Ryan

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Substrata 1.4 in review

This was my second year in a row making the trip up to Seattle for Rafael Anton Irisarri’s Substrata Festival, but this year, I approached it a little differently. Whereas last time I put together a festival preview and spent time looking into the artists’ involved, last year had afforded me enough trust in what … Continue reading »

isolatedmix 46 – The Green Kingdom

Like a consistent undercurrent, there’s some artists that seem to have been around for years, cropping up with beautiful releases and never failing to please, never straying too far from their craft and consistently earning respect from likeminded producers and listeners. Michael Cottone is one of them. Hailing from Detroit, he dig deeps to find … Continue reading »

Levi Patel – Forms

You may remember this talented young producer from his Places Series piece, ‘Dissociation‘ – a rare gem amongst the thousands of aspiring composers in the modern-classical field. Levi Patel’s talent has shone, and John Beltran’s label Dado Records picked up his most recent work ‘Forms’; a five-track EP that brings together years of hard graft … Continue reading »

Passing by: David Douglas, Nikosf, Warmth and an epic Ghostly colab

David Douglas – Moon Observations Atomnation, head-up by our friend Applescal is on a roll this year. You may have seen me getting excited about the upcoming Gidge album already, but until that time arises, Pascal is treating us to label stalwart David Douglas’ latest, ‘Moon Observations’. A truly immersive journey through different styles of … Continue reading »

Donnacha Costello – Ten years later

Donnacha Costello’s ‘Color Series’ first debuted on his own label ‘Minimise’ in 2004 and over the next year or so, evolved into ten releases which to this day remain some of my favourite vinyl records. With influences ranging from Aphex Twin, Plastikman, Autechre, Model 500 and Farley Jackmaster Funk, Donnacha reached into new territory with … Continue reading »