Author Archives: nathandiamond

HIEROGLYPHIC BEING TALKS US THROUGH EACH TRACK ON HIS STUNNING LP, THE DISCO’S OF IMHOTEP

Calling Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being prolific would be an understatement. The Mathematics Recordings founder has released more than 30 full-lengths throughout his extensive career; a back-catalogue centred around experimental, spiritual dance music. Its unique and otherworldly elements make it difficult to concisely define, but Moss describes his output as a blend of Synth Expressionism […]

Lose Control: Glass Animals Interviewed

The chances are you’ll already be familiar with Glass Animals. The Oxford band’s 2014 debut album ‘Zaba’ racked up a stunning volume of digital streams and they’ve never looked back since; touring relentlessly over the years in America, to Australia, and everywhere in between. Now, they have turned their attention to their second full length […]

Glastonbury Festival: So More Than Just Guitars

Glastonbury is a festival that needs little introduction. Since it’s humble beginnings in 1970, it has hosted some the world’s most iconic musicians, from Bowie to Beyoncé and everyone in between. And although entry is sadly not still £1 (free milk included), every year the Eavis’ manage to curate an unparalleled line-up to whet the […]

GOLD PANDA: A CALMER STATE OF MIND

Gold Panda, also known as Derwin, is perched on a bench outside Hackney Downs Studios, gingerly drinking a cup of tea. Dressed in an oversized t-shirt and some baggy trousers he later comments he hates, the Londoner is reflecting on life since the release of his debut album, 2010’sLucky Shiner. Since then, he’s performed all […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: KAYTRANADA AT TROXY

Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, has come a long way from just being that guy who remixed your favourite song and made it even better. Since his captivating edit of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’ made its way onto Soundcloud in 2012, he’s produced for some of hip hop’s newest hard hitters, including Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: BONOBO PRESENTS OUTLIER

Simon Green, aka Bonobo, has become a bit of a household name in recent years. His earlier work found its home in the ambient alcoves of the electronica scene, but newer releases have progressed from the downtempo style, adopting a more dance floor-friendly tone. Suddenly Bonobo’s tracks were being spun in the clubs as well […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: FLOATING POINTS AT ELECTRIC BRIXTON

Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, always does things properly. Elaenia was six years in the making but was well worth the wait, claiming our album of 2015. The label he co-runs, Eglo Records, is home to a handpicked selection of artists where the term “quality over quantity” certainly applies. He even holds a PhD in neuroscience, […]