Breaking Through: Clouds
Rowdy house and techno by way of small-town Scotland: Andrew Ryce meets the young Turbo-signed duo known as Clouds.
Words / Andrew RyceBreaking Through: Tessela
Slamming broken beats and a smart sense of rhythm have marked Ed Russell as one of the UK's finest new talents. RA's Angus Finlayson explains.
Words / Angus FinlaysonBreaking through: FORMA
RA's Justin Farrar boards the spacecraft that is experimental Brooklyn synth trio FORMA.
Words / Justin FarrarBreaking through: XOSAR
Having swapped California for The Hague, XOSAR brings a mystical flair to her house tracks that sets her apart. RA's Aaron Coultate finds out more
Words / Aaron CoultateBreaking through: Rødhåd
A word-of-mouth favourite in Berlin for the past few years, Rødhåd's extended techno sets are about to see him break out to an international audience.
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Breaking through: Anthony Naples
The rising New York producer only has a few releases to his name, but with support from the likes of Four Tet it seems like it's only a matter of time before more of the world takes notice.
Words / Jordan RothleinBreaking through: Rivet
Nick Connellan profiles the "new" masked techno producer who wants the focus to be placed squarely on his music.
Words / Nick ConnellanBreaking through: Ryan Hemsworth
The Canadian hip-hop producer is experimenting with emotional samples and melodies to stunning effect.
Words / Andrew RyceBreaking through: Huxley
The UK producer has finally found a sound he can call his own, and he couldn't be happier.
Words / Kristan J CarylBreaking through: Skirt
A new techno talent from Birmingham, by way of the American Southwest.
Words / Brian KoladaBreaking through: FIS
The New Zealand producer is one of drum & bass's most exciting new prospects. Sort of. RA's Todd L. Burns explains.
Words / Todd L. BurnsBreaking through: Supreme Cuts
The Chicago duo's upcoming debut album is one of the year's most promising. RA's Andrew Ryce calls up the Windy City to talk cloud rap, getting that EDM money and Diddy-endorsed vodkas.
Words / Andrew RyceBreaking through: Jonwayne
RA's Lainna Fader introduces the LA beatmaker and rapper whose work has been endorsed by both the Low End Theory and Stones Throw crew.
Words / Lainna FaderBreaking through: Artifact
A new generation of Bristol producers is emerging. Andrew Ryce meets one of the most promising.
Words / Andrew RyceBreaking through: Darling Farah
The multivalent UK producer has roots in Detroit and the United Arab Emirates, but it was through access to the internet that his sound has evolved. RA's Ryan Keeling explains.
Words / Ryan KeelingBreaking through: Container
The Nashville artist has brought the aesthetics of noise to techno, and RA's Justin Farrar can't help but love the result.
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Breaking through: Dro Carey
The young, idiosyncratic Australian producer opens up about his battles with depression.
Words / Ryan KeelingBreaking through: Jeremiah Jae
The Chicago arm of Brainfeeder steps up.
Words / Danna HawleyBreaking through: Seekae
One of Australia's most exciting post-whatever electronic trios.
Words / Sanjay FernandesBreaking through: John Heckle
RA's Andrew Ryce calls up the Liverpool-based DJ/producer whose Chicago-tinged house has been turning heads of late.
Words / Andrew RyceBreaking through: Heatsick
Steven Warwick's experiments in dance music are crossing over to audiences he never thought possible. RA's Darius Sabbaghzadeh explains.
Words / Darius SabbaghzadehBreaking through: Till Krüger
The Stuttgart student may soon become the master. RA's Nick Connellan catches up with a rising German producer.
Words / Nick ConnellanBreaking through: Erdbeerschnitzel
The small town German producer is making big waves with his slowed down house productions. RA's Bjørn Schaeffner visits Mittelfischbach's most famous strawberry enthusiast.
Words / Bjørn SchaeffnerBreaking through: Midland
The unassuming Leeds DJ/producer has little regard for tempo or genre. He just wants to please himself, as RA's Kristan J Caryl finds out.
Words / Kristan J Caryl
Breaking through: Wbeeza
The house sound of London? Third Ear certainly thinks so. RA's Christine Kakaire calls up the UK to find out more about Warren Brown, the young producer they're so excited about.
