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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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Marc King: Ever Forward (FXHE)

At a time when most American labels are having trouble getting records pressed, the greatest problem Omar S and FXHE are having is keeping them in stock. As of May 2015, Detroit's FXHE has...
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Hiver: Spiritual Machines

Hiver's Spiritual Machines continues to build on their discography of quality melodic techno that appeals to dancefloors without losing its sense of adventure.
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Daryl Cura, Frique, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, DCook: Thoughts from Chicago Vol 4

People ask what's happening in Chicago these days. Pick up this record from Eargasmic and you'll have a good idea of what should be.
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Joseph Junior & MAQman: Everything Changes (DJ Spinna Remixes)

DJ Spinna remixes Joseph Junior & MAQman's latest single EVERYTHING CHANGES on Ralf Gum's GOGO Music.

Cult Culture: The Burden of Abundance

What has Will Azada been up to? Glad you asked!
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Hardkiss: Cameras Are Watching

We all know the story by now. George Orwell wrote about it, as did Isaac Asimov. Living, as I do, in a country with more government-controlled surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else in...

Terrence Parker’s Heart Break for Melodymathics

Various Artists is killing these days (so the old joke goes). Belgian Deep House label Melodymathics is on a hell of a roll themselves. In an era in which everything is cookie-cutter and samey,...

Closer To Truth: Chapter Two

Various Artists strikes again with an EP that's more of a label sampler and nearly as long as an album from the dynamic new label Closer To Truth. Launched with a series of free...
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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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Dimitri From Paris Remixes “Kill The Lights” from TV Show Vinyl

I haven't watched a minute of Vinyl, HBO's supposedly polarizing series, so whatever promotional juice they hope to squeeze out of their musical offerings (a track a week, or so they say) is probably...
Spencer Kincy Tangled Thoughts EP

Phil Weeks and Joss Moog: Not Over EP

It's a very fine line between "tribute" and "rip-off". The second song on this four track EP, "Stuff Like That", is a case in point. It's almost note-for-note, 100% derivative of Spencer Kincy's "Don't...

Mike Agent X Clark and Luyo Collaborate on Ancestral

The soulful stomp on Double Cheese sees Mike "Agent X" Clark working with Luyo.

Second City Firsts: Paradise Circus EP

Two Deep House gems from Birmingham native Steve "Griffo" Griffiths under the Second City Firsts alias.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

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