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Tomson – we_ctrl 003 – we_ctrl Only three releases in and already Manchester’s we_ctrl is a label to keep a beady eye on. A joint venture between producers Tomson and Benedict, the imprint has been thus far a vehicle for … Continue reading

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G-Transition – The Second Transition – Boe Recordings Ukranian talent G-Transition (aka Brother G aka Gena Ivanov, co-founder of Mysterious Russian Soul label) makes a welcome return to ace East London imprint Boe Recordings for the concluding part of a … Continue reading

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Cajual Records

ONLY 4 U: THE SOUND OF CAJMERE & CAJUAL RECORDS 1992-2012 Only 4 U Collects 20 Years Of Essential Cajual Records Releases If there’s one Chicago label that in the 90’s took up the mantle from DJ International and Trax … Continue reading

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Dressers

It was 1984 and I was standing on the terracing at Fir Park, Motherwell wearing DMs, black jeans, a mohair jumper and a football scarf. Britain was a grey and drab place. The Miner’s Strike, Conservative rule and I was … Continue reading

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The Birth of House Music

THE BIRTH OF HOUSE MUSIC Before there was a House record pressed to vinyl in Chicago there was Mitchbal records. In 2012 Jerome Derradji has lovingly compiled a wonderful compilation of the truly amazing , iconic and downright weird releases … Continue reading

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Johannes Albert – The H.A.N.S. EP – Frank Music Frank’s back. The Berlin-based label has refrained from resting on its laurels after its recent superb EP from Achterbahn D’Amour (the duo consisting of Iron Curtis and Edit Piafra) by following … Continue reading

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Jacksonville – Twilight Industries EP – Doppler Records Chances are that Jacksonville is having a lie down right now. After all, two releases in only a matter of months from the self-confessed procrastinator and perfectionist must have left the poor … Continue reading

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Azymuth

Azymuth – Meu Mengô (Mark E remixes) EP – Far Out Recordings Far Out Recordings has been party to a Brazilian love affair for pushing 20 years now. During that time the London-based label founded by DJ and record producer … Continue reading

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville — Sometime Shortwave EP — Doppler Records Jacksonville is not, by his own admission, the most prolific producer currently working the underground house circuit. And the Edinburgh-based but Leeds-bred musician readily admits to copious amounts of doubt, procrastination and … Continue reading

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Julio Bashmore – Future Boogie

Julio Bashmore is pretty hot property at the moment. Having come to a lot of people’s attention through his association with Dirtybird, this deep and melodic release on Future Boogie demonstrates that he is an open-minded producer with a broad … Continue reading

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