Welcome to Spannered’s music feature and review archive. What’s in here then? Well, since the site was launched in 2006, Spannered has run in-depth interviews with globetrotting tastemakers Kode9DJ Ripley and Maga Bo, tripped over to Barcelona's Sónar festival, fallen over at the first ever Bloc Weekend, toured New York's global music circuit and gotten tinnitus in Bristol and São Paulo.
 
Spannered's archive stretches all the way back to 2000, however. Have a dig about and you'll unearth interviews and features with Jeff Mills and Photek, write-ups of Cat Power and Caribou gigs, and album reviews spanning Aphex Twin to NoMeansNo.
 
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This red vinyl 12” from The Bug follows hard on the heels of the album Pressure. It takes up the ragga/hardcore sounds of tracks like...
The new offering from Luke Vibert (volume one of a series of five EPs from his new Amen Andrews incarnation) takes us all the way back to the old...
Warp kick off their new Arcola sub-label with this cheeky two track white label, allegedly knocked together by Brothomstates, it’s quite a...
Following their more downtempo excursion on Soul Jazz a couple of months back, Yush 2K come with a bouncing old skool dancehall style riddim...
Unbelievably this is Luke Vibert’s first proper release on Warp. Despite being closely affiliated to the label and its artists for years now,...
Hip hop has come a long way since those early days of powering generators off street lights, from a minority music local to just a few...
Keeping the carnival vibe alive, the fresh new Fiesta Rhythm makes great use of the traditional Caribbean steel band sound, both for its catchy hook...
Kelly lays down a heavy conscious vocal on this ravey/breakbeat-inspired rhythm. He reckons he's going to kick Babylon off its throne and his...
The latest single from David Holmes’ hip hop/funk collective sees them cover Sixto Rodriguez's classic account of the allure of herbal and...
This one’s been out for a while but I only just caught up with it. Wayne Bennett has previously produced for Roots Manuva and this hard to...
Soundmurderer and partner in Crime SK-1 lay down some ragga-jungle-hardcore on this collection which puts most UK producers to shame. These two...
The Big Dada website coyly describes this new 7 as ragga disco, clearly hoping that people might not realise it's actually garage. Whatever you want...
This new EP from Madlib's label Stones Throw introduces the unhinged Captain Funkaho to the world. A lifelong lover of goats and sometime advisor to...
The first release from the appropriately named new American label Mashit makes imaginative use of a militant Capelton vocal (an interlude from his...
The sleeve notes tell us that Chronomad is Saam Schlamminger, a young German of Turkish origin, a multi instrumentalist, filmmaker and student of...
The Telontol EP marks Slovenian Umek's second outing on Novamute this year, following his (similarly titled) Tikonal from...
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