I have an expansive digital music library that was in absolute shambles thanks to iTunes metadata fuckery over the years. When the isolation period began in Texas I resolved that I’d use my free time to fix it file by file, folder by folder, and label by label so that it was accurate and correct. […]

Here’s some links to artists selling music through Bandcamp. Remember that all Bandcamp is waiving ALL fees to artists today. Dub Phizix Buy Music Club Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me ’98 Dubplate Version Pre-Order Critical Music – Axium EP Critical Music 50% Off Sale Amerigo Gazaway Sale (awesome mashups!) Blu Mar Ten Music […]

With the arrival of Covid-19, the subsequent cancellation of all events around the world, and the social distancing practices; the Shadowboxing fam is going to try and help in whatever way we can. As such, I’ll be posting and tweeting links to Bandcamp pages, Soundcloud mixes, or music sales from your favorite producers and musicians […]

A lot of best-of lists suffer from terrible recency bias, including mine. I’m going to try and stay away from it for 2015, but with so much fantastic music being released every week it’s a tough ask. My criteria for the list are: Does it have repeat playability? Does it trigger an emotional or physical […]

I like Ivy Lab. They make pretty music. Whether it’s 20 Questions, or Baby Grey, or Live On Your Smile, it’s all good. Fabric is giving away Ivy Lab’s Focus ahead of the their next appearance at the Critical Sound night on the 10th of July at the super club. I’m currently working on my […]

Ivy Lab are this decade’s Bad Company…except the Ivy Lab boys are doing it with more soul. This time it’s the 9 track Twenty Questions EP (that’s LP sized!) doing the damage and the eponymous title track features a gritty, black & white video to carry the tune. An easy tune of the day if […]

It’s the beginning of 2015, which means I should get off my ass and post my best of list. It’s taken me more than three weeks to consider my picks, simply because the holidays are insane. Travel, Christmas, travel, New Years, work, travel…it never ends. Hopefully I can find additional contributors to the blog to […]

The Critical Music crew have started up a donation drive for OxFam (a charity that fights poverty) this holiday season and to help things along they’re giving away an album! Head on over, give a few bucks and get some choons. It’s a worthy cause. Do They Know It’s Critmas?