Every day the CMU team recommend a new artist, video or track. To put artists or releases forward for CMU Approved email musicnews@unlimitedmedia.co.uk
Approved: Skepta
Approved: Skepta

28 April 2015

Originally released on SoundCloud last month, and taken from Skepta's upcoming new album 'Konnichiwa', 'Shutdown' has already had over two million plays on...

Approved: Nordic Giants
Approved: Nordic Giants

27 April 2015

Nordic Giants is a pretty bold name for a band, but Nordic Giants are a pretty bold band. A quick scan through their...

Approved: Young Juvenile Youth
Approved: Young Juvenile Youth

23 April 2015

Formed in 2012 by singer Yuki and producer Jemapur, Young Juvenile Youth are set to digitally release their debut mini-album, 'Animation', next week. Sitting...

Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke
Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke

22 April 2015

In the final round of the 1953 championship of traditional Chinese strategy game Go, Fujisawa Kuranosuke was beaten for the second consecutive year...

Approved: Django Django
Approved: Django Django

21 April 2015

Three years after the release of their debut album, Django Django unveiled 'First Light', the first single from the follow-up 'Born Under Saturn',...

Approved: Songhoy Blues
Approved: Songhoy Blues

20 April 2015

Formed in the city of Gao in Mali, Songhoy Blues came to international attention after French music manager Marc-Antoine Moreau travelled to the...

Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building
Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building

17 April 2015

Tonight sees sometimes underrated house head Phil Asher, aka Phlash, taking over the Bussey Building in Peckham. Asher works under a vast array...

Approved: Service Bells
Approved: Service Bells

16 April 2015

If feels like a while since we last had some hefty rock in the Approved column, so Australian quartet Service Bells are a...

Approved: Saue & Nakae
Approved: Saue & Nakae

15 April 2015

Put together by Japanese major label Avex, Saue & Nakae (or サ上と中江) are Saue of rap outfit Cyprus and Yuri Nakae from girl...

Approved: Marika Hackman
Approved: Marika Hackman

14 April 2015

Following on from a trilogy of EPs unleashed over the last couple of years, Marika Hackman released her debut album, 'We Slept At...

Approved: Maribou State
Approved: Maribou State

13 April 2015

Signed to Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records at the start of the year, and first tipped in these pages by Eddy Temple-Morris two...

Approved: Next Step - Enter.Afterparty at Studio Spaces E1
Approved: Next Step - Enter.Afterparty at Studio Spaces E1

10 April 2015

Richie Hawtin's Ibiza club Enter. (complete with its full stop) will be coming to London for an all-day event at the Tobacco Dock...

Approved: The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage
Approved: The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage

9 April 2015

To coincide with General Election week, on 4 May Alcopop! Records is set to release a single by the one and only Nigel...

Approved: MS MR - Painted
Approved: MS MR - Painted

8 April 2015

What did you think would happen? What did you think would happen? What did you think would happen? What did you think would...

Approved: Naked
Approved: Naked

7 April 2015

A rare 'band variety' signing to Glasgow's mainly electronic LuckyMe label, Naked - aka Mykki Blanco's least likely 'Moshin In The Front' collaborators...

Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2015

2 April 2015

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

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

2 April 2015

It's the Easter holidays, which means extra opportunities for great nights out. Here are three club tips for the long weekend. Swamp 81 at...

Approved: Squarepusher
Approved: Squarepusher

1 April 2015

I had a headache all day yesterday. All bloody day. And yet I still clicked on a link promising to show me a...

Approved: Roots Manuva - Facety 2:11
Approved: Roots Manuva - Facety 2:11

31 March 2015

Having been pretty quiet for the last couple of years, Roots Manuva is finally back with some new music in the form of...

Approved: Okay Kaya
Approved: Okay Kaya

30 March 2015

Now that it's officially (British) summer (time), I think we should start this week in a lower gear, and Okay Kaya's 'Damn, Gravity'...

Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard
Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard

27 March 2015

This Friday the regular Paradise Loft night hosts a very special guest, Patrick Forge at The Yard Theatre in Hackney. Alongside Gilles Peterson, Forge...

Approved: Dísa
Approved: Dísa

26 March 2015

Icelandic musician Dísa - real name Dísa Jacob - released her debut EP, 'Sculpture', this week through Danish label Tigerspring. The EP, which...

Approved: Beam
Approved: Beam

25 March 2015

If you've come across Amy MacDougall before, it's most likely as a collaborator of King Creosote. However, as Beam she is also building...

Approved: Zhala
Approved: Zhala

24 March 2015

The words 'Robyn protégé' will get you a long way, but only so far. At some point you'll have to step out on...

Approved: Femme
Approved: Femme

23 March 2015

Vocalist in Nigel Godrich's Ultraísta, Laura Bettinson has been gaining a lot of traction with her Femme solo persona over the last twelve...

Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin
Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin

20 March 2015

It's not often that the tip leaves London, let-alone the UK, but I'm heading to Italy this weekend, so hell, I'm going to...

Approved: LLLL
Approved: LLLL

19 March 2015

Previously approved in 2013, producer Kazuto Okawa - aka LLLL - releases his second album, 'Faithful', through Tokyo label Progressive Form this week....

Approved: Etiquette
Approved: Etiquette

18 March 2015

Canada-based Etiquette is a synth-pop band with tight bonds - via its primary pairing, visual artist/Chad-Vangaalen-backing-vocalist Julie Fader and producer/Holy-Fuck-keyboardist Graham Walsh -...

Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives
Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives

17 March 2015

Rolo Tomassi have released the first track from their upcoming new album 'Grievances', which is due out on 1 Jun. Titled 'Stage Knives',...

Approved: Blonde Maze
Approved: Blonde Maze

16 March 2015

New York-based musician Amanda Steckler released her debut track as Blonde Maze last week, the first to be taken from an upcoming four-track...

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