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Prayer – Knowing EP

Prayer is a London-based newcomer faced with the unenviable challenge of stepping out from the shadow of another, much better known producer. The mournful synth..

Calyx & Teebee – Fabriclive 76

Over time Calyx & Teebee have become poster-boys for powerhouse drum & bass, balancing macho aggression with a nimble sense of rhythm. Calyx’s 2005 LP No Tur..

Samuel Kerridge – Deficit Of Wonder

Samuel Kerridge’s first release since the excellent A Fallen Empire LP offers few surprises but does build on the ..

Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Yin Yang Theatre

Apparently inspired by Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s realisation that confrontation and patience are equally important approaches to dealing with life’s challenges, Y..

Inkke – Crystal Children

Glasgow’s Inkke is one of the latest producers to spring forth from the UK’s instrumental grime scene, and this EP is his first official release. That it’s the ..

Rodriguez Jr – Persistence Of Vision

Mobilee’s pool parties in Spain have become an essential part of summer for many. This four-tracker from Olivier Mateu is squarely aimed at these events (sure e..

Jason Grove – Skylax

“Your record is from Detroit. That means you get an extra ten seconds of listening—don’t waste their time.” So said Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir to Theo Parrish when ..

Kristin Velvet – Big Bam City

Berlin-based Australian producer Kristin Velvet showed an impressive touch with disco and soulful house on I’m Kristin Velvet and High Noon, her f..

Dario Zenker – Mörsin

In addition to a slew of releases on his and his brother’s Ilian Tape label, Dario Zenker has been steadily turning out 12-inches for the likes of Time To Expre..

Robert Hood – Protein Valve Edits

It’s been 20 years since Robert Hood founded his seminal M-Plant imprint, so it’s understandable he’d want to rifle through its back catalogue. The original ..

thatmanmonkz – Please Don’t Slip, Trip Or Fall Off

It’s not difficult to spot Scott Moncrieff’s influences—Moodymann and Jimpster are surely among them. It’s therefore no surprise that Jimpster’s Delusions Of Gr..

Moerbeck / Fanon Flowers – Black Hand EP

There’s often something especially satisfying about a techno EP that has peak-time material from start to finish. The latest on Planet Rhythm features exactly t..

Developer – In Pure Form

For many techno producers, the album format presents a kind of identity crisis: do you stick to your guns, change your sound completely or just pad it with the ..

Beau Wanzer – Power Outage

Beau Wanzer makes music as nasty as a fraternity basement floor and abrasive enough to clear a party in the same space. His releases on L.I.E.S. and Russian Tor..

Lord Of The Isles – Greane / Gigha

It was always going to be a challenge for Neil McDonald to keep up with the standard he set himself on his panoramic house EP..