— Issue 84 —

Genres in this issue: bruk, breakbeat, bassline, 2step, pop-punk
brutalligators this house is too bg this house is too small


Selected by Luke (Wax & Stamp)
sjana stepping hill ep


Selected by Mike (Wax & Stamp)
The Letter
As we head into spring, we’ve been working hard to get you some really special selections for 2022. We were hoping to come to you with an announcement about our next pressing on the Wax and Stamp label, but as you may know pressing availability and lead times are very difficult right now, with the average album taking 6-7 months at least to turn up. At the moment that’s not practical, so hopefully we’ll be able to get something sorted later in the year.

In the meantime, we have at least one record that has a W&S connection for you this month:

Our album is by the awesome Brutalligators, which features our very own Luke on vocals. Taking cues from midwestern emo bands like The Promise Ring, high-energy punk like PUP and heart-on-sleeve Australian indie like The Hard Aches, Brutalligators mix it together to play energetic and happy sounding songs about heartbreak, life going wrong and all of the injustices in the world today. This is a limited press & we’ve mixed in a few copies of a pink splatter variant into the boxes so some of you lucky people will get that!

For the 12” we’ve got you an excellent release from Manchester-based DJ and producer Szjana. A lovely journey into broken beats ,bruk and a little bit of garage, this is a great electronic slice of sunshine to slip us all into early spring/summer. Our favourite cut on this is Pavement Groove featuring super talented vocalist Yemi Bolatiwa. Enjoy!

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