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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 »

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 »

The M&M Mixes John Morales

A Bronx-based mixing pioneer, John Morales certainly worked with some disco luminaries, and it is these tracks on best-of collection The M&M Mixes that still hit with force.… Read more »

Thomas Hammann and Gerd Janson Live at Robert Johnson Vol. 4

Frankfurt clubbing institution Robert Johnson keeps it close to home on the fourth installment of their ongoing mix series.… Read more »

Cassy Simply Devotion

Perhaps best known for working the decks at Berlin's Panoramabar, Cassy Britton is a DJ and producer whose penchant for sultry, lush sounds has long set her apart from her minimal ilk.… 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 »

Marcus Nasty Rinse: 10

By now, any electronic music aficionado with a pulse has heard of UK funky. Punctuated by shuffling garage beats, tropical-flavored percussion, and R&B flair, the music is the latest in a long line of post-garage urban sounds emanating from the British Isles. One of the scene's figureheads is Marcus Nasty, founding member of legendary grime collective N.A.S.T.Y. Crew, who took notice of this new crop of producers—most of them coming from grime—making this new mutant house strain and quickly began promoting the sound on Rinse FM. … Read more »


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 »

Various Artists Tumbélé! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From the French Caribbean, 1963-74

In the landscape of re-released indigenous pop, the Caribbean sticks up like Mount McKinley—the briefest trend from the tiniest island can quickly be deemed box-set-worthy. Yet throughout all those calypso/ska/soca/reggae/etc.… Read more »

Chef/Ramadanman Dubstep Allstars: Vol. 7

This double mix CD sorts out the differences—some glaring, others more subtle—of dubstep's multidirectional past, present and future.… Read more »

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