of the release of his 'Need More Fashion Friends/Shirley Temple' EP, the London underground stalwart dishes up an superb hour of techno dancehall...

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Get To Know: KOKOKO!

DJ Mag

Hailing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo and the third most populous city in Africa, KOKOKO! radiate a raw and explosive energy.

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MorMor writes hazy indie-pop songs kissed by sunlight and sadness

Dazed

As he tours across Europe and North America, we meet the Toronto songwriter to talk catharsis, alienation, and his latest single, ‘Outside’.

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Lafawndah // Interview

London in Stereo

Ancestor Boy is Lafawndah breaking new ground, an experiment in every sense of the word, driven by just the right amount of discomfort, and just the right amount of risk.

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SEB GLOVER (FOLD) // INTERVIEW

London in Stereo

“Rave, plus so much more.” I speak to Seb Glover, co-founder of Canning Town venue FOLD…

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James Holden // Interview

London in Stereo

I speak to James Holden ahead of his performance at the inaugural Beat Hotel festival in Marrakech...

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Cover Story: Flohio

London in Stereo

Flohio is carving her own explosive, genre-bending space in the U.K. rap scene, her rapid and articulate flow holding its own over rumbling basslines, menacing snares and industrial synths.

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Akito // Interview

London in Stereo

Following the release of his debut album Gone Again, we spoke with Akito about the full length format, habitual self care, and Wiley instrumentals…

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Bondax // Interview

London in Stereo

With Revolve, Adam Kaye and George Townsend have established a palette that’s fresh, adventurous and confident.

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Nik Void // Interview

London in Stereo

Prior to her JägerHaus stage show at this year’s All Points East, Nik Void spoke to us about Glasgow record institution Rubadub, a fear of flying and overcoming industry misconceptions.

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Helena Hauff // Interview

London in Stereo

The weekend before we speak, Helena Hauff has played shows in Ibiza, Lisbon and Serbia.

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Bridging The Gap: Rising London Artist Bakar Seamlessly Blends Genres on 'Badkid'

Complex

When Pigeons & Planes spoke to Bakar earlier this year, he explained how Madlib has had a profound effect on his music. Fast forward six months, and Bakar is sharing the stage with his hero, performing just a few hours prior to the production legend at Appelsap festival in Amsterdam.

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Cover Story: Junglepussy

London in Stereo

“Honestly, I used to think that I had too much talent, that I could only let one skill shine. Now, I’m learning to share my gifts.”

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Cover Story: Daniel Avery

London in Stereo

It’s been five years since the release of his acclaimed debut Drone Logic, and in that time Avery has been practicing the art of patience, taking time to create a piece of music that felt true to himself.

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19-Year Old Singer/Songwriter Lauren Auder Wants to Put the Honesty Back In Pop Music

Complex

“It will be an amazing sharing experience” Auder says excitedly. “It might not be music you can vibe too, but it demands attention—for better or for worse.

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Nadia Rose // New Sounds 2018

London in Stereo

The future is bright for this young artist, striving to make a difference and encouraging celebration of individuality and uniqueness.

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Yellow Days and Teenage Blues

Complex

It’s a rainy Wednesday evening, but inside North London venue Oslo, George van den Broek, who releases music as Yellow Days, is bewitching his young crowd.

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Skinny Pelembe is a Globe-Trotting Singer, Producer, and MC With a Psychedelic Sound

Complex

Skinny Pelembe has put together a record built for hazy summer evenings.

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Cover Story: Hercules & Love Affair

London in Stereo

Now, in an album he’s been working on for four years – the same four years he’s been clean after a long battle with substance abuse – he moves in a new direction, challenging himself and the listener with lyrics more profound and more personal than before…

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Kidepo Searches For a Sense of Place on the Soulful 'Reunion' EP

Complex

The EP is a vibrant and intimate exploration into the notion of having, or indeed not having, a place that feels like home.

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Listen to Rising London Singer Cherée's Smooth and Soulful "For Me"

Complex

Cherée is inspired by strong women, and judging by her lyrics, she is growing into a strong woman herself with a real understanding of her own psyche.

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Nina Tech Is Balancing Her Rap Career With a Biomedical Engineering Degree

Complex

At just 18 years old and juggling a burgeoning rap career with a degree at Purdue University, Nina Tech has clearly mastered the art of time management.

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London Artist Obongjayar's Eclectic 'Home' EP Is One of 2016's Best Debuts

Complex

Last month we discovered Obongjayar, a 24-year-old Nigerian born singer-songwriter now based in London.

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