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 Moving Away From The Pulsebeat – Post-Punk Britain 1978-1981 – Cherry Red Records Shall we discuss Post-Punk again? Maybe not beyond sounding like it was dreamt up as one of those catch-all titles, though lacking the necessary breadth to fit the great divide between its wild diversity of styles. In reality, the…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews DJ Counselling – Alt-Mobeat As an artist channeling all that you are into music must prove to be a fearsome trial at times, however, the consequent rewards of such honest, heartfelt expression mean we get to rejoice in its repercussions as light shines brightly at the end of the tunnel. DJ Counselling’s…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews M4LA – Hoult EP – Beyonders Music It sounds like people are singing again. And not over the tired, old regurgitated disco of the past but in new, contemporary ways pointing music in the correct direction. Happy days. Nick Grimes (Gr1mes) seasoned voice spills tastefully across the delicate piano and over the…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Transmission Towers – Sparse – É Soul Cultura Let’s begin with the word, excellence. Not one I find use for as often these days but one which describes this beautifully crafted creation fittingly. Music to get lost and found might also feel apt. Wrapped in the envelope of soulful certainty Sparse is…

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  • Our guest interviewer talks to Carlo. When we think of Carlo, we instantly are reminded of his Aterral imprint, the label that’s been putting out tons of great House with cutting-edge artists. This time, Carlos Alvarez hits us with a radical new project, on his new label Bisiesto. His album ‘Todo Bien’ (it’s all good)…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Jeff Mills – The Trip – Enter The Black Hole – Axis Records Funny how sometimes it’s the smallest of things that catch your attention. In my case, it’s the quick-fire snippet from a pad being slowly introduced in short bursts on Contradiction (Silent Shadow Mix). It feels incredibly powerful like it…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Deelighter – No Escape From This EP – Volumo Direct Looking at the cover art suggests either a possible escape route or a never-ending trap or tangle as wires enclose you. No Escape From This elicits that kind of response as it’s a challenging dance through rigorous rhythms on one hand, while…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Alexander Bollinger – Au Revoir – Be Adult Weapons This is a captivating piece of music. Not only because it drips with a swell of tempting, sentimental emotion but also because it feels revealingly musical scoring windswept strings, a chiming piano that blasts out occasionally, and cool acoustic guitar accompanied by a…

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  • Greg Fenton reviews Scanner – The Phenol Tapes – Alltagsmusik The second album, The Phenol Tapes sets a quick pace for this next release on Scanner’s label, Alltagsmusik. Following on from January’s, Alchemeia the album could not, in many ways, be more different. It still possesses that same hotwired infatuation with the world of electronic…

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