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Afrikan Sciences Circuitous

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a particular grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the Berlin-based label …

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Prosumer Fabric 79

Prosumer (a.k.a. Achim Brandenburg) is among that rarified class of DJs that can breathe new life into a forgotten record. Take the Mike Dunn-produced “Love Injection,” the Fingers-style jam that …

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Barnt Magazine 13

The music of Barnt (a.k.a. Daniel Ansorge) lies on a volatile faultline between melancholy and ecstasy. For instance, his most recent EP for Hinge Finger, His Name, features a track …

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Lawrence A Day in the Life

Anyone who has followed Lawrence (a.k.a. Peter M. Kersten) over the course of his career will know that the Dial boss has a passion for ambient and modern classical. All …

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Steffi Power of Anonymity

Where Steffi’s debut album, Yours & Mine, was a misty, nostalgic, and Chicago house-referencing affair, her sophomore LP, Power of Anonymity, seems much more indebted to the sci-fi techno of …

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The Cyclist Flourish

Although he debuted in 2011 with the Bending Brass cassette, Irish producer The Cyclist (a.k.a. Andrew Morrison) probably made most of his fans with its follow-up, last year’s Bones in …

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Andy Stott Faith in Strangers

The first seven minutes of Faith in Strangers are as still as a December morning. Andy Stott’s last two EPs and his second album, Luxury Problems, began, after a brief …

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Machinedrum Vapor City Archives

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip-hop, and melodic …

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Neel Phobos

Neel (a.k.a. Giuseppe Tillieci) is an Italian producer, DJ, and mastering engineer, not to mention one-half of the vaunted Voices from the Lake project alongside Donato Dozzy. For that group, …

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Anthony Parasole My Block

A typical Anthony Parasole record has a casual relationship with euphoria. That’s not to say that they don’t carry a certain euphoric quality, but in the three years that Parasole …

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Torn Hawk Let's Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

Is Torn Hawk (a.k.a. Luke Wyatt) serious? This is a fair question of a producer who has given us tracks like “Put That Crotchless Thing on and Save My Life,” …

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Mr. G Personal Momentz

Mr. G’s sad recent losses have very much been our gain. Colin McBean’s well-received last album, 2012’s State of Flux, was inspired by the passing of a close friend, and …

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Joey Anderson Head Down Arms Buddha Position

Compared to compadres like DJ Qu and Levon Vincent, Joey Anderson was something of a late bloomer. Since the wider world has caught on to him, though (thanks in large …

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Arca Xen

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and …

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Clark Clark

Chris Clark has put out records on Warp for about 13 years now, but it would seem that he’s one of the label’s least appreciated artists. Off-the-cuff references to the …

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Mouse on Mars 21 Again

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, …

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DJ Koze Reincarnations Part 2

When it comes to remixes, DJ Koze (a.k.a. Stefan Kozalla) doesn’t follow a strict formula. In fact, the only sure thing about his reworks is that they will always be …

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Dorian Concept Joined Ends

When plotting artists’ development, most seem to follow a smooth, upward trendline in which talent, songwriting, and personal voice are all developed in unison. However, on occasion, an exceptional talent …

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