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Approved: Tālā
Approved: Tālā

23 April 2014

One of a fresh spring line of do-it-all London artists, Iranian-born Tālā will on 2 Jun make her first significant move via her...

Approved: Bastard Mountain
Approved: Bastard Mountain

22 April 2014

Back in 2009, members of King Creosote, Animal Magic Tricks and Meursault got together to record what became an album called 'Cold Seeds',...

Approved: Vigsy's Easter Club Tips
Approved: Vigsy's Easter Club Tips

17 April 2014

Easter weekend begins tomorrow, which means four days of partying. That's what it's all about, right? Sure, you can have a break to...

Approved: Eyedress
Approved: Eyedress

16 April 2014

The initial (and still only, I think) signing to the XL-backed label imprint of pop blog Abeano, Eyedress is Idris Vicuña, who is...

Approved: Killer Mike - The Boonies
Approved: Killer Mike - The Boonies

15 April 2014

I have no idea what 'The Boondocks' is, except that it's an Adult Swim cartoon that's about to come back for its fourth...

Approved: Donnie & Joe Emerson
Approved: Donnie & Joe Emerson

14 April 2014

Born on a farm in the small town of Fruitland, Washington, brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson lived out a boyish 'rockstar' fantasy via...

Approved: Lost presents Spacebase at The Loft
Approved: Lost presents Spacebase at The Loft

11 April 2014

We're heading down to Brighton this weekend, to catch a Stateside big hitter and original pioneer with Phuture, DJ Pierre. The night is...

Approved: Mo Kolours
Approved: Mo Kolours

10 April 2014

The thing most writers push first in write-ups of London-based producer / percussionist / artist Joseph Deenmamode, aka Mo Kolours, is the fact...

Approved: Frida Sundemo
Approved: Frida Sundemo

9 April 2014

Frida was previously approved back at the beginning of last year, ahead of the release of her debut EP 'Indigo'. A slow procession...

Approved: Allie X
Approved: Allie X

8 April 2014

I can't say I usually place a great deal of stead in what Katy Perry may or mayn't deem a "spring jam", but...

Approved: Candy Says
Approved: Candy Says

7 April 2014

Having released a trickle of singles since the beginning of last year, lo-fi pop duo Candy Says release their title track of their...

Approved: Universal Vibes presents Shur-I-Kan at The Horse & Groom
Approved: Universal Vibes presents Shur-I-Kan at The Horse & Groom

4 April 2014

Paddy Freeform's Universal Vibes night heads back to Shoreditch's 'disco pub' The Horse & Groom with big name Shur-I-Kan joining residents Paddy and...

Approved: The Body
Approved: The Body

3 April 2014

This week, drone metal duo The Body release their fourth album 'I Shall Die Here', a collaboration with The Haxan Cloak. Sonically, the...

Approved: Hannah Diamond
Approved: Hannah Diamond

2 April 2014

Hannah Diamond, the shiniest sugar-bead on the silly-sweet candy necklace that is young London producer AG Cook's PC Music label, split the web...

Approved: Slow Club - Complete Surrender
Approved: Slow Club - Complete Surrender

1 April 2014

Yeah, so five years after the release of their folky debut album, 'Yeah So', Slow Club seem to be making a full on...

Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2014

31 March 2014

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: Quimper
Approved: Quimper

31 March 2014

Whilst new electronic duos may be ten a penny these days, Quimper sound genuinely unlike anyone else. The London-based electronic audio/visual duo (Jodie...

Approved: Intec Digital at Fabric
Approved: Intec Digital at Fabric

28 March 2014

Fabric is still a club to be reckoned with. But midweek can it cut the mustard? Well it is down to just the...

Approved: Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery Remix)
Approved: Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery Remix)

27 March 2014

'How You Say', the next single taken from Factory Floor's acclaimed debut album, is released with the usual plethora of remixes, of which...

Approved: Cloud Boat
Approved: Cloud Boat

26 March 2014

From Lone to Pariah, the resurgent R&S label has been responsible for some of the most thrilling electronic music of recent years. Among the...

Approved: Florrie - Seashells
Approved: Florrie - Seashells

25 March 2014

Those of us starved of genius girl pop since Girls Aloud called it a day have had a number of Xenomania-produced acts to...

Approved: Dub Thompson
Approved: Dub Thompson

24 March 2014

The two faces in most of Dub Thompson's promo shots are those of lost California boys Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer, who've just...

Approved: Lost presents Spacebase at Plastic People
Approved: Lost presents Spacebase at Plastic People

21 March 2014

Quality techno night Lost comes back to Shoreditch with its smaller sister bash Spacebase, delivering sets from head honcho Steve Bicknell and Oliver...

Approved: Sleep Party People - In Another World
Approved: Sleep Party People - In Another World

20 March 2014

Sleep Party People's second album 'We Are Drifting On A Sad Song' was a firm favourite of mine amongst the releases of 2012....

Approved: Jerry Paper
Approved: Jerry Paper

19 March 2014

Over the course of his time on earth as an artist, blushing Brooklyn auteur Jerry Paper, né Lucas Nathan, has laid out a...

Approved: Labyrinth Ear
Approved: Labyrinth Ear

18 March 2014

First approved back in 2012, and a regular on the CMU stereo for a couple of years prior to that, Labyrinth Ear will...

Approved: Juce
Approved: Juce

17 March 2014

Now, I know what you're thinking about Juce, and you're right. True, the London trio look and sound like someone put the 90s...

Approved: The Orb at Electric Brixton
Approved: The Orb at Electric Brixton

14 March 2014

Electronic pioneers The Orb are riding high again. And after last year's also tipped 'Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld' gig at the Electric Brixton,...

Approved: Jenny Wilson
Approved: Jenny Wilson

13 March 2014

Although she's been around as a solo artist for several years now, Jenny Wilson had only ever been on the very periphery of...

Approved: SZA
Approved: SZA

12 March 2014

A vital link in the same Top Dawn Entertainment chain as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and so on, the label's first female signee...

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