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image shows where we broadcast our radio from. a lovely room with records lining the walls, a large table for friends to gather, and a black and white tiled floor for dancing. our home

Radio is back!

When life pulls the rug, do your art!

Radio is back with the second season of the Terran Sounds show. Every two weeks we are publishing a new episode, available Wednesdays at 8pm GMT. Stay in, get cosy and freak out with us. See y’all in the week

Updates on insta | Show archive here

Twilight Future by ARE YOU NOT WELL?


The latest release on Pushkins Prefers! It’s a kaleidoscopic trip through isolation, love, loss, fear and hope. Analogue synth-haze, crunchy drums, fx-laden guitars and low-end throbs, it’s got it all!

Listen and buy now!

image shows the album cover for Twilight Future by the artist Are You Not Well? It's a photo-montage collage of a person who you want to hug. they aren't having a great time with things, but sometimes that's ok


the poster for this event is dominated by a pair of red lips, ready to smother you in kisses should you want to come to this event

Love on a Blue Planet

Our second event in the Basement Sessions season. This one’s for all the lovers, which basically means all of you ❤️. See you downstairs in our fave underground lair. Deets on IG

Californian eucalyptus trees, swishing in the breeze
the poster for our Halloween party shows an acid house smiley at the center of a teardrop, with psychedelic waves eminating from an eye. there is funky typography listing the event details

Basement Sessions

We’ve started a new event series in the tiny, lovely basement of Little Bricks. First one was Halloween, next one is Valentine’s. Tickets available nearer the time. See you down there.

the cover of Insomnia Classics volume 2 shows a hazy, AI-altered, pink and purple image of my daughter in the womb; a cosmic blob in the slime of life

Insomnia Classics vol 2


Our first label comp! 13 tracks of dreamy electronics, strange cosmic funk, new wavey rave and post-dub-kraut-techno.

All proceeds to charity. Check it out!

The cover of the Komorebi mixtape is an abstract image featuring three circles of light, brightly coloured and grainy in texture

Komorebi mixtape

You lie still, watching the sunlight filter through the tree canopy. Komorebi. A selection of songs to pass the time.

A collaboration with Baukunst


Deadly Dream Squad - Sunlight/Moonlight


Our second release of original music is out! It's a 25-track mixtape of fantasy beats for your hot sunny days and your weird wonderful nights. Cropped, chopped and created by the arcane duo Deadly Dream Squad.

The different cassette cover versions of Sunlight/Moonlight show a woman's face looking up towards the sun/moon respectively, with a psychedelic background. The tapes are colourful and spray-painted
The cover art for Ten Tracks 4 black and white disco vulva made from sequins and fabric


10 more trax! Manchester producer and DJ Clay on selection duties this time, and it’s a mix spanning jazzy vibes, get-down heaters, hands in the air moments and some euphoric breaks. Amazing disco-vulva art from Vix. Enjoy!

The cover art for Ten Tracks 3 is a colourful mash up of disco scribbles and collaged textures

TEN TRACKS 3: Bensoundsystem

It’s disco time! The next mix in the Ten Tracks series is upbeat and humorous, camp and eclectic. Selected and visualised by Ben Wood, a friend and one of our fave DJs. Oh yeah.

The cover art for Ten Tracks 2 is bright bat limbs and collaged weirdness. Artwork by Lily Wales, an artist from Birmingham


Medium-paced, sexy acid chuggers and newvvwave classics from our set at the wonderful Clay and Friends event in Manchester. Art by Lil, natch.

the mural from the event We Out Here shows a gang of friends partying in the woods at nights. strange creatures emerge from a lake to join in the fun and there is an intoxicating connection to all that is happening

We Out Here mural

Celebrating the wonderful and joyous time that was We Out Here 2021. Baby, we needed that party. Can't wait for next year.

