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Review: John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient

John Sinclair beatnik youth ambient on cone magazine

Rarely does a new record come through our post box with so much historical background than John Sinclair’s latest offering ‘Beatnik Youth Ambient’ on Iron Man Recordings. John’s legacy is depicted aptly in this content-heavy exploration through ambience, free form Jazz and sound-scape structures. The renegade poet has led a life that few of us would […]

The Orb – COW / Chill Out, World! – Full Stream + Review

The Orb release COW / Chill Out World on Cone Magazine

According to the Kompakt record label, The Orb’s 16th album is described as their “most ambient album yet”, and as you progress through it is easy to see why. Following their latest work, ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’, the innovative pair, Alex Patterson and Thomas Fehlmann mark a creative renewal, with a record that was produced in […]

10 Career Defining Records: The Sound of Dekmantel ’16

Career Defining records, dekmantel, jeff mills, donato dozzy, surgeon, moodymann, rodhad, lee scratch perry, adrian sherwood, james holden, Robert Hood, The Orb, Shackleton

As Dekmantel creeps ever closer around the corner, we look at 10 artists that we’re most excited to see, and delve into their back-catalogue to pull out the single record that in our opinion – defined their career. Lee scratch perry + Adrian Sherwood: Having recorded for over 50 years, Jamaican born Lee Scratch Perry […]

The Acid House Story

The Acid House story, Cone Magazine, photography by Louise Harrison

In preparation for Bloc Festival this weekend, we delve into the history of one genre which so many others stem from  – the one and only Acid House, and how it was one of the biggest youth revolutions in terms of the way we think, dress and like to party today. Acid House has had […]