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Tag: Underworld

UNDERWORLD & IGGY POP Teatime Dub Encounters

IGGY POP’s 2016 ‘Post Pop Depression’ album was seen by many as his swansong with an also mooted retirement from the live arena because his failing eyesight meant that he had become unable to see the edge of the stage. But in a surprising twist, dance legends UNDERWORLD have coaxed the 71 year old out of retirement and collaborated on the quintessentially British sounding ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’ EP. Comprising of four tracks, the EP clocks in at a lengthy 27 minutes. Continue Reading ›

THE PRESETS Hi Viz

Along with artists such as GRAFTON PRIMARY, CUT COPY and VAN SHE, THE PRESETS were part of the first wave of early millennial Antipodean electronic artists to start having global success. Formed of Julian Hamilton (vocals and synths) and Kim Moyes (drums and synths), activity in THE PRESETS camp started to ramp up again at the end of 2017 with the release of a trilogy of singles which all feature on the new album ‘Hi Viz’. Continue Reading ›

EAST INDIA YOUTH Culture of Volume

EAST INDIA YOUTH Culture of YouthBefore you even approach the music inside, the title of EAST INDIA YOUTH’s second album is significant in that it succinctly sums up what commercial music has steadily become over the last few years. ‘Culture of Volume’ is the second album by EAST INDIA YOUTH, the moniker of solo musician William Doyle. It follows ‘Total Strife Forever’ which was nominated in 2014 for the Mercury Music Prize. The album itself showcases a diverse range of influences. Continue Reading ›

UNDERWORLD Dubnobasswithmyheadman Live at Hammersmith Apollo

UNDERWORLD-02Twenty years on and UNDERWORLD’s ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman’ is rightly cited as a classic not just of the dance genre, but also electronic music in general. Its broad spectrum of music from epic four-to-the-floor through to downtempo more reflective styles meant that UNDERWORLD, alongside LEFTFIELD, ORBITAL and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS were able to push the buttons not just for dance music fans, but also for followers of electro and synthpop. After a testing the water one-off show at The Royal Festival Hall in London rapidly sold out, the following tour dates did the same and this was evidenced by a packed Hammersmith Apollo. Continue Reading ›