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March Music Freebie Roundup

A super mixed bag of ten free downloads for March. If you have a promo you would like to share as a download, email us at info [at] mnshift.com.

By | Editor

Review: Legowelt - Crystal Cult 2080

Wolfers has crafted something that's probably going to be appreciated beyond this galaxy as well. It's probably by far Legowelt's most mysterious, supernatural and ritual work to date.

By | Brendon P

Review: STL - At Disconnected Moments

Experimental in his approach but rooted in classic Detroit and Chicago functions, STL?s works are much more subtle than just another race on the trails of radicalism.

By | TT

Review: Moodymann - Moodymann

Regardless, "Moodymann," like Moodymann himself, is a tightly conceived, totally self-aware product. It may be a fantasy, or a fever-dream, but its rare groove and cranky spirit are Detroit in a bottle.

By | Josh

Review: Achterbahn D'Amour - Odd Movements

Paluka and Albert's fixation on bringing the best out of their respective classic Roland boxes (the TB303 and the TR606) forms the basis of the album's distinct sonic result, which is also the sum of their three Acid Test EPs.

By | Brendon P

February Music Freebie Roundup

The freebie roundup is back with the best of February in a dozen. If you have a promo download you would like to share, email us at info [at] mnshift.com.

By | Editor

Review: Ron Morelli - Spit

For the large part drone-y, loopy, lo-fi, raw and decidedly unmusical in the conventional sense, the short 8-tracker that clocks in at slightly under 35 minutes took me multiple listens, and each time produced a different reaction.

By | The Dash

Review: Neneh Cherry - Blank Project

When Neneh Cherry-singer, 80s it-girl, grandmother-announced a new record for 2014, it was met with a collective "huh" of quasi-anticipation. At least, of curiosity. This may be because, in spite of her past fame, most of us still don?t know who she is or what she has to say.

By | Josh

Review: Terrence Dixon - Badge of Honor

With 'Badge of Honor', Detroit techno and its key soldier Terrence Dixon can stand proud...Truly a piece of spellbinding work, please take note.

By | The Dash

Review: Lucy - Churches, Schools and Guns

Far from being a club-centric album, several of the tracks on here would in fact work exceedingly well as film scores, albeit of some very weird, very futuristic or artistic films. And that?s a good thing.

By | Una Sangard

Review: Terrence Parker - Life on the Back 9

If you love House, the chances are that you also love its highly formulaic quality. It's a shibboleth. You are a believer, and anyone who insists on innovation is missing the point.

By | Josh

January Music Freebie Roundup

Every month, we trawl the Interwebs for the best of free music downloads given out by the generous spirit of quality producers. Please support the artists if you enjoy. Here's 10 for Jan.

By | Editor

Review: Shifted - Under a Single Banner

This will be the perfect dance track for serious technophiles. The last two tracks, 'Story of Aurea' and 'Wash Over Me', do precisely that and draw us back to sand at the edge of the sea to draw new faces, only to wash them away as Shifted's waves wash over me. This techno is truly great.

By | Ivan Ligne-Noire

Review: C.Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Lasse Marhaug - Wake Up Awesome

Elegant bits of string performance mix with studio chop-and-screw, funny mouth noises, cello farts, and dusty samples. It has no coherence as an artistic product, except what it is not?the album is an exercise in negativity, in showing what its creators are trying to avoid.

By | Josh

Festive Freebie Roundup

This festive season saw a bunch of giveaways from the music world. Here's a winning 12 that caught our eye.

By | Editor

Review: Raudive - A System of Objects

Probably because of Oliver Ho's tendency to weld mischief into the fray and open my mind even further to the fact that intelligent, experimental electronic musicianship like this still continues to exist and turn the pages of the industry like a book that you just can't put down.

By | BP

Review: Conforce - Kinetic Image

Bunnik is proof of that same resourcefulness and imagination, delivering an album that is abstract yet alchemistic; light and subtle, yet deep and intricately put together all at the same time.

By | Una Sangard

Review: Egyptrixx - A/B Til Infinity

The songs don?t appear to be driven by musical ideas, but instead by a smart combination of stylistic elements. This, ironically, is what is so attractive about the proposition of "A/B Til Infinity."

By | Josh

Subaltern Soundbites

A cream of the crop picking. Subaltern Soundbites returns with 3 quality LPs from Tom Trago, Daniel Avery and Axel Boman.

By | The Dash

Review: L.B. Dub Corp - Unknown Origin

When Zephaniah's silky voice says "Let me hear you say 'Multiculture'". (Amen.) Let me hear you say "roti, roti", we are hearing one of the finest observations in electronic music about the issue of cultural assimilation through a crass commodification that pervades Brtitish culture, which fails to address the ethnic diversity that underlies many of Britain's current social problems.

