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Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra
Simko and her classically-inclined cohorts provide a set of sumptuous hybrid sounds.

You could never accuse Kate Simko of lacking ambition. Most artists would be content to serve as one of our most adroit producers of thoughtful house and techno, the kind …

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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 compounds …

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Adapta MKS-50 Tracks
The British electro veteran debuts on Dutch label Frustrated Funk.

The Roland MKS-50: a grittier-sounding version of the Alpha Juno series that first hit stores in the mid-80s. Three decades later, and it remains revered by producers for its timeless features and …

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Niagara Hyperocean
The Italian experimentalists drop an album of anarchic brilliance, with the LP also premiering in full.

Turin-based experimental duo Niagara (a.k.a. David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino) make a crooked, quirky, and wholly engrossing form of music that most closely aligns with pop. It’s hard to place …

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Margaret Dygas Even 11
The Polish producer marks her return to Perlon with another splendid two-tracker.

With the impending releases of a Spacetravel eight-tracker and a new Margaret Dygas EP, it’s set to be a busy few months for Perlon. Up first is Dygas, the Poland-born, …

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Lawrence Yoyogi Park
The Dial label head finishes off his trilogy for Mule Musiq in beautiful club-based fashion.

Mule Musiq is a label that consistently delivers top-quality music across a wide range of styles and genres. Although they all differ stylistically, there’s a distinct vibe that seems to …

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Andy Stott Too Many Voices
Serrated rhythms and melodic grace are the defining features of the producer's latest release on Modern Love.

Since hitting the scene in 2005 with the gentle, Detroit-tinged house of the Replace EP, Andy Stott’s music has cycled through elegantly deep techno, idiosyncratic takes on dubstep and juke …

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Quarry Hollow The Path Of Tranquility
Mark E and Stuart Hobbs serve up a genre-blending debut collaborative EP.

Quarry Hollow may not mean much to you as a name on its own, but peel back the covers and you’ll find two highly-distinguished artists who have can count three decades worth of …

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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 …

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Olin From Iceland EP
Giegling's newest recruit serves up some playful sample-based house tunes.

Chicago’s Jason Garden (a.k.a. Olin) has had a fairly diverse output up until now. His 2012 EP with Co. Processing played around with electro-ish synths and italo basslines, which followed …

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Gear Review: Eventide Harmonizer H9
Five pedals in one: XLR8R explores the versatile new multi-effects processor from Eventide.

Ever since the 1970’s, Eventide has been a name strongly associated with high quality and innovative studio effects. The known classics—namely the H910, H949,  H3000, or the more modern H8000FW …

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E.R.P. Ancient Light EP
Gerard Hanson knocks out some outer space electro for Solar One's Hubble Telescope series.

A new Gerard Hanson record is always something to get excited about. They tend to pop up sporadically, making little fuss, in a manner that only adds to their cultish …

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A Made Up Sound Thin Air EP
The Dutchman pulls out four wonky techno bangers for Delsin.

A decade after first stamping his mark on electronic music, Dave Huismans (a.k.a. A Made Up Sound) approach still carries the same surprise factor it did back then. Hailing from …

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S Olbricht For Perfect Beings
Beauty arises from the murk on Martin Mikolai's latest release for the Lobster Theremin label.

S Olbricht is the solo-mode moniker of the Hungarian artist Martin Mikolai, a producer known for both a love of hazy, fuzzy experimentalism and a propensity for unusual stepping-off points. …

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Limpid Shine EP
Raresh's Metereze uncovers yet another rising Romanian talent.

Metereze—Raresh’s label that has thus far been used as a means of supporting up-and-coming Romanian artists—is now six releases in. Following the likes of Mihai Popescu, Barac, and Melodie is Limpid. …

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Shaun Soomro & Mikael Stavöstrand Echoes Of Paradise EP
Mikael Stavöstrand teams up with Lick My Deck's own Shaun Soomro to create a special EP.

Between wistful dreams and chugging determination, one finds Echoes of Paradise, the first collaborative EP released on Lick My Deck. The release presents the work of LMD’s founder Shaun Soomro and …

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Domenico Rosa Roots On Roof EP
Imprints Records' latest release delves into summer with three polished house cuts.

If you haven’t heard of Imprints Records, now would be a good time to get familiar. Founded by Domenico Rosa and Riccardo, the vinyl-only label’s emphasis on quality over quantity …

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Gear Review: Brainworx bx_console
The German plug-in specialists prove themselves with a solid emulation of the revered Neve VXS console.

Speak to even the most seasoned recording engineer or music producer these days, and most will tell you that the often intensely heated Software vs. Hardware debates of yore are …

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