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Cone Revisits: Fhloston Paradigm – The Phoenix

Capturing a cosmic sound. King Britt’s play on The 5th Element Fhloston Paradise orbits around Afro-funk, Soul, Dub, Disco and techno to create an sensory Sci-Fi experience. I was first introduced to Fhloston Paradigm’s The Phoenix via Hyperdub’s coveted compilation series (10-10.4) marking their 10 year legacy of progressive electronic music. A couple of plays of Race to the Moon, […]

Art Yard Press to publish second edition of Omniverse Sun Ra

Sun Ra and the Arksetra

The famous 1994 book by Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent will be published as a revised edition. The ‘Hitch-hikers guide to the Sun Ra Galaxy’, Omniverse Sun Ra is a pictorial reference book, with discography, referencing and indexing alongside articles by Amiri Baraka, Chris Cutler, Salah Ragab, Sigrid Hauff, and more. This revised copy will feature photography […]

Review /\ Farr Festival 2015

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A spa retreat for the urban cat /\ Farr Festival The boutique festival set amongst a patchwork of golden cornfields in the sleepy Hertfordshire meadows seems about as far removed from the cityscape as you can be. However, being only an hour commute north of London, the trip down was notably short lived. Starting in […]

Review /\ Farr Festival 2015

farr festival on cone magazine

A spa retreat for the urban cat /\ Farr Festival The boutique festival set amongst a patchwork of golden cornfields in the sleepy Hertfordshire meadows seems about as far removed from the cityscape as you can be. However, being only an hour commute north of London, the trip down was notably short lived. Starting in […]

Roots Manuva Is Back With ‘Like A Drum’, Flip Side To Single ‘Facety 2:11’

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We can’t stop listening to Like A Drum, the B Side to Roots Manuva‘s new release Facety 2:11, produced by musical maverick, Four Tet. The double boast is the first we’ve heard from London’s finest Alternative Hip Hop / Electronica artist since 2013’s Stolen Youth EP. Like A Drum is more of the Roots style we know and […]

Review: RBMA presents Gilles Peterson and Lonnie Liston Smith Live

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For the final instalment of Red Bull Music Academy’s Bristol leg of their UK tour, we found ourselves nestled within the intimate confines of Bristol’s planetarium, for an evening with Gilles Peterson & Lonnie Liston Smith. The night began with fabled sound selector and BBC radio 6 host Gilles Peterson, introducing his main guest of […]

Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Why Go To The Moon

Sun Ra and the Arksetra

Taken from their 2008 release Nidhamu + Dark Myth Equation Visitation, this track is the final on the album. Sun Ra is an unorthodox and mysterious artist. A philosopher, poet, jazz musician and band leader, his beliefs in cosmic philosophy project his own understanding in his origins claiming to have descended from Saturn as part of the […]