Posts by Thomas Frost

POP Montréal 2023: An enticing smorgasbord of new and live music

Montréal, Canada 27 September

Forwards Festival 2022: An impressive debut from the new Bristol event

Clifton Downs 3 September

Polifonic Festival 2022: Exploratory sounds in the scenic setting of Southern Italy

Itria Valley, Puglia 28 July

Love International 2022: The well-loved festival stages its most memorable chapter yet

The Garden, Tisno 13 July

With Aslice, DVS1 is addressing the pay gap between DJs and producers

A new software tool allows DJs to donate a percentage of their fee to producers. We sat down with DVS1 to talk logistics, a fairer music ecosystem and why he created Aslice

Various artists

Tresor 30 Tresor

Various artists

Vanguard Vanguard Art Records
Phase Fatale Scanning Backwards

Phase Fatale

Scanning Backwards Ostgut Ton
The Downs

The Downs Bristol 2019: Icons from across the musical spectrum bring a political edge

The Bristol Downs 31 August

8 standout moments from Green Man 2019

Crickhowell, Wales 16 August
Love International

Love International 2019: A festival truly at one with the elements

Tisno, Croatia 3 July

The first 100 issues of Crack Magazine were made using…

A definitive 1000-track playlist representing the music that’s informed each and every issue so far

Thom Yorke: Daydream nation

Ahead of his next album, the Radiohead frontman calls for a shock to the system

Young Father, Beat Hotel Marrakech 2019 © Dan Medhurst

Beat Hotel Marrakech 2019: From a Glastonbury stage to a boutique luxury festival

Fellah Hotel, Morocco 28 March
Massive Attack, Bristol © Lee Ramsey

Massive Attack live: Bristol innovators’ dystopian impact diluted by venue issues

Steel Yard 1 March


New Atlantis Ostgut Ton

Epizode Festival 2019: The Vietnamese festival blends exuberance with dancefloor endurance

Phu Quoc, Vietnam 28 December
Club to Club 2018 © Andrea Macchia

Club to Club 2018: The Italian institution delivers directional programming on a grand scale

Turin, Italy 1 November
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A Love Letter to… Fabric Mixes

As the iconic mix series comes to an end, Thomas Frost recalls the musical pathways Fabric mixes can lead you down

Ancient Methods review

Ancient Methods

The Jericho Records Ancient Methods
Helena Hauff, Dekmantel Festival 2018 © Bart Heemskerk

Dekmantel Festival 2018: The Dutch institution burns brighter than ever

Amsterdamse Bos 1 August

Boats and sunrise sessions: Love International 2018 reviewed

The Garden, Croatia 27 June
Blawan – Wet Will Always Dry


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Liam Gallagher © Andrew Whitton

5 Takeaways from Snowbombing Festival 2018

From Liam Gallagher grumbling about the snow to impromptu back-to-back sets, here’s what went down at this year’s edition at Mayrhofen

Answer Code Request

Gens Ostgut Ton

Ricardo Villalobos and Craig Richards’ all-nighter proves why fabric remains vital

fabric 17 February
© Louis

Two electronic powerhouses collide at Dekmantel’s Warehouse Project party

Warehouse Project, Manchester 10 November

Five Takeaways from Oasis Festival

The Source, Marrakech 14 September

LCD Soundsystem play loud and bright at Amsterdam’s Paradiso

Paradiso, Amsterdam 11 September
LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem: Dancing with Discontent

LCD Soundsystem are back with a new edge. Thomas Frost sits down with James Murphy as he uses his piercing introspection to talk love and death in America.