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909 Resistance: Subway

Look at the label and you know exactly what's inside: handclaps, sizzling synthetic drums, creepy samples and 303s tweaked until they scream.

Cult Culture: The Burden of Abundance

What has Will Azada been up to? Glad you asked!

Best of 2018: Ethyène’s High Octane “Brotherly Love”

Built on a foundation of eclectic samples stacked on high, Ethyene's Brotherly Love is an LP in length and epic in scope

Tevo Howard Pays Tribute to the Late Rick “Poppa” Howard

We were shocked to read in the liner notes of this reissue about the "sad passing" of Rick "Poppa" Howard, father of Chicago producer and DJ Tevo Howard.
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Tour-Maubourg Releases Solitude Collective on Pont Neuf

Tour-Maubourg is a relatively new talent and, should he produce a few more records like this, Solitude Collective will mark the ascent of a major one.

New Live EP Features Juju & Jordash, Shawn Rudiman & Cubic Space Collective

Four tracks from Freerotation 2017 showcase a few of the best live techno artists of today.

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Explore Journey Into the Deep

The reprise of Shaun J Wright and Alinka's "Journey Into The Deep" gets lit up by Justin Cudmore in one of the best acid tracks of 2018.
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Rediscovering Trees, the Best ’80s Synth Band You Never Heard Of

Dane Conover was San Diego's answer to Prince. Working nearly alone and playing everything himself his album Sleep Convention as "Trees" is a synthpop masterpiece.

Joey Negro Selects Disco Classics and Rarities on Remixed With Love Vol 3

Another gorgeous collection of disco classics and rarities on the third installment of Joey Negro's Z Records Remixed With Love series.

Umek Brings Back His Zeta Reticula Alias for 13000 AU From Our Sun

One of a series of electro records that highlight a more frenzied and melodic approach from Umek as Zeta Reticula, as heard on EP 7 released by Electrix.

For Discos Only Collects the Disco Swerve of Sylvester, Fantasy & Vanguard

Backed by some 5,000 words of liner notes by Bill Brewster, For Discos Only documents when venerable jazz and counterculture labels Fantasy Records and New York's Vanguard "went disco."

Closer To Truth Adds to a Flawless Catalog with Sakhile SK: Right On Time

Some of the coolest deep and garage-y records in the world right now are being released by Closer To Truth, and the Right On Time EP from South Africa's Sakhile SK is another.

#ListenUp Jask Mixes Tortured Soul’s Undercover Remixes Album

"Undercover Remixes" features 13 Tortured Soul tracks remixed by Fred Everything, Chuck Love, DJ Spinna, Dimitri From Paris, Eric Kupper, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Quentin Harris, JKriv, the late Ethan White and more.

Nikki O & Javonntte Team Up On “The Color of Midnight”

The Color of Midnight is Deep & Soulful House of such a high quality that it could serve as a teardown for a masterclass in the genre.
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#ListenUp Dreamy Techno from Dispak’s Debut EP

Chris Child and Kasson Crooker aspire to tap the infinite on Dispak 1 and they nearly get there on their debut EP released by FOIL.

#ListenUp Chicago House Meets UKG on Soledrifter’s Spirited “Let Me Sing”

The hidden gem on a diamond-studded vinyl release, Garage Connection, from Hi! Energy Records and also featuring tracks from Lombard Street and Melodymann.

The Vibes: DJ Qness Has ‘Em on Chants of the Panther

DJ Qness' love of out-of-element percussion has grown stronger on this new EP, Chants of the Panther, from Carlos Mena's Ocha Mzansi.

#ListenUp Rare Groovin’ Electro Unearthed by Pittsburgh’s Was/Is

The 1997 Phreax release Jitterballz resurfaces on a gorgeous reissue by Pittsburgh's Was/Is imprint.

Gnarly 8 Bit Analog Fuzz on Back For Good’s Gymnastics

Betonkust joins in the fun on a remix of Back For Good's Gymnastics from Matthias Speck's Turn It Down.

#ListenUp Nat Wendell Attains Deep House Virtuosity on The Blues

Coming this month on black wax from a dealer near you: Nat Wendell's gorgeous The Blues EP on Courtesy of Balance.

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New Frankie Knuckles Album Is On Its Way

The definitive Director's Cut collection of collaborations between Eric Kupper and Frankie Knuckles kicks off with a 12" release of Baby Wants To Ride with a Jimmy Edgar remix.

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