By | Ivan Ligne-Noire

Review: DJ Rashad - Double Cup

It's an extreme approach to a rather directionless musical moment, where most sophistication is invested in looking, lovingly, backwards. And for this reason, Rashad's aggressive solution will likely continue to polarize listeners.

By | Josh

Review: Recondite - Hinterland

A blueprint of instrumental techno perhaps? From the first note of the long-player, one is lured to take a step through the woods. And then a next and a next, trekking through the hinterland of Recondite's mind.

By | The Dash

Review: Special Request - Soul Music

We hardly need to anoint Soul Music with the label of conceptualism in order to make it worthwhile. It's a great work by an artist who knows exactly how to put a high-quality track together, in jungle or in techno.

By | Josh

Review: Deetron - Music Over Matter

Techno purists aren't going to love this album and neither are the hipsters, but hey, hipsters are the exact same bunch that thought that Stacey Pullen was a woman. Nevertheless, I love this album - for every ounce of diversity and soul that it comes with, and will be probably be playing it A LOT in the months to come.

By | BP

Review: Kwes. - ilp

Kwes proves that you can speak loudly by being quiet. This doesn't mean that he only shines against the vulgarity of the Miley Moment, however. His world of colour feels like an expanded view that is just beginning to come into focus.

By | Josh

Artist Interview: Zul Andra

Local scene-star Zul Andra writes, promotes, organises, DJs, and now will hold his own behind the mic for B x Midnight Shift 001 this Saturday at kyo. Let's hear it for the one-man flag-bearer and friend of everything electronic music in Singapore.

By | Editor

Review: Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind

Whether one views him as a trend jumper, or Johnny-come-lately artist, or simply a musical genius, make no mistake, there's always a point when you'll come to a greater appreciation and understanding of where you need to be at any given point in time.

By | BP

Review: Marcel Dettmann - Dettmann II

'Dettmann II', the Berghain minimal magician's sophomore album released on Berghain label Ostgut Ton, is a subtle step up from his debut effort ('Dettmann'), this time containing more well-rounded offerings and more spacious sound design, along with your usual dancefloor-oriented loop techno.

By | Una Sangard

Review: Darkside - Psychic

It's space-rock, for sure. But inner space. Jaar manages to conjure an expansive emotional landscape within an inward and rather constrained palette of sound. 'Psychic' is a microcosmos, a galaxy of infinitely small gestures. And at this tiny scale, every move feels important.

By | Josh

Subaltern Soundbites

A mixbag pick of 3 new LPs from Kirk Degiorgio to Huerco S. and Senking create this edition of Subaltern Soundbites.

By | The Dash

Review: Moderat - II

In a time when it's anyone's guess as to what form the next revival or sound might take, Moderat offers us a possibility that most would be able to derive much from. Sonically traversing the various eras, the trio have stitched together a record that celebrates the tension between underground credos and popular sensibilities.

By | Nick Chan

Review: Lawrence - Films & Windows

Where modern genre tracks favour straightjacketed formulas and big hooks to capture attention, Lawrence's music shuns the approach, preferring an expressionist style of music with the artist at the centre.

By | The Dash

Review: Balance Presents Guy J

But do not make the mistake in thinking that this is a full-on onslaught on progressive house alone. It's much, much more...Easily, for me, this is mix compilation of the month! Thank you Balance.

By | BP

Artist Interview: Avneesh

Mauritian/Martian Avneesh joins our showcase tonight. Find out more about the multi-tasking music lover and man behind underground outfit electrocaine who not only lives and breathes music, but shares it with the world through his various projects and manifestations. Enjoy this one.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Shigeki

From Japan to Sydney and Singapore, Shigeki has been in the circuit since 1999, carving his unique sound between deep, soulful, progressive, tech house, nu-disco and chillout. Now part of a dynamic duo dishing out the business every Friday with Brendon P, Shigeki will be showcasing his Samurai skills at kyo for the Midnight Shift Label Showcase featuring Terrence Parker.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Brendon P

Brendon P probably no introduction. A stalwart of the Singapore scene (also reviewer for this blog), DJ for 33 years and with productions on labels such as Los Grandes, Love International Records, Rawjak, Reversoulmusic, Eclasia, Audio Parallax and In The Woods, BP has mentored whole generations of DJs while continuing to rock dancefloors around the island with his encyclopedic knowledge of burners. Catch him this Saturday for the Midnight Shift Label Showcase featuring Terrence Parker.

