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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...

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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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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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...
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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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Scott Diaz: The Paradox of Principles

Scott Diaz is putting his music where his mouth is
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From Hell With Love: 5 Years of Lumberjacks in Hell

The grand experiment known as Lumberjacks in Hell has been a smashing success. In five years’ time, label owner Marcel Vogel has managed the delicate balancing act of attracting some of the most prominent...
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Giorgio Luceri’s Liger EP (SAFT)

If my record collection is any guide, Giorgio Luceri isn't just going places - he's already arrived. In the wake of another EP on Chicago's Mathematics (A Love Supremacy) that has been getting a...

Jeremy Underground Mixes My Love Is Underground II

One's flagging interest in conventional compilations creeps down to zero in light of some outstanding collections curated by Joey Negro and Jeremy Underground. My Love Is Underground II nicks its name from Jeremy's top...

Xio: 3 AM EP

Carlos Santana calls it "Supersonic Music" - that moment when the Holy Ghost takes over and only when listening to the tape later will a musician have any recollection of what the hell he...
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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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Wav Fuzz’s Cold Fresh Air

Cold Fresh Air, the debut release from French crew Les Yeux Orange is a six track EP of dreamy techno somewhere between Drexciya and a pleasant amphetamine buzz.

Shaun J Wright & Alinka: Greed (Lovecrimes)

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

Camouflage: The Shakedown EP

This EP is my May choice for a crazy-party track (as opposed to some deeper selections reviewed this month). "All Day All Night" has a Hip-House feel, while the funk and bits of dirty...

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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MNLTH: Laser 80 (Organic Analogue)

Super eclectic electro from Organic Analogue: MNLTH's Laser 80 is one of the most challenging but most wonderful records I've heard this year.

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