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Matthew Staite

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Festival: Latitude

An impeccable lineup combined with perfect weather from start to finish; Latitude was the crown of this summer’s festival season

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Live: Whitney

Whitney are destined for greater things, which made catching them in such a small venue all the more memorable

Photo: Field Day Press shot

Festival: Field Day London (Saturday)

While Field Day may have started with a downpour, it was far from a washout

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Festival Preview – Field Day

Field Day’s line up is so forward-looking, you will weep over the acts you missed for years to come

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Gig of the Year: Grimes

Where else can the music editors be self indulgent if not in the last section of the last issue of the year? Here’s our highlight of the year

Photo: Mr Scruff

Club of the Year: Mr Scruff’s ‘Keep it Unreal’

Every month Mr Scruff hosts a party with tea, cakes and records – and you’re all invited

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A rave that finished early enough to still get a good night’s sleep. Long may the newest entrant to London’s party scene continue

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Club: Dixon and Âme

Dixon and Âme’s set was brilliantly intense. Rarely is such heavy techno so interesting

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Live: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

For those wanting something that sounds a bit like Tame Impala on steroids, these are your guys

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Q&A: Kölsch

Kölsch’s melodic album outputs bravely reject dance music’s throwaway culture. Matthew Staite talks to him about his writing process and friendship with Joris Voorn

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Preview – SIDEXSIDE (2nd April 2016)

An all-star line up of DJs in one of the coolest venues in London, SIDEXSIDE Festival is set to add a bit of spice to the Easter Holidays

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Fish out of Water: Marina and The Diamonds

This fish left the murky waters of Warehouse Project and dived into the lucozade filled pond of pop for a Marina and the Diamonds concert