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RECORD REVIEW: CARSON McHONE – CAROUSEL
RECORD REVIEW: CARSON McHONE – CAROUSEL

“I think a lot of roots influenced artists feel the need to defend tradition in this way.  Today though, I want to do more with the form, push myself past where I understand it to be.” Carson McHone. Our...

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RECORD REVIEW: MOHLAO (NET) – KONSTRUKT 009
RECORD REVIEW: MOHLAO (NET) – KONSTRUKT 009

Prolific Helsinki based Dutch artist and producer Samuel van Dijk released a new EP Friday under his techno trading moniker Mohlao for Dutch imprint Konstrukt. On it he seeks out the tangible and seeks to plant his feet back on terra...

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RECORD REVIEW: NEEL (ITA) – TRANSITION
RECORD REVIEW: NEEL (ITA) – TRANSITION

Rome techno producer and sound engineer Giuseppe Tillieci aka Neel, unleashed his new EP Transition on Friday, his second for Gent label Token Records after 2017’s stunning Calcata. Its four tracks were inspired by and named in turn after...

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RECORD REVIEW: ARCHITECTURAL – A GIRL WITH NO FRIENDS EP
RECORD REVIEW: ARCHITECTURAL – A GIRL WITH NO FRIENDS EP

“For me a real artist is someone who doesn’t base his or her art in making money, even though you must live from it…but at the time of creation you cannot be thinking of the money you might make...

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RECORD REVIEW: G-PROD (FRA) – ALCHEMIC
RECORD REVIEW: G-PROD (FRA) – ALCHEMIC

Renaat Vandepapeliere, the founder and co-owner of R&S Records returned to the DJ fray at the age of 60 for a singular purpose. To highlight cutting edge music made by electronic musicians and producers who otherwise wouldn’t get a...

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RECORD REVIEW: SERENA BUTLER (ITA) – WE WANT NEITHER CLEAN HANDS NOR BEAUTIFUL SOULS
RECORD REVIEW: SERENA BUTLER (ITA) – WE WANT NEITHER CLEAN HANDS NOR BEAUTIFUL SOULS

We as human beings are living simultaneously in the most knowledgeable and progressive yet most ignorant and conservative of times. It means for half the world’s population who still suffer greatly from that ignorance and for those in the...

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RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA  DAUGHERTY – LIGHT
RECORD REVIEW: JULIANA DAUGHERTY – LIGHT

“I gave it a good fight, I tried to be alright, but I wasn’t.” Charlottesville artist Juliana Daugherty’s new album Light begins with the amazing opener ‘Player’, the deft merger of gently strummed rock chords, electronic effects and pitter-patter like...

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RECORD REVIEW: SKEE MASK (GER) – COMPRO
RECORD REVIEW: SKEE MASK (GER) – COMPRO

Left field Munich techno producer Bryan Müller aka Skee Mask, recently unveiled his deeply outstanding new album Compro on Munich’s Ilian Tape. After the rhythmic and vocal intensity of and the kaleidoscopic exhibits found on last year’s EP’s ‘ISS002’ and...

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RECORD REVIEW: DJ KOZE (GER) – KNOCK KNOCK
RECORD REVIEW: DJ KOZE (GER) – KNOCK KNOCK

Earlier this month abstract DJ/producer/artist and Hamburg native Stefan Kozalla aka DJ Koze, released his sprawling new album Knock Knock, an artistic journey that invokes a kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions. His hypnotic yet restless creations have a smidge...

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RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7
RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7

In a more general sense, we are interested by the human mind’s (and nature’s) tendency to create forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the...

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