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Modeselektor Modeselektion Vol. 1

After two hotly tipped albums wedged into the grimy alley between dubstep and IDM, German duo Modeselektor emerged in a collaborative mode, teaming up with Apparat, touring with Radiohead, and remixing everyone from Ninjaman to Björk.… Read more »

Kode9 DJ-Kicks

Kode9's relationship with dubstep has always been an uneasy one, but with this latest DJ-Kicks installment, his avoidance of the genre is as much a political statement as it is an issue of taste.… Read more »


Various Artists Afro-Rock, Vol. 1

Among the many Afrobeat comps out there, Strut's reissue of Duncan Brooker's impeccably curated Afro-Rock, Vol. 1, originally issued on Kona in 2001, is especially welcome.… Read more »

dBridge & Instra:mental Present Autonomic Fabriclive 50

If it wasn't clear enough already that border-crossing, genre-bending, soul-stirring DJ mixes are the present and (likely) future norm of live dance-music performance, London-based polyrhythm-makers D-Bridge & Instra:mental seal the deal on this soni… Read more »

Various Artists Soma Compilation 2010

The bad news: No Soma compilation for 2009. The good news: The 2010 comp is coming out considerably sooner—and it's as good as you'd expect from the highly regarded Glaswegian label.… Read more »

Various Artists Strictly Rhythm Est. 1989. 20 Years. Remixed.

It's hard to believe that classic American house music is nearing 30 years old, even as the music continues to mutate and endure on dancefloors around the globe. Twenty years in, Strictly Rhythm has come to be synonymous with the genre. 20 Years.… Read more »

Various Artists Pop Ambient 2010

Even though it's a decade old, Kompakt's ambient franchise still manages to sound fresh, avoiding a tragic shift towards becoming hipster spa music or a Pure Moods for the techno set.… Read more »

Ellen Allien Watergate 05

Ellen Allien and Berlin clubbing institution Watergate have had a long relationship, so it's disappointing that her entry in their mix series is such a dud.… Read more »

Matthew Hawtin Once Again, Again

Just in terms of its sheer volume, this mixed archive of chillout moods and grooves from the early to mid-1990s is an essential audio document.… Read more »

Various Artists Panama! 3: Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960-75

Among Caribbean nations known for producing music, Cuba and Jamaica tend to soak up most of the attention, yet Panama has also proven to be particularly fertile ground for indigenous rhythms, as this latest collection of Isthmus-originated songs prov… Read more »


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