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Approved: Congo Natty & Dillinja at The Forum
Approved: Congo Natty & Dillinja at The Forum

24 October 2014

Congo Natty rocked Ramsgate beach earlier this year at a free festival I stumbled upon, so I can confirm first hand his ability...

CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read
CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read

24 October 2014

So, one time Radio 1 deejay Mike Read knows a thing or two about getting angry about pop songs. His boycott of Frankie...

Approved: Virginia Wing
Approved: Virginia Wing

23 October 2014

The first thing to say of SE London's Virginia Wing - or Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay (ex-Let's Wrestle) and Sebastian Truskolaski -...

Approved: Iamamiwhoami - Chasing Kites
Approved: Iamamiwhoami - Chasing Kites

22 October 2014

Despite possessing a moniker that still proves impossible to say or type, the Swedish duo of artist/vocalist Jonna Lee and music producer Claes...

Approved: BadBadNotGood
Approved: BadBadNotGood

21 October 2014

Canadian 'post-rap' jazz trio BadBadNotGood are a good way down the road to 'establishment' right now, having released three numerically-titled BBNG LPs: the...

Approved: The Hics
Approved: The Hics

20 October 2014

Chosen by Gilles Peterson for his 'Brownswood Bubblers' comp back in 2012, five-piece The Hics are still on a slow simmer, having laid...

Approved: The Hidden Orchestra at Union Chapel
Approved: The Hidden Orchestra at Union Chapel

17 October 2014

Maybe not a club tip, per se - this event taking place in a church - but The Hidden Orchestra will have them...

CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK
CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK

17 October 2014

Taylor Swift released a new song this week exclusively on iTunes. Yay! So far reaching is the world's love for Swift now, that...

Approved: Mr Oizo - Bear Biscuit
Approved: Mr Oizo - Bear Biscuit

16 October 2014

You probably think you've got Mr Oizo pegged. Whether you only know him from 'Flat Beat', or you've kept at least a cursory...

Approved: Porches
Approved: Porches

15 October 2014

Porches is - principally - the given alias of Aaron Maine, who is sometimes name-checked as 'Ronnie' by his long-time girlfriend, and oftimes...

Approved: Yelle
Approved: Yelle

14 October 2014

Three and half years on from their second album, 'Safari Disco Club', French pop trio Yelle released the follow-up 'Compl├Ętement Fou' at the...

Approved: Marina And The Diamonds - Froot
Approved: Marina And The Diamonds - Froot

13 October 2014

Weird is so 'in' in pop right now, and so into this post-'Chandelier/'Fancy'/'Royals' chart-scape, drops 'Froot', the tempting first single by Marina Diamandis,...

Approved: Ten Years Of Shogun Audio at Studio Spaces E1
Approved: Ten Years Of Shogun Audio at Studio Spaces E1

10 October 2014

DJ Friction celebrates his Shogun Audio label's tenth birthday tonight, with a huge cast of big hitters at the BassLaced night in this...

CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism
CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism

10 October 2014

We've become accustomed to news of media organisations going out of business in recent years. Magazines find themselves unable to convince enough people to...

Approved: Alex Burey
Approved: Alex Burey

9 October 2014

Alex Burey's first foray into making music came when he spotted a gap in the market in the grime scene, as it swelled...

Approved: Trash Kit
Approved: Trash Kit

8 October 2014

A CMU SNAP Of The Day (you remember that nonsense, right?) back when the day was 6 Oct and the year 2009, London-based...

Approved: Fiona Apple - Container
Approved: Fiona Apple - Container

7 October 2014

Having written 'Dull Tool' for Judd Apatow's intra-marital rom-com 'This Is 40' back in 2012, Fiona Apple has returned to soundtracking by writing...

Approved: Jonnie Common
Approved: Jonnie Common

6 October 2014

Glasgow-based musician Jonnie Common released his debut album, 'Master Of None', through Red Deer Club in 2011. Having shifted over to the Song,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground
CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground

3 October 2014

This week a new parody right entered into UK copyright law. It's an ambiguous piece of legislation that allows you to use copyright...

Approved: DMC World DJ Championship Final
Approved: DMC World DJ Championship Final

3 October 2014

This Sunday, DJs from the UK, USA, India, Brazil, Japan and beyond will be deploying all manner of turntable wizardry at the DMC...

Approved: Shiny Darkly
Approved: Shiny Darkly

2 October 2014

Since their initial releases on the Crunchy Frog label two years ago, shoegazer trio Shiny Darkly have been hard at work recording, and...

Playlist: CMU Approved in September 2014
Playlist: CMU Approved in September 2014

1 October 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: Denai Moore
Approved: Denai Moore

1 October 2014

Born on the fair isle of Jamaica and raised in... Stratford, solo/SBTRKT 'feat' artist Denai Moore will, on 24 Nov, release her newest...

Approved: FEMM
Approved: FEMM

30 September 2014

I have a soft spot for pop with an unnecessarily confusing back story. Especially if even once you've got to grips with that...

Approved: Homeshake
Approved: Homeshake

29 September 2014

Homeshake is the kind-of-solo-alias of Canada-based Peter Sagar, who at the times when he isn't on his Homeshake grind, and/or looking for his...

Approved: Doc Daneeka at Oslo
Approved: Doc Daneeka at Oslo

26 September 2014

Beat head Doc Daneeka leads the bill in this new-ish venue in Hackney Central. Welshman Daneeka has had considerable output on labels such as...

CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

26 September 2014

It's a good thing that we're still talking about the problem of sexism and misogyny in music. Definitely. Though it's a bit depressing...

Approved: Anushka
Approved: Anushka

25 September 2014

Anushka is/are Brighton-based Victoria Port and Max Wheeler, and 'Broken Circuit' is the record the pair released earlier this year via Gilles Peterson's...

Approved: Andy Stott
Approved: Andy Stott

24 September 2014

The release of Andy Stott's third album, 'Luxury Problems', in 2012 was something of a breakthrough point for him, earning high acclaim and...

Approved: Cibo Matto
Approved: Cibo Matto

23 September 2014

Having reformed in 2011, Cibo Matto released their first album for fifteen years, 'Hotel Valentine', in February this year. Long time CMU readers...

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