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Fantastic Man? Heartbreaker

Although they haven’t gotten as much attention as the records under his own name, Melbourne’s Mic Newman has been releasing tracks under the Fantastic Man alias since 2010. Heartbreaker, h…

Jacques Renault Got to Believe

The third and latest offering for Let’s Play House’s one-sided white-label series comes from its co-owner Jacques Renault, following efforts by Waze & Odyssey and Urulu. Like much of t…

Boya Boya

Boya’s only credit prior to this, his self-titled debut EP, was a track on Opal Tapes’ Cold Holiday compilation from last year. The producer’s sound slots in well with that labelR…

Hexagon? Blue Hour

Boris Bunnik has made his name(s) on ironclad, Detroit-referencing techno and electro variants as Conforce and Versalife (as well as a host of other aliases), and his seldom-used Hexagon project echoe…

Shadowlust Trust in Pain

Shadowlust is the new collaborative project from L.I.E.S. stalwart Svengalisghost (a.k.a. Marquis Cooper) and 51717 (a.k.a. Lili Schulder), with Cooper doing the beats and Schulder singing and program…

Bubblin' Up: John Heckle

The easiest way to pigeonhole John Heckle is to talk about how “raw” his productions are, but the term means less and less in the context of house and techno with every passing day. In 201…

White Visitation Ancestors

White Visitation (a.k.a. Nicolas Guerrero) is an artist from Mexico City whose music is not especially classifiable. Guerrero offers elements of dub techno, but, crucially, executes them with a refres…

John Heckle Desolate Figures

Liverpool’s John Heckle rarely strays from his pounding, overdriven production formula, but he manages to incorporate a lot of different styles on his records anyway, particularly in terms of hi…

JTC Valley Road (We Are 1)

Longtime Michigan producer Tadd Mullinix can be counted upon to bring a certain degree of knowledge to his tracks—historical, practical, or otherwise. Whether he is recording as Dabrye or James T. Cot…

Logos Cold Mission

Like much of the music Martin “Blackdown” Clark backs via his Keysound label, there is an aspect of the throwback to Logos. The key aspect of the London producer’s sound has been Wil…

Kowton "H-Street" b/w "Helsinki Sunrise"

As much as Joe Cowton has really solidified his style of punchy dance music in the last few years, every Kowton release still has a feeling of unpredictability. His drum patterns are usually abstract,…

Fis Homologous

As far as genre is concerned, New Zealand producer Fis (a.k.a. Oliver Peryman) refreshingly doesn’t give listeners much to go on. His EPs have been loosely lumped in with drum & bass, if onl…

Axel Boman Family Vacation

Sweden’s Axel Boman first gained serious attention with his 2010 track “Purple Drank,” which was released on DJ Koze’s Pampa label. He’s since gone on to establish himsel…

MGUN Some Tracks

A large part of the appeal of Manuel Gonzales’ tracks is surely the Detroit producer’s ample use of distortion. Much of his catalog as MGUN, which draws on his city’s multifaceted da…

Cupp Cave NVMB

Belgium’s Cupp Cave (a.k.a. Franz Baker) is one of the most intriguing voices to emerge in what might be termed the post-Actress milieu, a generation of producers who subsist on dusted, off-kilt…

Jerome Derradji A Bump in Da Raw

Thanks to the popularity of labels like L.I.E.S., live-to-tape, hardware-only jams remain a prevalent commodity. This uncut aesthetic has its roots in various older scenes, from Chicago ghetto house t…

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