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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Electric storms hit the South Bank from all sides during Gilles Peterson’s blindingly eclectic night of ‘future jazz’ at the...
Live hip hop is notoriously hard to pull off – rapping over DAT instrumentals of album tracks doesn't convey much of an artist's musical...
In these solitary times, people seem more interested in what sets them apart than what ties them together. Nuclear families yield to...
Instruments onstage, three of them, with 200 people waiting. Sculptural driftwood in low light, no sound. Just an empty stage that looks like...
It isn't that The Mutts are bad at what they do or that what they do is bad within itself, maybe it's just a case of overkill. There are a lot...
It's a rainy thursday evening. I'm waiting for a bus to take me to Cargo in London's East End, fresh out of work. Cargo is a venue renowned for...
I got a phone call from the Bear around 6:30 pm. He asked me if I wanted to come see a hip hop show. OK, it had been a while since I'd seen a...
There are no two ways about this – this was a very disappointing night. It sounded like one of the best evenings you could hope for....
You might expect someone called The Bug to make music that infected you slowly, gradually penetrating your consciousness. In fact, he crawls...
Support at this Monday night gig came from the uninventive, over-rehearsed Speech Defect, who have certainly mastered the MC chorus thing that...
When you're music shopping on Amazon, helpful lists appear down the side, offering more in the same vein. Next to Cat Power's albums, the lists...
Plastic People was shaken to its very foundations last Sunday night. The dubwise antics of German duo Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald,...
Tuesday night in East London saw Req and Kid Acne promoting their new albums (both on Warp) as part of the Arts Council funded Logarhythm tour....
I never fancied seeing a Pole set whilst standing up really but with his new, more hip hop direction, Plastic People was the ideal place to...
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