Check it out, hun

(look at some older murals)

The cover art for Ten Tracks 1 depicts psychedelic columns and shapes and an all-knowing eye. Artwork by Jodi Hunt, a freelance graphic designer


The first of a new series of mixes. Ten tracks, mixed live on the Terran Sounds show, in collaboration with artists who create in real-time response to the music

The first one is jungle, the art by Jodi Hunt. Massive

Andrew Weatherall tribute

One sunday afternoon in March we celebrated the music of the Guv'nor in a five-hour special. The unhosted playlists are going up in parts on our Soundcloud. Chugga chugga.

Greg pretends Andrew Weatherall is his guardian angel


Xmas radio times

Sun 20 — Omar and Greg, usual service
Sun 27 — Broadcasting from the Wood ranch
NYE — Streaming our party tunes to y’all
Sun 3 — New year show

Check it out

Birthday Mixtape

30 years on this rock for our Lil. Trying to remember what clubs feel like.

Cover for the DJ Ball Haulage presents Wunderbar mix

Lockdown! Triptych!

A series of three mixtapes designed to help us relax, center ourselves and dance as we spend our lives in our homes.

Cover for the Lockdown Triptych mix series

Haus Band — Insomnia Classics vol 1


Our first label release! It’s Haus Band with a mini album of lo-fi fuzz electronica for your late nights. Artwork by the always wonderful Lily Wales. Available on cassette and digital. Check it out

Cover for Insomnia Classics vol 1. An album by Haus Band

DJ Ball Haulage presents Wunderbar

In Memoriam. For the gang x

Cover for the DJ Ball Haulage presents Wunderbar mix


Indubitable Dubz

A mix celebrating stoned, productive evenings. Having folks over and steaming up the windows. Cooking up a roast. Love wearing layers. Stick these tunes on and slip into Autumn.

Cover for the Midnight Mischief mix shows DJ Birkens Tock playing bass guitar in a pink neon jungle

ZINE Spring 2019 issue

Spring 2019. It’s like the regular edition but bigger and more rushed.

Graphic of neon text that reads 'wait for it to kick in'

DJ Birkens Stock’s Midnight Mischief

A rare glimpse into the night-time activities of Nottingham’s most elusive DJ

Cover for the Midnight Mischief mix shows DJ Birkens Tock playing bass guitar in a pink neon jungle

Der Shrankdisko Neun

Celebrating a life of colour, variety, style and hedonism, the Closet Disco series continues in its usual uplifting style. Play it loud in your kitchens, cars, on your commute.

Cover for the Closet Disco 9 mixtape shows an Asain man having a good time. He is wearing pink goggles and a turquoise shirt

ZINE March 2019 issue

Our March zine issue rounds up some of our favourite recent music. This one is for singular artists and wild mutations.

Black and white photo of Patrick Young, Raconteur, deep in BBQ smoke


DJ Ball Haulage compiles a selection of his records to serve as an antidote to our confusing and concerning times.

BREXIT is not good for working DJs. Look at Ball Haulage here, sleeping outside with a shoe missing, empty bottle of rum in his flaccid hand

ZINE Febraury 2019 issue

The more batshit everything becomes, the more poignant and reflective music is. Terrifying and refreshing in equal measures. Larger musical appetites should be feeling pretty satisfied right now.

Artwork by Lily Wales, a collage showing a distorted face in lime green and bright pink

AMOR live in London

A photo of the band Amor, live in London

January mix: Soothe

January is a good time to heal, catch up on sleep and reset foundations for the year ahead. The music here varies in mood but all subscribes to that common theme. It's been curated to enjoy in armchairs, on beaches, alone with headphones.

A grainy, abstract photo of a shadow against a plain wall


Collected murals

A drug-induced pixel mural, jazz and sex

Spacedubdanceonthebeach volume 1

A netherzone trip of a mix from our resident DJ Ball Haulage, perfect for your slumberdance.

A unfolded cassette tape cover shows a handsome man on a bed of roses, pointing towards the Andromedia galaxy with a far away look on his face