Review: Kode9 Mourns Loss While Embracing the Absence Left Behind on ‘Nothing’

The most devastating swath of Kode9's feverishly awaited full-length debut, Nothing, arrives at the very end. On ten-minute album closer "Nothing Lasts Forever," intermittent shrieks…
Harley Brown / November 6, 2015

Laurel Halo Talks Turbulence, Techno, and Her Moving New Hyperdub EP

Laurel Halo is fucking stoked about playing live. Over the course of an hour-long conversation, the New York electronic musician exclaims, "I love playing live,"
Philip Sherburne / April 17, 2013

Hear DJ Rashad’s ‘Let it Go,’ a Lonely Junglist Daydream

Last year, SPIN took a feature-deep dive into Chicago's explosive footwork scene in part inspired by the movement's musical crown jewel, the Essential TEKLIFE Vol. 1 —…
Chris Martins / March 14, 2013

LV: Brit Dance-Music Production Crew Conspire With South African MCs

Who: This South London trio — Simon Williams, Gervase Gordon, and Will Horrocks — has been subtly absorbing and reinvigorating underground British dance sounds since 2007.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / October 3, 2012

LV, ‘Sebenza’ (Hyperdub)

Together since 2000, South London production trio LV only released their full-length debut last year, when Routes sutured Nigeria-born funk poet Joshua Idehen's voice into…
Richard Gehr / September 14, 2012

Listen to LV’s Banging New ‘Come to Me’

London production trio LV have described their sophomore LP, the ecstatic Sebenza, as "South London meets South Africa." The "X meets Y" conceit is always…
David Marchese / August 28, 2012

Watch LV’s Languid, Okmalumkoolkat-Enriched ‘Spitting Cobra’ Video

Earlier this summer, South London production trio LV announced their forthcoming Sebenza LP — a collaborative effort with South African MCs Spoek Mathambo, Ruffest and…
David Bevan / August 10, 2012

Cooly G: London Dance Maven Pushes Envelope, Then Shreds It

Who: Cooly G is Merissa Campbell, a London native whose early singles balanced the staccato rhythms of U.K. funky — a percussive, Caribbean-influenced strain of…
Philip Sherburne / August 8, 2012

Cooly G, ‘Playin Me’ (Hyperdub)

Merissa Campbell, the London dance producer who records as Cooly G, debuted three years ago with a 12-inch ("Narst" b/w "Love Dub") on Hyperdub, the…
Michaelangelo Matos / August 5, 2012

Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, ‘Black is Beautiful’ (Hyperdub)

Shifty duo Hype Williams shows a sensitive side: flea-market beats and stoned new age.
Philip Sherburne / April 16, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five

I’d hoped to spend this week talking about the new Pepe Bradock EP, the first in a trilogy from the extraordinary French house producer (and…
Philip Sherburne / April 6, 2012

Dubstep King Burial Back With 2 Haunting Tracks

Burial's William Bevan may be one of the more recent innovators of Britain's dubstep genre - he's certainly helped win fans over here in the…
Kevin O'Donnell / March 24, 2011

Burial, ‘Untrue’ (Hyperdub)

This anonymous U.K. producer blew assorted minds with his self-titled debut last year, adding a sleepy mopiness to the shuddering dancehall time-lapse of dubstep. Untrue…
Joe Gross / February 21, 2008