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Podcast 14: Kitty-Yo

Berlin-based label Kitty-Yo’s foray into electronic music began in 1994, with a few 7″ singles put out by founder Raik Hoelzel. Many releases, parties, and artists (Christian Mayer, Couch, To …

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Molloy This Is Fucking Brilliant

Obviously, British five-piece Molloy doesn’t suffer from low self-esteem-nor should they, as this raucous electro-punk-pop album makes clear. They’re at their best when they go ovaries-to-the-wall, as on “Tracy,” a …

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The Tape Vs. RQM Public Transport

RQM has soul. The sweet smile of the longtime Brooklyn (now Berlin) MC reflects in his flows, but you can also hear heartache in his distinctive voice. Public Transport is …

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Jahcoozi Pure Breed Mongrel

Ragga-tech, click-pop: just some of the terms going ’round, but it would make sense to call Jahcoozi’s stuff grime for Björk, only not nearly as gentle. Between the frenetic glitch …

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Richard Davis Details

It‘s all in the details, they say, and with Richard Davis‘ third full-length, they couldn‘t be more right. At once an intimate and a social affair, from studio to the …

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Jay Haze Love For A Strange World

With aliases like the Architect and Dub Surgeon, minimal techno/house fans may already know him, but technically this is a debut release for Jay Haze. Who are we to judge …

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Maximilian Hecker Lady Sleep

A Berliner busker introduced in 2001 by Infinite Love Songs, an album of downtempo beat-borne lullabies, Maximilian Hecker is now on album three, an affair that tickles the ivories more …

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White Hole Pink Album

With their full-length debut as White Hole, longtime collaborators Nicholas Bussman and Hanno Leichtmann unveil a brainy take on hip-hop that has Berlin written all over it. There‘s a compelling …

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Gold Chains & Sue Cie When The World Was Our Friend

Gold Chains’ hop may be a little less pronounced after hooking up with Sue Cie, but the results are still undeniably hip. Topher La Fata’s b-boy leanings were never that …

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Rhythm King And Her Friends I Am Disco

The first time I heard this feminist trio they were singing about the “boyish closet” dilemma of getting dressed when “everything looks queer today.” Their song “Pants”-a funky curiosity full …

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Sex In Dallas Around the War

Self-confessed French “slackers” Sex in Dallas create an interesting musical melting pot that moves one or two steps beyond your typical electro fodder. Lead singles “Berlin Rocks” and “Everybody Deserves …

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Sex In Dallas Berlin Rocks Parts 1 & 2

Kitty Yo is certainly milking this track for all it’s worth, this being the second and third 12″ of remixes. But the cream that comes off it gets whipped in …

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Jimi Tenor Beyond the Stars

Jimi Tenor renamed himself after his favorite instrument-the tenor sax-and his love of woodwinds and brass remains after a 10-year career. Just listen. A Finnish native, Tenor toes the line …

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Various Artists Futurism Ain't Shit to Me

Named after the Gonzales-penned jam “Futuristic Ain’t Shit to Me,” Kitty Yo’s most recent compilation doesn’t so much refute the Italian Avant-Garde movement it references as coin a phrase that …

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Rhythm King & Her Friends Get Paid

For all the kids with dead end jobs and a taste for beatbox rhythms, “Get Paid” may be the electro pocket-pop anthem of the summer. Buffalo Daughter spins it into …

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