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It’s Robert Hood’s World and We’re Just Living In It

So this is how it went: Robert Hood returned to Movement in May, dropped the remixes of the best track on the debut Floorplan album, Paradise, the week of, and then backslapped the masses...

Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini9: Heading Into Tomorrow/Polarity Shift (Sound Warrior)

Hakim Murphy turned me on to a ton of great records in the year he was writing for 5 Magazine. His review of Jenifa Mayanja's full length Walking In The Shadows LP was such...
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Now and Then: Ten Years of Hudd Traxx

Hudd Traxx turns ten in 2015, and part one of their landmark anniversary compilation packs one hell of a wallop. It's easy, as we all know, to release records like you're making a festival flyer:...
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Harry Wolfman & Laurence Guy: The Lone Grazer EP

Having just heard the sad news that the brilliant Lost My Dog Records are to close their doors in 2015, I must confess that writing this review feels bittersweet to say the least. Young...
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Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways EP

Seriously, I almost flipped my wig when I first heard the tunes on this 12" from Oakland's Eric Douglas aka Afrikan Sciences. This is soundscaping at work as unique waveforms are presented with three...
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Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....

Specter: The Gooch (Sound Signature)

This is like reading the back of a pack of Chinese firecrackers: light quickly and run away. Drop the needle anywhere, at any point on any of the three tracks of Specter's new EP...
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Lee Mills – Hands Together (Fresh Meat Records)

I can mark time by Fresh Meat's records. I've written more about this label than any other, and the last five or six years has seen the beginning and end of relationships, friendships, personal...
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Lost Inside of Mitch Murder’s Fever Dreams: The Real Deal

Listen to the album so '80s that even the '80s had nothing like it.
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Low Noise Productions Sampler Vol 1

Three tracks here preserved from the 2014 Compilation Tape 1 cassette and a new one make for a solid EP from Ottawa.
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Love and Civil Unrest: Naeem & Gusto for Detour002

I've been sitting awake all night, pacing between a computer, a phone and a laptop. In the background two audio feeds are playing simultaneously, overlapping in peculiar and sometimes extraordinary ways. One is a...
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Pittsburgh, Again: Detour 001 Featuring Pittsburgh Track Authority, Mirko, Gusto, Naeem

As a Chicagoan, it's scandalous to see a Pittsburgh scene powered by such relatively few resources but grinding away such a feverish pace. With barely 10% of Chicago's population and nearly always in the...

Darryl D’Bonneau: “Miracles” (Jon Culter Remixes)

Darryl D'Bonneau's Miracles LP was released in March 2007 on Jellybean Soul, but Jon Cutler's remixes of the title track were worth the wait. Marlon D. was the producer of the LP, and his...

DJ Slugo: Juke or Die

He does it once more! That's right Chicago's own DJ Slugo drops another classic booty mix CD. And he proves that he must be recognized as truly one of the foremost pioneers of Ghetto...

Curtis McClain: The House Music Anthem (Remixes Part 1)

Take the most famous opening notes and the most seminal chorus in House Music history and add Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Todd Terry and Terry Hunter as remixers... For maybe the first time in...

Billy The Kid: Pajaro Loko EP (DJ Frique Remix)

Given the choice, I'm going to take music that makes a lot of noise and pisses off my neighbors every time. A serious problem with the audio glut of tunes that make their way...
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Alex Agore: Mizz Honey EP (Say Ahh)

It was once said about the Velvet Underground that while they never sold a million records, everyone who bought one went out and started their own band. The same applies to MK. It's not...
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DJ Pierre’s Acid 88 Gets Pressed Up On Vinyl

Some tributes to fallen heroes highlight DJ Pierre's acid opus, now on wax.

The Pretenders: Just Be Yourself (KON Remix)

DJ Kon parlays his mysterious soul connections to remix The Pretenders' classic "Just Be Yourself."
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LODSB Releases Helicon 2 on Detroit Underground

Detroit Underground's back catalog is large enough to feed a 24/7 radio station and diverse enough that you'd never get bored.
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