Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXI

Established as an effort to “preserve and proliferate Southeast Michigan’s rich history of dance music,” Detroit’s Vanity Press Records has seen releases from local and not-so-local artists such as AceMo, Black Noi$e, and Flora FM. Their latest 7” pairs the vinyl debuts of Ridgewood, NYC-via-LA’s Oscar Huang and Lisbon-based duo Rhythm Phazer, which consists of […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LX

Jamaica Suk‘s latest release comes on Establishment Records, the offshoot of CDM that’s already delivered stellar works from artists like Ārash Āzādi and Miri Kat. Clockwise offers a series of techno dreamstates that border on the nightmarish. “Two Moons” opens slowly, sparse echoes leading towards fuzzy pads and a cascading drum pattern in 3/4 time. […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LIX

FLORA is Jonas Rönnberg and AnnaMelina’s outlet for their new synth-pop inspired dyad. Also known as Varg, Rönnberg is no stranger to breaking out of the confines of the techno his Northern Electronics label is renowned for. Teaming up with Yung Lean and a few other curveballs in Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore​-​Tex City, […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LVIII

You might remember XIII from the magnificent record No (The Relative Effect Of Explication), released three years ago on Gang of Ducks. Last year, the Turin-based artist performed under his given name (Alessio Capovilla) with Anna Homler (of Breadwoman fame). Now, he presents a new album for GOD, Eocity, which moves from the murky, wavering […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LVII

After a flurry activity in the early teens, Locked Groove has kept a low profile in recent years. Building his activity back up, last year he appeared on the 96th Speicher release alongside Christian Nielsen, and early this year he returned to his own Locked Groove Records. He recently put out a release on Italian […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LVI

When we interviewed Manchester duo Space Afrika for our 162th Truancy Volume back in 2016, they explained that one of the most important influences for their sound was architecture. Somewhere Decent to Live, the name of their second album on Will Boyd’s Sferic label, is a nod to this. The duo’s northern English hometown serves […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LV

Taraval is a US producer with just a few releases to his name. He released his debut on Four Tet’s Text Records, following stints performing as part of Caribou’s live band. He also runs the label Geej with Jeremy Greenspan, through which the pair’s collaboration Greenspan And Taraval appeared last summer. His latest arrives on […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LIV

Dub house done right can be an irresistible force, and Persuasion’s Quatermass EP is just that. This is the Montreal-based producer’s second appearance on Opal Tapes following 2014 split We Live Here, released under his Stefan Jós moniker. The new project embraces a heavier, more cavernous sound whilst staying true to an approach that, rather […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LIII

Not3s is best known for improbably catapulting London cab firm Addison Lee back to relevance in the age of Uber. His hilariously catchy debut, “Addison Lee”, went viral, even earning some thoughtful critique from Louis Theroux. This week, he released his debut EP Take Not3s, which announces what those who were paying attention to him […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LII

Sharp Veins made a spectacular mix for our Functions of the Now series back in 2014. It moved through ambient classics into bits and pieces of grime, filtered through an American noisenik’s ears. In the year that followed, he put out the immersive Inbox Island for Glacial Sound along with a CD for sendspaace.eu and […]

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Sunday’s Best Pt. LI

It’s amazing that there are legends walking among us today. It’s astonishing that a Theo Parrish record on his own label can fly slightly under the radar when music appears to be at its most available. It’s astounding that twenty years into the game, the Detroit luminary would continue to blow us away with his […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. L

Les Graciés is a collaboration between Gaël Segalen of IhearU and Eric Douglas Porter of Afrikan Sciences. Following several years of musical exploration and recording, they released their debut LP Low Doses for Scotland’s Firecracker label in 2016. Put simply, their music is a fascinating melange of sound art and techno, moving beyond a collision […]

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