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Get Down With The Henri

On moving to Canada from his original home of Haiti, pianist and singer/songwriter Henri-Pierre Noel brought with him much of the tropical island’s influences.

By mark stangroom

Brazil via France

Before disappearing off on their jollies, First Word have one more exciting release from Souleance for this Summer, and it ties in nicely with the ‘jogo bonito’ happening in Brazil right now.

By mark stangroom
Jon Phonics

Jon Phonics

Jon Phonics (Jonathan Phoenix) has been steadily making a name for himself as a producer with releases on the likes of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers and a limited edition
Cassette Tape through Bleep.com in 2013 (that sold out in under an hour).

By mark stangroom
Tropicalism @ Tin Arts Centre Coventry

Tropicalism 5th July @ Tin Arts & Music Centre

This Saturday sees the first Tropicalism of the year hitting the Tin Arts Centre down at the Coal Vaults at the Canal Basin in Coventry.

By Baz Jobson
K15 Bordeaux

Summer Sounds

WotNot have spent the last two years on a mission to prove that intelligent music can be footloose and fun. This release marks a milestone in this mission, with possibly the most complex bass line to ever stick in your head, from a man whose every DJ set serves as an education as much as a liberation.

By mark stangroom
#Localaudio Producers Competition CDR & Dimensions Festival 2014

#LocalAudio Producers Competition

Here’s a chance for producers to win an incredible prize with DimensionSounds2014 – Soundtrack to Dimensions Festival
CDR and Dimensions Festival invite producers to take part in another brilliant music project -DimensionSounds2014 project.

This project aims to challenge the underground electronic music community by providing an opportunity for forward-thinking producers to manipulate the sounds submitted by other creatives to the project, while also giving the music the exposure it deserves via two of the most respected underground electronic
events, Dimensions Festival and CDR.

By mark stangroom
Dub Mafia Coventry Arches with 91DB

Dub Mafia, 91DB at the Arches Coventry

Big night tonight!

The Arches in Spon End in Coventry with:

Djembe Clan
91DB (live drum and bass from Coventry)
Dub Mafia (with the amazing vocals of Eva Lazarus).

By Baz Jobson
Warehouse Coventry

Warehouse Coventry Closing Party

Closing Party Warehouse Coventry
Coventry has seen some great clubs come and go over the years.

Clubs with serious reputations in the Dance.

The Locarno. The Eclipse. The Foundry.

Clubs that were visited by people from all over the UK.

By Baz Jobson
Wonky Disco Quadrant Coventry

Wonky Hifi

If you’ve not heard of Wonkey Hifi – you need to educate yourself!

Regular bringer of the party to venues and festivals across the Midlands and the UK – Wonkey Hifi is coming to Coventry at the Quadrant Club on Bank Holiday Friday, 23rd May 2014 from 6PM.

Bringing with them the FULL Wonkey Hifi Sound System and crew, festival vibes, live art, caribbean kitchen, playing Roots, Jungle, Dub, Dancehall and Dubstep.

By Baz Jobson
Kemistry Metalheadz Doc Scott


RIP DJ Kemistry. Great write up on Mixmag about this D&B ambassador.

By Baz Jobson
Batsch Tin Angel Tiles

Batsch | Matilde Vicenzi

I’m not sure how this Batsch track went unnoticed, but oh my days this is good. Out on Tin Angel Records now.

By Baz Jobson
Grass Punks Tin Angel Records

Tom Brosseau – Cradle Your Device

New release out on Tin Angel Records from Tom Brosseau. Brosseau’s first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date.

By Baz Jobson
Ultimate Warrior. Covert Mag Mixtape

The Ultimate Mixtape. April 2014. Covert.

A selection of tracks we’ve been wrestling to.

RIP Ultimate Warrior.

By Baz Jobson
Grass Punks Tin Angel Records

Greetings from the Canal Basin: a Taylor John’s House & Tin Angel Records update

Hello Coventry! Long time, no Covert posting.

By Taylor Johns

Peng – Itoa

Some beautiful bassline business from North Londons, ITOA, with the track Peng.

This is the first video from ITOA’s new EP Peng, directed by Leo Marks – making the mundane otherworldly and slightly sinister!

Hold tight and pass the chilli sauce.

By Baz Jobson
Dare To Know Browns Independent Bar

Dare To Know – An invitation

Browns in Coventry has new owners/managers and are inviting people to come down on Saturday 1st feb to have their say on what they want from the venue in the future.

