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Dustin Kinney is a passionate, opinionated house DJ and writer in Austin, TX. His friends will tell you he hates everything, but it’s a LIE! Don’t believe them.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/217002558" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Barcelona resident Adrian (UK) has come correct by turning what would otherwise be a chill out record into something interesting and very danceable. He's infused Deep House grooves with Hip Hop sensibilities (drums...
Kerri Chandler: House Is House Real recognizes real and this record is an example of how heroes are made. When the little guys aren't "allowed" to be frustrated or to call bullshit on how whack the game is sometimes, we...
On first listen the Delusions of Grandeur 50th release brings to mind several descriptors like spacey, mysterious, smooth, funky, weird, super sexy, quirky and groovy. After listening a few more times I'd add creeper to the mix because...
Not your average Defected release, The Dangerfeel Newbies and Kai Alce bring a heaping spoonful of soul to the digital world with what was previously only available on vinyl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1f-qI8ZjtE The Dangerfeel Newbies are a trio out of Atlanta composed of...
Austin’s SXSW is an annual bastion of live music, celebrity sightings, technology, free booze, free food and it takes endurance to make it through it all! The music portion of the festival kicks off this Tuesday and runs through...
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/247499570" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Last fall Luke Solomon and Justin Harris relaunched their "fuck-the-mainstream-house-trends" record label, Music for Freaks. The back catalog now at your digital finger tips is coupled with new vinyl, remastered gems and most...
Cloudy skies be damned! "How I Communicate" is a delicious disco slice of heaven guaranteed to perk up your atmosphere on even the gloomiest of days. Whether you like your disco on more of a classic tip,...

Chrissy: Join Me

I have this record with Frankie Knuckles on tape talking about how you have to listen to everything, without having to like all of it, in order to better understand where you're going with what you're doing. When I...

Ed Nine: Timeless

Ed Nine first perked up my ears with a DJ's DJ, sick as hell mix, right here on our website. Then in 2014 I started getting his tracks in my box from various labels as well as his own...
Househeads know the name. In the last 15 years what other producer remained as consistent and simultaneously prolific as Demarkus Lewis? As a DJ he has that special ability to make you feel supremely HAPPY on his dancefloor. So...
Lost My Dog is arguably the first label I fell in love with since working for 5 Magazine. In my pre-digital days sure I had favorite labels, but I still wasn't a record head and I never truly...
When I worked as a radio DJ in Austin I had a Program Director by the name of Dusty Hayes. We had a conversation once about talking on-air, knowing what to say and he used an analogy I'll never...
Based on the sheer range of Deep House and Techno found across Ones you can tell that Ivan Dbri has had a broad spectrum of influences up to this point. Born in Mexico City and raised in Brooklyn, today...
This record is incredibly sexy - something that never goes out of style and inevitably gets better with age. Knowing nothing about Urulu and Steve Huerta, hearing the music and observing track names like "Laura Don't Touch That"...
There's always that one great mix people remember you for. Mine is called Bodegas and it was a labor of love put together in the summer of 2002 when I was back home from my first year of college....
"Scratch a cynic and you'll find a frustrated idealist" is my new favorite quote. It's a constant back and forth between getting mad about why things aren't better and getting on a soapbox and saying come on guys let's...
I'm coming to grips that preaching to the choir may be the only sensible way to go about things now. Advocating for authentic music that touches my soul - the essential role of a DJ - is now a...
I'm not sure what this year is going to bring but I have a feeling it will involve an onslaught of new producers trying to earn stripes with legit underground music. So many of them are going to realize...
It seems like 2014 has been - well maybe this is every year, but it's been a back-and-forth mix of horrible and beautiful. Take your pick of events. Losing Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams. Sam Simon spending the...
Sometimes I truly don't understand why it's so hard to sell audiences on what I call straight-up House Music. I use that phrase to describe a sound that stretches across and uses multiple subgenres to make people do the...

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