Magazine Sixty

Music reviews and artist interviews


Magazine Sixty brings you reviews and interviews with some of the worlds leading independent artists. Discover excitng new electronic music, revisit seminal classics and hear from the people behind the sounds.

  • Greg Fenton reviews f5point6 – A World Within Our World – See Blue Audio Scratching beneath the surface are the words that occur upon engaging with the fractured elements gathering pace on Konis_. Cracked, suggesting something needs fixing like a vital requirement is amiss requiring urgent attention. The piece is an amalgamation of overlapping sounds…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews The Jack Cardigan Orchestra and Joseph Matick – WESTERN PINK – Velvet Bikini Feeling like a sonic accompaniment to the projection of celluloid ideas this collection of sound collages forms atmospheres, impressions alongside cutting-edge notoriety into one. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what this is or squeeze it all into one genre-specific…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Dense & Pika – Funky Brown – All We Have Is Now It’s about time this happened. Disco transgressed. Fucked with, reverence sped into reverse. You know the vocal refrain of Funky Town from here, there, and inevitably everywhere. You may not know how Dense & Pika have twisted and distorted the…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews New Regency Orchestra – New Regency Orchestra – Mr Bongo What’s that expression: be full of the joys of spring. Multiply it by ten and you’ll get the flavour of life enhancement rippling through every note, horn blast, and electrifying rhythm igniting this soaring, joyful music. Each number is short and tastefully…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Hatti Vatti – Zeit – R&S Records Arriving at this location may feel like you have set foot in a crazy mixed-up place but in reality, everything makes perfect sense. The fiery turmoil injected into each of these invigorating, brilliant pieces is a testament to the power of the music itself as…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Philippa – Port Chalmers EP – SlothBoogie Recordings Philippa is one of the few artists handling Disco and its associated strains of rhythm and blues creatively, not merely replaying the past over a click track but shaping, and altering its design into something that feels worth its place in time. For me,…

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  • Magazine Sixty Interviews Shcaa on his latest brilliant release, Neptune alongside thoughts on innovative music production and cultural process in this thought-provoking conversation. Welcome to Magazine Sixty, Shcaa. The music you create sounds like acombination of mystery and intrigue, forward-thinking impulses, touches ofmelody, and a deeper exploration of emotion. How would you describe whatyou seek…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Quiet Village – Reunion – Quiet Village Placing the words quiet and village beside each other suggests serenity and security. However, underpinning the calm are waves of underlying intensity coursing throughout the lifelines of Reunion via hard, shuffling drums, alongside tense piano amid a warm glow of musical fortitude espousing the rewards…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Barac – Hypnotic Grayscale EP – Yecad Barac’s deep dive into pace, movement, and esoteric atmospheres rewards in equal measure. Driven by a punchy tempo and various offset keys, sounds, and notes the rhythm section is soon joined by the hypnotic pulse of splashing snares and quick-fire percussion resulting in ten-plus minutes…

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