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Clash review
09.03.17

A superb collaboration between two dance heavyweights...

Clash review
22.02.17

Beats and pieces from the humbly skewiff scourge of the discotheque...

Clash review
09.11.16

A truly essential mix from one of Detroit's finest...

Clash review
09.11.16

A fine second album that follows neatly on from his debut...

Clash review
09.11.16

An irresistible piece of steamy electro-soul...

Punk News review
13.05.15

Vancouver’s NEEDS (an acronym for Never Ever Ending Destruction of Society) could have started their self titled debut album with an intense, raging declaration of their power...

The Quietus review
22.04.15

Given Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau's previous home was Not Not Fun's dance-focused 100% Silk imprint, it comes as little surprise that there's something of the hauntological about...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

Spotinews recomendation
11.12.14

Hello. This relaxing new album by Frank & Tony is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Frank & Tony – You Go GirlFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
09.10.14

Tracks that will shine in front of large festival crowds…

The Quietus review
02.05.14

Coming from one of the most talked-about, respected artists in underground house and techno, an eight-year wait for a debut solo full-length seems an awfully long time to put off...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.03.14

On a beautiful, bittersweet solo LP, Watt embraces themes of disillusion and personal loss to echo a countrywide solemnity.

Spotinews recomendation
17.04.14

Good morning. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Ben Watt. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Note: US release date is April 29.) Ben Watt – HendraFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
04.02.14

A cursory glance at the cover of Moodymann, the self-titled full-length from the mercurial Detroit producer, connects Kenny Dixon Jr. to the posters and protagonists of the short...

Resident Advisor review
21.01.14

House music may be 30 years old, but the question of how best to approach the house music album is still unresolved. You might even argue that, as a genre, it is unsuited to the...

Resident Advisor review
06.12.13

Dream Ritual, A Sagittariun's debut LP, is a perfect counterpoint to one of the year's other great albums, Special Request's Soul Music. While Woolford's breaks bottled up the...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.13

Hello there. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes this new album by A Sagittariun. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! A Sagittariun – Dream RitualFiled under: 2013, Electronic

XLR8R review
27.11.13

As part owners of Innervisions, Âme's musical taste is irrevocably ingrained in the DNA of the Berlin-based imprint. Alongside co-owner Dixon, Âme's Kristian Beyer and Frank...

Resident Advisor review
12.11.13

House music can express the whole spectrum of human emotion. It can also—despite the clichés of so much uplifting house—convey joy at being alive while remaining enigmatic...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.13

Morning. It’s a beautiful day here in Sweden and I will soon go for a run in the sun. But first, here is the recently added new album by Axel Boman. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Axel...

XLR8R review
12.11.13

Sweden's Axel Boman first gained serious attention with his 2010 track "Purple Drank," which was released on DJ Koze's Pampa label. He's since gone on to establish himself as a...

XLR8R review
11.11.13

The appearance of a mix CD can sometimes feel like a victory lap; after all, they often happen once a particular artist has proven their worth to the current musical community and...

Resident Advisor review
15.11.13

Everyone who's done a DJ-Kicks mix has had their own approach to the series, whether it's the brain-fried krautrock of James Holden or the slippery, on-the-nod jams of Wolf & Lamb...

XLR8R review
06.11.13

The name of Madrid-based producer Pional (a.k.a. Miguel Barros) is probably recognizable to even some casual listeners of house music, as his association with the critically...

XLR8R review
31.10.13

Tom Trago is the kind of producer who's unafraid to mix things up stylistically. Over the past few years, his discography has included a surprising degree of variation, especially...

Spotinews recomendation
07.11.13

Hello. The Spotinews blog is slowing down again. For the next 5-6 weeks it will stay this way as I start to write about all the albums I forgot about this year. There won’t be a...

Resident Advisor review
01.11.13

Even by the standards of a nation that's always punched well above its weight with dance music, the Dutch house scene is currently enjoying a patch so purple it's almost...

XLR8R review
17.09.13

UK producer Fort Romeau (a.k.a. Mike Greene) likes to play his cards close when it comes to revealing the hidden surprises in the majority of his tunes. The opening and title...

Resident Advisor review
02.09.13

Last year, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and Ali Love reached the UK top 40 with with "Benediction." Balancing their well-travelled club impulses with a pure pop sensibility that...

XLR8R review
30.07.13

It might not be worth calling it a comeback yet, but following his hot "303" b/w "909" 12" for 7777, Hold Up definitely helps Todd Osborn (performing here as Osborne) seem like a...

Resident Advisor review
12.07.13

The late Martin Dawson was something of a house music super-producer, someone who could bring the best out of other artists, from Glimpse to Catz & Dogz to Jay Shepheard, all the...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.06.13

Better known up until now for her DJing and remixing skills, Maya Jane Coles drops a fine debut album that'll have us all talking about her ear for a killer pop song.

Spotinews recomendation
21.07.13

Good morning. The fine debut album by Maya Jane Coles was addd to Spotify earlier this month. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) Maya Jane Coles – Comfort Filed...

XLR8R review
04.07.13

Over the past few years, Maya Jane Coles has developed one of the highest profiles in house music. The UK-bred producer's bubbling, sensual productions have attracted fans from...

Resident Advisor review
01.07.13

Maya Jane Coles' rise through the ranks of UK house was almost meteoric, and it's been hard not to root for her the whole way. Her slinky and low-slung productions have definite...

XLR8R review
18.06.13

R&S's reboot of Apollo, its chillout-room sub-label, has not exactly matched the vitality of the imprint's original run. Both labels have long been known for their range, but the...

Resident Advisor review
12.06.13

Nicole Moudaber's rise from promoter and agent to fêted techno DJ has been well-documented. Based on her recent output, she's making a decent stab at becoming a producer too, but...

XLR8R review
10.06.13

Neville Watson is one of dance music's elder statesmen, and Songs to Elevate Pure Hearts, his debut album, comes almost two decades into a career that's seen him run his own...

XLR8R review
12.03.13

Kingdoms, Fort Romeau's sterling debut, was a surprising turn for the typically rough-and-ready (perhaps amateurish, on occasion) 100% Silk. On that mini-LP, Mike Norris, a...