By | Editor

Review: Vakula - You've Never Been To Konotop

Add this not just to your shopping cart if you can, but to your quest for life, art and spiritual development.

By | BP

Review: Ultrademon - Seapunk

Emotive, self-referential, fun and undeniably talented, this album should not be cast away. Outwardly colorful packaging and distractive sideshows aside, careful listening and deeper digging reveal a sensitive artist wanting to be heard and make a difference.

By | The Dash

Review: Oliver Deutschmann - Out of the Dark

For what it's worth, this album is an excellent showcase of Oliver's deep repertoire and what Vidab as a label has to offer. It has its hits and misses but fans shouldn't be disappointed. Also 'Out of the Dark - Remixes' is out now featuring three of my more favored tracks on the album. Check it out.

By | Russell Lick

Review: Traversable Wormhole - Vol. 6-10

Just by reinventing himself, and bringing forth the kind of music he wanted to hear in his favourite club - a stripped down, sci-fi-industrial sound that crosses genres - Adam X got the scene to sit up and take notice, rising up not from obscurity but with it. And true to his alias, he did it all within a short space of time, in (inter)stellar fashion.

By | Una Sangard

Artist Interview: Kaye

While Kaye (Darker Than Wax) may be a scene stalwart from back in the day, he remains a key innovator today with new toys and projects constantly adding to his repertoire and bag of tricks. Catch him perform an exclusive live set exploring a techier side just for Midnight Shift. Watch his 'lil teaser video 'Control Shift' here for a clue.

By | Editor

Zul Andra's Midnight Picks: April

Ciara returns; Felix da Housecat's newest drop after almost half a decade; Four Tet gets house-ier; Black Butter Records' string of stellar releases with future house proponents Kid Kidnap and Gorgon City plus my pick of the month from the label's 19-year-old signee, Joel Compass; also, a censored music video. Damn, April. You're good.

By | Zul Andra

Artist Interview: Adrian Wee

Formerly from The Liquid Room, Butter Factory and now at Zouk, Adrian Wee aka weelikeme is founder of the island's longest running indie nights - Poptart - but has his beginnings too firmly rooted in techno. Read on to find out more about him and listen to his promo mix before his performance at the Midnight Shift Label Showcase on 13 April 2013 featuring Deetron.

By | Editor

Review: The Lions - This Generation

Unlike the spiritual movement of roots reggae, The Lion takes on a lighter and positive approach, which may come across as slightly dense, but it still does not take the charm and fun out of listening to the album in its entirety.

By | Bobby

Review: Function - Incubation

The Ostgut-Ton-released album is ostensibly less Sumner than Sandwell: a Polaroid of the aesthetic mythologised in the late noughties by Function, Regis et al before the shadowy, closed-door movement shut down in 2011.

By | Justin

Review: Dadub - You Are Eternity

The laws of physics seem to apply when the album is listened to as a whole. Dadub demonstrates an instinctive aptitude for building tension, momentum, density, and propelling an album through with sheer driving force. The end result is powerful but perfectly nuanced.

By | Una Sangard

Zul Andra's Midnight Picks: March

Zul Andra spills his picks for March from Singaporean gems such as Fauxe, Gema and Octover to international heavyweights KH (Kieren Hebden), James Blake and Justin Martin as well as Sam Smith, Sven Helbig, Tessela and Woodkid. He lays it down for us in alphabetical order.

By | Zul Andra

Review: Space Dimension Controller - Welcome to Mikrosector-50

Mr. 8040 has managed to write a storybook and a soundtrack to it that could very well be Star Trek re-visited, beyond the 24th Century, only a hell of a lot more funked up.

By | Brendon P

Review: Nosaj Thing - Home LP

While it won't be surprising that this album might have mixed reviews, it's quite certain that longevity is to be found in change for Nosaj Thing...it does leave one wondering whether it would have made a difference if 'Home' was someone else's debut effort instead?

By | Nick Chan

Review: Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul

Channelling otherworldly 'cosmic intuition', Legowelt expertly conjures up some very sweet vintage synth sounds with his collection of analog equipment. Not to be dismissed as a mere exercise in nostalgia - there are nods to early techno, house, acid and rave (or as Legowelt puts it, "90's weird English stuff from all over the place") - the end product is decidedly modern.

By | Una Sangard

Review: Jose James - No Beginning No End

In pursuing this creative experiment of fusing jazz together with soul and hip hop, the album unfolds in exceptional glory, seductive and romantic. It straddles between the contemporary and conventional, where music is injected with a fresh perspective without straying from the catalyst of traditional influences.

