Releases

Recommended: Lucy – Finnegan EP

To say Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy has had a pretty good couple of years is an understatement. His debut album “Wordplay for Working Bees”, was one of the strongest techno full-lengths of 2011, with its broad spectrum of moods and styles and impeccable sound design, and a subsequent EP, “The Banality of Evil”, was a […]

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Three-Peat Vol. VII: Deeply Rooted House

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 still deserve your attention. For this edition, we’ve chosen three releases out of many that we’ve loved from the past and the present of DJ Deep’s label Deeply Rooted House. […]

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Downloads, Releases

Three-Peat: Vol. VI

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 still deserve your attention. 1. MCMLXXXVII – Work EP Two years ago MCMLXXXVII pressed up their “Work EP” and disappeared into the ether. It left quite the impression, as it is […]

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Recommended: Chateau Flight – Kounka EP

French duo Chateau Flight doesn’t release music on any particular schedule and is not tied to a specific sound. The duo consists of Gilbert Cohen and Nicholas Chaix, two men that are veterans not only in the studio but also in the music industry as a whole. Cohen is the man behind the French label […]

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Review: Fatima Al Qadiri – Desert Strike EP

Formed in 2011 as an American sister label to Night Slugs just as the previous year’s hype was starting to dissipate, one could be forgiven for thinking Fade To Mind might end up an unfortunate casualty of fashion trends. Just over a year later and its clear just how wrong this prediction was, with Fade […]

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Recommended: Duster Valentine / Aardvarck – Tracks from the Vault Vol. 1

“The Vault” is a mysterious place, reserved for random collections of Ashanti songs, the imprisonment of princesses between Disney marketing waves, and apparently the space is shared with an assortment of Rush Hour records as well. Through the label’s 13 years, they’ve accumulated enough material to merit the start of a new series called “Tracks […]

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Recommended: Cottam – Relapse EP

The low profile house conjuror Cottam first appeared through a string of self-released 12-inches that came out during the autumn of 2009 and the beginning of the following year. In Cottam’s own words, these releases that came in limited copies were incidental as he had no intention of putting them out until a friend told him […]

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Recommended: MGUN – The Upstairs Apt. EP

It’s been a good year for Don’t Be Afraid, Semtek’s London-based label. In February they unleashed the “Love Sceptre” EP from Photonz, a month before Mr Beatnick’s glorious “Sun Goddess” EP surfaced. Then they dropped some seasonal heat in the shape of two asparagus-inspired 12″s for Record Store Day, before gifting us a free EP […]

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Recommended: Breach & Midland – 101 / Somewhere

It seems to have taken a while, but Breach aka Ben Westbeech and Midland’s collaborative 12-inch has escaped the pressing plant and is finally in our hands. With a handful of releases to their names, both artists have been doing rounds on the house circuit for the last two years. The pairing might seem slightly […]

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Recommended: Mella Dee – Ruff Cuts EP

Last month UK producer Mella Dee, one half of Mista Men, dropped his second solo EP of the year, the “Ruff Cuts” EP on Forefront Recordings. After the relentless fury of the “CTRL” EP and his hyper-energetic work with Woozee, not to mention their recent collaborations with Irishman Detboi and Mella Dee’s work with Squarehead, “Ruff […]

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Review: S-Type – Billboard EP

S-Type’s been in the game since the mid noughties, expertly crafting high-octane beats on par with his contemporaries and label mates on LuckyMe. The Glasgow based producer is one of the many seemingly fresh-faced beatmakers poised to hit critical mass with their eyes set on the US hip-hop community. The title track off his “Billboard EP” […]

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