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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...

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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Footwork House Jam #1

Karizma, Byron The Aquarius, Intr0beatz, Lay-Far, Han Litz and more on this a 7 track EP dedicated to a club night in Moscow.

Remixed with Love By Joey Negro Vol 2

Behold: a twenty track double LP/double CD with a tracklist that reads like one of DEL's Foundations columns. From one of the most eclectic and vast record collections in the world, disco archaeologist Joey...
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Satin Jackets: Panorama Pacifico

A year ago I walked into a club. A year ago less five hours I walked out of that club enamored with what I'd heard. A Satin Jackets performance is one of the best...
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Nathan Drew Larsen: Prairie Path Frustration

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Crookers ft. Kym Mazelle: A Place In My Heart

I could just as easily shine the light on the new Joeski on Defected, or the remixes of Spencer K & Matt Sassari on DFTD. There have been some stellar releases lately in this...
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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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Jerome Baker is the Underground OG

A new LP on Farris Wheel sees the Chicago OG back in the swing.
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Runaround Runaround Runaround Runaround

Country Club Disco releases a lot of records, and there are some gems in these stacks. Their latest is called Runaround, from an artist who is also calling his or herself "Runaround." I'm not...

Review: Tycho’s (now Grammy Nominated) Epoch

Tycho's new (and now Grammy-nominated) LP, Epoch is an album exquisitely shaped by and made for live performance.
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Electronic Pioneers The System Come Back on Wax

Four tracks from The System's groundbreaking debut on Romantic Records, which presaged techno, perfected new wave and gave electronic bands a blueprint to follow.
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Gavin Hardkiss Preps the Next Hawke Album

The fifth Hawke album, Love In Stars, is the center of an extensive PledgeMusic campaign featuring out-of-print catalog material, merchandise and more.
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T. Ruggieri’s Good Night From Chicago

Ah, Stockholm. Home to beautiful people, endless summer nights, clean air and hordes of marauding Finns rampaging through the town on Booze Cruises from Helsinki... The city is also home to Oh!, one of...

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