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Baron Meet the Creeper

Two snarky, futurist jump-up tracks from Oxford upstart Baron. "Meet the Creeper" pounds like a meat cleaver, with sassy hi-hats and cartoon noises that keep the insistent beat from becoming dull.… Read more »

Various Artists Fear001ep

On the A-side fo this first from Dublin's Fear label, Deasy presents "Haul," all sweet synth tones and shifting machine rhythms touching a bit on Squarepusher territory.… Read more »

Geche Moonface

Britisher James Drabble hands over another in Statra's impressive Statravel series of 12-inches.… 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 »

Tech Itch Destiny

Your man Mark Caro brings on the sixth installment for his Tech Itch sister label, and it's a big, bad one. The title track comprises a dark, well-produced, sci-fi roller with broad bass, scritchy keys and a good amount of acid bleep.… Read more »

Dillinja Live or Die

The flipside's "South Manz," with its "bassline roller to shake the venue" sample and scary, high-pitched melody, is my favorite here, as Dillinja delivers a more rolled-out track that's still heavy on the bass & drum.… 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 »

Belles in Monica What D'Ya Need

UK hip-hop is just like American hip-hop, but not really. It's still recognizable as hip-hop, but something's...different. Fortunately, Belles In Monica's MC Kruze overcomes his Glaswegian brogue (sounding almost like Chuck D) on this dark banger.… Read more »

Dukes of Sluca Tournament EP

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

Cyborg 1 Shockwave

Only need a guess or two as to Cyborg's identity, but this slab isn't anything to die for. Although it features nicely organic beats, the A-side's a touch redundant.… Read more »

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