In Conversation: Mosquitoes

In Conversation: Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are a band existing in the vacuum between different styles, so deliberately that it seems unfair to describe their sound. For the benefit of the uninitiated though if you enjoy kind of music that the myriad labels they have appeared on, including the Cafe Oto affiliated Otoroku imprint, Swedish stable I [...] Read More »

In Conversation: Byron The Aquarius

In Conversation: Byron The Aquarius From humble origins growing up in America's Deep South, Byron The Aquarius is fast becoming one of the best-loved artists in house music. His releases for labels like Wild Oats, Sound Signature and Apron are a rare return in the modern era to the eccentric flair of early house, and [...] Read More »

DBA Recommends: Bass Clef

DBA Recommends: Bass Clef Bass Clef was once described to me by a friend not usually known for his generosity of spirit as a 'real artist'. In a world where everything from brazen commercialism to obscurantist noodling qualifies as art, the idea of what a 'real' artist might look like is elusive. I'm inclined to [...] Read More »

In Conversation: Sean Kelly

In Conversation: Sean Kelly If you have visited Bristol you have almost certainly heard Sean Kelly playing records, perhaps without even realising it. Alongside his brother Dan he runs the Happy Skull label and the parties of the same name, and now his rnb related Ghost Phone imprint is nearing its third release. Ghost Phone [...] Read More »

DBA Recommends: Ikonika

DBA Recommends: Ikonika We are big fans of Ikonika here at DBA so it should come as no surprise that when she pulls the trigger on a new release it calls for celebration round these parts. Her edit on the new Version-affiliated singlewhitefemale release is doubly enticing because it finds her leaning in the direction [...] Read More »

On Record: Max Kelan

On Record: Max Kelan My name is Max Kelan, I am a multidisciplinary artist who predominantly works in music video and video art as well as performing in two bands, Bad Tracking and Salac. In both bands I write and perform original lyrical content as well as using found sound, drum machines, pedals and noise [...] Read More »

In Conversation: Beatrice Dillon

In Conversation: Beatrice Dillon Beatrice Dillon is one of the last remaining auteurs in dance music today, and one of the hardest working artists in her field. Via a background in fine art and stints spent behind the counter and some of London's finest record shops, she has emerged as a unique voice at the [...] Read More »

DBA Recommends: Anthony Naples

DBA Recommends: Anthony Naples For this special, seasonal edition of DBA Recommends, it feels timely to explain something about how we decide what to cover under this heading. There are a few people who contribute ideas for which releases to write about but one rule applies across the board: we only recommend releases which one [...] Read More »

In Conversation: Altered Natives

In Conversation: Altered Natives Altered Natives is a peerless figure on the UK music scene. For the past twenty years his work has existed at the junction of bass, techno, house and garage, steadily evolving at its own pace and constantly yielding fresh releases. His ninth record has just hit the shelves, a two part [...] Read More »

DBA Recommends: James Massiah

DBA Recommends: James Massiah James Massiah is the poet, DJ and producer behind 2017's Euthanasia Party / 27 collection of poems. His DJ sets are freeform and dancefloor-friendly, taking in everything from UK rap to Chicago house, while his poetry reflects on the experience of being young in London during one of the most torrid [...] Read More »