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Q&A: Pole
One of electronic dub's leading lights releases his first album in eight years.

Scheduled for an late-afternoon phone interview with Stefan Betke, the veteran creator of rustling, rippling electronic dub better known as Pole, XLR8R is having trouble getting through. The call keeps …

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In Conversation: Faze Action
Dennis Kane talks to brothers Simon and Robin Lee about songcraft and the joy of DJing.

Dennis Kane is one half of the Siren duo (with Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani) and the man behind the Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town labels. He’s back to chew the …

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Q&A: Idjut Boys' Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell
More than 20 years into a storied career, the British duo keeps the dubbed-out vibrations coming.

For more than twenty years, the U.K.’s Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell—together known as Idjut Boys—have been bringing an elegant live-mix sound, dubbed-out vibrations, and a fluid party intelligence to …


B2B: Pinch, Adrian Sherwood, Mumdance, and Logos Share Their Collective Low-End Wisdom
A quartet of sonic sorcerors discuss the past, the present, and the art of the collaboration.

At the risk of hyperbole, allow us to say that we’d be truly hard pressed to assemble a better crew of working UK producers than those featured in this edition …


TC Deep

A rolling, bouncy number from TC here–it’s got it all! Nice jump-up flavor with fun vocals throughout the track (i.e. “Stop looking at those girls and do your job!”) A …


Dijf Sanders To Be A Bob

In the same way Tom Waits-spun tales familiar to Big Easy pimps and Brooklyn pachucos in the back alleys of San Diego and Minneapolis on To Be A Bob, Dijf …


Digital Mystikz Haunted

This track is by Coki (one-half of Digital Mystikz), which-to those in the know-means that you best steady yourself for the sonic onslaught that will inevitably ensue. It opens with …


Vicious Circle vs Universal Project Hellrazor

Universal Project does it again, this time with newcomers Vicious Circle in tow. Universal Project comes with their trademark militant, rolling sound that seems to constantly build, while Vicious Circle …


TC So Cold

I‘m a real sucker for melodic guitars, and this record shows that there‘s a lot of life and a lot of love in making music that doesn‘t necessarily have to …


Kettel Cuddle and Then Leave

Dutch wunderkind Reimer Eising follows up his excellently titled “Look At This Ha! Ha! Ha!” EP with a similar grab bag of orchestral-electronic styles. Put aside any comparisons you’ve heard …