30 Seconds interview: Blludd Relations

Blludd Relations is the wonky pop partnership of Jesse Hackett from Elmore Judd and Nathan Jenkins (Bullion). The pair have been crossing their songwriting beams since they were introduced via a mutual friend at London’s Plastic People. They describe Blludd as the natural fusion of the names of their two past outfits and the result is the gloriously chaotic and colourful sounds of their self titled debut album. It’s surreal, ear-bending business from two genuine mavericks…

Featured artist: Patten

New Warp signing Patten has beaten an unconventional path to the iconic label’s door. For starters, he’s been running his own Kaleidoscope imprint since 2007, issuing cassette-only releases of his own stuff alongside aural gems from the likes of London audiovisual duo Sculpture and Michigan born producer-du-jour Karen Gwyer. Now, with the weight of Warp behind him, it looks likely that 2014 will hold no bounds for this enigmatic music-maker.

30 Seconds interview: T.Williams

London producer T. Williams is a man who cut his musical teeth on the capital’s grimy pirate radio scene as a fresh faced teenager. Jungle, drum & bass, grime and garage were his musical g-spots before falling in love with the 4x4 wobble of house music. It’s a marriage of style and attitude which has paid off over the last few years, seeing T release killer productions such as Think of You and remix the likes of Jessie Ware and recent tour mates Disclosure.

30 seconds interview: Acquaintance

Acquaintance is the monikor of solo songwriter Chris Griffin, a new electronic producer who’s invoking classic Balearic synth lines and soft pop choruses to create a brand of cosmic disco that's bang up to date. Over recent months he’s done much to stretch his influence outside the home studio, co-founding the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective with kindred spirits Gazelle Twin, Great Pagans and Bernholz.

Interview: T.R.A.S.E

Engineer Andy Popplewell talks T.R.A.S.E, an LP he made as a teenager which still sounds like the future 30 years later...

Orbital receive Heritage Award

Seminal dance duo Orbital received a PRS for Music Heritage Award today to mark the spot of their first full gig – The Garage in Highbury, London.