By | Bobby

Review: Kris Wadsworth - Life and Death

'Life and Death' is an honest, entertaining piece of work put together by a man who knows exactly what he stands for. And when it comes to Kris Wadsworth, that's nothing short of impressive.

By | SC

Artist Interview: Angela Flame

Singapore techno queen Angela Flame graces the decks at Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha on 26 Jan. Find out about her top 10 charts and renewed love for DJing in this interview below.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Mislav

Mislav Bobic of the Burek record label and Singaporean event coalition, Mugic Soundsystem, waxes lyrical on the scene in Croatia, some of his favourite records, labels and his thoughts on the state of the music industry. Mislav will debut at Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha this 26 Jan.

By | Editor

Review: Fabric 67 - Zip

And with this mix, it's not only a testimony or shout out to the future, but also a hint to the new and up and comer's to approach the year ahead with daring aplomb. Let this mix serve as a good example for starters.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: December

Goodbye 2012. JUICE wraps up a brilliant year of music with this ending selection of tunes from the likes of Scuba, Kevin Mcphee, Burial, Sound Stream and a Cherry Chan & Kiat remix of local band, Monster Cat. Hello 2013.

By | JUICE

Review: Erdbeerschnitzel - Tender Leaf

Let's just leave pigeonholing to the folks at Beatport shall we. To do that with Keiling's work, would be a big mistake and a sad injustice in every sense. Just call it great music, soul food or mind fluid if you must. But it's something anyone who looks for beauty in life or in music should own.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: November

JUICE guests with their ever-reliable top 5 for November on a more laidback tip, featuring the likes of Cashmere Cat, Lukid, Happa, Mario & Vidis and a Shlohmo remix of Jeremih.

By | JUICE

Review: Basic Soul Unit - Motional Response

Being objective and drop dead honest when reviewing an artist album especially when its the output of a good friend, is difficult. But Mr Li, you've just made it easy.

By | Brendon P

Review: Cosa Nostra - Return to Sender Part 1 & 2

Cosa Nostra proves to be the jack of all trades and nothing short of a master when it comes to house music ? a knack which is on full display in 'Return to Sender'. Part 2 will be released on Sunday, 2 Dec 2012.

By | Bobby

Poskod.sg's Soundscaping: Yishun

Muon's Nick Chan journeys a single stretch of road to Yishun Dam and finds himself between culture and nature for this edition of Poskod.sg's Soundscaping.

By | POSKOD.SG

Review: Redshape - Square

You heard him perform it live at the 3rd year anniversary, now own a piece of Redshape at home. His sophomore album 'Square' continues in the vein of his elegant yet rugged house/techno, orchestrated in outer-space, future-baroque tones and percussive layers.

By | Justin

Artist Interview: Burrows

From Manchester to Singapore, Lucas Burrows has been the visual backbone for performing artists such as Kyle Hall, Jamie Woon, Kode 9, Ikonika, Robag Wurhme, Superpitcher, Octave One...just to name a few. Here, Burrows shares his top 5 music videos and more and hopefully there will be no strobe light pumping needed for this talent to get noticed. Burrows will be going back to back with Avneesh on the visual controls for Midnight Shift's 3rd Anniversary this Sat 17 Nov 2012.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Isaac Aesili

Meet Isaac Aesili, an integral member of many bands including Recloose Live, Solaa and Open Souls and deemed by Benji B to be one of the most exciting soul talents to emerge from the South Pacific. He is now part of Funkommunity (with Rachel Fraser) and Karlmarx (with brother Mark McNeill). The producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ will be performing live alongside Singapore's Kiat this Saturday at Velvet Underground-Dance.

By | Editor

Inter-Review: Kiat - The Inner Galaxy

A pioneer of not just Singapore's DnB scene but underground electronica in general, Kiat is a firm stalwart who becomes more relevant with each year. Here we break an exclusive interview and a review of his LP 'The Inner Galaxy' released in June 2012. Catch his performance with album collaborator, Isaac Aesili for Midnight Shift's 3rd Anniversary on 17 Nov 2012.

By | SC

Artist Interview: Max Lane

Part of the self-absorbed They-Create-You-Tolerate movement, Max Lane's marriage of Malay ethnic beats with a cutting-edge sensibility has made many a ear perk up. Catch Max Lane doing something out of the ordinary at Midnight Shift's 3rd Anniversary on 17 Nov 2012.

By | Editor

Review: Jacob Korn - You & Me

With every listen, you might find something new to love - depending on the time of day, the mood you're in - it's difficult to pick just one favourite.

