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It’s Robert Hood’s World and We’re Just Living In It

So this is how it went: Robert Hood returned to Movement in May, dropped the remixes of the best track on the debut Floorplan album, Paradise, the week of, and then backslapped the masses...

Sleazy Bootleggers Cash In On Classy (Legit) Reissues of Italo Classics

Casco: Cybernetic Love BWH: Livin' Up/Stop Blackway With Helene (BWH): Music For Us Decadance: On And On 'Lectric Worker's "Robot Is Systematic"/"The Garden" Thirty two years too late (or too late to save anybody we lost and left...

Bai-ee and Johnny Fiasco: How Deep

How Deep is a tour de force from Chicago exile Bryan Bai-ee, taking you from the floor and secret cubbyholes of the Red Dog to the rooftop afterhours where the night lingers and is...

Listen to Miruga’s Marvelous “Be Free”

You can hear a certain song for 5 seconds and it feels like you've been listening to it your whole life. That's how I felt about "Be Free" from Miruga's EP of the same...

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...

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...

Spirit of the Black 808: Invasion of the Black Bass

Sometime between Record Store Day and Summer, Spirit of the Black 808 will release at least an album's worth of material on two labels. Combined, the two EPs - Infroduction on Hizou and this...

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:...

Com Truise: Memory

A tantalizing taste of Iteration, Com Truise's forthcoming LP, Memory nears perfection.
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Oona Dahl: Holograma

Oona Dahl pours her heart, soul and the voice of a mature artist into her debut solo album.

Fast Eddie feat. CeCe Peniston: Get to Steppin (The Chuck Daniels and Jason Hodges...

Originally released on Steve "Silk" Hurley's S&S label back in 2013, "Get To Steppin'" was a solid enough track created by two members of House Music royalty, Fast Eddie & CeCe Peniston. Catching the...

Nicholas: Bonus Beats Vol 1

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Mike Agent X Clark and Luyo Collaborate on Ancestral

The soulful stomp on Double Cheese sees Mike "Agent X" Clark working with Luyo.

Autodeep: Colourful Loving EP

I don't travel much into this realm of vocal-infused deep and dramatic House Music, but every once in awhile I like to walk across the street without looking both ways first. This time I...

Shaun J Wright & Alinka: Greed (Lovecrimes)

Another spectacular record from the Chicago duo released on Waifs and Strays' Lovecrimes label.

Cesar Ramirez – Blue Light Special EP

The title track "Blue Light Special" is probably my favorite track of the trio: jazzy, happy, melodic. It puts you in the mind of a warm Spring night in the city - wherever you...

Danism and Kathy Brown: “Light Up My Life”

I couldn't believe that Kathy Brown was covering a bubblegum ballad from Debbie ("Pat's Daughter") Boone... and thankfully, she isn't. This track features soaring vocals with a touch of disco (can anything Kathy Brown...
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Jovonn Releases the Mighty “The Wait” on Dogmatik

I'd call The Wait the best record Jovonn has put out in a few years but that would criminally overlook a production spree already overlooked by many.

Harvey Sutherland: Priestess

Shimmering chords and and a slow drag makes Harvey Sutherland's EP on the brand new Clarity imprint a rare gem.
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Stealing Sunrise 2: Malibu Trail (Night Runner)

A synthwave soundtrack for an actual movie, Night Runner's scored pieces and various additional tracks powerfully evoke the mid-1990s American landscape.


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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