What is lo key collective? Part 3

There’s been a lul lately, I mean this site hasnt been updated in over a month now. I’m tired. Running this with the same energy I had back in September 2016 is fucking tough. I mean it’s not just me. The world we live in is different these days, everything’s so turbulent – I mean…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – La Casa Tropical

Over the last few years I’ve spoken about South Africa, and the influence South African music has had in our scene over the last 5 or so years, especially in places like Amsterdam and that Dekmantel / Rush Hour side. Last August I was fortunate enough to arrange DJ Okapi to come and play to…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – Traces

I didn’t really shy away from the fact that I was upset when baby boy Theo aka phil told me that he’s quitting uni and moving back to London. I mean he came here and really fucked shit up by opening everyone in the crew’s eyes to what’s really happening in the Dubstep / 140…

les futurs parisiens

Further to our recent write up about listening bars and being lucky enough to be travelling Europe to share music, the lo key DJ’s Kyle miche and prolific have returned from their adventures in Paris. Above you’ll find a recording, and below you’ll find some snaps and full tracklist. We’d like to extend a big…

The legacy of the rave and why music is political

by Poppy Bullen It’s brilliant to see DJ’s use their platforms to speak up about what is right. Whether it’s about speaking out about raves being a safe space for everyone to the need for having more women on lineups in a male dominated industry. It’s cool to see DJ’s using their platform to speak…

Come Home to Music

We wrote about the venue for the first time in Summer 2017 after going down to see Micky do his thing for 5 hours. Now head honcho miche is running tings handling the programming for both Spiritland venues and a few other spaces in London. Things have escalated nicely with both kyle and miche playing…

Culture featuring Idioteque & Grizz

These boys need no introduction to the local dnb scene as of 2017, and have been smashing things throughout 2018. They’re only getting started apparently with a release of their track “Sinister” out a few weeks ago and a bunch of shows already booked for 2019, Idioteque and Grizz are definitely ones to watch out…

lo key’s Quick Fire Q’s – Ryan Cannon

We met Ryan online due to his affiliation w/ Afrosynth Records, in JHB South Africa. The young selector took the time to record this deep and mellow journey for us, and we’re stoked that he agreed to get involved in our Quick Fire Q’s. He watches the scene with a close eye based on social…

Disco Juju

You guys may recall a few posts last year regarding Sam and the Disco Juju movement. Disco JuJu is a club night and collective of DJs in Bournemouth UK specialising in world music. It was great to be asked to get involved in another project pushing the same musical ethos as us here at lo…

The Annual Return Of The Illicit Groove

Bob Hill from The Return of the Illicit Groove joined us on the radio airwaves on Wednesday the 30th of January for his annual visit to yougoodthing & Friends aka the lo key collective. As well as curating an hours playlist which included tunes he’d played on a recent DJ visit to Belgrade to DJ…

lokey.wav – 2018 roundup!

2018 was great and now that we’re over our hiatus it’s about time we release the final instalment of 2018’s new / unreleased music series we’ve been hosting, lokey.wav. In that time we hosted 9 radio broadcasts. You’ve seen the blog posts, you’ve heard the weird and wonderful sounds we’re pushing, and you’ve also seen…

What is the definition of eclecticism?

Nick Shearer I know in the recording above, Nick refers to his good friend ‘Bevis’ as Mr Italo, but I honestly have never heard of this section of music before I met Nick, and I’m particularly a big fan of the way he pronounces the word Italo in his husky northern tones 😉 2018 has…