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Dixon Temporary Secretary

Though it's probably the most incongruous track on Dixon's first official mix album since Body Language, Vol. 4, Fever Ray's "If I Had a Heart" nevertheless provides an aesthetic and thematic foundation for the tracks that follow in its wake.… Read more »

Various Artists Tectonic Plates, Vol. 2

Dubstep will remain alive and well in the early '10s if the Tectonic label's latest compilation is any indication.… Read more »

Shir Khan Exploited

There's a harsh truth about label best-of compilations—there's no excuse for filler. Unfortunately, at least half of this two-disc set feels like just that.… Read more »

Various Artists Dødpop Vol. 1

Skweee is still strange to many ears, but that’s a shame given all the attention wonky and Flying Lotus are getting, given that the ideas are similar—only skwee turns the synthesizer knob up to 11.… Read more »

Modeselektor Body Language Volume 8

It might be kind of a dubious honor, but no other techno/dubstep/grime/hyphy/etc. producers make better mix CDs than Modeselektor.… Read more »

KZA & Toshiya Kawasaki I’m Starting to Feel Okay Vol. 3

On this 18-track mix, KZA and Toshiya Kawasaki probe dance music’s more leisurely conceits.… Read more »

Toddla T Fabriclive 47

Fabric might be famously located in London, but the album series spawned by the club has been admirably international, and although Toddla T is a fellow Brit, his entry into the line reflects the same border-hopping spirit.… Read more »


DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek Solar Life Raft

From two of today’s most uniquely fascinating producers, Solar Life Raft arrives as less a mix than a statement of purpose: a repositioning of experimental bass music into the context of contemporary avant-garde artwork, as worthy of a gallery as t… Read more »


Various Artists 5: Five Years of Hyperdub

Here you have it, over two hours' worth of only a fraction of the product released by Steve Goodman's (a.k.a. Kode9) London-based Hyperdub franchise. It's more than a beginner's guide, however.… Read more »

M.A.N.D.Y. Get Physical 7th Anniversary Compilation

Repeating their prior success with Get Physical's second and fourth anniversary mixes, M.A.N.D.Y. is back at the helm for the Berlin-based label.… Read more »

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