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…

lokey.wav w/ Blackdrop Audio – August 2018

As I’m sure you can see from the date of this post, we are WELL behind schedule lol. It’s been a hectic year, of which I’ll be writing about soon, but the show must go on AMIRITE? So without further ado, and better latte than never ay coffee friends lol, August we had down the boys…

Kalita Records comes to Westbourne

I’m sure you guys remember the few occasions we spent at Camden Bar, Westbourne over the summer… that Sunday we played Daft Punk’s Rollin n Scratchin at 1:30am when the party should’ve ended at 11pm, people on the tables and everything. Not forgetting that Thursday at the end of August when DJ Okapi had us…