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Darek is one of these outlier labels that gets me really excited, and Kim Kemi's entire Dark Moon EP is worth getting excited about.
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Gunnar Haslam: Scale No Flam

Scorching serving of acid from The Bunker, Mike Servito, Justin Cudmore and Gunnar Haslam.
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Rocksteady Disco is releasing some of the best and most important records in the scene today. Lauren Krieger talks to founder Peter Croce on the Detroit vinyl label's origins and aspirations.

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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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Lone Dancer’s House Is a Tunnel

Great EP of sci fi House and Techno from Lone Dancer and Deep Club Denver.

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Gloriously hypnotic, SCS07 shows why Secret Studio is your favorite label's favorite label.
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Area: Where I Am Now

Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating...
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FIERCE new mix and interview from Rondell Adams for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.
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Robotnick and Pinsky’s Analog Session, Mark Two

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Showcasing the sounds of the industrial heartland since 1996, Anode Records' Ron S. steps behind the decks for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
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Noleian Reusse: First Generation

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Primitive Sci-Fi: Untitled (Unestablished Moves)

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