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Introducing C.Y.M.

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio teams up with Fort Romeau aka Mike Greene, collaborating as C.Y.M. for their debut on Phantasy on 15th November.Pre-order the 12" vinyl here C.Y.M. is the collaboration between British producer and DJ Mike Greene (otherwise known as Fort Romeau) and LA-based American musician Chris Baio, who releases music as Baio in addition to playing bass in the acclaimed band Vampire Weekend. Their debut, self-titled EP arrives on Phantasy as an elegant pean to the infinite possibilities of kosmische music, driven by a motorik strain of psychedelia. The foundations of a wider project, C.Y.M. speaks not for analogue...

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The Forum: Paul Woolford

“Everything, everywhere, at the same time”; This is how Paul Woolford describes his early days immersed in club culture in the North of England, a “subconscious training” for the decades of creativity - DJing, producing and experimentation - that then followed. From the clubbing public’s perspective, Woolford’s career has been defined by a series of transcendent club records rinsed across scenes. There was, of course, Erotic Discourse, a rubbery, psychedelic banger that began as an experiment and proved so successful that Woolford once spent a night dashing across Fabric, lending a white label to different DJs to play out. When...

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Listen: Erol Alkan mixes from the archives

Journey through the sounds of Erol Alkan's time DJing across the globe, as he's dug through the depths of the archives to deliver a new mix from years gone by over on his Mixcloud every Monday at 10AM BST, complete with artwork and full tracklist. "Recorded at The Beat Hotel, which was infact a big tent at Glastonbury Festival, on Friday 24th June 2011. I've had a few good times at this tent over the years, the sound is pretty good and it always feels like a huge house party rather than being at a festival, which you can probably tell by...

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PHANTASYMIX 19: Body Horror [Bleaching Agent x The Niallist]

The past few years have seen a new-wave of exciting and daring parties re energise the Manchester scene, many taking place at the now notorious White Hotel and often within a daring continuum of queer and alternative rave culture. Alongside the likes of Kiss Me Again, High Hoops and the timeless Homoelectric, Body Horror has made sheer impact with occasional but unforgettable transmissions of filth and fury from an uncompromising collective.Lead by resident DJs Bleaching Agent and The Niallist, two veterans of the UK noise and techno scene who will doubtlessly be familiar to panel-beating enthusiasts world over, Body Horror...

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