Influences 02: jitwam
An alluring collection of influential music from a rising Indian-born producer.

Last month, we launched a new podcast series called Influences with a journey into early easy listening material from Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord). The series—for those that didn’t catch the fi…

Event Review: Unsound Festival Krakow 2015
The Krakow, Poland edition of the forward-thinking gathering surprised and amazed.

When the theme of the Krakow, Poland edition of “exploratory-music” fest Unsound was announced as “Surprise,” it started a wildfire of speculation regarding who would play, as …

Q&A: Planet Mu's Mike Paradinas
His pioneering, still-vital electronic-music label marks its 20th anniversary with a sprawling retrospective.

The music of  Planet Mu, the groundbreaking label which is in the midst of it 20th-anniversary year, can be startling in its intensity—but the man who runs it, Mike Paradinas, is almost shockingly lai…

Various Artists µ20
One of electronic music's most adventurous labels, Planet Mu, celebrates 20 years of singular sounds.

Planet Mu has never been easy to categorize. For the past 20 years, the label has continually taken risks on new styles of electronic music, developing sounds that stray from the dancefloor—but never …

Vanguard: RP Boo
A founding father of footwork releases 'Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints' on Planet Mu.

It’s notoriously difficult to write an accurate history on the rise of any music scene, even a localized, tightly focused one—particularly if it has its roots in pre-smartphone, pre-nonstop-docu…

RP Boo Legacy

RP Boo (a.k.a. Kavain Space) is often credited for helping to create the footwork genre with his 1997 tune “Baby Come On.” Legacy is actually RP Boo’s first-ever full-length release,…

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