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Plaster: Transition

Plaster's TRANSITION represents the distillation of some 50 years of European electronic music history.

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Gary, Indiana-based producer Jlin releases details of her second LP, titled Black Origami.
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Robert Hood: The Faith and the Fury

We almost lost Detroit. It's the title of a song, one of Gil Scott-Heron's best, but that phrase often comes to mind when I read another accidental obituary for the Motor City. Detroit's decline is...
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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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Raw Ten: Funny Thing (Raw Ten)

I thought I'd done my part when I interviewed Pittsburgh Track Authority and previewed this strange project called Raw Ten (say it out loud), a collaboration between the trio and Nic Offer of !!!...
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Andre Crom: Off the Safe Path & Into the World

Change and reinvention through the eyes (and ears) of DJ and producer Andre Crom.

You Can’t Get Enough of Josh Wink’s Balls

Philadelphia's Josh Wink is releasing his first EP in four years on his acclaimed Ovum label. "Balls", the sprawling title track, is a return of sorts to the rugged 303-based material he released in...

Todd Sines: Envelop

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said," André Gide once said. "But since no one was listening, everything must be said again." Maybe this time they'll get it right. This weekend, while...
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Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...

David Moran: Mythology

David Moran's signature hard and driving techno, stretched out to album-length thanks to remixers Robert Armani, DJ Amar and Unphixt throwing thunderbolts.
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Reformed Society: Food For Thought

Big, bright chords and beautiful synths pass over you in waves on Reformed Society's Food For Thought on black wax from What Ever Not.
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Phil Kieran’s Blinded By The Sun LP Gets Another Remix Pack

Mano Le Tough, David Holmes and especially Matthew Herbert remix tracks from Phil Kieran's Blinded By the Sun album.

Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio: Machine

Reading about two artists forming a new label in 2012 is about as exciting as watching cardboard age. As an example, in the 31 days of March, I received no less than five Kickstarter...
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.
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TenGrams: SpaceLab

The Italian dance music pioneers Alessandro and Davide Piatto from N.O.I.A. showcase their new project, the dreamy and classic techno sound of TenGrams on the SpaceLab EP.

Heathered Pearls Releases Belleville Renderings Part I on Ghostly

A rich homage to early Detroit Techno in Heathered Pearls' latest release.

Somewhere on the HIGHway to Chapora

This was either the last nice find of the previous year or the first of the new one - I can’t remember which, but it’s been out long enough that I feel some shame...

The Future is Noncompliant

The Midwest is our home, Techno is our sound and it might save our souls: 5 Magazine's profile of DJ Shiva, aka Noncompliant.
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Kate Simko & Tevo Howard Team Up for a New Album

Two of Chicago’s finest are collaborating together on a new album from Sasha’s rejuvenated Last Night On Earth label. PolyRhythmic is the title of the forthcoming LP from Chicago’s Kate Simko and Tevo Howard -...
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Forever Punk: Locked Club & RLGN

What is going on in Russia right now? Four tracks of smoldering electronics and swagger on wax from Locked Club, RLGN and Private Persons.
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