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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Interviews

Interview: Carista

Based in a small neighbourhood of Utrecht, Carista has slowly become a Dutch staple in the past few years, making regular trips to Amsterdam for her Red Light Radio show, appearances at clubs such as De School and festivals such as Lente Kabinet and Lowlands. Prior to next week’s Dekmantel, we caught up with Carista […]

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Interviews

Interview: Pariah

Around the time that James Blake and Joy O were first making waves in what we look back and call post-dubstep, Pariah made a similarly big impression. He caught the attention of R&S, with whom he released a couple of EPs, and forged an alliance with Blawan, performing hard-nosed techno as Karenn, putting out club […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Elena Colombi

With timetables and stages announced, the rundown to this years Dekmantel has intensified.  One artist, who you’ll find playing on the Friday on both the Boiler Room stage and the newly added UFO II stage is Elena Colombi. Although originally from Italy, a move to London in 2008 has found her emerging as one of […]

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Various

Interview: Junes

Junes is a producer and DJ from Newcastle, England, now based in Berlin. While this is a familiar intro for many, his sound is slightly aside from the typical house and techno path. In fact, the brand of what we broadly term “dance music” he’s associated with is particularly hard to pin down. In 2011 […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 220: Lucy

Luca Mortellaro a.k.a Lucy is one of the driving forces in the European techno scene, being the founder of the established Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint and having a strong back catalogue of releases under his name that sit comfortably in the world of innovative, hypnotic techno. While this description may fit his established past, it does […]

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Interviews

Interview: Analog Tara

The artist, composer, scholar and educator Dr. Tara Rodgers (aka Analog Tara) began her involvement with music very early in life, learning to play piano by ear before age two. Born in upstate New York, she grew up listening to jazz records and was making her own recordings on a hi-fi cassette deck from a young age. […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 219: RP Boo

At his home in Chicago’s South Side, Kavain Space, aka RP Boo, recalls an interview he gave at Unsound 2015. The question was asked, what is the best story ever told about footwork? What moments in the genre’s history will still get mentioned in ten years time? For Space however, it’s not what has been […]

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Interviews

Interview: Patrick Russell

In an interview with Resident Advisor a few years back Patrick Russell describes the 90s Midwest rave scene as this super intense, but unique connection of small cities around Detroit and Chicago. With fellow neighbouring areas such as Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee moulding the fold, a giant formation of hard acid rave routes brought together a hub […]

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Interviews

Interview: J Colleran

Irish producer J Colleran first burst on to the world stage as Mmoths in 2011, garnering attention as much for his age (he was 17 at the time) as his beautifully rendered electronica. Still a teenager, he soon found himself playing alongside Aphex Twin and supporting At The Drive In in the UK. He released […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 218: Brawther

Brawther broke onto the house scene back in 2009, after an exchange with Chez Damier over Myspace led to the release of his ‘Untitled’ record on Damier’s, at-the-time, newly revived Balance Alliance label. In more recent times he’s been quietly working on his first studio album ‘Transient States’, a record he’s self released on his […]

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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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