Releases

Recommended: Aos – 90 East

Seattle DJ Aos came to our attention recently when the New York/Oregon label Blankstairs shared a two-hour chunk of a recent all-night set she played on SoundCloud. Taking in dreamy cuts like of Kassem Mosse’s remix of Machine Woman and Chaos In The CBD’s ‘Background Explorer’ as well as countless unfamiliar techno and electro tracks, […]

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Recommended: Jackmaster – DJ-Kicks

There has been something undeniably genuine about the rise of Jackmaster. The past few years have seen the Glaswegian take on a supreme (and burdensome) ‘party boy’ status in a remarkably dignified manner. For his so-called “troops”, he has become a beloved embodiment of exactly what they want dance music to be about: total uproar, […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVIII

Ocobaya is the new moniker for Washington, DC producers Aaron Leitko and Mike Petillo. Previously known for their work as Protect-U on the Future Times imprint, here they’ve teamed up with DC label and Truants favorite 1432 R to inaugurate the new project. The Messix EP finds them experimenting more than in past releases, sometimes […]

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Recommended: Rhythmic Theory – Circulation

Idle Hands, whose boss man Chris Farrell spoke to us at length in 2014, recently released the debut full-length of Rhythmic Theory. This release, Circulation, follows a hefty number of 12″s on a small number of labels over the past few years. Between his own label, BRSTL (which he runs with Farrell and Shanti Celeste), […]

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Recommended: Itoa – Persuasive Percussion

With his previous project, the Darline EP, released nearly a year ago on Modern Ruin Records, Itoa returns on Bad Taste Records with the three-track Persuasive Percussion EP. Originally formed in Sheffield, Bad Taste is a London-based label that releases a range of music influenced by the styles such as hip-hop and garage. It’s no […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVII

Kablam’s debut EP for Berlin’s party-cum-label Janus is a haunting set of twisted, frantic club music. Happily perched at the intersection of ASMR, hardstyle and choral music, Furiosa slams together various body-music herstories. It brings to mind the militant rigidity of the hakken alongside the sensual tingles of a whisper. The EP surveys the sonic […]

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Premiere: 2030 – In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix)

A man has many names. 2030 is just one of them. Under this alias, Nico Campanella has released a cassette album as well as a recent 12″ on Clone, and now he’s landed on Black Crow with a super package of nostalgia-inducing electro backed with some stellar remixes. “In Aeternum” is a gorgeous cut, breathy synths leading the way down […]

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Recommended: Klara Lewis – Too

Klara Lewis makes strange, dark music. It’s full of unnerving, swollen sounds, and is laced with electronic pulses that might seem to belong in the club, but the layers that surround such beats preclude them from such base functionality. Indeed, interviewing Lewis for The Quietus, Matthew Kent notes that her music seems caught in a “between” place, referring at […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVI

With a steady stream of material filtering out over the past couple of years, from reissues and remixes to new collaborations, restructured moments from the club and fresh new solo material to boot, the Dozzy train continues full steam ahead. In 2016, the minimal maestro has dropped an EP for The Bunker, cameoed alongside Neel […]

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Premiere: Lumigraph – Spectacular Times

Lumigraph is an Irish artist whose releases have been few but calculated since his first EP, a split release on (what was then) a digital-only Dublin label called First Second in 2012. Since then he’s put out a record on Mister Saturday Night, a tape on Opal Tapes, and has appeared on compilations and split releases from Where […]

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Premiere: James Kumo – Deep Breath

James Kumo has mentioned in the past that being part of a scene isn’t important to him, and that making music that can be appreciated by a wider audience, no matter who you are or where you live, is more in line with his outlook on music production. Now fully based in Manchester after a long-term move from London […]

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