By | SC

Review: Steve Bug - Noir

Brendon P reviews what he calls Steve Bug's most mature outing to date: concept album 'Noir' draws influences from the cinematic genre, but will also keep the bug fans happy.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: October

A new mixbag of tunes from the JUICE camp brightens up this October end, featuring the likes of Kid Koala, Jerls, Gema, Brenmar and Nosaj Thing and their very latest.

By | JUICE

The JUICE Playlist: September

September is scorching as The JUICE Playlist picks up the likes of Blawan, Koreless for How to Dress Well, Mala, Captain Murphy and Atoms For Peace for their monthly rundown on the latest and the best.

By | JUICE

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out lately, and in no particular order. Apologies that like most things in life, there's neither fancy artwork nor tracklists available for these mixes.

By | The Dash

Review: Four Tet - Pink

Four Tet's 'Pink' is, also in some ways, less of an album and more so a compendium anyway...a culmination of his journey so far, both as a musician and DJ.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: August

The JUICE playlist is back, as always, with a discerning, sequential mixbag traversing music from the different camps. Get a bite!

By | JUICE

Review: Sango - Da Rocinha

Reinterpreting the fervour of Brazilian's funk carioca, Sango's latest EP thrives in Rio's heat, curiously echoing distinct loops with provoking sounds cloaked under the subdued layers of dub and resounding snares.

By | Bobby

The JUICE Playlist: July

The JUICE top 5 picks for juicy July to wrap up the month, including free downloads from Julio Bashmore and Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink.

By | JUICE

Review: Similar Objects - Shift Frequency

The fascinating intricacies of 'Shift Frequency''s compositions evoke a visceral, post-rock sentiment that is uncommonly beautiful. Bobby reviews EP from Darker Than Wax label.

By | Bobby

Review: Oscar Mulero - Black Propaganda

Oscar Mulero's Black Propaganda LP - fearsome, no-bullshit, hard-as-nails technoid funk spawned direct from the bowels of darkness and industry.

By | Justin

Artist Interview: Basic Soul Unit

We're excited to have Basic Soul Unit back on our shores with a new live show for this Saturday's DMZ. Read on to find out more about his set up and what to expect.

By | Editor

Review: Delta Funktionen - Traces

"Those randomly strewn hacked up pieces that glazes the cover of 'Traces', are significant and probably, also the solution to the jig-saw puzzle within the album. The sum of all parts add together to reveal an interesting collection of classic meets future classic." Brendon P reviews Delta Funktionen's debut LP 'Traces'.

By | Brendon P

Artist Feature: KiNK

Strahil Velchev aka KiNK graced us with an insane live + DJ set for Midnight Shift x Zouk: Now is Found on May 18 2012. Here, his exclusive set is recorded for the 10th Midnight Shift podcast.

By | Editor

Review: Ame - Ame Live

Take it for what it is, 'Ame Live' is exactly what it says on the tin.

By | The Dash

Review: Nic Fancuilli - Balance 021

Another quality release from the mind and heart of another great DJ and producer, that, undoubtedly, in more discerning circles, will sound just as fresh if whipped out and played in 5 years to come. Brendon P reviews Balance 021: Nic Fancuilli.

By | Brendon P

Subaltern Soundbites

Photek, Orbital and Lone feature in this sentimental edition of compact reviews known as Subaltern Soundbites - by Justin.

By | Justin

Artist Feature: Ultrademon

King of underground movement seapunk, Ultrademon aka Albert Redwine guests MNS Podcast 009 a deep, balearic and tech house roll featuring his own productions soon to be about on the Midnight Shift label.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: May

And the votes are in. May's standouts are: Guido, Pastel Lite, Mosca, Lemonade and Dave Aju as handpicked by JUICE campmate, Hidzir Junaini in this month's playlist.

By | JUICE

Review: The Expert - Neckbreakers Beat Tape

Featuring a nifty compilation of funk-soul Blaxploitation instrumentals, The Expert's 'Neckbreakers Beat Tape' reigns in its significance of boom bap as well as digital dexterity that manages to retain that glorious resonance of acetate.

By | Bobby

POSKOD.SG's SOUNDSCAPING: Serangoon Gardens

Indran Paramasivam soundtracks Serangoon Gardens in this edition of Soundscaping. Part cowboy town, part anglophile townhouse with a hip-hop underbelly, the neighbourhood of well-mixed, harmonised class living is now personified in sound.

