Various IFEEL024 – A Compilation

Constructing dance beats around chirping crickets is a rare occurrence—if not a first—but it’s exactly what Uruguayan duo Rocha does in the opening bars of “Night Music,” before sett…

Various Gem Drops Two

When and how the LA beat scene expanded its influence all the way up the coast to Oregon and Washington is something that’s hard to pinpoint, but the fact is, it happened. Gem Drops Two, the sec…

Various Detroit Nu.Wav

If there were ever a label to give the face of Detroit techno a makeover, it would undoubtedly be Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint. Craig has probably done more than any other producer, DJ, remixer…

Various Total 10

It’s that time of year again, folks: the Kompakt gang is back at it with yet another trophy to add to its shiny collection of Total compilations, and this year’s contribution of hits from …

Various Hallam Foe

As much an original soundtrack as it is a freshly packaged Domino Records compilation, Hallam Foe lives and dies by that label roster’s troughs and peaks. While many of Domino’s recent memorable relea…

Various Traum 100

Riley Reinhold (Triple R) and Jacqueline Klein celebrate their label’s 100th vinyl release with a superb compilation of new and exclusive tracks. Traum is the current rendezvous point for the most sed…

Various Greg Wilson’s 2020 Vision

Carrying around a title like “the godfather of electro-funk” is no easy feat. Add to that a return to DJing after a 20-year hiatus and you’re risking a serious case of self-parody. But Greg Wilson has…

Various Soul Messages From Dimona

Soul Messengers started out on the South Side of Chicago, taking in the Marcus Garvey-tinged ideas of the Black Hebrew movement while learning to work the dancefloor with their mid-’60s funk tunes. Wi…

Various Ed Rec Vol. 3

By the time the domineering † came out last spring, Ed Banger’s second label comp had gone a ways toward shoving the Parisian electro-house label into the hipster limelight. A year later, Vol. 3 doesn…

Various And Votel's Brazilika

Andy Votel is among the world’s most astute and versatile crate-diggers; he never fails to excavate a cornucopia of unjustly neglected treasures. Brazilika cherry-picks 26 songs from the Som Livre and…

Various Round Black Ghosts

Round Black Ghosts is a solid primer for dubstep’s post-techno side, as seen through the lens of Berlin label ~scape.Elemental’s “Raw Material” best captures that sound where irate, acid synth lines r…

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