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Paul Woolford "Orbits"/"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 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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Event Review: Svengalisghost and Santiago Salazar at Gold Bar
The Black Lodge and Moony Habits bring together a night of techno in Los Angeles.

Travelling to Los Angeles last week was L.I.E.S. records cohort and supernatural sound summoner, Svengalisghost. The trip would mark the first time in nearly two years that the Paris-based Marques Cooper has traveled across …

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Event Review: Holly Herndon at the Wick
The composer marks the release of her new LP with an immersive art event in Bushwick.

Q: If you could access NSA data, who would you stalk? A: What do you mean “if” The answer appeared on the screen almost as quickly as the question did, …

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Event Review: A Club Called Rhonda with Ben UFO & Midland
Since it’s inception in 2008, Rhonda has become a central character in L.A.’s nightlife.

In Los Angeles today, it’s notoriously difficult to establish a brand tied to dance music. It’s even more difficult to cross genre boundaries and host a party that represents one …

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Magda and NYMA Featuring Miss Kittin "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The ’80s classic gets a haunting electronic rework from Magda and NYMA, with Miss Kittin on the mike.

The shape-shifting Detroit-raised producer Magda and the Berlin-based tech wizard NYMA have teamed up with the iconic French artist Miss Kittin as part of their Define the Relationship project, boldly …

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DNGLS Hooly EP (Len Faki Remixes)
Berghain's Faki works his blissful magic on the already gorgeous original version.

The original version of “Hooly,” produced by the French newcomer DNGLS and released on the similarly fresh-faced Barcelona label Anemone Recordings, is a gleaming gem of a sunrise-techno track, its …

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Boot & Tax Boot & Tax
The Italian duo serves up a set of analog jams for Optimo Music

When one goes out to seek the fruits that Optimo bears, they usually returns with a cornucopia of weird, everlasting musical mangoes that just never go bad—no matter what shape …

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Kamera Arc EP
Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound label comes through with another indie-dancefloor-techno-drone treat.

Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound has been unearthing some fine talent over the last two years, offering a spring board to the likes of Daniel Avery, Ghost Culture and U—and the …

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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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Event 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 such an amazing variation of discrete musical events to choose from, meaning that dance lovers looking for a late-night techno party don’t …

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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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