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  1. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    I have a Nokia 7 plus which has done well. Nokia make solid budget and midrange devices. And monthly security updates are nice. It's definitely advantageous that the majority of their phones are...

    I have a Nokia 7 plus which has done well. Nokia make solid budget and midrange devices. And monthly security updates are nice. It's definitely advantageous that the majority of their phones are in the Android One programme.

    Xiaomi make same excellent budget and midrange devices too. For example the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is available here for £189 SIM free. And their Redmi phones start at around £80 SIM free.

    OPPO are competitive too, with OPPO AX 7 at £159 SIM free, and Huawei's subbrand Honor have good offerings. And surprisingly, Sony have some half decent ones at around the £200 mark. Alcatel knock out some cheap stuff, but I wouldn't recommend them.

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  2. Comment on NTS live:Tinariwen session, London, 11.07.19 in ~music

  3. Comment on The Cumbia Diaspora - From Colombia to the World in ~music

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    Move over salsa and merengue–cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip Deep edition, we find out how cumbia left Colombia in the ‘60s and ‘70s and traveled to other countries. Everywhere it went, it transformed itself, adapting to its new environment. In Peru, it mixed with psychedelic guitar effects and Andean sounds to become chicha. In Argentina, it became the expression of a new generation of restless youth in the burgeoning slums of Buenos Aires. And in Mexico, it became so instilled in the local culture that some have forgotten that it came from Colombia in the first place. Through extensive interviews with experts and musicians, we discover how cumbia and its many transformations tell us the story of Latin America in the late 20th century.

  4. Comment on Robo Bass HiFi - 16 Bit Skanks in ~music

  5. Comment on Robo Bass HiFi - 16 Bit Skanks in ~music

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    Limb By Limb stands out for me as well.

    Limb By Limb stands out for me as well.

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  6. Comment on Smelly Feet Recordings: Andi Otto in ~music

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    Interview about the recording: https://www.smellyfeetrecords.com/andi-otto

    "I rarely record mixes but I was intrigued by your invitation to only use music from my own catalog of releases. First time, I didn’t include my first releases but I start off with some cello-only music I made for a theatre play, then introducing some more beat driven tracks and remixes which artists such as Golden Bug or Nicola Cruz made for me. Hope you enjoy it, it was a one take and I had fun recording it." - Andi Otto

    Interview about the recording: https://www.smellyfeetrecords.com/andi-otto

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  7. Comment on Ninja Tune: Solid Steel 03.07.19. - Four Tet + Trevor Jackson in ~music

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    Solid Steel returns with brand new and exclusive mixes from Four Tet and Trevor Jackson.

    There are no tracklists for the show on this occasion, the mix is instead accompanied by two photographs of the record sleeves used which you can see on Twitter https://twitter.com/SolidSteelRadio - one for the diggers.