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Holy Fuck: With Their New Record, the Toronto Four-Piece Walks the Tightrope Between Live Energy and Studio Perfectionism.

Holy Fuck has spent the last six years developing a sublime brand of post-post-rock that owes as much to classic Krautrock and guitar nerdery as it does minimal techno. The …

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Deep End: Holding Down the Berlin Dubstep Scene, Scuba Finally Comes Up For Air.

Londoner Paul Rose (a.k.a. Hotflush label boss Scuba) moved to Berlin a mere two years ago, but in that short time, he’s made the killer full-length, Triangulation, and kick-started the …

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James Blake: The Mount Kimbie Collaborator and Self-Professed Joni Mitchell Fan Ushers in Dubstep's R&B-Drenched Sub-Strain.

On the phone from London, producer James Blake emits a calmness and an intense, focused passion for his craft that belies his 21 years of age. Part of a new …

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Bubblin': Space Dimension Controller

Who: Space Dimension Controller Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland Space Dimension Controller claims to be a resident of Mikrosector-50, the new home of the human race after Earth was declared dead—due …

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Putting it Bluntly: Shortstuff Takes His Business Partner Brackles to Task

The Blunted Robots catalog only runs three releases deep, yet label founders and former university mates Shortstuff (a.k.a. Richard Attley) and Brackles (a.k.a. Rob Kemp) have already left an impressive …

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Outbox: Thomas Fehlmann

Calling Thomas Fehlmann anything but a legend would be a gross misstep. The veteran ambient techno producer has been releasing music since the early ’80s—an era verging on “vintage”—on a …

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Appetite for Destruction: Flying Lotus Talks with Ikonika About Drums, Drugs, and Smashing Shit Up.

With the release of her debut LP on Hyperdub, Sara Abdel-Hamid, the rebellious London producer known as Ikonika, wants to shake up dubstep with funky, R&B-dabbled rhythms and a punk …

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Bubblin': Balam Acab

Who: Balam Acab Where: Ithaca, NY 18-year-old Alec Koone originally started Balam Acab a few years back as a noise/drone project, but got caught up in other musical gigs and …

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