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Bjørn Torske Kokning

When Oslo’s Bjørn Torske released the playful and personal Feil Knapp three years ago, the boundless space-disco scene he had helped grow and nurture was more poised than ever for a masterpiece.…

Brackles Songs for Endless Cities

The inaugural mix in a series meant to showcase young talent, Brackles’ 17-track strut through the post-dubstep landscape sounds, at times, more like a revival than the next leap forward. Deep h…

Various Artists Pop Ambient 2010

Even though it’s a decade old, Kompakt’s ambient franchise still manages to sound fresh, avoiding a tragic shift towards becoming hipster spa music or a Pure Moods for the techno set. Whil…

Peverelist Jarvik Mindstate

As owner of Bristol’s Rooted Records shop and founder of the Punch Drunk label, Tom Ford (a.k.a. Peverelist) doesn’t have trouble staying current. But the dubstep producer’s full-len…

Dam-Funk Toeachizown

Boogie revivalist and long-haired LA electro visionary Damon Riddick (a.k.a. Dam-Funk) wants to make music that lets your hair blow in the wind—a difficult task, but his massive Toeachizown offers jus…

2562 Unbalance

On 2562’s debut, Aerial, songs like “Greyscale” and “Techno Dread,” both dub-centric meditations defined by roving basslines and gratifying percussive taps and crashes, suggested that the Dutch produc…

Matias Aguayo Ay Ay Ay

Chilean producer Matias Aguayo (formerly of Closer Musik) has created a dark carnival of an album on Ay Ay Ay, a restrained event with sustained creepiness underlying the celebration. Filled with thud…

Anti-Pop Consortium Fluorescent Black

New York’s edgy hip-hop collective reunites to try for more minimal, Bladerunner-with-beats rap futurism. Part of the millennial hip-hop avant garde that included groups like dälek and Company Flow, A…

Nudge As Good As Gone

Dubby musical explorations don’t require a full payload of bass. Nudge isn’t strictly dub by any means, but the group’s slow-burning electro-acoustic tracks often have that billowy feel associated wit…

Mary Anne Hobbs Wild Angels

Filled with buoyant beats, 8-bit shoot-outs, and pastel-funky melodies, Mary Anne Hobbs’ latest compilation contains everything you’d expect from the British tastemaker’s broadcast, minus her ecstatic…

Sian Alice Group Troubled, Shaken, Etc.

The rock aesthetes in Sian Alice Group have a fetish for tones and textures, from electronic pulses and Velvets-like riffs to scratched guitar strings, which they tweak, layer, and slowly fade through…

Bibio Ambivalence Avenue

Stephen Wilkinson’s latest Bibio disc blends together many of the disparate strands that now comprise Warp Records, so it’s fitting that he’d drop it on the label’s 20th anniversary. It’s even more im…

Oneida Rated O

It’s been a more than a decade since Oneida dropped its debut, but this Brooklyn collective’s unshackled, invigorating psychedelic rock has only become more vital, splitting into sections both refined…

Nickodemus Sun People

This Turntables on the Hudson co-founder has proven abilities when it comes to mixing polyglot grooves into something inviting and original that doesn’t trip itself up with too many clichés. Yet with …

Exercise One In Cars We Rust

Retrofitting the results of jam sessions and distilling them into bracing minimal beats, Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera create lively, long-form riffs on techno. In Cars We Rust doesn’t meddle with …

Meanderthals Desire Lines

Marrying spacious, epic dance production with mellow guitars and taut rhythms, this collaboration between London’s influential Idjut Boys and Oslo’s Rune Lindbæk creates an airy sound that’s both tran…

Alexander Nut Rinse:08

The term of the moment is “wonky,” but when it comes to Alexander Nut’s superb blend of urban beats, it’s all about soul, swing, and a distinctly contemporary kind of swagger. The mix starts off in th…

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