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House / Techno

2020Soundsystem Falling

As the full-band project of Leeds-based DJ Ralph Lawson, 2020Soundsystem prides itself primarily on its live performances, but their M.O. as a studio outfit is unclear.… Read more »

Black to Comm Alphabet 1968

On his debut for the Type label, Mark Richter (a.k.a. Black to Comm) departs dramatically from the more organic, drone-based recordings that his fans are used to hearing.… Read more »


Italoboyz Bla Bla Bla

Techno is often an over-serious genre, so listening to the first Italoboyz full-length is a breath of fresh air—the duo crafts rich, funky tracks that are full of humor, esoteric influences, and the London transplants' penchant for intense rhythmic… Read more »

Boys Noize/Vitalic Power/Flashmob

Two electro-house giants fail to assuage fears that their genre has hit a creative wall. … Read more »

The Bloody Beetroots Romborama

Perpetually masked Italian electro-punkers The Bloody Beetroots have created an album that should be easier to hate, especially if you flip directly to vainglorious textbook electro track "I Love the Bloody Beetroots." Still, with cameos from the lik… 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 »

Solomun Dance Baby

After three years of releasing 12-inches for the likes of Four:Twenty, liebe*detail, and his own Diynamic imprint, Bosnia-born, Hamburg-based Mladen Solomun unleashes his debut long-player.… 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 »

Annie Don't Stop

Life isn't always easy for pop princesses. Sure, some become international megastars, but legions more simply fade away, or even worse, get stuck in label purgatory.… Read more »

Claude VonStroke Bird Brain

San Francisco-based Dirtybird and Mothership impresario Claude VonStroke (a.k.a. Barclay Crenshaw) is one of the few electronic music producers who can inject humor into his tracks without coming off like a doofus.… Read more »

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