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808 State Outpost Transmission

Where does techno go after it's been framed and hung in a gallery?… Read more »

Various Artists Too Hot for Solid Steel

Is Too Hot For Solid Steel the ultimate mash-up, or the ultimate DJ-culture political statement? It would be easy to argue both points, but there's something much more gleeful going on here. … Read more »

Jason Lescalleet Mattresslessness

This first full-length from New Englander Jason Lescalleet is a stunning example of sonic shapeshifting. All but one track on this excellent disc is ostensibly an homage to a pair of artists.… Read more »

Swimmingpool Anything That Doesn't Move

Centered on the concept of each artist pouring their ideas into one "pool," Michael Scheibenreiter (one-half of d&b duo Phoneheads) and Stefan Schwander (a.k.a.… Read more »

Electric Company It's Hard to Be a Baby

The words "Tigerbeat6" and "mature" rarely find themselves in close proximity. And though there's plenty of wit, whimsy and DSP-fuckery to be found on It's Hard To Be A Baby, Brad Laner seems to suggest they aren't mutually exclusive concepts.… Read more »

Various Artists Breakbeat Science Exercise.01 (Mixed by DJ Dara)

The overwhelming feeling of the first compilation from the Breakbeat Science imprint-which accompanies the store of the same name-is linearity.… Read more »

Cex Being Ridden

Rjyan Kidwell makes me feel mad old. He's barely into his twenties, and Being Ridden is the fourth full-length he's dropped under the Cex name in as many years.… Read more »

Ollo Sleeper

I have one party trick: I'm good at picking up dialects. Not your obvious Cockneys or Alabama twangs-I'm also good at musical dialects. Or so I thought until I heard the Swedish band, Ollo, two DJ production partners named Alex and Lars.… Read more »

Various Artists Uprising

From the looks of things, drum & bass is enjoying something of a resurgence. Crews like New York's Mathematics have injected what looked to be a stagnant genre with healthy doses of house-inflected melody and sexiness.… Read more »

L'ombre Medicine for the Meaningless

Formerly an industrial noise label, Ant-Zen continues to push its reputation into new territories with artists like David Thrussell (a.k.a. Snog), Squaremeter (the erstwhile German terror junglist Panacea), and now L'ombre.… Read more »

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