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BitMag: Space - Magic Fly
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You Disco I Freak: New Single Reviews

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In the second part of our two week 12” extravaganza we have all sorts of electronic goodness sure to stir the loins. There are the shiver-inducing grooves of Ghost Vision, Soela and Demuja, the progressive house wallop of Bicep, the leftfield techno of I:Cube, the classic funk of Space, a four track comp of house freshness from the Shall Not Fade crew and tons more. By JOHN BITTLES

Peggy Gou - Once
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In Praise Of Minor Forms: New Single Reviews

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This week, and the next, I shall be ignoring the fact that it is Record Store Day to bring you a selection of the finest 12-inch records known to man. In part one alone we have the lush house grooves of Peggy Gou, Ross From Friends and LK, the rich electronica of Francis Harris and Darren Nye, the noisy funk of Rex The Dog, the sample heavy grooves of Bassically, and lots more. By JOHN BITTLES

The Blow - Brand new abyss
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Chemistry Lessons And BrainFogs: New Album Reviews

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With the dreaded Record Store Day just around the corner, I would suggest visiting your local vinyl emporium before it gets swamped by a terrifying mixture of Rolling Stones re-issues and Discogs abusing culture vultures. To help you on your way, this week I’ll be reviewing some of the fantastic new albums which have been been gleefully stimulating the pleasure receptors of my mind. We have swoon-inducing electronica from Chris Carter and Steven Rutter, the warm house tones of Will Saul and Booka Shade, the lush Balearica of E Ruscha V, and lots more. By JOHN BITTLES

Drank by Thundercat
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All That Must Be Will Be: New Album Reviews

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After a short break, which I spent mostly watching John Hughes movies, singing along to Taylor Swift and catching up on my nap time, everyone’s favourite music column makes a welcome return this week.
My original idea to publish a story about a lonely hedgehog who finds love through the music of Right Said Fred was rejected by the dictatorial editors at ›TITEL kulturmagazin‹, so I bring you reviews of some fantastic albums instead. We have the deep house grooves of Deetron and George Fitzgerald, the drug addled electronic sleaze of Bézier, the frantic footwork trappings of DJ Taye, the post-everything folk of Beautify Junkyards, and lots more. By JOHN BITTLES

GusGus - Lies are more flexible
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Some Lies Are More Flexible Than Others: New Album Reviews

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This week has seen Putin unleash his new weapon against the West in the shape of the merciless »Beast From The East«. Of course, there is no better way to last out a snow storm than with a warm blankie and some good tunes. Therefore, this week I will be singing the praises of some new records which are not only shockingly good, they will make you feel all cosy inside. By JOHN BITTLES

BitMag STRICTLY RHYTHM
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Love & Happiness: New Album Reviews

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This week I will be highlighting some albums which may just make your hearts go aflutter and your feet do little leaps of joy. With Winter preparing to nestle down for a good long rest there is a string of new records coming out which will put a spring in anybody’s step. We have some lush house sounds from Strictly Rhythm and John Tejada, the disco-tinged indie of Franz Ferdinand, the lovelorn acoustics from Robert Earl Thomas, and lots more. By JOHN BITTLES

Scott Gilmore
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The Lure Of Another Day: An Interview With Scott Gilmore

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Sometimes, when everything seems too frantic and stressful, what we all need is something to take the sting out of life. Scott Gilmore is one of a rare breed of producers who makes music perfect for this. Using a myriad of influences and genres, his songs blend elements of ambient, krautrock, pop, library music, house, funk and more to create a rich kaleidoscope of sound. Light and airy, yet containing gentle, club pleasing beats his debut release from last year, Subtle Vertigo, has a timeless quality which seems to enrich your very soul. By JOHN BITTLES

My Favorite Robot
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Seeing Red: An Interview With My Favorite Robot

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Whichever way you look at it, launching a brand new imprint with the deep electro groove of Femur Loveseat is some statement of intent. Released on the 26th of January on MFRred, the track sees the welcome return of label heads Jared Simms and Voytek Korab, or My Favorite Robot as they are better known. By JOHN BITTLES

Nightmares on Wax
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Shape The Future Before It Shapes You: New Album Reviews

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After last week’s look back at the albums of 2017 this week sees us celebrate the now with some new albums which make January 2018 a mighty fine place to be. We have the fresh house sounds of Skream, the soulful hip hop of Nightmares On Wax, the garage rock cool of The Limiñanas, the ambient beatscapes of 1954 and tons more. By JOHN BITTLES

Bittles' Magazine - Octa Octa
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10 Reasons To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning

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As we’ve started our journey into 2018 it seems only fitting to look back and pay tribute to the great music which excited our ears over the past year. While it seemed as if most of the world went mad in 2017, there was at least a constant supply of great new music which made getting out of bed and engaging with humanity seem worthwhile. By JOHN BITTLES

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