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Approved: Klyne
Approved: Klyne

6 July 2015

Originally posted to SoundCloud earlier this year under the name of vocalist Nick Klein, and gaining a play count in the hundreds of...

Approved: House Is A Feeling Feat A Guy Called Gerald at Bloc
Approved: House Is A Feeling Feat A Guy Called Gerald at Bloc

3 July 2015

This Saturday sees GCG - as I like to call him even if you don't - take the helm at Bloc to play...

CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop
CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop

3 July 2015

Now, if you've being paying attention, and I bloody well hope you have been, you'll all remember how, when Taylor Swift came to...

Approved: Batteries
Approved: Batteries

2 July 2015

Batteries is the solo project of Steven Clark, aka Sci-Fi Steven from Bis, which sees him let loose his angrier side through distorted...

Approved: Suiyoubi No Campanella
Approved: Suiyoubi No Campanella

1 July 2015

Prolific Japanese pop-rap duo Suiyoubi No Campanella have just returned with a video for their song 'Shakushain', which they self-released in Japan back...

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: Alec Lomami
Approved: Alec Lomami

29 June 2015

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

Approved: Benji B presents Deviation at XOYO
Approved: 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...

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