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The Devil’s Music: Who Is William Onyeabor?

World Psychedelic Classics Vol 5:Who Is William Onyeabor? Luaka Bop In the six months since Luaka Bop's reissue album Who Is William Onyeabor? was released, the obscure, reclusive Nigerian funk and disco musician has been acclaimed...

House of Music: Stefano Zito and the Sudden Life and Death of the World’s...

There are no good guidebooks to Italo Disco, no beginner's manual, no elegant list of essential tracks that can get a young record nerd started on his or her way into one of the...

Soviet Disco: The Tripped Out World of ’80s Communist Exercise Records

In 2010, a label called Secret Stash dropped a record called Soviet Funk Volume 1. It was a previously unheard collection of funk tracks "recorded by Pavel Sysoyev in Abakan" - the capital city...

Various: Midwest Collective Vol 7

Enduring a sad hiatus, one of the best synthwave labels returns with a new compilation for 2017.

Aimes: Pleasure Cruise/Acid Dreaming

Aimes - Pleasure Cruise b/w Acid Dreaming by Aimes When I was younger I used to walk around strange neighborhoods and imagine that everyone behind the shuttered windows was busy writing symphonies or novels or...
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Beta Evers/Spatial Relation: Split 12″ EP

Split EP featuring three tracks from the fascinating Beta Evers ranging from proto-acid to dirging new wave.
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Vintage Robotnicks: Alexander Robotnick’s Early Synth Classics

Not all of your heroes died young and left a corpse handsome enough to sell t-shirts twenty years later. Some of your heroes just had bills to pay. Hardly anyone stays on top in...
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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.
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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

Ostinato's latest compilation profiles the world of electronic music developed by immigrants from Cape Verde and its influence on the wider European music scene.
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BarbWalters Invites us to a Wonderful Spread of Future Funk

Reconnect by BarbWalters is out now from the always provocative Business Casual.

Dimitri from Paris presents Nightdubbin’

You don't have to ask yourself if Dimitri From Paris loves what he does. His name is on so many productions, comps, remixes and other projects these days that you can tell this guy...
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The Northern Lights: Caroline EP

The Northern Lights is apparently just a guy, making soundtracks and music in search of a movie best suited for his soundtracks.
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Nightcrawler: Blood Rage

Uniquely cinematic, even in a genre that mainlines OSTs and makes them up when it's convenient, Blood Rage is a tantilizing glimpse at Nightcrawler's forthcoming LP.
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S U R V I V E Releases RR7349

Two members of S U R V I V E scored Netflix's summer blockbuster Stranger Things, and come through with a dynamite LP.

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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Tycho Announces US Fall Tour

Tycho has announced an ambitious 2016 Fall Tour behind the release of the sweeping new single, Division.
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Soul Clap Edit of Benjamin Ball’s I Just Keep Dancing on Wax

Soul Clap's choice remix from the South African '80s synth-disco project Boogie Breakdown gets served up.
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Highly Cited: John Carpenter Collects His Movie Themes for Anthology

From Prince of Darkness to Assault on Precinct 13: John Carpenter continues the next act in an incredible career with 13 movie themes, anthologized.
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Eat It, Celebrity DJs: Giorgio Moroder to Perform First Ever Live DJ Set

It was one of the strange paradoxes of the disco era that two of the giants - two of the people whose innovations were so breathtaking that you can segment music as it existed...
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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes Remixed

Silent Servant, Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley and more have their remixes of maestro John Carpenter's "Lost Themes" pressed to wax.

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