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Rick Wade: Neverending Reflections LP

Rick Wade began 2012 with a great collaboration that is right up my alley called Neverending Reflections on Harmonie Park. Yes, there is much music to talk about but there is also a lot...

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."
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James Johnston: Consumer EP (No Matter What)

Good God is it a grim date in the halls of hell sifting through the thousands of faceless, tuneless tracks that do such damage to the Tech House genre that few self-respecting producers really...
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Kyle Kim: Lean On Me

With remixes from Richard Earnshaw and Luyo, Double Cheese sexes up the darling Lean On Me from Kyle Kim.
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Night Songs from Santiago Salazar – The Night Owl

The Night Owl is Santiago Salazar's third album in the last four years, and it's the best of the three.
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Tommy Bones Drops the Arrival EP on Strictly Rhythm

Think they just don't make them like they used to? Have you HEARD any of the music being made by Tommy Bones? If you didn't know any better you'd swear they were classics -...

#ListenUp: Victor Simonelli Releases a Record 21 Years In The Making

Victor Simonelli has some unfinished business on his old West Side Records imprint - a record more than 21 years in the making.

Joi Cardwell: Days Of Our Lives

Sweet soulful melodies courtesy of God, hard work and Joi Cardwell's heavenly voice.
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Abacus Presents iDrum: iDrum This Djembe (This Is Not a Bongo)

There's a fine line between a teacher nourishing the masses and a tyrant forcefeeding them. Robespierre observed that "No one welcomes armed missionaries," and a ludicrous zealotry from certain Deep and Soulful House purists...

Jon Woodhouse: Rising Up

Emotive, deep, by turns sinister and, in its odd way, even a bit uplifting. If that's what you want from a record and that's what you'll get with the title track of Jon Woodhouse's new EP from 247House.

Frankie Vega: Vintage Gateway

Frankie Vega knows where all the bodies are buried in this city.
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Sneaker Pimps: Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix) (Virgin, 1996)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Sneaker Pimps: Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) from 1996. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.

YENI’s Cyborgs in Love releases We Are Cyborgs Vol 1

German DJ and producer YENI has hand-selected 11 eclectic techno tracks to smash a champagne bottle on the side of her new label Cyborgs in Love. We Are Cyborgs Vol 1 features 11 new techno tracks from the Cyborgs in Love roster with some exciting discoveries under the cover.
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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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Innerspace Halflife: Cosmology (Machining Dreams)

Call it logrolling if you will, but sometimes a record commands your attention. Hakim Murphy (a senior editor here if you haven't looked at the masthead lately) didn't send me this release from his...
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Antonio: You Got Me (Back 2 Front 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Antonio: You Got Me from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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Word Up! Spence:Chicago’s Debut Release on Bassment Tapes

"Word Up" oozes with attitude, dark growling techno and bursts of drums and electronics.

#ListenUp Louie Vega & Sean McCabe Remix I Wonder

The 2013 Nathan Adams track "I Wonder" gets some expert remixes from Louie Vega and Sean McCabe on the latter's Good Vibrations label.

Summer in January: Lars Behrenroth’s June 13th

A Bandcamp discovery from Deeper Shades of House's Lars Behrenroth.
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Urulu & Steve Huerta: 25 Cent Color EP

This record is incredibly sexy - something that never goes out of style and inevitably gets better with age. Knowing nothing about Urulu and Steve Huerta, hearing the music and observing track names...

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Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.
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