Hi-Five: Ellen Allien
The BPitch Control boss selects five of her favourite records from Tresor.

Ellen Allien witnessed it all. Returning from London, the German native experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and then all that came after—first working behind the bar and at the decks at Fischlabor…

Hi-Five: Dorian Paic
A seasoned selector picks five of his favourite records for the after-party.

Dorian Paic is up next in our Hi-Five feature, this time selecting five of his favorite records for the after-party. With over 25 years in the game, Paic is extremely well positioned to compile such a…

Hi-Five: Terry Francis
The long-term Fabric resident reveals five of his favorite ever records.

It was something of a meteoric rise for Terry Francis after being named Muzik magazine’s “Best New DJ” in 1997. Soon thereafter, in the winter months of 1999, he secured a residency …

Hi-Five: Camea
The Bpitch Control mainstay selects her top techno make-out tracks.

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, egg nog, and sitting by the fireside getting cozy with your significant other. In short, it’s kissing season! For those who like to get all lovey-dovey to an…

Hi-Five: Woolfy vs Projections
The Permanent Vacation recording duo supplies the soundtrack for your next "Afro-disco-reggae party."

When it comes to musical descriptors, the term Balearic is a bit timeworn, to say the least. As an aural adjective, it was originally used to denote musical the anything-goes, vaguely hippyish spirit …

Hi-Five: Nuage
His subtle and shimmering 'Neida' EP in the shops, the St. Petersburg producer namechecks five of his inspirational tunes.

If you’re not paying attention, you might easily conflate the sound of Nuages with that of Nuage—and not just because of the near-mirror names. The former, the mid-’90s collaboration betwe…

Hi-Five: Ralph Lawson
The venerable 20/20 Vision boss looks back at some of his label's essential tunes.

Ralph Lawson has a bit of history behind him—a history that parallels the past quarter century of British house. For instance: As a rising young DJ in 1991, the London-born, Leeds-based DJ dropped the…

Hi-Five: DJ T.
Enjoy these five future classics, courtesy of the man from Get Physical.

Raised on disco and funk, steeped in Teutonic electronics, Germany’s Thomas Koch—better known to clubland citizens as DJ T.—is one of the founding fathers, along with the Booka Shade and M.AN.D.Y. duo…

Hi-Five: Slam
With the release of a new compilation, the Glasgow techno giants salute their hometown sound.

It’s easy to take Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan, the Glasgow-based DJ and production vets together known as Slam, for granted. After all, since the duo’s beginnings in the ’80s, th…

Hi-Five: POPOF
A new album in the shops, the French vet fills us in on his five all-time fave LPs.

He’s known for a hard-charging, tech-housey sound, but POPOF can do “intimate” as well as anyone—check out 2009’s holding-hands-at-dawn track “Serenity” if you need…

Hi-Five: Fur Coat
Fresh off the release of their Balance mix, the Crosstown Rebels recording duo serve up five favorite cuts.

Individually, Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine have been on the scene since the early ’00s—but together as Fur Coat, the pair are of more recent vintage, their big break coming in 2010 when Damian Laz…

Hi-Five: secretsundaze
James Priestley and Giles Smith's secret weapon—deep and emotive music—presented for your listening pleasure.

Slow and steady (not to mention subtle and seductive) win the race. Need proof? It comes in the form of James Priestley and Giles Smith, the maestros of the London-based, lowercase-averse secretsundaz…

Hi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks

Tin Man (a.k.a. Johannes Auvinen) has been releasing music for over a decade, but he seems to have found a real home at Acid Test, an offshoot of LA-based label Absurd. His 2012 full-length Neo Neo Ac…

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