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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...
Boo Williams

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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Shiro Schwarz: Together/Boogie Ghost

Chicago's Star Creature releases another magical platter of synth boogie from duo Shiro Schwarz.

Magnus Asberg: Transitions

Slinky, soulful and sonorous, "Knee Deep" is the stand-out track on Transitions from Magnus Asberg and Bogota Recordings.
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Pearl Vision: Clair Obscur

The choice cut from the Storm EP, the debut release from Dany Rodriguez and Tindra's Pearl Vision project on EPM Music.
Mark de Clive-Lowe

Mark de Clive-Lowe Revisits Leaving This Planet

Mark de Clive-Lowe's b-sides and one-offs are better than most artists' touchstone releases.

In the Deep End: Javonntte to Release Midnight

Strictly Street Sound picks up the next one from Javonntte, and the Midnight EP is further testimony to the Detroit house producer's refined skills.
Phuture Shock Excursions vol 6

Jenifa Mayanja, Norus Headline Phuture Shock’s Excursions V/A

Some familiar faces - Jenifa Mayanja, Norus, Cyclonix, Flabaire - bringing new sounds on Excursions Vol 6, a solid V/A vinyl-only comp from Phuture Shock Muzik.
Uncle EL Now U C Me

The Vibe: Downtown Beat Revival with Uncle_EL on Now U C Me?

Now U C Me's overall sound is more soulful than soulful house, deeper than most of what is sold under the name "deep house" these days. It's the latest cut from Uncle_EL on Radius's ETC Records.
Black Cadmium Muted Chaos

Who Are Black Cadmium & How Are They Making Such Dope Records?

Rotterdam duo Black Cadmium are working with second hand Detroit DNA and they're building a monster.
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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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