Previously featuring on the acclaimed 'Cosmopolyphonic' compilation, Fujimoto Tetsuro releases his debut Ep on Tokyo's inventive Diskotopia label. 'Sketches of the Other Tokyo' encompasses four tracks of contemporary downbeat meanderings, crafted with a large dose of soul and funk. Check.
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Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
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Addison Groove, Barker & Baumecker, Monolake
Right in time for the weekend here's our selection of this month's highlight releases. And what a great month it has been with new albums by Addison Groove, Vince Watson, Monolake, Soap & Skin, Julia Holter, The Host, and Damon Albarn's Rocket Juice & The Moon more...
Tokyo's Diskotopia imprint nails another corker with some refreshingly wayward bass-techno-house offerings courtesy of London's Mau'lin. 'Function Open' fizzes UK bass, robotic funk and alien tribalism, 'Duties' and 'Starbeast' equally ecstatic with remixes from Jack Dixon, Am Rhein and Greeen Linez. Exquisite.
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Pop Ambient 2012, Seldom Seen, John Talabot
After catching a breath over the holiday season the music world gradually returns to its usual state of frenzy. 'Pop Ambient 2012' and Pinch's Fabric mix continue two of electronic music's best-loved series, while John Talabot, Gonjasufi, Leila, and Benjamin more...
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Berghain 05, Total 12, Balam Acab, Stereo MC's
You could literally hear the jolts and jostles of the music industry's shifting into gear last week: From a quiet holiday mode to the bustle and hustle of what should be an intensely busy autumn season. If you're still in a tranquil summer mindset you might 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...
Tokyo-based BD1982 grabbed attention late last year with the awesome 'Trails EP' on Starkey's Seclusiasis label. His latest 'VHS Nite' contains three pristinely produced bangin' synth utopias, sounding like Japan's answer to Night Slugs. With a host of brill remixes by Ikonika & Optimum, Slackk and Diskotopia label co-founder A Taut Line. Top!