Today (20 March) Bandcamp is waiving its processing fees in order to financially support musicians affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Buying music from independent artists is always the best move, but with tours being cancelled and nightclubs closing their doors it’s especially important right now. We understand that these are strange times and many are starting to feel the economic impact but if you can, try to buy a record, some merch or even a digital download of an album today.
We surveyed our staff for 20 essential records to add to your collection. From gnarled hip-hop to transcendental techno, Belgian psych-rock to UK-bass inspired jazz, every record on this list is worth parting with some cash over, pandemic or not.
CurvedBatu and Lurka
Another essential slab of warped UK techno comes courtesy of Batu and Lurka’s Fringe White imprint. ‘Curved’ bumps like Bristol’s answer to French touch filter house (are we in Montpelier or Montpellier?), while the Bambounou remix strips the synths out to create a lean percussive workout.