Words / Christine KakaireBreaking through: Xhin
Singapore may not be a hotbed of forward-thinking techno, but at least one artist is helping to change that perception. RA's Todd L. Burns explains.
Words / Todd L. BurnsBreaking through: Session Victim
More than a decade after meeting, friends Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling started to collaborate and are now making some of the most hypnotic, grooving house around.
Words / Christine KakaireBreaking through: Tokimonsta
The Los Angeles-based producer doesn't understand the fuss about her city. As RA's Christine Kakaire finds, though, it was the perfect incubator for her psychedelic hip-hop.
Words / Christine KakaireBreaking through: DVS1
The Minneapolis DJ/producer has been tipped by Ben Klock and Derrick May as the next big thing from the Midwest. RA's Todd L. Burns can't help but agree.
Words / Todd L. BurnsBreaking through: SBTRKT
In advance of his appearance at South West Four Festival in August, RA's Richard Carnes charts the rise of one of UK bass music's hottest acts.
Words / Richard CarnesBreaking through: John Talabot
The mysterious Barcelona DJ/producer's slow-moving and ebullient house has been turning heads of late. In advance of his Sonar appearance, RA's Philip Sherburne finds that it's a sound borne of happy accidents.
Words / Philip SherburneBreaking through: The Lady Blacktronika
The Mount Shasta-based producer calls herself the First Lady of Beatdown. We're inclined to agree. RA's Christine Kakaire meets one of deep house's most talented newcomers.
Words / Christine KakaireBreaking through: Cottam
The mysterious edits man finally steps into the spotlight. Stephen Titmus unmasks the talented producer just as he's set to appear in RA's room at Mulletover's 6th Birthday.
Words / Stephen TitmusBreaking through: Canyons
Their home country may not appreciate them quite as much as the outside world. But with a debut album on the way, things look set to change for Canyons, one of Australia's most exciting new groups.
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Breaking through: Kyle Hall
Omar-S, Theo Parrish and other Detroit luminaries call him one of the most talented youngsters around. Now, if only he could get someone to let him chase them. RA's Mike Powell explains.
Words / Mike PowellBreaking through: Nina Kraviz
With a few high-profile mix appearances and releases on Rekids, Underground Quality and Naif, Moscow's Nina Kraviz has become one of the most hotly-tipped names of 2009. But when RA's Ryan Keeling called up Russia to talk records, he found that there's much more to the story than DJing.
Words / Ryan KeelingBreaking through: Kowton / Narcossist
House: It may have been a dirty word for producers of UK bass music in the past, but Joe Cowton is among a fresh wave of artists that are taking influence from both spheres in order to carve out their own niche. RA's Richard Carnes travels to his Bristol hometown to find out more.
Words / Richard CarnesBreaking through: Ghosts on Tape
The San Francisco-based producer's "tropical booty" has been winning converts Stateside and in the UK. RA's Piotr Orlov catches up with Ryan Merry to find out more about the floppy disc-obsessed beatmaker.
Words / Piotr OrlovBreaking through: Sleigh Bells
The New York duo was the darling of the CMJ Festival this year. RA's Nick Sylvester charts how and why they've recently broken through.
Words / Nick SylvesterBreaking through: Nosaj Thing
A new generation of producers as indebted to Dre as they are to Warp are emerging in California, led by Flying Lotus and Samiyam. Meet one of the best: Nosaj Thing.
Words / Jeff WeissBreaking through: San Proper
He's been a stalwart of the local scene for years, but with a hit single on Perlon, Amsterdam's San Proper is finally making waves in international waters.
Words / Aron FriedmanBreaking through: Untold
The Hemlock Recordings boss is finally making waves after 15 years of experimenting with production. We catch up with Jack Dunning to find out why he's breaking through now.
Words / Colin ShieldsBreaking through: Nicolas Jaar
He may be younger than techno itself, but Nicolas Jaar's unconventional take on the genre is turning heads. RA's Philip Sherburne talks to the Wolf + Lamb affiliated producer.
Words / Philip SherburneBreaking through: John Roberts
The sole American on the Dial imprint's roster, John Roberts is one of deep house's most exciting new talents. RA's Ryan Keeling visited the Berlin apartment of the Ohio-born producer to find out more.
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