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Mount Kimbie Love What Survives
The UK duo reinvent themselves in brilliant fashion.

The third long-player from UK duo Mount Kimbie is an electrifying reinvention. But Kai Campos and Dominic Maker have always been adept at shifting shape. While their first few EPs on Scuba’s Hotflush …

Get Familiar: Machine Woman
Anastasia Vtorova talks about her route into electronics, her noise background, and soaking up influences from everywhere.

Anastasia Vtorova has an inquisitive mind. As Machine Woman, this musician from St. Petersburg, Russia transmutes her musical curiosity into wildly varied and experimental electronic music free from s…

Daniel Avery DJ-Kicks
Avery's 'DJ-Kicks' is scheduled for November 11 release.

Fans of UK DJ-producer Daniel Avery might find his entry in the esteemed DJ Kicks mix series a little surprising. Sonically it’s oceans apart from the thorny, acidic electro of his rapturously receive…

Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
The Detroit rapper combines style and personality with peerless production on a big breakthrough record.

There’s no one else in hip-hop like Danny Brown. His frenzied rhyme style and nasal voice are instantly recognisable. Heavily influenced by grime and other electronic music, as well as punk—and based …

Nicolas Jaar Sirens
The Other People label head doesn't disappoint on his long-awaited second full-length album.

It’s become increasingly apparent that the Chilean-American Nicolas Jaar doesn’t like being categorized. Even the earliest releases from this enigmatic musician, on Wolf + Lamb and Circus Company, had…

Mandar Mandar
Lazare Hoche, Malin Genie, and S.A.M serve up a deeply impressive listen that any house music aficionado would go head over heels for.

As acts like Apollonia or Premiesku have proven, sometimes three really is the magic number. The latest trio of house artists looking to combine their individual sounds into an amplified whole is Mand…

Vakula Cyclicality Between Procyon and Gomeisa
The Ukranian producer balances dancefloor friendly forms with subtle ambience on his latest album for Dekmantel.

For someone who’s only been putting out records since 2008, Mikhaylo Vityuk has an astonishingly broad range of releases to his name. The Ukrainian artist from the northern city of Konotop, named Vaku…

Ben Lukas Boysen Spells
Nils Frahm's protégé delivers a poignant eight-tracker.

Who could’ve predicted neo-classical’s sudden surge in popularity? Call it what you will—modern composition, ambient, sound art, or call it all three—it seems a greater portion of listeners than ever …

Max Graef & Glenn Astro The Yard Work Simulator
The German duo hone in on a sound that borrows from the past in their latest full-length for Ninja Tune.

Essen’s Glenn Astro and Berlin’s Max Graef are dedicated vinyl buffs. Cold, mechanical dance tracks don’t get them hot under the collar. For the most part they favour deeply dug nuggets of jazz, disco…

Kaytranada 99.9%
Rising Canadian talent Kaytranada's genre-bending album breaks down the wall between hip-hop and house.

Hip-hop and house music have had a turbulent relationship since their beginnings, though the genres aren’t really so different. In fact, their similarities have coaxed many artists to produce compound…

A Sagittariun Elasticity
The anonymous Bristol-based artist returns with another inspired long-player.

The music of Bristol’s A Sagittariun might evoke misty-eyed memories of the early ’90s UK dance scene, if you were there. And if you weren’t, then its relation to the era’s prime ambient and techno cu…

MMOTHS Luneworks LP
The Irishman stamps his own distinctive identity on shoegaze-influenced electronics.

The mix of electronic music with the fuzzy bliss of shoegazing is an apt one. Both are, sometimes, given over to beatific moments of transcendence. A communion with the other. Kevin Shields’ band My B…

Interview: Junior Boys Don Their Big Black Coat
Jeremy Greenspan talks about the making of the duo's new techno-tinged LP.

Hamilton, Ontario’s Jeremy Greenspan tends to give a little more than most interview subjects. As half of Junior Boys, along with Matt Didemus (who’s now based in Berlin), he’s made some of the most e…

Andrew Weatherall Convenanza
The musical all-rounder impresses with his first solo full-length since 2009.

“I appear to have got in with the wrong crowd,” murmurs a well-spoken man at the start of the new album from Andrew Weatherall, amid a backdrop of weird scrapes. The oddness of the scene is an apt met…

Monoloc Another Thing EP
The Berlin artist makes his Hotflush debut with an atmospheric and foreboding trio of tracks.

Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings has changed its spots a bit in the last few years, starting out as primarily a dubstep label, evolving into other territories as the music altered shape, and today si…

Bubblin' Up: Howes
Possesed circuits and luminous phantasms: A young modular-loving producer releases a debut LP brimming with rich, phantasmical rhythms.

It’s so easy to boot up a computer and decide you’re a musician in 2016; there’s software to make budding beatsmiths of the most sonically inexperienced. One consequence of this technology, though, is…

In the Studio: Tim Green
Take a peek into the London laboratory of the ever-upwards techno/house honcho.

London’s Tim Green occupies a curious position as a certain kind of British producer. Nowadays, the 31-year-old, originally from Aldington in Kent, makes beats of a club-crushing propensity more often…

Q&A: Roots Manuva
With a new album on Big Dada, the British MC talks production, politics, and why he's the black Mark Rothko.

There are few Brit MCs that can hold a candle to Rodney Smith. Since his 1999 debut, Brand New Second Hand, the London rapper better known as Roots Manuva has commanded the mike with a presence and au…

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