Here are our favourite releases from the past month.
Synthdrome Vault Archives #1
Pittsburgh's finest digs deep into his DAT archives for this collection of timeless techno.
House music in the beloved style of Dial Records: melancholic with a hint of unease.
The Other People Place
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café
One of the Drexciya universe's most lusted-after albums gets a long-awaited reissue.
Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold
Sferic Ghost Transmits
Honest Jon's Records
Shackleton explores space and resonance on this full-length collaboration with the spoken-word artist Vengeance Tenfold.
Sells His Record Collection
Harold Williams's rich tapestry of samples presents a unique vision of Japan.
Wah Wah Wino
The oddball Irish crew show their wares.
Ways Inner Pass
A gorgeous little album that shows how smooth experimental electronic music can be.
Copeland Keyboard Fantasies
Invisible City Editions
Mid-'80s new age keyboard jams, given a new lease of life by Invisible City.
The California label celebrates its 100th release by showcasing the new producers who embody the label's sound: smooth, luscious house music.
The Portland duo offer a stunning hi-def update on Fourth World electronics.
Phobiza 'Noite' Vol. 2
RAMZi's debut on Mood Hut is the most arresting view of her alien sound world yet.
Nein Fortiate EP
Last year Ben UFO said Sulta "has made an almost comically massive tune and it's going to be very successful indeed." He wasn't wrong.
Celeste launches her own label with two tracks of pure house music sunshine.
PST & SVN
The low-key duo turn to hip-hop and downtempo for the second volume of Recording, but don't lose the dusky magic of the first installment.
Off Season / Fuerza
Joy Orbison's first solo record since 2012 shows he hasn't lost his touch.
On her second release, Inga Mauer, who mixed a killer RA podcast last month, goes dense and dark.
July V / Shoulders Back
Twinkling, mutated grooves from the Freerotation resident.
Celestial techno with a light touch but a heavy impact.
Bass Cadet Records
The underrated East Coast artist shows her distinctive ear for instrumentation and melody in deep house.
You Speak What I Feel
My Good Friends Tell Me That
The combo of SND's cold steel and Terre Thaemlitz's unmistakable warmth make this one-track 12-inch worth every penny.
A subtle touch of electro lights up Markus Sommer's latest EP of classy, subtle house.
Before You Sleep / In Line / Sweat
Bruce sounds drowsy on his latest record, but still as tense and engaging as ever.
Kahn / Commodo
Fierce (Commodo Remix) / S Is For Snakes
Certified weapons from two of the best in grime and dubstep's new school.
Live At My Own Jupiter
A pitch-perfect opening set from an intriguing London selector.
- Ivan Smagghe
Live At Rex Club 12/17/16
A two-hour voyage from a dance music explorer.
- Josey Rebelle
Discwoman's mix series hits another home run.
- Robin Ordell
An hour of gently spacey minimal dance music.
- Red Greg
Live at J.A.W. Family Reunion
A rare two-hour live recording of one of the most revered disco and soul selectors in the world.
- Aïsha Devi
FACT Mix 589
Heavy on her own edits, this mix shows how Aïsha Devi's otherworldly sound translates to her DJing.
The Staycore cofounder comes correct with 45 minutes of club-destroying madness, almost all of it his music.
- Daniel Avery
RA Live at Brilliant Corners
This psychedelic selection comes from RA's recent live stream from Brilliant Corners in London.
Truancy Volume 168
EBM, post-punk and techno swirl together in this dark and heady mix.
- Floating Points & Motor City Drum Ensemble
Recorded live at Dimensions 2014
Almost six hours of disco from two of the best diggers around.
Label of the month: Infinite Machine
Andrew Ryce profiles one of club music's most daring and inventive labels, inspired by hardcore and the hustle and bustle of Mexico City.
Breaking through: DJ Wey
The artist also known as Luis, DJ Python and Deejay Xanax is as poetic as he is versatile, dishing out everything from house to breakbeat to so-called "deep reggaeton." Max Pearl pays him a visit in Queens.
The art of DJing: Antal
The Rush Hour cofounder's sets traverse genres, tempos and continents. He shares 23 years of DJing wisdom with Aaron Coultate.
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