18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

Linkwood ‎– Fresh Gildans (Firecracker). Linkwood ‎– Night Theatre Volume One (Night Theatre). I dunno, you wait three years for a follow-up to a brilliant album and then two beautifully packaged 12”s turn up at once. This year we were blessed with new music from the mighty Linkwood after an extended radio silence following the… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

18 for 2018, #2: Joy O

Joy O ‎– 81b EP (Hinge Finger). Here’s a producer who hasn’t been all that prolific recently but has clearly been hard at work honing his craft to perfection. This six-tracker covers various stylistic bases, fusing London bass music influences with hi-tech sound design and an almost IDM feel in places. These are not obvious… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #2: Joy O

18 for 2018, #1: Turner Street Sound

Welcome back to Nothin’ But Magic; it’s been a while. For various reasons I haven’t been writing much for the past couple of years, but a particularly energising few weeks on the music front - releasing a new record, throwing some parties and doing some radio - have inspired me to blow the dust off… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #1: Turner Street Sound

Needs present Laurentius – Reminiscence

Let's go back to 2002 for a superb slab of premier league deep house from Lars Bartkuhn for Anthony Nicholson's Clairaudience label. By the time this was released the Frankfurt producer had already been making waves with the Needs crew, honing a brand of sumptuously produced and lavishly musical house that could go toe to… Continue reading Needs present Laurentius – Reminiscence

Last Session – Sometimes I Feel Like

This blog's been a bit techno-heavy when I've managed to write anything over the last year or so, so here's a choice slice of house - from the mid-90s Chicago dream team of Ron Trent, Chez Damier and Alton Miller - to redress the balance. Featured on 1995's Collected Sounds of Prescription compilation, it was… Continue reading Last Session – Sometimes I Feel Like