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Art Crime Obsession EP
Four tracks of shimmering elegance come courtesy of the Phonica record shop's in-house label.

London’s Phonica record shop originally set up its Phonica Records label, at least in part, as a vehicle to put out tracks created by the shop’s staff, with Hector Murillo …

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Ron Basejam Tales From the Night EP
The Crazy P member teams up with the House of Disco for five cuts of funk-fueled action.

“When I Hear That Music,” the lead track on Ron Basejam’s new Tales From the Night EP, has a feel reminiscent of something that a generation of NYC clubbers might …

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Review: Jealous God Label Night
The label, along with Mount Analog, Droid Behavior and Das Bunker, delivers the techno goods in L.A.

Los Angeles on a Friday evening can provide  an amazing variation of discrete musical events to choose from, meaning that dance lovers looking for a late-night techno party don’t have …

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John Osborn Desire is Mono EP
In the run-up to this weekend's FIBER festival, John Osborn releases two tracks of adventurous house-techno hybridization.

Berlin DJ and producer John Osborn built his name as a DJ first and foremost, with his Sub:stance and Panorama Bar sets achieving somewhat of a cult status among house …

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George FitzGerald Fading Love
A sense of romantic loss defines the producer's lush debut album.

Most producers, at least those with any kind of artistic curiosity or ambition, go through an evolutionary process as their careers advance; their discographies can be read almost as a …

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Patrice Scott Euphonium
A Detroit house master unveils his majestic debut LP.

For some people, deep house is not a fad or a fashion—it is a way of life. Corny as that sounds, it is most certainly true for a career practitioner …

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Actress DJ-Kicks
On his entry to the venerable mix series, Darren Cunningingham's brilliant selections take precedence over beatmatching.

Listening to a mix by Actress is a lot like watching a Satoshi Kon film; it sets the tone early, bashes you in the face with how jarring it comes …

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Allies for Everyone Atonement
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Allies for Everyone Atonement EP
His latest release sees the producer gently dipping a toe into darker waters.

Brian Suarez first rose to fame, or a certain level thereof, as the instigating force behind Gater, an electroclash-era NYC outfit that stood out from its contemporaries for its subdued …

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Matt Tolfrey Fabric 81
Leftroom leader Matt Tolfrey provides the four-to-the-floor rhythms for the latest mix from Fabric.

More than a decade ago, Matt Tolfrey played the DJ set that would make the rest of his career. It was one in the presence of Fabric’s musical director, Craig …

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Nick Höppner Folk
The former Ostgut Ton manager presents his debut solo collection of original works.

If you’ve been the manager of Ostgut Ton, one of the foremost techno labels of the day, it is clear you know what sort of records make a club tick. …

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Various Artists Future Disco 8: ­ ​Nighttime Networks
James Zabiela, Tuff City Kids and Rob Basejam contribute to the latest installment of the long-running series.

Naming your mix-CD compilation series Future Disco probably made a lot of sense when the premiere installment came out way back in 2009. Those were the heady days of the …

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Dasha Rush Sleepstep – Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends
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Dasha Rush Sleepstep: Sonar Poems for My Sleepless Friends
On her Raster-Noton debut, the artist explores the boundary between wakefulness and sleep.

In addition to her long-standing relationship with techno, Dasha Rush no stranger to experimental electronic music—and Sleepstep is an impressive and highly conceptual culmination of her various talents and past …

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Kyodai Marea EP
The brothers go big with a pair of driving house tracks.

It’s been a busy few years for Kyodai, the Spanish sibling duo that first burst onto the scene via 2011’s Mi Rhumba EP on Freerange. It was a release that …

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Jordan GCZ Lushlyfe EP
The man from Magic Mountain High and Juju & Jordash returns to solo mode.

Jordan GCZ (a.k.a. Jordan Czamanski) is a busy man. Not only is he part of two freewheeling and experimental live outfits (one with Gal Aner as Juju & Jordash, another …

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Walker & Royce My Dream EP
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Walker & Royce My Dream EP
Moda Black releases two cuts of gut-punching, late-night fun from the NYC duo.

“I was becoming attracted to music,” Sam Walker, of New York DJ-production duo Walker & Royce, stated in a 2013 interview, “that had more of an attitude.” He was reminiscing …

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Seven Davis Jr. Wild Hearts EP
The LA producer's Ninja Tune debut offers two catchy pieces of funk-streaked dance music.

Seven Davis Jr. has been on a roll ever since debuting in 2013 with One, one of the best vocal house records in recent memory. He’s since showcased the breadth …

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Zenker Brothers Immersion
The Ilian Tape label heads deliver a dauntless techno album with their debut full-length effort.

Although they had been consistent producers on their own for years, when Munich’s Zenker Brothers (a.k.a. Marco and Dario Zenker) teamed up in 2011, their sound coalesced into something special. …

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M.E.S.H. Infra-Dusk/Infra-Dawn
A bewildering (not in a bad way) new effort from the Berlin-based PAN and Janus affiliate.

With no prior context, M.E.S.H.’s new two-track EP for Black Ocean, Infra-Dusk/Infra-Dawn, is a bewildering listen. Its two tracks clock in at five minutes each, but both feel much longer, …

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