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What’s Happening: Dirty Bulk

Dirty Bulk, a main player in the High Key collective and supplier of various cheeky UKG/bass house bootlegs at our showcase events, gives us his take on what’s coming up in the Birmingham electronic music scene over the next few months… High Key: Break Down Garage Date:

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Get to Know: Real Velour

The next instalment in our Get to Know series focuses on Real Velour, one of our longest-standing and most eclectic community members. Read on for an insight into John’s rich musical past and inspirations! Introduce yourself – who are you and how would you describe


Get to know: Analias

As part of our Get to Know series, we caught up with Analias to discuss his music, how he goes about creating it and the thought processes behind it. Analias has been a member of the Listening Sessions community since its inception,  and his well thought


Get to know: Emil

Emil has been passing through our showcase events for a few years now, and he quickly established himself as a talented artist, bringing his own funky spin on UKG and 2-step. Ahead of his playing at our next showcase event, we linked up with the

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Get to know: Slaine

One of the longest-standing members of the Listening Sessions community, local hero Slaine has been gracing us with his own unique brand of the drum and bass sound since we started up. Now featuring on our latest release, we decided to talk to him and


Darcy Holmes – Roots Remix Competition

It’s been a while since we did a remix competition here at Listening Sessions, but this time we have a real treat for you – the hugely talented singer/songwriter and mind behind Neighbourhd, Darcy Holmes has offered up the opportunity to remix this beautiful slice of sunshine soaked



We’ve spent a whole five years showcasing, cultivating and supporting a wealth of underground electronic music talent in Birmingham. So many friendships forged, milestones conquered, memories etched into minds and ultimately awesome music created. We’ve seen people achieve their own personal ambitions and make serious


EIF – Human Animal Remix Competition

Make sure to check out the Human Animal EP release party – Saturday July 21st at the Hare & Hounds   To celebrate the launch of the Human Animal EP by our friends EIF and also our first showcase event at the legendary Hare & Hounds, we’ve arranged

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Listening Sessions: Sully – Escape LP Launch 21/10/17

We are riding on the wave of energy from our own release party last month and are now celebrating Sully‘s incredible new release, Escape LP. “Sully is an understated folk hero, four or five years before the UK garage revival kicked in and “future” garage had


LS001: Yilan – Contortion/Exoskeleton & Remixes

[LS001] Yilan – Contortion/Exoskeleton + Remixes by Yilan Our inaugural release as a record label is now available – Listening Sessions 001 is now available on Juno Download, Bandcamp, Spotify and all good digital download platforms! It’s an honour for us to be able to release some awesome music from three of