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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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Ron S on Exurban Exile

Ron S's Exurban Exile: another pyrotechnic release from UKR, aka "the best Chicago Techno label not in Chicago."

Earth Trax & Newborn Jr: Maze EP

From aggressive acid to delicate ambient with Polish production duo Earth Trax and Newborn Jr on the Maze EP from Dopeness Galore.

Crackazat: Sundial/Holding You Close Remixes

Big tracks from Crackazat's Rainbow Fantasia LP get choice remixes from two of the best: Groove Assassin and Wajeed, on a handsome new remix EP from Local Talk.

Giorgio Luceri & Gregg Fore Feature on “I Am Love” from Mathematics

Like an R&B ballad fractured and pieced back together in a new, dynamic shape, "I Am Love" by Giorgio Luceri and Gregg Fore is a triumph.

#ListenUp Salsoul Gets Re-Imagined, Remixed and Remade

DJ Spinna, Kai Alce, Mark Grusane, Specter, Ge-Ology and Twice & Volcov make up Murderer's Row of remixers working over disco classics from the Salsoul Records catalog.

Marquis Hawkes ft Jamie Lidell: We Should Be Free

Jamie Lidell blows up "We Should Be Free," the first single from Marquis Hawkes' latest LP on Houndstooth.

Jupiter4 Records Shines a Spotlight on Vincent Floyd, Lil’Tal, Bernard Badie, Mauser

The label assembles a murderer's row of Chicago House veterans lobbing Molotov Cocktails at the dancefloor on "What's Going On? The Spacy Saga Vol 1."
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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.

#ListenUp Jeff Rushin’s SPEAKING OF WITCH on ODD EVEN

Jeff Rushin steps out on Speaking Of Witch, a new four track EP of warm, energetic techno released this week on ODD EVEN.

Four Deep House Maestros on One Chubby Record

Trinidadian Deep, Javonntte, Patrice Scott and Vincent Floyd on this gilded deep house V/A from Chubby.
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We all blessed here: Junior Sanchez & Ant LaRock collab on Rejected

Rejected is a label that rarely misses and they pound the target with a solid shot on "We All Blessed" from Junior Sanchez and Ant LaRock's Inspire EP.
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Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue Remix the Happy Song from MF Robots

MF Robots previews the remixes from Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham and Daz-I-Kue from the first single from their forthcoming album Break The Wall.

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