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House / Techno

Tom & Joyce Tom & Joyce

Tom Naim and his cousin Joyce are French practicioners of all things samba. Their goose pimple-inducing Brazilian-house hit "Vai Minha Tristeza" set the world alight, and this debut long player shows what else they have to offer.… Read more »

Dino Felipe Xanaconversex

Early on, Miami's Schematic seemed to take its aesthetic and musical cues from Warp, from its Designer's Republic album covers to Richard Devine's dense, Autechre-esque beats.… Read more »

Ron Carroll Natural

One of Chicago's pioneers reaffirms his vocal and production prowess on this smooth yet emotive slab.… Read more »

Optic Nerve Teleportation EP

Keith Tucker reinvigorated Detroit techno in the '90s via the militant electro of his former group Aux 88. His mission continues on these three dystopian snapshots.… Read more »

Egyptian Empire The Horn Track

Originally produced by label head Tim Taylor in 1992, this epic techno anthem receives a commendable reworking 10 years later by affiliate Luke Slater.… Read more »

Dukes of Sluca Tournament EP

This tech-edged plate from Stockholm, Sweden brings on some good, feverish party grooves.… Read more »

Various Artists The Detroit Experiment

Derrick May once prefaced a comment about techno by saying, "Detroit is a complete mistake," as if the city wasn't expected to kick out great music. Thankfully, the context for that quote was over a decade ago.… Read more »

Umek Neuro

The artist album is a tool that many use for different means. Some view it purely as a collection of tracks, while others see it as a chance to expand their horizons and do something, well, special.… Read more »

Various Artists Famous When Dead Two

It's a Playhouse compilation, but not as we know it. The highly acclaimed first offering in this series concentrated on documenting the achievements of Playhouse's own artists.… Read more »

Paul Mac Cards on the Table

As the catalog number for this label hits 69, an equally erotic tribal funk mission is launched. With processed, organic percussion leading the march, vocals reminiscent of the din at Berkeley's Ashby flea market add a truly ritualistic element.… Read more »

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