By | POSKOD.SG

Artist Interview: Razil Razil Razil

With influences from ska, R&B, acid jazz, funk, rock, swing and electro to name a few, our unnamed vocalist will accompany Masterpiece in a hotly tipped debut live set on 18 May. Read on to find out what makes this enigmatic and distinctive frontman a hot favourite.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Eddie Niguel

Midnight Shift x Zouk 03 on Fri 18 May will unveil Eddie Niguel, a Midnight Shift label artist who has been steadily climbing the ranks with chart-topping tracks on labels such as Get Physical, Nohashi Recordings and lately, Dig Deeper. Here we interview the DJ/Producer about making music from the heart.

By | Editor

Review: Handbook - Layerism

Introducing Bobby, the moniker of our latest reviewer to the blog featuring adventures from the left field of electronic music. First up is a little known artist called Handbook and his self-released 'Layerism' available on Bandcamp.

By | Bobby

Review: Sand Circles - Motor City

Formerly available only on limited run cassette, all-instrumental 'Motor City' by Sand Circles on the Not Not Fun label gets a 2012 digital release.

By | SSS

Review: TJ Kong & Modular K - Dream Cargoes

TJ Kong and Modular K debut as a duo on 'Dream Cargoes', released by Poker Flat. It is a teaser of an album with hints of a bigger sleeping giant.

By | SSS

Review: Shifted - Crossed Paths

Shifted's 'Crossed Paths' forsakes modern-day Techno's commonplace requirement for 'forward-thinkingness', and gifts us instead with a slab of beauty/archaeology, rehashed and brought to bear by a veritable craftsman of antiquity.

By | Justin

Review: Iron Curtis - Soft Wide Waist Band

"The musical arrangement and production on this is second to none and if this is anything to go by, a blueprint for other house producers to start re-building upon." Brendon P reviews Iron Curtis's debut LP entitled 'Soft Wide Waist Band', to be released on Mirau on 21 May.

By | Brendon P

Review: Claro Intelecto - Reform Club

Claro Intelecto is back with his third full-length album, Reform Club on Delsin Records. This is unflappable dance music; cool and composed as you like, yet heartfelt and tender inside.

By | Justin

The JUICE Playlist: APRIL

A mixbag of tunes from the selectors over at JUICE this April with one common sense: quality. Enjoy.

By | JUICE

Review: Vince Watson - Every Soul Needs A Guide

Thoughtfully deep and diverse, Vince Watson's 7th album, 'Every Soul Needs A Guide' shows the veteran producer's lighter, nu-jazz side.

By | SSS

Review: Ital - Hive Mind

Creative producer alert. Ital showcases his varied influences in shoegaze and noise with his album 'Hive Mind', which is used to dialogue effectively against house foundations in this post-genre world.

By | The Dash

Review: Pocket Magik - This Is The Place -

'This Is The Place' by Singaporean duo Pocket Magik is the dreamy product of a musical exploration born out of love and dedication for music, and pure hard work. Read on for an interview with the musical pair.

By | SSS

Review: Delano Smith - An Odyssey

"Without Delano there would be no Derrick" - Derrick May. Detroit's Delano Smith has been around the circuit since DJing in 1978 but only releases his first LP now (albeit after many singles). A real treat for fans tuned into his sound, but for new converts? The answer is 'maybe'.

By | The Dash

Review: Leo Zero - Acid Life

Do yourself a favour and pick up Acid Life, by UK DJ and producer Leo Zero. It's a fantastic throwback to acid house woven together by a man who couldn't be more comfortable in his own element.

By | SSS

The JUICE Playlist: MARCH

JUICE mag swings its heavyweight over to recommend a smattering of new local releases out of Singapore. Welcome to the sunny island, where a new moon is arising out of the stormy sea.

By | JUICE

Review: Monolake - Ghosts

Is the future a triumph of sound over music? Monolake's new album, Ghosts, as reviewed by Justin, seems to point in that direction.

By | Justin

Review: Scuba - Personality

Surprisingly cheery output from the versatile Scuba. His latest album, 'Personality' takes a leap and lands in yet another dimension.

By | SSS

POSKOD.SG's SOUNDSCAPING: The Bedroom

Originally published by POSKOD.SG and republished here with their express written permission. SOUNDSCAPING is its special section that soundtracks Singapore's neighbourhoods. This edition sees the prolific Darren Ng aka sonicbrat tracking sounds from his idyllic neighbourhood: The bedroom.

By | POSKOD.SG

Review: John Talabot - fIN

A deeply emotive debut album from John Talabot, fIN, sounds like it's only just the beginning for this original producer from Barcelona. We can't wait for more.

By | SSS

The JUICE Playlist: FEBRUARY

It's a Fabuary with the JUICE team dishing out this month's must-hear music from Jacques Greene, Burial, Lapulux, Jam City and Battles. To be listened in order.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: djB + Brendon P

There are few things that can beat knowledge and experience; and you can count on this veteran duo to deliver a sound education on the dancefloor. djB and Brendon P do a special reprise of their Houseysouldoingz outfit from back in the day at Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012 at their common playground, Zouk.

