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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...

Bai-ee and Johnny Fiasco: How Deep

How Deep is a tour de force from Chicago exile Bryan Bai-ee, taking you from the floor and secret cubbyholes of the Red Dog to the rooftop afterhours where the night lingers and is...
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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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Sleazy Bootleggers Cash In On Classy (Legit) Reissues of Italo Classics

Casco: Cybernetic Love BWH: Livin' Up/Stop Blackway With Helene (BWH): Music For Us Decadance: On And On 'Lectric Worker's "Robot Is Systematic"/"The Garden" Thirty two years too late (or too late to save anybody we lost and left...
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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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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:...

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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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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#TheTeardown Clavis on “Wirefire” and Making Music in a Time of Quarantine

Manuel Tur and Adrian Hoffman on the making of "Wirefire," title track of their new EP on Freerange.

Wookie: Down On Me/Scrappy (Manchu Recordings 1999)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Wookie: Down On Me/Scrappy from 1999. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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Party Like It’s Y2K: “Pirates” UK Garage movie opens to rave reviews

Nitpicking aside, generally positive reviews for UK Garage inspired movie Pirates that opened in the UK last week.

#ListenUp Inspiring Techno on Oktave’s V/A Visions 01

Visions 01, the first Oktave Records complation features five tracks from five producers with a special connection to Jeff Derringer's label and techno residency.
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#ListenUp The Whistle Song’s Paul Shapiro Plays on Deep88’s HARMONY

The new mix of Deep88's HARMONY features a stunning and evocative performance on flute from Paul Shapiro, who played on Frankie Knuckles' The Whistle Song.
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#ListenUp Lyric Hood Makes Her Solo Debut on NINETEEN

Half of Floorplan with her father Robert Hood, Lyric Hood drops a grooving two track EP on M-Plant.
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#ListenUp Peggy Gou & Maurice Fulton Drop the Full Earth EP

The full Earth EP from Peggy Gou and Maurice Fulton is flush with hermetic cuts and left-field swerves.
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Detroit’s Filthiest dropping 8 spicy buds on Casa Voyager

Original, Not Cripsy, All Filthy: Detroit's Filthiest Returns on Casa Voyager with a new 12".
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Robert Hood revives his Monobox project with new album “Regenerate”

Robert Hood brings back his sci-fi inspired Monobox alias for a new album, Regenerate, out now on M-Plant.
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Dave Lee drops “Starlight” – his new track with Omar

Showered in neo-soul, "Starlight" hangs on a gorgeous hook, a chorus that elevates a mid-tempo track into a soul-with-strings tour de force.
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Kater Blau resident Peter Schumann’s esoteric “House Magic”

Dope tracks from Kater Blau resident DJ Peter Schumann and record label Sound of Berlin. "House Magic" is more esoteric than hocus pocus hand tricks, built around a centrifuge of swirling synths, a bubbling organ riff and steady, crispy percussion that steadies the spine.
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31 days of free tracks from Juno Download

Free tracks are good. Free tracks from great labels are better. Juno Download is offering one each day this month (and daily discounts from each label's entire catalog).

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