On Berlin's Aim, the subtler grooves of Rau's previous album 'Two' give way to wilder curiosities. 'O'Hare' uses field recordings from Chicago's main airport and a perky tempo amidst wandering lulling synths, delicious complex grooves in 'In the water' and phantasmic 'Love is' dive into heady listening pleasure.
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Vladislav Delay, Madteo, Kris Wadsworth, Raime
In a month not short on excellent club-ready releases it was the wealth and quality of experimental electronica recordings that surprised us most. From Mouse on Mars' bastardly bass music mutations over the jazzy timbres of Nicolas Jaar's 'Don't Break My Love' more...
After stints on Aim and Pampa talented producer Christopher Rau returns to Smallville for his sophomore album. 'Two' skillfully balances out the disco loops and Moodymann references with deeper and more abstract synth and sampler workouts. House music for the late hours.
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Secretsundaze, Roska, Fennesz, Little Dragon
We hope that you have escaped the grizzly northern European weather in time and will be spending your Monday morning at a sunny beach. But even if you'll be riding the subway to work instead, here is some of our favourite new music to keep you in a summer more...
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This Year's Best Albums For A Special Price
A hot and long summer finally at our doorstep, it is once again time to appreciate the best music of the year so far in our Summer Sale 2011! From Moebius to Moby, from the deepest electronic underground to chart-topping heights, 150 of our favourite albums more...
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John Tejada, Ricardo Villalobos, Tiger & Woods
Release schedules hit a fever pitch in June as record labels scramble to the finish line before the festival season. It's been harder than ever to separate the wheat from the chaff, but this month's essentials once again represent our cream of the more...
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Crowdpleaser, Laid, Jacob Korn
Futuristic house music flavours are on the menu today, with Dial subsidiary Laid claiming our top spot: The hitherto vinyl-only imprint releases an essential compilation of its finest tracks so far. Runners-up include a zero" exclusive single by Dutch duo more...
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Ramadanman, Soul Clap, Gold Panda
March has marched on by, but not without pouring a vernal cornucopia of fantastic releases upon us. As usual our newsletter is filled to the brink with our personal favourites of the month, neatly split into genres for your browsing comfort. In techno and more...
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BPitch Control, Seefeel, Hercules & Love Affair
The new year's release schedule reaches a fever pitch with a barrage of huge albums and essential singles. BPitch Control's 'Werkschau' compilation surely stands tall among the rest, presenting unreleased material by the label's entire line-up of illustrious more...
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Magda, Martyn, Modeselektor
Compilations have been the big thing this November, and no matter whether your poison's techno, dubstep, juke, or hip-hop, this month had something in store for you: Ostgut Ton's 'Fünf', Modeselektor's 'Modeselektion', Ghettophiles 'Overkill' and Listen Up's more...
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Christopher Rau, Isolée, H.O.S.H.
Germany's harbour city has long been famous as a hotbed for hip-hop as well as for its 'Hamburg school' of German indie rock. For the past decade however the city has become synonymous with quite a different sound: That of cutting edge house music, from the more...