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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Vybz Kartel – a dee-jay so versatile that his name is a collective noun – proves with his debut long-player that he is a powerful and...
Upwards comes across as more thoughtful than those who've only come across Turn It Up Little and Get Over It might expect, with slow soulful tracks of introspection and social commentary in mutual complement with bouncing hip hop that you can't help but dance to, grinning like an idiot.
This compilation from world music label Nascente (put together by salsa don DJ Lubi) combines Latin hip hop and R'n'B with reggaeton, the Latin...
Afro-French hip hop outfit La Cedille's debut communicates a devoted belief in music and language.
Joseph 'Amp' Fiddler hails from Detroit – a hub of musical creativity – and that city's traditions of both electronic and organic soul...
Leaf release another tasty taster album with artists old and new, but all very wigged out. The overall ambience behind the CD is drowsily rural. A...
The word 'prolific' is oft-used to describe artists of less colossal output than Ed Upton, but his is certainly a case where it's justified. To...
Sweet Jesus, the eighties have finally arrived! The nostalgia has been brewing and growing so much with all the bloody TV programs and big round...
There's a busker that regularly sits near London Bridge and bashes the hell out of various items of junk metal, such as pots and pans, buckets and...
I’ve been a big fan of Irritant ever since I heard their first (10”) compilation release and this, their latest (third) compilation...
Martial drumming, huge, pulsating waves of melody and brazen disregard for your eardrums. Yes, Jaga are now a post-rock outfit.
Taking its cue from the sounds of Detroit (313 being Detroit’s dialing code), Mark Pritchard uses the Harmonic 313 moniker to release his...
There are some record labels that become like old friends to you. You know the ones: they don't just spew out crap like someone who has mistaken the...
More sublime, forward-looking, folksy electronica from the Melodic label. This time the Yorkshire imprint turns to the Athens, Georgia-based Empire...
I’m sure there are many reasons why Kid 606 loves life, being able to make music all day for a living, having picked a name that gets...
Robert Hood must have hit some kind of production sweet spot just recently, as after his album for Logistic comes another long-player on Peacefrog....
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