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.
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.
Four tracks from Freerotation 2017 showcase a few of the best live techno artists of today.
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.
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.
Another gorgeous collection of disco classics and rarities on the third installment of Joey Negro's Z Records Remixed With Love series.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Betonkust joins in the fun on a remix of Back For Good's Gymnastics from Matthias Speck's Turn It Down.
Shapes: Mountains, the latest Tru Thoughts compilation. Like a long, rambling playlist created by algorithmic robots born of the advanced technology of a future civilization.
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."
New music from Nylon Trax: South African producer Izzy La Vague's 31st December featuring two choice remixes from Leandro P.
Fans of Kevin Yost's jazz-infused house will find a lot to love on Bernadette Trax 01, a vinyl pressing of some of the producer's best releases from the last year or so.
How has South Africa changed Ralf Gum's music? Good question.
Santiago Salazar reissues five tracks originally released on the Historia y Violencia label from 2008 to 2012 on La Historia.