By | SSS

Artist Interview: Kevin Lester

Let's talk about Kevin Lester. At 26, Kevin Lester is a rap artist, songwriter and producer and 1/9th of the band outfit Sixx out of the Singapura. Also known as the Lion City Boy, he has been garnering serious attention around the world and it's about time you did too. Kevin Lester will be honourable man on the mic at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on Sat 25 Feb.

By | Editor

Subaltern Soundbites

Recent releases by Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Throwing Snow and Octo Octa feature in this review collection of 3 Subaltern Soundbites to raise your listening experience with.

By | Justin

Artist Interview: DJ KFC

The local bar and lounge scene is ruled by the funk, soul brother sounds of DJ KFC (real initials), whose feel-good sets never fail to rouse both life and revelry. He graces us with the first set of the night at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012, plus a special preview mix recorded live at Overeasy that should get your mouth watering for more.

By | SSS

Artist Feature: Argy

With podcast number 7 comes an exclusive interview with label artist Argy (Argyris Theofilis), who talks about his recent masterpiece, Fundamentals, as well as the art of sampling, Ibadan Records, his inspirations and being honest. Listen to his podcast for signs of a house revival in the horizon.

By | Brendon P

Review: D'Marc Cantu - Fallen

Get ready to be sucked into a swirling vortex of jacking rhythms, a tunnel of sound pulsing with gritty synths, solid beats, and deep vocals growling in the background with D'Marc Cantu's Fallen.

By | SSS

Inter-Review: Octave One - Revisited (Here, There and Beyond)

The Burden brothers aka Octave One release an album of favourites remixed by their favourite producers. Brendon P reviews and interviews the beloved duo as we welcome in the year 2012 on the right note.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: JANUARY

A brand new year and a new bag of tunes given the JUICE stamp of approval. Enjoy the selection, from dubstep to pop and nu disco.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Basic Soul Unit

The name on many lips and in as many record stashes by now, Basic Soul Unit aka Stuart Li graces us with Podcast #006 - a very cool, soaring techno mix also featuring his track 'Late Night Shift' soon to be out on the Midnight Shift label. We are grateful to have this insightful interview from our affable Torontonian.

By | Editor

Review: Boof - Shhh, Dandelions At Play

Released mid last year but only discovered now, reviewer The Dash makes a case for why everyone should be a Maurice Fulton fan with his futuristic funk album: Shhh, Dandelions At Play.

By | The Dash

The Juice Playlist: December

Another big drop from the JUICE team on what's hot for the last month of 2011.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Terrence Parker

Midnight Shift Podcast number 5 is none other than Terrence Parker. With more than 30 years in the industry, TP or Telephone Man as he is affectionately called has made his mark as a respected label owner of Parker Music Works, producer, remixer and DJ straight out of homeland Detroit. Legendary for his turntable skills and love for music (just watch his RTS.FM mix), TP has kept the fire burning bright for us all.

By | Editor

Review: Orphx - Radiotherapy

A brilliant hybrid of techno and noise, Radiotherapy is one of those albums where perhaps it's best that you discover the experience for yourself.

By | SSS

Review: Argy - Fundamentals

House club music is well and truly alive in the good hands of Greece-born and Midnight Shift label artist, Argy. Brendon P reviews his latest album on Ibadan Records, 'Fundamentals'.

By | Brendon P

Review: Reel by Real - Surkit Chamber - The Melding

Reel by Real aka Marty Bonds makes a first comeback after 20 years. What are we to expect from this Detroit veteran?

By | The Dash

The JUICE Playlist: NOVEMBER

Keeping the JUICEs flowing this November are Keep Shelly in Athens, Vril, Darkside (a Nicolas Jaar project), Andy Stott and Washed Out. Plug into these selections now.

By | JUICE

Review: Elektro Guzzi - Parquet

Parquet is an energetic step up from Elektro Guzzi's self-titled debut album in 2010, and an unconventional and fresh piece of work that deserves a thorough listen, for all techno - and even post-rock - fans.

By | SSS

Review: The Magic 3

There seems to have been a spate of great mixes lately. Here are another 3 to add to the bag, courtesy of veterans: Karizma, The Black Dog and Scuba.

By | The Dash

Review: Martyn - Ghost People

Label owner of 3024, Martyn steps away from dubstep to evoke the 'old Paradise Garage DJ life' with his latest album 'Ghost People' on Brainfeeder. An SSS review debut.

