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Hey Don’t Take This Shit So Serious

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Mr. Fingers Outer Acid EP

Larry Heard's records stick around for a long time. Outer Acid is going to be with us for awhile too.

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On its second release, Detroit's Fort Street Records appears to be in very safe hands with this three tracker from local Deep House champion Rick Wade.
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Joey Anderson: Dozen Roses

The electrifying EP finds Joey Anderson back where soul music, techno, space disco and oddball novelty records meet.

Paolo Rocco: Not Scared

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The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

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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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Church Boy Lou’s Weep Is Everything Soul Music Should Be

This is so good, and I can't even tell you for sure what I just heard. Church Boy Lou's Weep is the finest take from Waajeed's project, and it's unlike any take on electrified...
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Secret Studio: Thought Subtraction EP

Every record from these guys feels like a real "secret" - a present shared from two neighbors that moved away to California to become hippies and the fam they left back home. It's not...
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Ewan Jansen: Country Music EP

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Lay-Far: How I Communicate

Cloudy skies be damned! "How I Communicate" is a delicious disco slice of heaven guaranteed to perk up your atmosphere on even the gloomiest of days. Whether you like your disco on...
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Kerri Chandler: The Thing for Linda 2010 (Downtown 161)

Repressed for the masses, Kerri Chandler's The Thing For Linda 2010 has grown 10 times more brilliant and bright in my eyes since first released.
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Classic Label Cyclo Reissues and Remixes Rednail Kidz

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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.

Nachtbraker’s Pollo Con Pollo

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Alton Miller & Diamond Dealer Remix Andingowenu

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Kool Vibe's last four records have been called House Trax, The Black & White Project (parts 1 and 2) and now Basics. You may notice a pattern emerging, aside from the gorgeous chords and...
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Pepe Bradock’s “Baby Craddock” is One of Our Best Records of the Year

Not just "another Pepe Bradock record," though that would still be better than the average producer's output. "Baby Craddock" is among the best Pepe Bradock records.

Kai Alce, Larry Heard, Rico and Kafele Take A Chance

No question about it, this is one of the finest tracks released this summer and in 2015 as a whole. A song of restlessness and deep longing, Kai Alce's "Take A Chance" (which debuted...
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Kai Alce: Movin’ Thru

Kai Alce is making better records than anyone right now, and this release on Sounds of the City feels almost effortless.

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