The best albums, EPs and mixes from the past month.
Immaculately produced and rambunctious techno from a long-time master of oddball party-rockers.
Herdersmat (Part 9-15)
Hard (and occasionally zany) techno done right across 30 tracks from genre stalwarts and newcomers.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The talented synth artist finds her voice on a precocious record full of catchy vocals, nature-inspired sounds and colourful effects.
U Feel Anything?
Ziúr adds new shades of tension and reflection to her explosive experimental club music.
The Canadian duo write a pitch-perfect pop album underpinned by dazzling house and disco production.
Take Me Apart
Kelela's debut album of introspective and atmospheric R&B was more than worth the wait.
Lee Gamble makes challenging compositions into dance floor bombs on his first record for Hyperdub.
The duo explore Italian-African connections and Rastafarianism through fizzy digital dancehall.
A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Colleen finds beauty in tragedy on her most synth-heavy album of tender songs and meditations.
Haunting synth pop from one of electronic music's most clever songwriters.
Teklife's new breakout star delivers an LP full of sparse but deadly footwork.
Central Processing Unit
The Sheffield label celebrates five years with a collection of remixes that shows off the many shades of its sound: electro, IDM, techno and ambient.
Fatima Al Qadiri
Fatima Al Qadiri dives into the Arabic queer underground on her most intriguing—and club-ready—record.
The Silence Between Us
RA's Mark Smith called this EP of hyperactive, ultra-precise electro and techno "Objekt on methamphetamine."
Tail Lift / MPH
Two more exceptionally weird drum tracks full of odd samples and killer rhythms from Hessle Audio's man of mystery.
Why Are You So Frightened
A 2011 Tolkachev must-have—140 BPM techno with subtle flair and style—gets reissued alongside a deeper B-side.
დე / DE - Sounds From Georgia
Intergalactic Research Institute for Sound
Producers from Georgia's excellent techno scene show off their ambient sides on this eye-opening compilation.
With a move to Hyperdub, avant-garde singer-songwriter Klein shows why she's one of London's most exciting and original young artists.
A rising Toronto DJ makes her production debut, spanning blissful breakbeat, eyes-down electro and dewy deep house.
K-Lone's crushing new EP balances dubstep weight with Chain Reaction atmospherics.
Pata Din Mijlocul Naturii
Lick My Deck
The Romanian producer explores his gift for enriching minimal house with emotional melodies.
Neel goes for the peak-time vibe with three tracks of intense tunnelling techno and one of his immersive ambient moments to round off the package.
Vintage downtempo and hip-hop from an unknown artist as part of Hidden Hawaii's always-captivating Gilga series.
The experimental duo go acoustic and lose none of their music's roaring power.
- Andrew James Gustav
the Volks Podcast 009
Three hours of high-end tunes, recorded live at Club Der Visionaere.
- Nina Kraviz back-to-back Mumdance
Live from Unsound Festival, Kraków 2016
The unlikely pair bring out of some of their hardest and wackiest records.
Live At Dekmantel 2017
Omar-S spins plenty of his own anthems—and there are a lot of them—in this uplifting two-hour set from Dekmantel.
- Jana Rush
FACT mix 623
The resurgent footwork producer showcases Chicago's strengths with this heady mix packed with tunes from the likes of Traxman, DJ Rashad, DJ Earl and Rush herself.
- Magic Touch
HNYPOT 246: Moonlite Mix
Damon Eliza Palermo digs through his house collection on this sublime hour recorded for Honey Soundsystem.
fabric Promo mix
Cosmic techno from an Amsterdam hero.
- Tom Blip
The Ransom Note Mix
The man behind Blip Discs, a young and exciting house label in London, shares his bubbly side on this uplifting mix.
- Nadia Struiwigh
Reclaim Your City 246
Thumping techno, Rotterdam style by a newer addition to the impressive CPU roster.
- Patrick Russell
Live at No Way Back - 10th Anniversary
This recording from No Way Back in Detroit is so face-melting—the raw counterpart to September's Labyrinth session—that we had to include Russell two months in a row.
- Kerri Chandler
RA Live at Brilliant Corners
No big deal: it's just Kerri Chandler playing records in a sushi restaurant.
Orphx: Pitch black mirror
Holly Dicker finds out how this revered noise and industrial act started making waves in the techno scene.
The art of disruption: How CDJs are changing DJing
CDJs may have made mixing easier, but they've also ushered in an exciting new era of DJing. Michelle Lhooq reflects on the possibilities they've unlocked.
Burial's Untrue: The making of a masterpiece
Ten years since its release, we unpack the creative process behind one of electronic music's most mysterious classics.
Glitch Festival: A Maltese story
Malta has long been a tourist hotspot, but this new festival is making it a destination for dance music fans. Carlos Hawthorn tells the story of Glitch.
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