See the trailer for new KLF film ‘Welcome To The Dark Ages’

New film also features a previously unheard Jarvis Cocker collaboration

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Mere days after The KLF‘s Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty‘s long deleted back catalogue turned up on streaming services, news has emerged of ‘Welcome To The Dark Ages’, a film about a pyramid they plan to build out of human remains in Toxteth, Liverpool.
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Hear Kerri Chandler’s remix of Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ ‘Heartbreak’ collaboration

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Legendary American producer and DJ Kerri Chandler had shared his tough dancefloor remix of Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ recent single ‘Heartbreak’.

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New jazzers slam exam board’s “out of touch” removal of genre from syllabus

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Members of London’s thriving new jazz scene have criticised a leading exam board’s decision to drop the study of jazz from its A-Level syllabus.
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Busta Rhymes and Thom Yorke lead tributes to the late MF DOOM

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Busta Rhymes and Thom Yorke have led the tributes to hip-hop legend MF DOOM, whose death has just been announced.
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Not the Hootenanny – our guide to NYE 2020’s hottest streaming parties

To quote the wise and oft repeated words of Jez in ‘Peep Show’ – “Not the Hootenanny! Never the Hootenanny! We’re better than that.”

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Guffaw to the floor – the best comedy/dance hook ups

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Stewart Lee’s guest spot on Asian Dub Foundation’s dubstep-slanted hard hitter ‘Comin’ Over Here’ has been tearing up the internet this week, and all in a good cause too, with proceeds going to help the Kent Refugee Action Group. There are even whispers that it and its acerbic message about immigration might make it to the top spot for Brexit Day at the end of this week.

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Vinyl and tape sales boom as Chicago label launches 78 rpm series

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Vinyl sales are at their highest since the 1990s according to new figures, outselling CDs for the first time since the 1980s.

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Hear desert noir queen Marianne Dissard & Terry Edwards’ sultry lockdown overhaul of Richie Valens’ ‘Come On, Let’s Go!’

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Marianne Dissard, the self-styled ‘queen of desert noir’ and Terry Edwards, most famed for his role in PJ Harvey‘s current band, have unleashed their hot under the collar version of ‘Come On, Let’s Go!’ by doomed 50s rock ‘n’ roll hero Richie Valens.

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2020 In Review – The Writers’ Verdict

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The highs and lows of 2020, as captured and aggregated by Juno’s team of dedicated reviewers, not to mention a host of top recommendations

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Geoff Barrow’s Beak deliver festive album as The Soul Santas

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Rudolph and his mates get all funked up by Barrow and co’s alter ego

Beak, the band formed by former Portishead man Geoff Barrow, have revealed a seasonal album by their festive alter ego The Soul Santas.

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2020 In Review – The Artists’ Verdict

Find out what Amon Tobin, A Man Called Adam. Aux 88, The Bug and a host of other greats rate as their tracks of the year, in part one of our comprehensive review of 2020

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Exclusive – hear Grammy Award winner Jamecia Bennett’s house collaboration with Dickey Doo

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DJ Dickey Doo enlists Grammy Award winner Jamecia Bennett on fiery soulful house single ‘Do What You Want’

Hypernatural Recordings have announced the upcoming release of new house single ‘Do What You Want’, a soulful smashing-of-worlds by collaborators Dickey Doo and Jamecia Bennett.

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Oram Awards ceremony and winners’ show reviewed

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The Oram Awards 2020: A vibrant live medley from innovators in sound

This year’s Oram Awards, a ceremony and live-streamed series of performances by winners Loula Yorke, NikNak, Pouloumi Desai, Una Lee, Vicky Clarke and Yifeat Ziv, took place on the evening of December 17.

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Hawtin to follow ‘Time Warps’ with digital Concept

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Richie Hawtin follows new, expansive dancefloor single with digital release of his minimal Concept series

Minimal techno legend Richie Hawtin has announced the digital release of his CONCEPT 1 project, hot on the heels of new single ‘Time Warps’.

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Jeff Mills tops up Millsart ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ series with 13th album

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Techno giant Mills shows his more chilled side on Milsart album number 13

Jeff Mills has released the thirteenth instalment of his experimental ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ series this week, under his ambient techno moniker Millsart.

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Exclusive – Gloria’s debut ‘PTS’ video:, a bittersweet take on 2020

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Trump and Putin ‘deepfakes’ star in the conceptual promo for Gloria’s debut ‘PTS’

Transcendent songster-producer Gloria, hailing from Budapest, has unveiled her new single ‘PTS’, a cryptic house heater out now on Ivan Dorn’s Masterskaya label. Along with the track comes a topical music video directed by international film collective Kinopravda, depicting an unnerving fantasy ending to 2020.

Glued to their screens, helpless subjects of a global idiocracy cry at the news of a societal breakdown. People bawl at the gym, snivel in the street, whimper at home. Meanwhile, world leaders and 1-percent-ers – Bezos, DiCaprio, Trump – laze about, happy to watch it all burn.

That is until a young woman sacrifices herself, reinvigorating the planet with a single status update. Somehow, she’s able to fit her manifesto for a new world order inside the word limit. Amassing millions of likes, ‘the post’ rouses the world to care and hang IRL, un-frying the global brain’s reward circuit. A transformation ensues, and the young woman becomes Gloria, a glorious interconnected being, the first stage in posthuman evolution.

Of her new musical persona, Gloria says: “I had to create something to believe in because there was nothing left to believe in. I had to create her to heal me.”

Watching the video, you can’t help but feel dread. Along with the music, it feels deliberately naïve. Sooner or later, you realise the shots of billionaires and presidents ‘woke-ing up’ are facially-reconstructed AI deepfakes. A bittersweet take on 2020, ‘PTS’ will leave you feeling jinxed, but at least you’ve now got an infectious deep house cut to keep you cautioulsly optimistic until doomsday.

Visionist teases ‘New Pastures’ after moving to Mute

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London based producer on song on third album…

Visionist has announced details of his third album, the first since hooking up with key independent Mute.
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Spizzenergi releases ‘angry’, Visconti-mixed seasonal record ‘Christmas In Denmark Street’

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“This is an angry record” – punk legend Spizz’s elegy for a lost age of London venues….

Spizzenergi, the legendary punk outfit who were the first ever to top the indie charts, are releasing a typically angry seasonal single in collaboration with Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
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Gazelle Twin & drone choir NYX cover Wicker Man soundtrack highlight

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Hear what happens when Elizabeth Bernholz and a drone choir cover a track from ‘The Wicker Man’ soundtrack…

Gazelle Twin & NYX: electronic drone choir have shared the first track from their forthcoming collaborative album, a thoroughly creepy cover of ‘Fire Leap’ from the soundtrack classic 70s horror film The Wicker Man.

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Shame – new LP and socially distanced February tour

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South Londoners release album number two and take to the road in support of beleagured venues nationwide….

facet%5Bmirror_artist_facetm%5D%5B%5D=shame&solrorder=relevancy&hide_forthcoming=0″>Shame have announced a full UK tour of socially distanced gigs in February in support of their second album Drunk Tank Pink – and to help ailing British venues.

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