Releases

Recommended: Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – The Perfect Blues

The immense crop of talent that has reared its head in the neo soul and hip hop community over the past few years is mindboggling. From this new generation of artists, Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X have emerged. Each comes from distinctly different backgrounds, while Jesse is firmly routed in the ways crooning and MeLo-X is a […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Releases

Recommended: Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House

Ty Dolla $ign is a member of the Los Angeles hip-hop production group D.R.U.G.$. along with Iggy Azalea producer Fuego and “ratchet music” pioneer DJ Mustard. He wrote YG’s 2010 regional hit “Toot It & Boot It” and the hook on Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s “Young, Wild & Free,” and in 2011 he released […]

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Releases

Recommended: Two Dogs In A House – Eliminator

After two years away from the label, Ron Morelli and Jason Letkiewicz return to L.I.E.S. as Two Dogs In A House bringing with them two strung out live jams, which expand and contract over nearly thirty minutes. Each side is well over ten minutes long with the intention being, as Ron puts it, to create […]

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Releases

Recommended: Pittsburgh Track Authority – Giza

It was in the first quarter of 2011 that Thomas Cox, of Infinite State Machine fame, teamed up with fellow producers Adam Ratana and Preslav Lefterov to release a debut record under their newfound Pittsburgh Track Authority moniker.  With a comprehensive knowledge of house and techno that spans three brains, the trio were able to […]

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Releases

Review: Jacob Korn – You & Me

Antithetical to the concise aesthetic statements found across well-rehearsed 12”s, the full length LP is dangerous territory for most producers. Having to spread the kinesis of a taut club track across 60 minutes without exhausting the listener is difficult. Relying on the usual compositional techniques transforms potent ideas into islands in an uninviting sea of […]

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Releases

Recommended: Recondite – DRGN / Wist 365

We’ve fawned over Recondite quite a bit around here and with good reason: his minimalistic approach to techno and acid has led to some of our favorite records of the last two years. Through his Plangent Records imprint he has slowly breathed life into the tired sounds of the TB-303. By now many of you have […]

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Releases

Recommended: Seapoint – Nautical Day EP

It’s been a few months since we last checked in with B.YRSLF division, the ever-evolving French label that’s been pushing an innovative, global-minded agenda since its inception just over two years ago. Even through the typically slow summer release season the B.YRSLF crew managed to roll along at breakneck speed and put out four new […]

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Releases

Recommended: Basic Soul Unit & Eddie Niguel – The First Shift

Discovering new artists and digging for records is always a joy, yet it’s the young labels breaking new ground which helps the continuity of music become more spellbinding. The Singapore based label Midnight Shift is one of these new imprints that stand out from the many others. They launch their musical venture with a collaboration between […]

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Releases

Recommend: Arttu – Set You Free EP

Since launching 4lux all the way back in 2003, Dutch producer Gerd has provided a home for a host of talented artists such as Erdbeerschnitzel, Iron Curtis and Nicholas to many more. Remaining a prolific figure under a series of aliases throughout a career that spans 22 years, it’s easy to see how Gerd’s ears […]

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Releases

Review: Zodiac – Zodiac EP

Zodiac is the moniker of Toronto producer Jeremy Rose who is behind some The Weeknd’s earlier songs and more recently Paul Epworth’s first signee to his Wolf Tone imprint. Few details have emerged about this partnership, but the concept behind it seems open to say the least: working with someone as accomplished as Paul cannot be […]

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