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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...

Deep Digging for Dope Records: Gemil & LCS Run For Life

There was a time - I'm sure of it - when DJs would spend the vast majority of their lives hunting down new and unknown records, often by new and unknown artists. "Secret weapons,"...

Floorplan: Music/Tell You No Lie

I really can't figure you people out. Here is a man of worldwide renown, and he's turning out the best records of an illustrious career and clearly some of the best tracks being made...

T. Mixwell: Grit Grime

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New Black Coffee album to be released on August 26

Pieces of Me is his first album to be released with EDM cake-tossing tossers Ultra Records.

Bargrooves Black

This is a two CD mix set covering a pretty wide array of genres for just one release. Disc 1 is compiled and mixed by Ben Sowton; much of it is trancey and falls...

Corduroy Mavericks: Funk Luggage EP

Corduroy Mavericks have come correct again with another fine EP. This Lexington, Kentucky duo have really turned it up to eleven these past couple years with solid release after solid release. Their style lends...

Dos Almas ft. Son Paulo: “You Take Me There”

This is a nice, breezy track, strictly on the Deep House side from Plus Groove out of Toronto. It's not a vocal in the traditional sense - more like jazz scat, making sounds as...

Demarkus Lewis: Tribal Sun EP

Some years ago, Demarkus Lewis made a shift from a deeper sound to a more tech-oriented blend of electronic boogie. Here he is turning again - not a U turn and certainly not backwards,...

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.

John Morales Remixes Disco Chick

Legendary remixer John Morales remixes Kiki Kyte's Disco Chick, out now from Sed Soul.
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Low Noise Productions Sampler Vol 1

Three tracks here preserved from the 2014 Compilation Tape 1 cassette and a new one make for a solid EP from Ottawa.

Bernard’s Amazing Disco Band: I Want Some Trade

It was 1992. I had been playing the previous record on DJ World, "Bitch" by Jamie Principle, and was heading out of Gramaphone when copies of "I Want Some Trade" arrived. I snapped a...

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