Forest Swords Announces DJ-Kicks, Shares Track
The latest edition of the esteemed series lands on !K7 on May 18.

Forest Swords will helm the next edition of !K7’s esteemed DJ-Kicks series. The new compilation continues a stellar run from Forest Swords, one that has seen him release acclaimed albums on Ninj…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Forest Swords Returns with Two-Track Single
All proceeds go towards aid work following the devastating hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and this month's earthquake in Mexico.

Forest Swords (a.k.a Merseyside producer Matthew Barnes) has returned with a two-track single in aid of hurricane and earthquake relief work in Puerto Rico and Mexico. “Congregate” b/w …

Forest Swords Shares New Video
'Compassion' LP is out now via Ninja Tune.

Forest Swords (a.k.a Merseyside producer Matthew Barnes) has issued a video for “Raw Language,” a standout track from his second album Compassion, out now via Ninja Tune. The track feature…

Lithe 'Fervent Gum'

On June 27, Melbourne-based label Enhancer Records will drop its sophomore release, Lithe’s Fervent Gum. Operating in a musical space that counts the likes of Cut Hands, The Haxan Cloak, HEALTH,…

Forest Swords Shares New Track
'Compassion' LP is scheduled for May 5 release via Ninja Tune.

Forest Swords (a.k.a Merseyside producer Matthew Barnes) has shared “Panic,” the third track to be lifted from forthcoming album Compassion, out May 5 via Ninja Tune. The track journeys be…

Ninja Tune Preps Forest Swords LP
'Compassion' is scheduled for May 5 release via Ninja Tune.

Forest Swords, (a.k.a Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes) will soon return with a new full-length record on Ninja Tune. Compassion is the follow up to 2013’s debut Engravings, and lands af…

Podcast 479: Chris SSG
The Tokyo-based DJ compiles a sensitive mixture of ambient selections.

To those who have taken an interest in quality electronic music over the past decade, the name MNML SSGS will undoubtedly hold some meaning. The now defunct blog, which made its final post back in 201…

Forest Swords Engravings

Forest Swords’ hugely acclaimed debut EP, Dagger Paths, was a minor revelation when it appeared in 2010. The record’s dub-influenced hypnagogic pop was an intriguing synthesis of crackling…

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