You may know CW/A as Clockwork and Avatism, but they’ve come a long way since their days of singular production.  Although still producing separately, both Thomas Feriero and Francesco Leali decided to join up after a long-term friendship spanning back to their childhood, following a series of collaborative projects that were welcomed with enormous acclaim.  Both hailing from Milan, they began to work together after they both moved to Berlin in 2012. Whereas Clockwork and Avatism had that distinct minimal and strong techno dancefloor feeling – CW/A is about so much more. The collaboration is about taking a live performance…

It is a well-regarded fact that London exists as one of the primary hubs for electronic music to breed. Despite its unfortunate regression that has led to a number of prominent clubs being forced to close their doors indefinitely, a wealth of London’s inhabitants have been fighting harder than ever to keep their cherished culture alive and well. This involves groups of individuals putting their financial wellbeing on the line to host some of the best parties this country has to offer. However, this isn’t to say that all event organisers do it for the right reasons. Some do it…

It has been some twenty years since Eric Cloutier first started out as a DJ in Detroit, and the intervening time has taken him from his hometown to Berlin, via New York, making a name for himself as a serious selector along the way. Yet to start by identifying Eric Cloutier as a Detroit-born, Berlin-based, former New Yorker is to make a common mistake. A factually correct mistake made in more or less every feature on Cloutier, but an error nevertheless. It’s not even necessarily accurate to identify Cloutier as a ‘DJ’ or ‘selector’ alone. Rather, Cloutier’s most defining feature…

If you didn’t already know, one of the goliaths of the industry, The Warehouse Project, descends upon Manchester for 12 weeks at the end of every year and is one of the highlights of the clubbing calendar. With lineups every Friday and Saturday that make residents of basically every other city (except perhaps London and Bristol) weep in jealousy, we were lucky enough to head down to Jackmaster’s Mastermix night on November 5th. The lineup was oozing with talent, and I was particularly excited to see Seth Troxler b2b Villalobos, Denis Sulta and Bicep, but acts like Spencer and Ryan…

This summer, Helena Hauff was a name that drew attention to any lineup she was on; especially so for her b2b with DJ Stingray at Dekmantel this year, the man that would also be following her performance at Hidden on the 5th November. After listening to a recording of her outstanding set at the 20 Years of Blueprint Records showcase in Manchester last April, she also became a name that I had to catch at the next chance. So when Project 13 announced their next event featuring Helena Hauff, followed by electro legend DJ Stingray, I was obviously going to…

Club experiences often amalgamate into one blur, memories slip away, line ups fade and tunes burned into your eardrums last only on distorted videos. However, there are some which do endure. The first time I heard ‘Y U Fall’ by Lil’ Louis I was pushing myself through a packed crowd to the other side of Moles Nightclub in Bath. The track glued me in place. I can vividly remember the intensity of the atmosphere and the hairs pricking up on the back of my neck. From years of clubbing, I can count these experiences on one hand – small significant…

If you haven’t already heard of Sky Deep, you’ll be amazed at what she can do. The Berlin based artist first discovered a love for house music during her time in the LA underground scene, after starting out as a hip-hop MC and splitting time between there and NYC. As a songwriter, live-performer and guitarist with self-led live band discoBAASSIK, her versatile ability is undeniable. Experiencing the emergence of house on both the east and west coast of USA resulted in an obvious natural progression, as she transitioned to producing and DJing after initially sound engineering at Madd Bass Studios.…

Hailing from Germany, Tobs’ sound is rough and readily exhibits the country’s signature groove throughout. Having released on labels such as Drowned, Yarn and ZCKR, Tobs’ reputation as a producer is moving from strength to strength – so we’re happy to announce that he is the most recent addition to our Introductions series. He’s kindly answered some questions for us to give an insight into what his current musical journey has consisted of and a little bit about future plans. FREE DOWNLOAD When it comes to mixing, atmospheric leads, gritty synth stabs and ominous percussive patterns play a huge role…

Josh Scarbrow has been in and around the electronic music scene for quite some time now. His first real breakthrough came just under two years ago under his Wilhelm alias, when a couple of tracks of his were getting continued airplay. The tracks in question, ‘UNTITLED 1’ and ‘Cloud Cover’, were good insights into his production credentials and his mind musically at the time – deft sample work (UNTITLED 1 samples ‘Floetry’ by Say Yes), big kicks, dark moods and motorik grooves. With all this considered, we thought Josh would make an excellent addition to our Introductions series.   FREE…