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Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways EP

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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

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Metamorphic Reissues Titonton’s Classic Embryonic

The Midwest massive gets better with age - just glance at any credible chart from week to week and you'll see new records from House Music and Techno producers who came of age in...
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Christina Chatfield Interview

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Sequences: The World According to Tevo Howard

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Silvia Trix: Intercity EP

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Todd Sines: Envelop

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Kate Simko & Tevo Howard Team Up for a New Album

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DJ Shiva: And Thanks For All The Fish

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Borai: Last Time Out (Tasteful Nudes)

I've missed a few releases from this Chicago label but I don't think anything could have held me back from this one. Enthusiasm? Try lust: two tracks of lustrous, melodic techno (or techy house...
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Soul Button: Master of My Fate

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Beau Wanzer: Untitled & Unknown

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