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Premiere: Gussy – Looking At Myself (Air Max ’97 Remix)

We’re extremely excited to premiere Air Max ’97‘s bionic take on Sydney singer and producer Gussy. Gussy’s takes an intimate look into fractured, digital selves and subjectivity under late heteropatriarchal capitalism. Air Max ’97 twists the vocals into something more alien and prickly. Where the original is touching and corporeal, the remix is cold and synthetic – […]

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Various

Recommended: Linda Catlin Smith – Dirt Road

Dirt Road started its life as dance music. Commissioned by a choreographer, this near 70 minute piece for violin and a glowing array of percussion (including vibraphone, gongs, cymbals and triangles) by the Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith achieves ambitious and euphoric heights through a startling shy set of musical materials. As the title suggests, the music wanders, […]

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Releases

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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Interviews, Various

Interview: 8ULENTINA & DISMISS U Artists

Released in April, Tobago Tracks’ DISMISS U compilation is one of the most vital of the year. Assembled by producer, DJ and installation artist 8ULENTINA, the compilation showcases seven femme artists weaving diasporic narratives into dance tracks that reference, subvert and/or ignore Western club tropes. Although the release is cohesive, it resists easy categorisation: featured on the […]

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Interviews

Interview: Will Saul & October

UK-based house label Aus Music are preparing their 100th release this July.  The label have released zeitgeist-defining EPs by acts like Midland, George Fitzgerald and Bicep before their names became ubiquitous with the contemporary scene. The feat is even more impressive considering it means they have roughly put out a record a month for a decade […]

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Releases, Various

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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Various

Premiere: Ziúr – Taiga

Infinite Machine have hit a real purple patch in 2016, having focused their efforts on releasing a steady stream of exploratory and non-geographical internet club music. Recent months have seen the sugar rush inducing “Leaving Thrice” from Iydes of essential London party Tropical Waste, a bombastic EP of synth and noise from recent Planet Mu […]

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Releases

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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Releases, Various

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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