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Interview: Movin’ On Up, Toro Y Moi.

…funk-ridden wave Bundick is known to ride – although he says he’s “expecting it.” He’s well versed in it, even and consequently, “it’s not, like, a burden to talk about – it’s just a label which is, or was, used to describe something so it’s totally useful. It’s just that every once in a while a label comes along which sounds really silly. It’s kinda weird, but when I first heard the te…So on & so forth…

The Belatedly Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo.

Transformed from the so-called “Louis Vuitton don” to the purported “abomination of Obama’s nation” and back to being the kingpin of his very own G.O.O.D. Music label, there’s never a dull moment in the erratic, if excessively well documented and tabloid-infecting life of a certain Kanye West. And over a night on which he nonchalantly rattles off the second of three sold out London shows in the space of a week…So on & so forth…

Back to the Chopping Table. Major Lazer, Free the Universe.

So Major Lazer this week release Free the Universe for widespread consumption, and today thus becomes a monumental day; a special event, and one which would surely be honoured with a polychromic carnival of Notting Hill depravity were it only that bit more engrossing, even from the off. For it has been postponed, put off and pushed from pillar to post (read: label to label) since it was first slated for liberation earlier on in the year. Of cour…So on & so forth…

B.A.D. & W.O.R.S.E. G.O.O.D. Music, Cruel Summer.

…and all at once. And in being this polymathic jack of all trades and master of but one, he debatably has less of a clue as to who he really is than we do. Here, in roping associates, aficionados and once adversaries in on his label’s début sonic roster, he reminds us all over again of his every trait, whether good, or bad, or indeed inexpressibly ugly. To The World, a collaboration with a resurgent R. Kelly, immediately elucidates West̵…So on & so forth…

Derivative Leisure. Feeding People, Island Universe.

You go naming your label Innovative Leisure, and you’d better darn well ensure you’re picking up the right kinds of bands along the way. Innovative Leisure! That’s the very purpose of music itself, I’d propose… There may not be such a thing as creationism though originality has, generally gurgling, just about managed to keep its head above water thus far…So on & so forth…

Interview: Reality Sublime, Indians.

…cohesive whole stems from the immediacy with which it was bound – “that all the songs were recorded in a very short period of time. They were all recorded in half a year.” It’s needless to say a rarity for a label of such imposing stature to come knocking in such an unannounced manner then, and indeed with only the one solitary song to his name Juul was placed under a not insubstantial amount of pressure to fabric compositions o…So on & so forth…

Interview: Becoming One, Blue Hawaii.

…d independent headed up by Agor’s unendingly reliable brother, Sebastian. They were then ‘Raph and Agor’ in place of Raphaelle and Alex, and were categorically not she from BRAIDS and the brother of an indie label founder. It could quite conceivably have been the case that they should opt to resort to this sort of self-aggrandising name-dropping, but they’ve considerably better dignity than to go doing that. “There&#…So on & so forth…

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury. DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One.

The West Country’s beloved curmudgeon Geoff Barrow has never been one to stand still neither figuratively nor indeed physically – new Beak> material is now imminent whilst Portishead are next month to embark on yet another European tour. However joining forces with BAFTA Award-winning composer Ben Salisbury is arguably a move bolder than the establishment of a record label geared toward winkle picking out of Bristol the best stuff off t…So on & so forth…

Woah Now. Bobby Womack, Notting Hill Arts Club.

…emporary renaissance having fished Bobby out for a couple Plastic Beach cameos and the album’s (almost excessive) subsequent touring. He co-produced Womack’s XL début, The Bravest Man in the Universe alongside the label proprietor least likely to, Richard Russell, who tonight serves as human drum machine and flickers various frayed coppers. However, here Albarn’s enthusiasm is patent as he plods away behind his weatherbeaten pia…So on & so forth…

LEAK IS ON. Death Grips, NØ LØV∑ D∑∑P W∏B.

Death Grips, on a major label. Some things just oughtn’t mix, and it’d appear that the conjoining of the forces that be Stefan Burnett’s Sacramento guerrilla rap troupe and Sony subsidiary Epic was one such thing – more Coffee & TV than Milk & Alcohol; more Coxon & Albarn than Lowe & Mayo. For this morning Death Grips went somewhat rogue, or so it’d appear: a glimpse of a Facebook newsfeed sometime around…So on & so forth…