Posts by Josh Baines (@bain3z )

Bar Italia

Tracey Denim Matador
James Ferraro's 'Skid Row' album artwork

On Skid Row, James Ferraro explored Los Angeles’ seedy side with measured panache

The stories about Los Angeles are all true: underneath its carefully curated image lies an underbelly of darkness. But few artists have captured this reality like James Ferraro on 2015’s ‘Skid Row’

Caterina Barbieri

Spirit Exit light-years

​​William Basinski and Janek Schaefer

…on reflection Temporary Residence Ltd.

Mild High Club

Going Going Gone Stones Throw

Dean Blunt

Black Metal 2 Rough Trade

Kings of Convenience

Peace or Love EMI
Sarah Davachi, Pale Bloom Album Cover

Sarah Davachi

Pale Bloom Superior Viaduct

7 cutting edge artists with an Aphex Twin co-sign

From Aqxdm to Zuli, here’s the Crack Magazine guide to the newer artists that Aphex Twin has been repping in his sets


Cocoon Crush PAN


Autobiography Planet Mu
Buttechno Cherskogo Drive review


Cherskogo Drive Cititrax
fabriclive 100 review

Kode9 & Burial

FabricLive 100 Fabric
Ron Morelli Disappearer

Ron Morelli

Disappearer Hospital Productions
Fabric compilation

In praise of Fabric’s mix series: an unassuming archive of 21st century dancefloor history

Every month for the last 17 years, Fabric has captured the fluctuations of dance music history in a little metal box, from microhouse to brostep. It’s time to pay tribute

Best British Balearic Classics

The 20 Best British Balearic Records Ever

Somewhere between Radio 2 on a Saturday afternoon and the pool at Pikes on a Sunday morning, we delve into 20 of the best Balearic records to ever come out of this miserable island

DJ Koze

Knock Knock Pampa

Mr Fingers

Cerebral Hemispheres Alleviated Records
© Leo D'oriano

Zaltan: The Digger’s Digger

On a Friday evening in Hackney, the Antinote label boss talks digging, Paris’ club culture renaissance and how partying should be, well, fun

Legowelt in 20 Records

For nearly 20 years now, Danny Wolfers has been reshaping the sound of electronic music. Josh Baines delivers a crash course through the singular artist’s most definitive releases

Kings of Leon

Walls RCA


Turin, Italy 31 October

Dean Blunt

Black Metal Rough Trade


Endgame Planet Mu

Roman Flügel weaves conviction with irony

A passionate beatsmith from the start, Roman Flügel’s thirst for inspiration always drives him to where the party is happening

Brooklyn Based Duo: Xeno & Oaklander

We sat down with the purveyors of a brittle, intense strain of electronic music

DJ Harvey as Wildest Dreams

Harvey Bassett – legendary DJ, seminal master of the edit and bona fide rockstar –…

The importance of being earnest: Todd Terje

The Sweedeejay on why putting the fun back on the dancefloor is no laughing matter

DJ Sprinkles

Steering clear of kick drums and drug chat, deep house head DJ Sprinkles opens up about sexuality, sonic-semiotics and shopping-mall background bangers