CdV P091 Sonar 2014 Roundup

This week we return to the fold of Sonar 2014 and recap some of the highlights, lowlights and tendencies from this year starting with Japanese all-girl group Nisennenmondai who delivered the standout show with their tight and edgy minimal dystopian techno thrashed out on guitar, bass and drums.

CdV P067: Best of 2013 – House

2013 found house stretched to the limit. At one extreme are artists like Ex-Pylon and the roster of 100% Silk making ecstatic, rough-edged and casual lo-fi tracks, while at the other end Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie amongst others purvey a more glamorous and commercial style with bigger bass and straighter edges.

CdV P037: 100% Silk special

Living up to early hype can be a difficult thing for a new artist or label, but Amanda Brown’s 100% Silk has rode ever higher from their early fortunes and laughed off the detractors to become a consistent and prolific voice in house. This week on Cabeza de Vaca and Scanner FM we delve deeply into the labels signature sound which blends dreamy bedroom pop with colourful rhythms and run through the current roster of artists which always features a host of new and promising names.