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Adieux Au Dancefloor
At points acerbic, funny and smoldering, the Montreal artist's Cititrax debut is a fusion of spoken-word, driving synths and post-punk attitude.
Binh brightens things up on his most substantial release yet. It's full of the captivating basslines that make his minimal house irresistible.
Kassem Mosse's second album is much stranger than his first, but it loses none of the idiosyncratic charm.
On his thrilling and occasionally harrowing third album, Danny Brown shows that he can rap over just about anything.
Murcof x Vanessa Wagner
Over the course of this gorgeous album, Vanessa Wagner's piano is carefully picked apart and imploded by Murcof, her producer counterpart.
The Diagonal boss proves his punk credentials on this rickety tour through techno, no wave and noise.
A melted mix of vocals, guitar and sound design, Yves Tumor's PAN debut delicately balances experimentation with emotion.
With help from Rafael Anton Irisarri, the former Emeralds member makes his richest, most expansive album.
In Drum Play
The Hessle Audio cofounder explores techno's funky side on his rock-solid debut album.
Inspired by walks in a Polish forest with a macabre history, the Norwegian artist's latest album is his most haunting yet.
Astral Plane Recordings
Astral Plane signs another new name for an EP of face-melting, mind-bending techno—if you can even call it that.
The London puts together some of the most jittery drum tracks since Joe's "Claptrap."
Prophase Metaphase Anaphase Telophase
The UK artist offers up more slabs of heady, subtly shifting techno.
See You On Monday
In which Linkwood, through his stellar remix, does the unlikely and improves on a classic.
Ragga Preservation Society
A head-spinning trip that connects the dots between dub and ragga jungle.
Invisible City Editions
Feel-good dance music from early '90s South Africa, unearthed by master crate diggers Invisible City.
The up-and-coming producer balances grace and aggression on her latest EP of intoxicating club music.
A Band Called Flash
A Band Called Flash
Future Vision Records
This disco band, produced by Ron Trent, sound right out of the early '80s without coming off like a cheap imitation.
Cuts Volume 3: New Horizons
The French producer's latest hits the sweet spot between techno and house.
Tornado Wallace stretches out his legs on this EP of gently bobbing grooves and smooth guitar licks.
Rhythms Of The Pacific Vol. 3
The Vancouver label's third record, a collection of placid sounds from new producer Slim Media Player, is its best yet.
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Nec Plus Ultra
The Eerie boss made an unannounced appearance at Terraforma Festival last summer and laid down this set of pulsing, dreamy techno.
Breaking Through: Project Pablo
Andrew Ryce profiles an artist who's bringing a new breed of house music to Montreal.
Label of the month: Vlek
This Belgian label's focus on homegrown talent has given it a unique—and very peculiar—identity. Angus Finlayson travels to Dour Festival to meet Vlek's founders.
RA In Residence: Mystik
RA heads to a Seoul nightclub at the centre of a buzzing scene.
The art of DJing: Patrick Russell
With an uncompromising style forged in Detroit's rave heyday, Russell's spent the past two decades in relative obscurity, but now that's starting to change. Will Lynch talks shop with the ascendent selector.
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