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Martyn Fabric 50

In the age of the ubiquitous, manicured Ableton mix, it's no wonder so much attention has been paid to Martyn's decision to mix Fabric 50 live. But to focus solely on this mix's raw, seat-of-your-pants style is to miss the mark.… Read more »

Emptyset Emptyset

A hybrid project based in Bristol, England, Emptyset is grimy and cryptic, driven from within by the region's body-buzzing bass culture, inspired from without by minimal techno innovations in Berlin and Detroit.… Read more »

Mikkel Meyer Bacon

Don't confuse Danish electronic experimentalist Mikkel Meyer with German techno producer Michael Mayer. Whereas Kompakt artist Mayer makes taught and cohesive digital music, Denmark's Meyer takes a scattershod approach to avant-bass tracks.… Read more »

Buraka Som Sistema Fabriclive49

Portuguese electro-kuduro outfit Buraka Som Sistema has been busy. After releasing their Black Diamond album, the group embarked on extensive tours across Europe and the US, which included a jaw-dropping set at last year's Coachella Festival.… Read more »

Lone Ecstasy & Friends

Used to be you couldn't make a woozy, beat-driven track without garnering comparisons to Boards of Canada. Now, with a swagger in your step and some wonk in your bass, you just might take home the "reminiscent of FlyLo" prize.… Read more »

Peverelist Jarvik Mindstate

As owner of Bristol's Rooted Records shop and founder of the Punch Drunk label, Tom Ford (a.k.a. Peverelist) doesn't have trouble staying current.… Read more »

Scuba Sub:stance

Hotflush Recordings founder and dubstep-techno crossover artist Scuba (a.k.a. Paul Rose) has been in rock-steady ascent since dropping the 2008 monster jam "Hard Boiled," a track that helped build a bridge of sound from London to Berlin.… Read more »

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King Midas Sound Waiting for You

As The Bug, dub master Kevin Martin invites flame and fury into his studio, employing dancehall MCs to invoke poison darts, murder, pain, and insanity, as displayed by his brilliant 2008 LP, London Zoo.… Read more »

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Various Artists Elevator Music: Vol. 1

2-step, grime, dubstep, bassline, funky... the family tree of UK garage never stops sprouting new branches.… Read more »

Robot Koch Death Star Droid

Just a bit darker and more deconstructed than the sounds of Robot Koch's high-tech club outfit Jahcoozi, the producer's debut full-length reveals a gamut of choppy hip-hop compositions straight out of Germany. … Read more »

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