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Slam
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Post Dænce Floor Grooves: An Interview With Slam

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

Slam are a band who need no introduction. With a name inspired by a legendary Phuture track the DJ/production duo of Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle have, over the years, been responsible for some of the most vital techno and house to find its way to these ears. Their DJ sets in clubs such as Glasgow institutions Sub Club and The Arches have become the stuff of legend, while tracks like Positive Education, Stepback, Azure and Vapour are the highlight of any night spent on the dance floor. BY JOHN BITTLES 

Neneh Cherry
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Broken Politics And Trivial Occupations: Album Reviews

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

After a short break, were I sailed around the world in an inflatable dingy, taught myself seven different languages, wrote the next great Irish novel (again), and shut Mr. Trump up for a while by giving him a piece of very sticky gum, it’s back to the day job, namely writing music reviews. BY JOHN BITTLES 

MANOID. by Marlena Matuszak
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The Search For A Positive Truth: An Interview With MANOID

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

Every so often a record comes along which makes you stop what you are doing, prick up your ears, and pay rapt attention. One such album is the thoroughly excellent Truth by fast rising Polish producer MANOID. Out now on the always fresh Hafendisko imprint, Truth is a record which only needs a few moments to convince you that you and it are going to be good friends. By JOHN BITTLES 

Tin Man
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Tin Man Techno Tracks

Music | Tin Man: ›Ode‹

Statt mal wieder im ›Tractatus‹ von Ludwig Wittgenstein zu lesen, ist TINA KAROLINA STAUNER wie gelegentlich auf Forschung nach Neuem in der Technolandschaft. Auf der Suche nach wahrnehmbaren Veränderungen im Sounddesign von Detroit-Techno und artverwandten Genres und auffälligen Themen und Melodien im technoiden und hypnoiden Elektroniksound, der auch außerhalb der Club-Szene rezipiert und reflektiert werden kann. 

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

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

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

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

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

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

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 

Swayzak
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Lost Tapes and Lush House Grooves: An Interview With Swayzak

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

Twenty years is a long time in dance music. Just ask all those ’next big things‘ who took a tumble, got lost in a cloud of coke, or found themselves forgotten and discarded by the world at large. To stay relevant in an ever shifting and competitive environment is no mean feat. Yet, over the last two decades, David Brown’s Swayzak project has made this achievement seem as easy as enraging a Daily Mail reader. By JOHN BITTLES 

Funkadelic Reworked
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Towards A Dubb Everlasting: New Album Reviews

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world

As I write this I have cocooned myself in a semi-professionally built pillow fort which I am hoping will withstand the coming winter months and keep me protected and warm. Right now the outside world seems so hideous that hibernating for as long as humanly possible seems like an excellent idea. Therefore, for the next few months I shall be hibernating with nothing but my loved one, a bumper packet of M&Ms and a batch of great music to keep me company. By JOHN BITTLES 

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