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Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini9: Heading Into Tomorrow/Polarity Shift (Sound Warrior)

Hakim Murphy turned me on to a ton of great records in the year he was writing for 5 Magazine. His review of Jenifa Mayanja's full length Walking In The Shadows LP was such...
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Now and Then: Ten Years of Hudd Traxx

Hudd Traxx turns ten in 2015, and part one of their landmark anniversary compilation packs one hell of a wallop. It's easy, as we all know, to release records like you're making a festival flyer:...
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Harry Wolfman & Laurence Guy: The Lone Grazer EP

Having just heard the sad news that the brilliant Lost My Dog Records are to close their doors in 2015, I must confess that writing this review feels bittersweet to say the least. Young...
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Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways EP

Seriously, I almost flipped my wig when I first heard the tunes on this 12" from Oakland's Eric Douglas aka Afrikan Sciences. This is soundscaping at work as unique waveforms are presented with three...
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Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....
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Specter: The Gooch (Sound Signature)

This is like reading the back of a pack of Chinese firecrackers: light quickly and run away. Drop the needle anywhere, at any point on any of the three tracks of Specter's new EP...
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Lee Mills – Hands Together (Fresh Meat Records)

I can mark time by Fresh Meat's records. I've written more about this label than any other, and the last five or six years has seen the beginning and end of relationships, friendships, personal...
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Marc King: Ever Forward (FXHE)

At a time when most American labels are having trouble getting records pressed, the greatest problem Omar S and FXHE are having is keeping them in stock. As of May 2015, Detroit's FXHE has...
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Groove Chronicles: Stone Cold (Groove Chronicles 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Groove Chronicles: Stone Cold from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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Hardkiss: Cameras Are Watching

We all know the story by now. George Orwell wrote about it, as did Isaac Asimov. Living, as I do, in a country with more government-controlled surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else in...
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Liz Torres: Your Love Is All I Need (Luxor Records)

Gaga never did this. Madonna looks sad even trying, orbiting around hashtag-EDM pretty boys and trying to stoke tired controversies to recapture her heat. No, they broke the mold when they made Liz Torres,...
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Classic Label Cyclo Reissues and Remixes Rednail Kidz

The Derrick Carter and Chris Nazurka collaboration "Do My Thing" gets remixed by Mystic Bill, Hallo Halo, Your Only Friend and Nacho Marco. There ain't a human being on Planet Earth that can say they...

Four Walls & Funkyjaws vs Saine: Triple Stakes

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 Rashad: Afterlife

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Moon Boots’ Electrifying “Gonna Give It” (Free Download)

Moon Boots has been arming DJs for the weekend with choice freebies for several years now. Just in time for your Friday night: another free download. "Gonna Give It" is a cut above: glistening...
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Johnny Fiasco’s I Want It

Johnny Fiasco can work the 303 like a motherfucker and has probably released more great acid tracks in the last decade-plus than anybody. That's not his reputation - I'm not going to guess why,...
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Joey Anderson: Dozen Roses

The electrifying EP finds Joey Anderson back where soul music, techno, space disco and oddball novelty records meet.

Soul Clap’s The Album is a Tour de Force

Listen to Soul Clap's The Album, the culmination of years of criss-crossing the globe for late night meetings with witch doctors and psychonauts of sound.
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Pepe Bradock’s “Baby Craddock” is One of Our Best Records of the Year

Not just "another Pepe Bradock record," though that would still be better than the average producer's output. "Baby Craddock" is among the best Pepe Bradock records.

Burial: Young Death/Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

These come out of nowhere and something would feel quite wrong if there seemed to be a discernible plan behind Burial releases.

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Birmingham DJ and Simma Black owner Low Steppa sits for an interview and contributes a new 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's house music mix series.

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