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Metro Area Orange Alert (DFA Remix)

An electronic disco beauty given the remix treatment courtesy of DFA, the production genius behind LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture. The result: hypnotic disco trash funk with relentless tight-ass drums.… Read more »

Paula Temple The Speck of the Future EP

With the kick banging hard on this debut by Sheffield DJ Temple, menacing sixteenth-note synth patterns modulate throughout the stereo perspective.… Read more »

Dug Infinite & No I.D. A Sampler

Responsible for some of Common's finest recordings, these two Chi-town cats combine effervescent jazz loops with rugged MPC3000 beats. These at-times dusty, at-times sci-fi-soul gems play like card table dominoes: challenging, syncopated and fun.… Read more »

Benny Ill & Hatcha Highland Spring

This heavyweight Horsepower vs.… Read more »

Nick Holder Rockers Delight

Nick should have called this "Bootlegger's Delight." Side A is Barry Brown's "Step It Up" reworked for the DJ. Flip over to a dancefloor version of Linval Thompson's "Rock Me." Great for a house-to-dub transition. Read more »

Garth & ETI 20 Minutes of Disco Glory Remix Pt. 1

I'm not usually a fan of bringing back classic wax, but this is an exception. DJ Harvey's mix is pure niceness, although I think nuff heads who missed the original are now irie. Read more »

CZR Release (Joey Beltram Remix)

When I listened to this record I thought to myself, "Man, Joey snapped!" On the flipside to the super original by top Chicago producer CZR, Beltram goes ballistic with a track full of explosive driving bass and piercing stabs. Read more »

Total Science/Bulletproof Simple Man/110 Degrees

Props to Total Science for striking out in new directions, but Simple Man's meaty, growling one-two step just doesn't get me hot and bothered.… Read more »

Various Artists Global Assault EP

G2 features an international quartet onto two slabs.… Read more »

Cybrid Transistor Abuse EP

After a nearly-four-year hiatus, Oakland's Belief Systems unleashes the debut by electro-heads and Run DMC twins Cybrid. Their buzzy, punchy "Bumper" receives a surreal, almost cavernous remix by L.A.… Read more »

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