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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 Universal Funk: Re:Done

Nine of Europe's future-jazz luminaries get to grips with Universal Funk's debut. Instead of releasing a remix album with a dozen (often pointless) re-takes of three or four prime cuts, April have chosen each artist to remold a single track.… Read more »

Daniel Carter + Reuben Radding Luminescence

Two stellar musicians present a soaring sonic convergence. Carter's countless associations include Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Sonic Youth and William Parker, while Radding has worked with John Zorn and Wayne Horvitz, among others.… Read more »

Various Artists The Diet Strychnine Sampler

Diet Strychnine is California's poisonous answer to UK breaks labels like TCR and Bochit. These guys deal in well-produced tech-house, electro and dubby breaks without a feeble beat to be found, all tempered by a good amount of bass-fueled funk.… Read more »

Accelera Deck Echo Economy

This Accelera Deck re-release feels like a series of still-lifes of rusty scraps of crumpled metal, each portrait a slight variation on another, threaded together into animation.… Read more »

Various Artists Broklyn Beats 7" Series

It seems NYC hasn't been content to stop at the noisy aggression of El-P's percussion, but instead appears to have befriended Alec Empire and Digital Hardcore based on this collection of dirty, rugged, industrial, chaotic beats.… Read more »

Eastenders Orientation

Sexy tabla and sarod bleed into electronica-inspired studio effects on Eastenders' Orientation-a beveled reflection of Euriental diaspora.… Read more »

Toxic Girls! Nightmare for (13) Unlucky Boystars

Is this just some self-indulgent riot grrl manifesto full of shallow, man-eating lyrics over shallower electropunk beats?… Read more »

ZirIguiboom The Now Sound of Brazil

Ziriguiboom, archiver of all things Brazilian, ups the tropicalia ante with this collection of sexy-cool samba soul and bossa groove. A dedication to original and far-reaching Brazilian music underlies the entire selection.… Read more »

Cursor Minor Explosive Piece of Mind

Judging by the puns-to-syllables ratio of Cursor Miner's name and album title, you might expect England's Cursor Miner to take the occasional walk on the wacky side.… Read more »

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