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Almighty Cajual and Relief Drop Two New EPs Today

The Houses That Curtis Jones Built have a couple of hot records out today, featuring Josh Butler on Cajual and Alberto Ruiz on Relief. Portable is the name of Josh Butler's second EP for Cajual....
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We’ve Got To Love (and We Do!)

One of Frankie Knuckles' most anticipated unreleased remixes has finally seen the light of day. We've Got To Love by Joe Smooth and Paris Brightledge gets the Director's Cut treatment. One of Frankie Knuckles' most...
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I-Robots & Donna McGhee’s New Dirty Talk Mixes

Let's cover a classic: the Klein + MBO cover of Dirty Talk by I-Robots, NOIA's Alessandro and Davide Piatto and legendary vocalist Donna McGhee gets an extra pack of mixes. If dance music were a...
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Chicago’s Tied Collective Launches New Label with Memo Boys EP

Made in Chicago like God intended and on vinyl for the pleasure of man, Tied001 is, as you might reckon, the debut release from the Chicago artist collective and party people Tied, who in...
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DJ Pierre Givin’ The People What They Want: Back 2 House

The House Sound of Chicago stomps forward with another fiery plate from DJ Pierre, this time alongside Italian production duo Supernova and Afro Acid youngblood Raskal. "Back 2 House" bangs the favorite vocal of jack...
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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

Nothing sensitive or subtle about this one. Mystic Bill - the man who DJ'd for your favorite DJ's DJ - teams up with German label Snuff Trax for the forthcoming EP U Won't C...
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Tribe Records Celebrates 100 Records with Optimistic

Zepherin Saint hits upon classic territory with the 100th release of Tribe Records: a cover of 'Optimistic' with Sounds of Blackness alum Ann Nesby. Zepherin Saint's Tribe Records, purveyors of fine Soulful House records, passes...
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DJ E-Clyps Tell The World I’m Here

Tell The World He's Here: DJ E-Clyps new LP drops October 2 2015 but the first single is available now. Twenty three tracks is quite long for an album (especially if it's not juke). But...

Atjazz, Opolopo, Daz-I-Kue Remix Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Church

Mark de Clive-Lowe has announced a new remix album based upon his critically acclaimed 2014 LP, Church. Church Remixed features nine remixes (and five bonus tracks on the Traxsource edition) featuring the talents of...
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Listen: Disclosure Slaps Together a Caracal Album Mix

Disclosure dropped today a rather bizarre album promo for their forthcoming LP Caracal. The highly anticipated album (which might well be the buoy that measures whether at least one of the Dance Music Bubbles...

Closer To Truth Launches With Three Free Alex Agore Tracks

Closer to Truth is a new label project brought to you by Alex Agore (of about five thousand reviews here) and David Nicol of Hustler Trax. To launch the label, Closer To Truth is...

Listening Room: Bai-ee and Ed Nine’s Heavy House

It seems like Bryan Bai-ee has released more Chicago House records since he moved to the Bay Area than many Chicago label owners that ain’t gone anywhere. Following up on the uplifting "How Deep"...

Metamorphic Reissues Titonton’s Classic Embryonic

The Midwest massive gets better with age - just glance at any credible chart from week to week and you'll see new records from House Music and Techno producers who came of age in...
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What We Love: MISC Brings Pittsburgh Center Stage

Oh man is this the truth. More good music from Pittsburgh - hotbed of American electronic music that it is - with a comp put together under the banner of a new imprint, “MISC,”...

Terry Grant Joins Spiritchaser for “Dancing In My Head”

Terry Grant is one of the most unique vocalists working in electronic music today - pretty much everything that he sings on (and/or writes) is worth a listen and probably an impulse buy. The...
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Strangely Engrossing Psychedelia for Dusky’s “Skin Deep” (Video)

It took a minute, but a couple of months after the release of their EP Ordinary World, UK duo Dusky have released a bizarre new video for a single off the release, the melodic...

What We Love: Dave Clarke’s White Noise Retrospective

After 500 episodes of his White Noise radio series, Dave Clarke has put together an eclectic collection of ferocious techno and scrapyard electro for your enjoyment. Dave Clarke Presents: A White Noise Retrospective is out...

What We Love: Amp Fiddler’s Bassmentality Vol 3

Bassmentality 3 by Amp Fiddler   Few artists in the underground have worked Bandcamp better than Amp Fiddler, whose releases on what is probably the only digital shop that doesn't aggressively fuck artists over are among...
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Trinidadian Deep’s Native Rising EP for Perpetual Rhythms

Few producers working in Deep House can claim a more bold or distinctive sound ID than Trinidadian Deep, who has carved out a role for himself with a foundation of jazz and the music...
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Dayton: The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons Mix)

An edit from Chicago's Jon Iler and John Simmons brings long lost funk band Dayton back into the spotlight. Dayton - The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons' Sound Of Chicago Mix) Not On...

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