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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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Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....
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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...

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,"...

Beyond Words, Beyond Luck: Travelin’ Music Vol 3

I guarantee you're not going to hear an album like this anywhere else. Not possible. Chicago's Beyond Luck (a core group of Radius, DJ Moppy and Kenny Keys though with many more friends, family...
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Franck Roger: Home Invasion 10

Franck Roger has retreated so far from the niceties of commerce that it doesn't even feel like splitting his records up into individual EPs is quite proper any longer. This is the landmark tenth...
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Review: Pacifica’s “Blaze” from Drumpoet Community

When I worked as a radio DJ in Austin I had a Program Director by the name of Dusty Hayes. We had a conversation once about talking on-air, knowing what to say and he...

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...
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Lovebirds and Stee Downes Return for Love’s Like Dancin

The team behind the 2011 hit Want You In My Soul reunite. Five years in the making and worth every goddamned second.
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Doorly, Cajmere & Dajae: The Way on Cajual Records

I believe I've finally figured out Cajmere's secret formula to success: make hot songs/tracks/grooves that please the crowds, the DJs, AND the sound systems! And as long as the signature sound remains constant in...

Second City Firsts: Paradise Circus EP

Two Deep House gems from Birmingham native Steve "Griffo" Griffiths under the Second City Firsts alias.
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Robotnick and Pinsky’s Analog Session, Mark Two

We now join in on another exhilarating adventure with theoretically obsolete technology manipulated by two guys who know their way around a synthesizer and a 4/4 beat. Ludus Pinsky has soldered his share of...
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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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Colette Prepares 20 Track Remix Project “Retrospective”

Colette's gigantic Retrospective project is available for pre-order, featuring remixes from Derrick Carter, Sonny Fodera, Kaskade, Scrubfish, Justin Martin, Rubb Sound System, Johnny Fiasco, Change Request and more.
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Pezzner Returns with The Island Fantastic for Visionquest

Just when Pezzner is out of the picture he slides right back into center frame. He's back after a notable absence from the charts with a new EP getting massive support from the world,...
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