The essential albums, singles and mixes from this past month.
Sleek house music that balances dance floor functionality with out-there experimentation.
The long-time Warp producer gets downright euphoric on his latest album.
Sacred Bones Records
Margaret Chardiet's third album of intensely personal noise music is her most fearsome yet.
Gas returns after 17 years as majestic and haunting as ever.
Matthew Barnes' usual acoustic and electric hybrids are even more stunning on his new album.
A minimal classic revived for 2017, its unique, immersive charm still very much intact.
Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
Music For Dreams Denmark
The Salon Des Amateurs resident compiles outré German music loaded with drums and offbeat personality.
Bleak, pounding techno for our bleak modern times.
On her second album, Jlin's music is darker, more powerful and more experimental.
Precision drum & bass with a healthy helping of deep atmospherics.
A dense, thoughtful album from one of the experimental club scene's visionary artists.
Four tracks of immersive, trippy house music in a style only Villalobos can pull off.
DeepChord Presents Echospace
Live In Detroit [Ghost In The Sound]
A standout live set from one of the finest acts in dub techno.
Funky broken beat from the UK but with a global outlook.
Creative electro that hits like a bag of hammers.
A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day
Nina Kraviz's label continues its fantastic run with this Russian duo's disorderly beats.
The Highland Mob
Hyperdub's latest signing highlights a growing grime scene in Scotland.
Words Fall To Ground
The Bala Club producer serves up an EP of complex but approachable R&B.
Vintage jacking techno from the producer otherwise known as DI-X.
Dreamy hip-house from one of New York's most exciting newcomers.
Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
Dominick Fernow's techno project debuts on Ostgut Ton with some of its most powerful work yet.
A masterpiece from Photek's peak period that features his first work with techno.
Kara-Lis Coverdale does minimalism with gorgeous results.
An essential record from Robert Hood's minimal techno heyday.
Dark experimental electronics by a Japanese master.
Peder & Hodge
All My Love
Two leftfield producers join forces for a face-melting techno EP.
Diary Of A Woman
Kaleidoscopic techno that folds in musique concrète, noise and other abstract influences.
- DJ Persuasion
Tech Step mix for Berceuse Heroique
An hour of classic banging drum & bass.
Dekmantel Podcast 122
A three-hour live recording featuring the relaxing but uplifting grooves we expect from Gonno.
- Melina Serser
Dreamy downtempo from the Montevideo selector.
- Beatrice Dillon
An introspective and captivating selection of oddities.
- Truly Madly
Spacey dance music from an old-school London digger.
- Dark Entries
Fact Mix 601
Dark Entries presents an hour of music that's upcoming on the label, from house to disco to post-punk.
The Vancouver DJ shows off her now-signature blend of IDM, Detroit techno and smooth electro.
- Silent Season
Forest Of the Dancing Spirits III
Ultra-deep and ambient techno inspired by walks through the forests of British Columbia.
- James Creed
All-vinyl old-school house.
Inner Varnika '17
A feel-good live recording of Melbourne's Pjenné at the Inner Varnika festival.
Label of the month: Mannequin Records
For Mannequin Records' Alessandro Adriani, "there is no such thing as old and new music, only the music of now." Holly Dicker explains.
Playing Favourites: Mr Bongo
The highly respected record shop owner, label boss and vinyl digger selects some classics from his collection.
The RA Underground Stage in pictures and mixes
Techno was on the menu at Movement in Detroit, and we were there to capture sets by Altstadt Echo, Function, Ryan Elliott, STERAC, DJ Hyperactive, Rebekah, Ben Sims and Truncate.
Real Scenes: London
Thriving? Or just surviving? RA's flagship documentary series explores the complicated story behind the world's biggest dance music scene.
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