Essential sounds from the month of August.
Not Not Fun
Spacey, desolate ambient music made with old Soviet synthesizers.
James Murphy and friends outdo themselves on this fantastic comeback album.
Intricate beats stitched together from vocals and found sounds.
The Beach Goths
The Israeli duo do electronic post-punk with a party feel on their latest album.
The Shape Of Things To Come
The Texas producer gives Dark Entries a sludgy analogue techno album.
Inside A Quiet Mind
Loop Recordings (NZ)
New Zealand dub techno that still sounds jaw-dropping nearly 20 years after it was recorded.
Central Processing Unit
Ethereal, IDM-inflected techno from a promising new name in the CPU roster.
Duran Duran Duran
This mishmash of techno and breakcore might be the craziest electronic album we've heard all year.
A gem from Warp's Artificial Intelligence series gets a welcome reissue.
Oneohtrix Point Never
A dreamy electronic film score in the grand tradition of Vangelis and Tangerine Dream.
The Japanese label shows off its hypnotic house sound with tracks from Binh, Spacetravel, Evan Baggs and others.
Blackest Ever Black
Foreboding drum & bass and downtempo beats, Blackest Ever Black-style.
This quadruple-vinyl collection combines Perlon lifers with newer names to highlight what the seminal label does best.
Carve + Gaze
Sleek instrumental grime made from steel and glass.
A reissue of one of KiNK's earliest—and cheekiest—releases: an Aphex Twin tribute that foreshadowed the boisterous style that became KiNK's trademark.
The Hessle Audio cofounder delivers two more deadly club edits.
Forest Drive West
Persistence Of Memory
Felix K's label releases the latest rhythmic explorations from this excellent new producer.
AFX / Luke Vibert
Two vintage Aphex remixes, originally made under a secret alias, paired with two AFX originals—what's not to love?
Jayda G & Laylay
Tropical rhythms for the waning days of summer, all the way from the Canadian Riviera.
Voyant Inc / Tofu Productions
Lost In Time / The Warmth
Things get groovy when Daniel Bell and Thomas Melchior join forces.
H.V.R.F. Central Command
Dream Catalogue boss HKE goes highlights the full spectrum and force of hardvapour with this blazing seven-track release.
Cold & Rain
Candy-sweet drum & bass designed to hit all your pleasure centres.
DJ Central & Erika Casier
Modern garage done right, from the fascinating Aarhus scene in Denmark.
A distinctive voice in the Vancouver scene delivers her best record yet, with four tracks of hazy breakbeats.
A newcomer from Tel Aviv lays down five twisted techno tunes for his debut solo EP.
When Lobster Comes Home
Leftfield techno loaded with personality.
Live At Nachtdigital 2017
map.ache & Sevensol, backdropped by a glittering lake, closing the 20th edition of Germany's beloved Nachtdigital festival.
- Justin Cudmore
Truancy Volume 185
The acid-loving New Yorker packs a whole night's worth of energy into this blistering hour of techno and house.
- Esther Duijn
Bizarro Blends 07
A cosmically-inclined mix from the Dutch Tresor resident.
- Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter (Mister Saturday Night)
The New York duo celebrate 250 events with this two-hour lesson in party-rocking.
- Dana Ruh
Smooth house from a DJ who makes mixing records sound effortless.
- Tyler Fedchuk
Live At Bass Coast 2017
A far-ranging, funky highlight from this year's Bass Coast festival.
Crack Mix 160
Dreamy selections from the idiosyncratic Japanese artist.
- DJ Bone
Live At Freerotation 2017
Another one from this year's Freerotation, this time two hours of barreling house and techno with lots of slick fader work.
FACT Mix 615
The Rinse France DJ mixes up rushing electro and footwork with some video game tunes and Lisbon club music.
Guest mix for Mosca on NTS Radio
Shades of pitch black psychedelia from the Bristol artist (begins an hour and 15 minutes in).
Horns & roses: dOP
They only have five plug-ins on their computer, drink copious amounts of vodka and have crooned their way to success, including slots at the closing party of Bar 25 and Poland's Unsound Festival. No, we're not talking about Nôze. Meet their good friends, dOP.
Lawrence: The constant gardener
Peter Kersten's music has barely changed in the decade since he started making it. But when this former gardener is constantly this good, why bother messing with the formula? Todd L. Burns caught up with the DJ/producer to chat about gardening, kalimbas and why he loves RA so much.
Decibel 2008 in review
The 2008 Decibel Festival had a lineup that would rival nearly any North American counterpart. But would the crowds in the Pacific Northwest be up for a four-day dance party? RA went to Seattle to find out.
The joy of techno: Mathew Jonson
The Canadian-born producer has been cooking up beats since 2001 under his own name. RA's Geeta Dayal travels to the Great White North to talk about why he almost became a gourmet chef, the synths behind his success and bagpipes.
Label of the month: Dirty
Forget every "hyphen-disco" genre you know. The crew behind Dirty elide any sort of easy categorization. RA's William Rauscher talks to the masters of the edit to find out where they're taking their knife next.
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