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Stealing Sunrise 2: Malibu Trail (Night Runner)

A synthwave soundtrack for an actual movie, Night Runner's scored pieces and various additional tracks powerfully evoke the mid-1990s American landscape.
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Carpenter Brut is Swinging Through the US

French electro-synth suspect Carpenter Brut embarks on the US leg of his tour in April featuring dates in LA, Coachella, Chicago and wrapping up in New York in May.
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Alexander Robotnick: The Italian Mad Genius Digs Into His Archives

Twenty eight years after cutting the proto-electro classic "Problemes d'Amour" - a staple at clubs like the Box, the Loft & the Garage - the Italian mad genius Alexander Robotnick (aka Maurizio Dami) is...

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco

Cultures of Soul shines a spotlight on the long-neglected Synth Disco scene of the early 1980s.
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Beta Evers/Spatial Relation: Split 12″ EP

Split EP featuring three tracks from the fascinating Beta Evers ranging from proto-acid to dirging new wave.
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Dance Music’s Forgotten Master: Stefano Pulga

Kano: I'm Ready (Emergency Records) Dharma: Plastic Doll (System Music) Gaucho: Dance Forever (System Music) Pink Project: Disco Project (Zanza Records) Ask even a knowledgeable fan of that confusing but utterly exhilarating era of early '80s dance music about one Mr. Stefano...

For the Love of UKG

5 Magazine is publishing 3 straight issues dedicated solely to the music, artists and influence of the genre we love more than most, UK Garage. It starts now.

John Carpenter’s Lost Themes Remixed

Silent Servant, Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley and more have their remixes of maestro John Carpenter's "Lost Themes" pressed to wax.

Kraftwerk Headlines Movement 2016 Phase I Line-Up

Phase I of the Movement 2016 festival line-up was announced today. Among the Detroit pioneers and DJs and producers representing the breadth of electronic music today, everyone is talking about the headliners. German electronic music...
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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.

Eternity: 거룩한징조 (Sunset Recordings)

Sunset Recordings drops a new release every Friday at 5pm, and as far as I know all or nearly all of them have a free/pay-what-you-can price point.
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Review: Matthew Dear in the Gloam on “Modafinil Blues”

Evoking David Bowie & Iggy Pop in Berlin, Modafinil Blues is a milepost on the way to the next Matthew Dear album, painted in surreal colors.
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Stilz: Starcrash

Sci-fi, neo-retrowave vibes from Stilz for the full-on Starcrash project.

BarbWalters Invites us to a Wonderful Spread of Future Funk

Reconnect by BarbWalters is out now from the always provocative Business Casual.
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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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Nightcrawler: Blood Rage

Uniquely cinematic, even in a genre that mainlines OSTs and makes them up when it's convenient, Blood Rage is a tantilizing glimpse at Nightcrawler's forthcoming LP.

Fibre: 810 EP

810 is an EP of short and sickeningly catchy synth- and sample-based pop from supervaporwavepowerhouse Business Casual.
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Listen to Rare Soviet Underground New Wave from the ’80s

Zero: Two demos from cult '80s Soviet Union New Wave band Kofe released by Other Voices.
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Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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