Dare To Know.
consultation.exhibition/marketplace/music/live illustration

4pm – 12

Independent sneaker, apparel and vintage traders, interactive art and music from Pablo Rocc and Afreit.

More info on Facebook

By Baz Jobson

Kinatural P.A.I.N EP

We came across Kinatural a few months back and they’ve just released their first EP – P.A.I.N.

We’re expecting big things for this Future Soul duo hailing from ‘narm and Leeds. Stunning vocals from Allysa Rochelle and silky production skills from Jermaine Soul (f*ck about, he’s even got soul in his name yeah!).

Keep your eyes peeled for live shows. BIG!

By Baz Jobson
Jay Read Jilted Royalty

Jilted Royalty AW 2013

Jay Read is at it again.

Its the much anticipated Jilted Royalty AW 2013 drop.

By Baz Jobson
Arc Presents Moxie DJ

Arc Presents: Moxie @ The Tin, 18.10.13

Arc are bringing some forward thinking underground events to The Tin (formerly Taylor Johns House) this coming year and this Friday sees NTS and Deviation co-founder Moxie bring her eclectic musical selections to the table.

By Baz Jobson
SVH Egyptian Hip Hop

SVH – Egyptian Hip Hop

I fell for the name, expecting some Northern African/Arabic Hip Hop. But got so much more.
Hunt the video down. It’s ridiculous.

Out on R&S Records

By Baz Jobson
Suck Fake & Daniel Brooks Screaming

Suck Fake & Daniel Brooks

Keeping the Coventry House Fire burning. Free download on this one.

Out on ‘Own Release’.

By Baz Jobson
Laura Groves – Pale Shadow

Pale Shadows – Laura Groves

Camp as Christmas, but on heavy rotation. Embrace it people!

Out on Deek Recordings

By Baz Jobson

Le Rockwood

Wood. Clothing. Put ‘em together and what do you have?

Le Rockwood is what.

Beautifully crafted clothing and wooden adornments.

By Baz Jobson
Surgeon Techno at the Dog Coventry

Surgeon (House of God | Counterbalance Records)

Surgeon Techno at the Dog Coventry

Hold up! One of the UK’s Techno Ambassadors, Surgeon plays The Dog in Coventry tonight.

Surgeon and others, started the infamous House of God Techno nights in Birmingham nearly 20 years ago and has been instrumental in the development of the UK techno artists and the scene.

By Baz Jobson
Goldie The Dog Coventry

Goldie @ The Dog Coventry – Saturday 11th May

Inner City Life in Inner City Cov!

Goldie The Dog CoventryB-Boy, Graff artist, Grill salesman, DJ, Producer, Label Owner, Actor, Conductor and some say a Cov City fan – Goldie has been there, seen it and done it.

Tonight, Saturday 11th May, Goldie will be DJ’ing at The Dog in Coventry brought to you by Format.

You’ve got to reach this!

With support from:

OUTER HEAVEN (Proximity Recordings/IM:LTD)
JO SEF (Rogue FM)

Facebook Event Page.

Tickets available online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/216907

Or text GOLDIE plus your name to 07761 543 144 and Format will arrange ticket delivery with you.


More on the door.

Tickets also available from The Dog and Kong (Burges, Coventry City Centre)

By Baz Jobson
David Rodigan The Dog Coventry

Sir David Rodigan – The Dog Coventry

Give me some signal Coventry!

Sir David Rodigan – the top dog of the dance hall scene is at the Dog in Coventry on Saturday 25th May.

This geezer loves Reggae and even quit his role at Kiss when they reduced his show to 1 hour from 2, marginalising the sound and putting it back to a twilight slot. Big props to this man!

Expect some serious Dub Plate business all night!

£8 Early Tickets. £10 from 18th May.

Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/221192

More info on Facebook

By Baz Jobson
Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl font from Formation Type

Being a graphic designer, you tend to get a boner sometimes for things many others would deem dull and inconsequential.

Every now and then for me, it’s a font that really gets the fires burning.

Yeah I know, it’s sad – but hear me out.

This is a new font by Pebl from the newly formed Type Foundry Formation Type. Created by Ian Clewett, it was inspired by pebbles he found on a beach in Snowdon.

You can get your hands on it for the princely sum of around £3 here: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/formation-type-foundry/pebl/

Check out the kerning on these… Bonerrrrrrr…


Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

Pebl Font from Foundation Type Foundry

What fonts give you the proverbial boner?

By Baz Jobson