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Approved: Philco Fiction - June 17
Approved: Philco Fiction - June 17

30 June 2015

More than two years on from their last release - approved and still brilliant single 'Oh Future' - Philco Fiction re-emerged last month...

Approved: Alex Lomani
Approved: Alex Lomani

29 June 2015

Congolese rapper Alex Lomani this week releases 'Quelques Mots Suffisent', the first of four EPs he has planned for the second half of...

Vigsy's Club Tip: Benji B presents Deviation at XOYO
Vigsy's Club Tip: Benji B presents Deviation at XOYO

26 June 2015

This weekend sees Benji B play all night long over at XOYO, no doubt providing an eclectic mix as he joins the dots...

CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande
CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande

26 June 2015

I think we all know what old-school taxi drivers think about Uber. If you don't, flag one down this lunchtime, and as you...

Approved: Death Team
Approved: Death Team

25 June 2015

Where do you even start with Death Team? The duo apparently met at Spotify's Stockholm HQ while performing with different projects. Although neither...

Approved: Svē - BLKNBL
Approved: Svē - BLKNBL

24 June 2015

Keened eyed readers will note that it's not that long since Svē last featured in the Approved column. But the new song she...

Approved: The Chemical Brothers & St Vincent - Under Neon Lights
Approved: The Chemical Brothers & St Vincent - Under Neon Lights

23 June 2015

The two tracks previously released from the new Chemical Brothers album - 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' and 'Go' - have suggested that...

Approved: The Radio Dept
Approved: The Radio Dept

22 June 2015

Now, you might have thought that their 2011 singles compilation sounded the death knell for The Radio Dept. It certainly looked like they'd...

Approved: Soundcrash Boat Party with DJ Vadim from Tower Pier
Approved: Soundcrash Boat Party with DJ Vadim from Tower Pier

19 June 2015

A boat party? Woohoo, my favourite! Yes, Soundcrash is taking the party down the Thames. Though the first thing you need to know...

CMU Beef Of The Week #258: Deadmau5 v Deadmouse: The Musical
CMU Beef Of The Week #258: Deadmau5 v Deadmouse: The Musical

19 June 2015

Last year, when Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, hit back at Disney's opposition to a trademark registration he had submitted for various images relating...

Approved: The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703AD
Approved: The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703AD

18 June 2015

While The Orb's line-up has morphed over the last three decades - Alex Paterson remaining the constant, these days working solely with long...

Approved: Miguel
Approved: Miguel

17 June 2015

Miguel is due to release 'Wildheart' - the follow-up to his 2012 album 'Kaleidoscope Dream' - on 29 Jun, but being a keen...

Approved: Rudi Zygadlo
Approved: Rudi Zygadlo

16 June 2015

Rudi Zygadlo has been hanging around the more interesting fringes of electronic music for a number of years now, with a couple of...

Approved: Society - We All Have A Price To Pay
Approved: Society - We All Have A Price To Pay

15 June 2015

Three years ago, there was much excitement as people tried to guess the identity of the person or people behind Society. Then it...

Approved: Congo Natty at Koko
Approved: Congo Natty at Koko

12 June 2015

Congo Natty is playing Koko on Saturday night. I love Congo Natty. Formerly known as Rebel MC, he's an influential figure on the...

CMU Beef Of The Week #259: Elton John v The Woman In The Ponytail
CMU Beef Of The Week #259: Elton John v The Woman In The Ponytail

12 June 2015

There's a thing called Godwin's Law, which states that the longer any discussion on the internet continues, the higher the probability that someone...

Approved: Mags
Approved: Mags

11 June 2015

Mags' debut track 'Etta James' is apparently part one of a trilogy designed to introduce and explain who she is as an artist....

Approved: Fufanu
Approved: Fufanu

10 June 2015

Following on from their debut single, 'Circus Life', back in April, Icelandic post-punk band Fufanu will release their new EP, 'Adjust To The...

Approved: The Casual Sexists
Approved: The Casual Sexists

9 June 2015

Having fallen somewhat quiet of late, Wrongtom's Rongorongo label is sparking back into action with 'World Of Noise', a new EP from The...

Approved: Envy
Approved: Envy

8 June 2015

Now more than 20 years deep into their career, Envy return with their first album since 2010's 'Recitation'. 'Atheist's Cornea' will be released...

Approved: Found presents Born & Bred at Haggerston Park
Approved: Found presents Born & Bred at Haggerston Park

5 June 2015

This festival just off the Hackney Road really joins the dots with its line-up, which boasts a stack of artists known for pioneering...

CMU Beef Of The Week #258: Ariana Grande v P&O Ferries
CMU Beef Of The Week #258: Ariana Grande v P&O Ferries

5 June 2015

Do your eyes deceive you? Are there two Beefs Of The Week this week? You're damn right there are. It is BBC Music...

CMU Beef Of The Week #257: Mat Zo v EDM
CMU Beef Of The Week #257: Mat Zo v EDM

5 June 2015

Sometimes people have a bit of a rant on Twitter, the shortform format lending itself to quickly firing off ideas. But Grammy-nominated UK...

Approved: The Internet - Special Affair
Approved: The Internet - Special Affair

4 June 2015

Odd Future offshoot The Internet, led by OF's Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians, this week announced that they will release their third...

Approved: Alessia Cara
Approved: Alessia Cara

3 June 2015

Def Jam's latest signing Alessia Cara's debut single is a different take on the traditional teen party pop song. Perhaps a little more...

Eddy Says: Live And Let Die – or The birth of the Psychedelia Smithsonian tent at Secret Garden Party and monthly club night in London’s Clapham Grand
Eddy Says: Live And Let Die – or The birth of the Psychedelia Smithsonian tent at Secret Garden Party and monthly club night in London’s Clapham Grand

3 June 2015

Eddy Temple-Morris has hosted a stage at the Secret Garden Party for many years, most recently under the name 'Temple Of Boom', but...

Approved: Lock
Approved: Lock

2 June 2015

Sisters Edie and Gita Langley have a wealth of experience as performers. Hailing from a musical family, both have been performing together as...

Playlist: CMU Approved in May 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in May 2015

1 June 2015

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: Frøkedal
Approved: Frøkedal

1 June 2015

We interviewed Anne Lise Frøkedal ahead of the release of the second album by her former band Harrys Gym back in 2011. Having...

Q&A: John Beeler, Asthmatic Kitty
Q&A: John Beeler, Asthmatic Kitty

31 May 2015

This interview appeared in the April 2015 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the CMU Shop or get every edition...

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