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Jay Daniel: Scorpio Rising (Sound Signature)

Years ago, I knew this crazy Serbian poet/philosopher. With his flowing beard and hair and world-weary grimace, give him about ten years and a few more misfortunes and he'd look like Zeus. He showed...

Gene Hunt: Distant Lands

Gene Hunt is frequently compared to Ron Hardy, but with records like this Gene can make a fair claim to being the next Larry Heard.

Specter’s “Built To Last” is Nearly Perfect

Specter's Built To Last is nearly perfect, structurally and musically it is top 5 on the album of the year list of anyone that wants to be taken seriously.

Recloose: Honey Rocks

Eyes closed or eyes wide open, you can get lost in the labyrinth of abrupt shifts, resets and layered glimpses of the maniac world inside Recloose's mind.
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Sheer Grooveability: Angel In Disguise by Maritri

Can you feel nostalgia for something you didn't experience firsthand? I'm a big fan of the Soulful House sound of Global Soul Music (and before it Tea Party Music) and Ian Friday, but I...
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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...

9West: Retroscope

"Retroscope" hits its stride with the title track, a hard techno production that manages to marry the grimy hook of something like L.I.E.S. with a drone that is all 9West's own. It's the centerpiece and title track of the new EP by the Greek duo, out now on USM Recordings.

A New Classic: Ricardo Miranda’s London Councils

Ricardo Miranda's tracks from the Italia To Chicago split EP show why there are no producers in Chicago adding more to their game.

Bell Boys Kick Out the (Very Slow) Jams on Star Creature

Chicago DJ, producer and impresario Tim Zawada and Ben Van Dyke have teamed up for an intriguing new label. "Star Creature" has released three records, the last two of which dropped this week and will...
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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.

JEM’s Daisy Cutter Celebrates the History of the Bronx. In Techno Form.

Daisy Cutter by JEM is one of the most slickly produced experimentally inclined records I've heard in all of 2018.

youANDme & Tim Toh: About You/Listen To

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/208208415" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] I like these guys. youANDme drop a sleazy fuzz bomb on Nervous Records - a split recording with no remixes and no filler. With a swing of chords...
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SciFiSol: Experimental Drawingboard

New Techno from the purveyors of good Techno at Detroit Underground.
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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.
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Phil Gerus: Make Time EP

A lethal EP of Phil Gerus' little masterpieces of lo-fi funk and piecemeal production virtuosity from True Romance.

Gnarly 8 Bit Analog Fuzz on Back For Good’s Gymnastics

Betonkust joins in the fun on a remix of Back For Good's Gymnastics from Matthias Speck's Turn It Down.

Dimitri Max: Neighbors Hate We EP

This has to be one of my favorite releases from the digital side of the Guesthouse Music catalog this year. Dimitri Max kills it, giving us a timepiece release that is a throwback to...

John Carpenter’s Lost Themes Remixed

Silent Servant, Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley and more have their remixes of maestro John Carpenter's "Lost Themes" pressed to wax.

Burial: Young Death/Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

These come out of nowhere and something would feel quite wrong if there seemed to be a discernible plan behind Burial releases.
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Alex Agore’s I Got Rhythm EP (KV Records)

I feel like you can take anything I've ever written about any Alex Agore record and apply it to any other. That's not to say they're interchangeable. It's because of a level of quality...

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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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Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

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