Releases

Recommended: Regno Maggiore – Astroveliero

It can be hard to write about the music released on Italian label Gang of Ducks. It’s too weird. Take XIII’s No (The Relative Effect Of Explication), one of the finest records of 2015. It’s almost impossible to review, because what is there to say beyond “This one’s gloopy; this one bangs; this one sounds […]

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Interviews

Interview: Brainwaltzera

Brainwaltzera is a deliberately mysterious artist. This shtick is nothing new, but it seems to be working for him. Over the past few years he’s putout a steady stream of releases, largely on the equally mysterious FILM (Future is listening music). He’s also been part of compilations on the likes of Craigie Knowes and Monkeytown Records, […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: FIT Siegel

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about FIT Siegel. Based in Detroit, he’s widely known for running a label, a distribution company, being a stellar DJ and producing richly defined house music. FIT Sound and its sub-label Est. 83′ Records have put out a wealth of music from names such as Marcellus Pittman, MGUN […]

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Releases

Recommended: Photonz – Etheric Body Music

2018 has been a productive year for Photonz. That’s not to say the Portuguese DJ and producer hasn’t been busy up to now – his releases stretch back as far as 2006, and his CV includes label boss, promoter and radio station founder/manager. This year, however, his presence seems to have taken on a bigger […]

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Interviews

Interview: Hardrock Striker

Earlier this year Skylax Records released a double compilation entitled Skylax House Explosion. Mixed by label boss Hardrock Striker and long-time friend and Skylax flagship artist DJ Sprinkles, aka Terre Thaemlitz, it featured music from throughout the label’s history, spanning almost two decades, with music from the likes of Chez Damier, Lady Blacktronika, Octo Octa. […]

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Various

Recommended: Ipek Gorgun – Ecce Homo

Ipek Gorgun has featured here before, so there’s little need to go deep into her history. In brief, she has played in rock bands, taken part in the Red Bull Music Academy, made music with Ceramic TL and completed a PhD in Sonic Arts. Very brief. She recently released her second album, Ecce Homo, and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Desert Sound Colony – Fast Life

Touch From A Distance is a new label started by Nick Höppner, the DJ and producer most known for his association with Berghain/Panorama Bar and its in-house imprint, Ostgut Ton. The label takes its name from Joy Division’s “Transmission”: “Not only am I a big Joy Division fan, but the name also puts quite aptly […]

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Releases

Recommended: qgb – Hornets

Hornets, the debut album from qgb, is a perfect body of work. That is to say it is succinct, coherent and whole. On top of that, it is available in a limited edition 4GB USB drive cast in amber. “We made the Amberdrives in relation to the references to insects in the titles and the […]

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Interviews

Interview: Pariah

Around the time that James Blake and Joy O were first making waves in what we look back and call post-dubstep, Pariah made a similarly big impression. He caught the attention of R&S, with whom he released a couple of EPs, and forged an alliance with Blawan, performing hard-nosed techno as Karenn, putting out club […]

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Various

Interview: Junes

Junes is a producer and DJ from Newcastle, England, now based in Berlin. While this is a familiar intro for many, his sound is slightly aside from the typical house and techno path. In fact, the brand of what we broadly term “dance music” he’s associated with is particularly hard to pin down. In 2011 […]

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Interviews

Interview: J Colleran

Irish producer J Colleran first burst on to the world stage as Mmoths in 2011, garnering attention as much for his age (he was 17 at the time) as his beautifully rendered electronica. Still a teenager, he soon found himself playing alongside Aphex Twin and supporting At The Drive In in the UK. He released […]

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Releases

Three-Peat Vol. XXIV: Haunter Records

Three-Peat is our feature spanning genres and labels to bring you three select releases from the past – whether the past month or the past year – that deserve your attention. This edition we’ve selected three 2018 releases from Haunter Records, the international imprint led by Francesco Birsa Alessandri, aka Sense Fracture. 1. Broshuda – […]

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