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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...

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...
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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...
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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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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:...

DJ Skull: The Dark Knight EP (Sect)

You could hear this one coming all summer long - like a lumbering giant stalking the nation, I think everyone heard the footfalls. And DJ Skull came through with one of the most unexpected...
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Ortella: Mad In Lyon EP (Rutilance)

The vinyl industry is still in a state of rehab after a debilitating stroke dropped it to the floor. After years of re-learning how to hold a fork and use the stairs without grasping...
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Aki Bergen: Black and Light (Remixes)

This is a fast turnaround for Aki Bergen: the Black & Light album was released worldwide in May and this remix selection arrives via special delivery scarcely a month later. This is not a...
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Ricardo Miranda: Up On the Scene EP

There's been quite a trend for throwback dance music of late. Barely a week goes by when I don't receive a slice of "authentic Chicago house from Romania". Drum loops lifted wholesale from an...
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Brame and Hamo’s #001 (Vinyl Only, Suckas)

I stared at this record for two weeks, three weeks, then a month. It can't be that good, can it? It can. It isn't this well-produced, is it? It is. People aren't already going...

DJ Earl: Live. Love. Teklife.

Records like this don't materialize out of the ether and show up on your dash. They're lived, lived hard, and it's during a brief respite that the man or woman that's lived it managed...

Ashford & Simpson: The Warner Bros. Years

You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A...
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Monosoul: Early Bird

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White Visitation Blank Slate 013 Blank Slate

Four tracks of hectic, heady techno from Mexico City's White Visitation.

Aura: The Northern Lights EP

UK producer DJ Aura delivers a deep yet techie 3 track EP, and it's definitely club friendly. The original mix of "Excited State" is a deep & dirty, yet funky hypnotic loop, almost Kerri...
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Colette Previews 5 Tracks from Retrospective

Twenty years in the making, the album is due to be released in this winter on Candy Talk.

CeCe Peniston: I’m Feelin’ U

Anyone that's seen her live can tell you that CeCe Peniston's voice is as good - and I'd say even better - than it was in the late 1980s, and this record proves that...

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