Electronic music

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Jazz, Old Norse and ‘troll tunes’: the strange, stunning music of Shetland
It’s 550 years since the islands became part of Scotland, and the archipelago is still not for the faint-hearted. But it has inspired its own diverse music, where fiddles and accordions meet the sub-bass of the sea

Jude Rogers

20, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Bonobo: Fragments review – a wondrous nirvana
Si Green’s celestial, swooning seventh studio album is a restful ambient dream

Damien Morris

16, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Weeknd: Dawn FM review – shimmering pop in extremis
Abel Tesfaye goes to the brink, and back to the 80s, on his most cohesive album yet

Michael Cragg

16, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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FKA twigs: Caprisongs review – party tunes and hard-won notes to self
The left-field singer makes a bid for the mainstream with hook-centric pop that centres on self-knowledge not trauma

Kitty Empire

15, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Jazz, R&B and ‘sophistifunk’: James Mtume’s greatest recordings
From his Afrocentric jazz with Miles Davis and Lonnie Liston Smith to his chart hits for Roberta Flack and Stephanie Mills, we celebrate the best of the late musician

Alexis Petridis

11, Jan, 2022 @3:03 PM

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An underwater concert with pool noodle seats: drippy idea or splashy fun?
British DJ Leon Vynehall’s Floors Of Heaven: Submersive Study sees ambient music pumped into the waters of Sydney’s Boy Charlton pool

Kate Hennessy

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Weeknd: Dawn FM review – a stunning display of absolute pop prowess
If this is the end for the Weeknd, what a way to bow out. Abel Tesfaye confirms his status as an all-time great with an album of icy 80s-inflected splendour

Alexis Petridis

07, Jan, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Neo rhythms: why techno music and The Matrix are in perfect harmony
The films’ heroes look like they’ve just stepped off the Berghain dancefloor – and the connection isn’t merely aesthetic. The series shares the genre’s philosophy of liberation

Liam Cagney

23, Dec, 2021 @2:41 PM

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The 10 best contemporary albums of 2021
The year’s best experiments ranged from Blank Gloss’s ambient Americana to Space Afrika’s manipulated Manchester field recordings and Floating Points’ extraordinary electronic masterpiece

John Lewis

22, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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New artists join Adele and Dua Lipa on list for first non-gendered Brit awards
As the music prizes strive for inclusivity, first-timers Self Esteem and Central Cee make the shortlist along with veterans Abba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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‘Everyone was partying for their life’: Bang Gang, bloghouse and the indie sleaze of the mid-2000s
A new book charts the rise and fall of an internet-fuelled electronic music movement that sent Australian artists global and set Sydney’s Kings Cross alight

Katie Cunningham

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Jerusalem in My Heart: Qalaq review – bearing witness to a manufactured apocalypse
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and avant garde peers collaborate on a defiant, vulnerable lament for Lebanon

Tayyab Amin

16, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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