Bristol's Ekoplekz makes a fuzzy elixir to pour in your ears, drawing comparisons with King Tubby's singed dub, the sci-fi emissions of the Radiophonic Workshop and Suicide's protopunk electronics
A darkly sculpted DJ set from Surgeon, recorded in October 2011 at Blackest Ever Black's London showcase
Spannered's 13th Oddcast rolls into town courtesy of Australia's legendary Nam Shub Of Enki
Party like it's 1989. A vintage display of TB-303 virtuosity mixed by Mike Dred at the height of the acid house scene
The audio equivalent of ice cream with pickled onions? Jerome Hill strings together a selection of sounds to sate the musical cravings of the childbearing lady (also compatible with other activities)
Glasgow's Production Unit embraces the Oddcast ethos with a magnificent medley spanning jazz, industrial, gamelan... and the illustrious Bernard Cribbins
The mighty Bass Clef invites you (and your neighbours) on a tour of the influences behind his Inner Space Break Free album
Rebel Intelligence operative agent2 crafts his first mix for Spannered, featuring the likes of Surburban Knight, Snuff Crew and Virgo Four
- Word up. After six years of running the site in our free time, we've decided to call it a day before updates drop to the level of frequency you'd associate with a king penguin's breeding cycle.
The original motive for creating Spannered was to keep available content from our previous projects, Overload Media and Musicalbear, and that'll stay accessible right here, along with all the great audio, features and reviews we've gathered up since launching in 2006.
We'd like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who's written for Spannered over the years, the many artists who've let us host their mixes, live sets and exclusive tracks, all the spammers who have given us hearty belly laughs by letting us bait them, and of course, everyone who's bothered reading and listening to the weird, wonderful and occasionally banal stuff with which we've filled these pages.
Just before closing up shop we had a flurry of fine mixes drop into our inbox, so be sure to head across to our radio section to check them out.
We'll be continuing to use our Twitter account for occasional outbursts of enthusiasm and sarcasm. Head over there and befriend us if you like.
28 Apr 2012
James Stinson, founder member of electro-techno outfit Drexciya, died on 3 September, 2002 in Newnan, near Atlanta, Georgia
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