david scuba low toro ep
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David Scuba Low Toro EP
The Superfreq label cofounder comes through with a fine new release, complete with a pair of stellar remixes.

David Scuba—Mr C’s long-term partner in crime, Superfreq co-founder and NYC-hailing DJ don—brings a slice of intricate, interwoven polyrhythms in his latest EP, Low Toro, eschewing formulaic trends for an …

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Ed Rush & Optical Fabriclive 82
The drum & bass vets deliver their Virus sound to Fabric's mix series.

No one can question Ed Rush & Optical’s legacy in the world of drum & bass—after all, they’re the undisputed godfathers of the neurofunk buzzsaw that sliced through the scene …

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Silkie Fractals
Silkie soars to the outer galaxies with a new R&B-tinged dubstep space opera.

London producer Solomon Rose’s creative work as Silkie has always wobbled to a different groove than many of his other dubstep contemporaries. His sound embraces a brighter, soulful, synth-driven aesthetic …

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Axel Boman 1979 EP
The Swedish producer returns for his long-awaited follow-up on Pampa.

Pampa Records’ favorite Swede, Studio Barnhus co-boss Axel Boman, returns to the fold for his first release on the Hamburg-based label since “Purple Drank”, an effort widely being considered to one …

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Ratatat Magnifique
After five years, Mike Stroud and Evan Master are back to ply their synthesized-rock trade.

After a five year absence, Mike Stroud and Evan Master have returned as Ratatat for another album of synthesized rock instrumentals. Over the course of their career, Ratatat has carved …

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Kattison End Our Sleep EP
A rapidly-ascendant producer releases his debut EP on Sasha's Last Night On Earth label.

He’s only just hit the scene, but Kattison’s genre-fusing touch has quickly won the ears of some of the industry’s leading tastemakers, including Annie Mac, Monki, and Sinden. Making a …

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Various Artists Ultraviolet 1
Visionquest hits the 50-release mark with a three-disc retrospective.

Right out of the gate, Ultraviolet 1, the sprawling new three-disc compilation from Team Visionquest, hits you with Benoit & Sergio’s “Walk And Talk.” It’s a fitting choice to lead …

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Event Review: AIM 2015
The Montreal-area festival made its debut with 32 straight hours of music and fun (along with a bit of rain).

Montreal is one of world’s most charming cities—so it make sense that its electronic-music festivals are pretty damn loveable as well. And the gathering known as AIM (“Art-Innovation-Movement”), which made …

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Four Tet Morning/Evening
Kieran Hebden generates a sonic chronicle of a day's passage.

Kieran Hebden’s compositional skill have always been one of the traits that separate him from less accomplished knob twiddlers; it infuses his music with a tenderness born of obsessive caretaking. …

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Ike Release Dance Equations EP
The deep-house producer inaugurates Smart Bar's new imprint.

The Chicago dance-music institution Smart Bar has just launched its own label, Northside ’82, curated by music director Marea Stamper (a.k.a. the Black Madonna) and label manager Steve Mizek of …

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge 12 Reasons to Die II
Ghost and Younge return to the scene of the crime for another set of lyrical adventures.

Ghostface Killah has always served as the Wu Tang Clan’s Quentin Tarantino-in-residence. Where his partner-in-rhyme Raekwon’s braggadocio sprang from a hard-boiled Scorsese-style underworld, Ghostface was always more in tune to …

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alex cortex multi
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Alex Cortex Multi EP
The fledgling Barba label turns to a techno vet for a set of raw analog grooves.

He doesn’t often rear his head, but Alex Cortex has re-emerged from his bunker with the third offering for fledgling Croatian techno label Barba. Sticking with the label’s no-nonsense focus …

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Serge Devant The Way You Move Intentions
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Serge Devant The Way You Move EP
A Thailand excursion inspires this hypnotic release from the Brooklyn producer.

Following up his and Damiano’s “Fearing Love” on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’s new Emerald City label, Serge Devant comes back strong with the hypnotic three-track The Way You Move EP …

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Paul Woolford "Orbit"/"MDMA"
The producer unveils another summertime piano-laden banger.

Over the course of his storied career, we’ve come to expect quality and eclecticism from dance-production mastermind Paul Woolford, the man who’s brought us neoclassics like “Erotic Discourse” and more …

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velvit be so crue
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Velvit Be So Cruel EP
dBridge goes four-to-the-floor with a dark and soulful debut on 17 Steps.

Best known for his work as drum-and-bass don dBridge, decade-spanning producer Darren White has made his long-awaited debut on Dusky and Christian Piers’ label 17 Steps with the dark and …

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AnD AnD RMX 01/02
An array of remixers get their hands on tracks from the Manchester duo's 'Cosmic Microwave Background'

Late in 2014, the Manchester techno tyranny known as AnD put out its debut LP, Cosmic Microwave Background, on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe imprint. The release, a carefully laid-out collection of …

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DJ Koze "XTC"
The man from Pampa gets existential with this dreamy standout single.

The inimitable DJ Koze has followed up his critically acclaimed 2013 album, Amygdala, with the masterful, dreamlike “XTC”, released on his own Pampa Records. As the title of the track …

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Event Review: The Black Madonna at Dig Deeper
The promo team and DJ duo of Alison Swing and Masha Mar bring The Black Madonna back to LA

If you told a crowd of seasoned LA promoters that two twenty-something LA chicks had crafted a formula for late night events that was simply both of them opening for …

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