By | SSS

Inter-Review: Xhin - Sword

A postmodern fairytale adventure is exactly how Brendon P describes Xhin's critically received 3rd album, 'Sword'. Scroll down for an exclusive interview with the maker. Xhin will be performing at Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary tomorrow after midnight.

By | Brendon P

Artist Interview: Miss Mic + Van Detta

It is these two local songbirds who have made our scene that much brighter with their mesmerising talent. Miss Mic (Michaela Therese) and Van Detta (Vanessa Fernandez) will come together as collaborators and friends for a special performance on Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary this Saturday.

By | EDITOR

Artist Feature: Eddie Niguel

Singapore's Eddie Niguel drops the Midnight Shift Podcast #003. Winner of the Get Physical remix competition of Patrice Baumel's 'Roar' in 2008, Eddie (also known under his production moniker Edel) has since been working his way slowly but surely to the forefront of where we are at today. Check his intense mix combusting into sheer techno flames to hear what we're talking about.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: OCTOBER

What does JUICE taste like? This month's juicy delivery includes Modeselektor, The Magician and Kuedo as well as remixes of Eight and a Half and Lana Del Rey by TOKiMONSTA and Jamie Woon respectively.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Ming

You might have already heard his 2-hour promo mix that has been the talk of the town. Now read the mind behind it. Since moving from the UK, Ming has quickly risen the ranks as Zouk's latest resident. Known for his spontaneous and sophisticated 3-deck mixing, he's clearly one to watch.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Notion A

Introducing Notion A. Guided into music, he is the one who bangs techno with his heart. Hear this young upstart's debut at Midnight Shift on Nov 5 or preview his techno and house hybrid set below for a delectable taster.

By | Editor

Review: Deetron - Balance 020

Deetron releases the highly anticipated Balance 020 - an outstanding double mix CD featuring one part all digital; the other all analogue. Veteran DJ and producer Brendon P gives his review.

By | Brendon P

Artist Interview: X'Ho

There is probably not a Singaporean musician alive who has not been influenced, inspired or touched in some way by the iconic X'Ho. A revered hero among many, the radio DJ, club DJ, band member, filmmaker and author (and that's just scratching the surface) is a national treasure. Let's give it up.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: SEPTEMBER

The team from JUICE does it again with its cherry-pick of this month's electronic flavours: Minnesota, Zenker Brothers, Deejay Mosca, The Drums and Marcel Dettmann.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Quell

Greece-born and Berlin-based Quell is well and truly at the tipping point. If you have not heard of him, you are just in time. Midnight Shift caught up with the humbly talented artist in Berlin for this interview.

By | Editor

Review: Omar-S - It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It

Omar-S, native Detroit DJ and producer, releases his second LP called It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It.

By | The Dash

The JUICE Playlist: AUGUST

Guest reviewers JUICE magazine single out Air Drops, Cosmin TRG, Four Tet, Regis and Saturn Never Sleeps as their top 5 to check out this month.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Fran Hartnett

Fran Hartnett is possibly one of Dublin's best-kept secrets. Frequently featured in Surgeon's mixes, including Fabric 53, Fran's work is white hot. Here, he lays down an exclusive mix featuring his own jams plus the track 'Mutant Substance' soon to be released on the Midnight Shift album.

By | Θ23

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out and in no particular order.

By | The Dash

Review: Photek - Avalanche / Aviator / Closer EPs

'90s drum and bass legend rises from four-year slumber with new and up-to-date sounds: surely a recipe for disaster there. But as it is for Photek and his storied production legacy, it would be fairer to embrace his resurrection with the forewarning that 'results may vary'.

By | θ23

The JUICE Playlist: JULY

The staff behind Singapore's forefront music/club lifestyle magazine, JUICE, get down and share what's rocking their office boat this month, and every month.

By | JUICE

Review: Zomby - Dedication

Released for sale today (11 July 2011), Zomby finally delivers his rock-solid 16-track album, 'Dedication'. The wait was certainly worth the while!

By | (^o^)

Review: Global Communication - Back in the Box

NRK's Back in the Box compilation has consistently given underrated tracks a second spin, and Global Communication's premium delivery package is no different.

By | The Dash

MNS 04 Live Stream on Sonar.sg

If you can't make tonight's party, listen to MNS 04: COLLAB streaming LIVE on Sonar.sg from 22:00hrs onwards to catch all the action.

By | EDITOR

Xhin Debut Album Free Download

"Today, I have decided to release my 2004 debut CD album "Supersonicstate" as free download. Back then, it was only available in stores here in Singapore and now no longer for sale."

By | Editor

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