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Throwing Shade ‘Sweet Tooth’ video

22 May 2014

London producer Throwing Shade (aka Nabihah Iqbal) released her 19 Jewels EP through No Pain in Pop on May 19, along with artwork by artist Rachel Noble.

In counting the likes of SOPHIE, A. G. Cook and Felicita as her peers, there’s the recognisably thematic fixation on sweetness and stimulation Sweet Tooth featuring Emily Bee, while the rest of the record is more muffled by the  cloak of bass and RnB that Iqbal already established with Kassem Mosse’s Ominira label-released Mystic Places/Lights 12-inch and her recent TRANSCEND FUTURE mix for aqnb.

Read an interview with Rachel Noble and see the No Pain in Pop website for details. **

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Ukkonen – ‘Viva Las Huelgas’

21 November 2013

Finnish “arctic house” producer Ukkonen released this video by artist Will Clarke for the glassy patter of ‘Viva Las Huelgas’, the first single from his upcoming second LP release, The Ancient Tonalities of…, out on No Pain in Pop, December 2.

Obscuring the high def atmospherics of the track into an animation that grows geometrically from its flowering source, the blurred line between living and the lifeless resonates. **

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