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Clash review
23.05.17

Techno pushed closer to the edge as well as the coffee table...

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.16

Hey there. The new album by Zoos of Berlin turned out to be a very positive surprise for me. Genre: art pop. Enjoy! Zoos of Berlin – Instant EveningFiled under: 2016, Pop

Clash review
09.11.16

Perfectly maintaining the balance between populism and exclusivity...

Clash review
09.11.16

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

Clash review
09.11.16

Heavy duty techno with a funky edge...

Clash review
30.09.16

Eccentric, acerbic, and - ultimately - one of the best in the game...

The Quietus review
22.10.15

??Whether the cunning realisation of unquenchable creative vision or restlessness captured and let loose for the sake of it, releasing three studio albums in as many years can be...

NME review
21.04.14

Former doorman turned indie observer Joe Casey delivers a deadpan missive on Detroit's social pitfalls

Spotinews recomendation
08.12.14

Morning. This stellar album by Protomartyr was added to Spotify earlier this year. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! (Version for France here.) Protomartyr – Under...

Punk News review
28.04.14

At its foundation, yeah, Protomartyr's a post-punk band: shaded instrumentation; baritone-y, Ian Curtis-style vocals; fairly muted swagger-you know. But the Detroit quartet color...

Insound review
15.04.14

House Shoes is proud to present the first-ever physical release of Danny Brown’s Hot Soup , his debut album released in 2009 prior to the release of The Hybrid . Featuring Rapper...

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...

Insound review
17.10.13

Black Milk’s forthcoming full-length album No Poison No Paradise continues his trend of evolving his signature sound while pushing it into new territory. Musically, each of Black...

Insound review
17.10.13

New full-length release from Atlanta's Boldy James and follow up to his Grand Quarters EP from earlier this year. Boldy’s is a uniquely paired-down style, relatively barren beats...

Insound review
08.10.13

Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will return with their sophomore album, The Speed of Things , via Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2011's It's A Corporate World...

Under The Radar review
08.10.13

We're all familiar with the enigmatic struggle of sophomore albums. There is an unfair expectation for a band to stick to what they know—or, more accurately, what we know—and also...

Insound review
01.10.13

Danny Brown is a true rap original. His songs are as profane as they are profound, mixing heartfelt personal narratives and razor-sharp social commentary with hedonistic party...

Under The Radar review
11.11.13

Old may not be the most easily digestible album you'll hear this year, but if you're willing to take the trip, you'll find its unwavering eccentricity is matched only by its...

NME review
07.10.13

He's the hip-hop original Kanye West takes cues from, and his third album is another harsh triumph

Clash review
02.10.13

Dizzying trap-rap set atop an unnerving soundtrack…

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.13

Morning. Here is the new album by The Dirtbombs. Genre: garage pop/rock. Enjoy! The Dirtbombs – Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! Filed under: 2013, Pop, Rock

Insound review
25.07.13

Bantam Rooster's stompin' 18-cut debut, kickin' off with the ace title cut and wailin' on nonstop. This Detroit duo will melt your face into your brain and back out again.

XLR8R review
04.07.13

Last year, Robert Hood released the latest in a series of jazz-influenced concept albums, Motor: Nighttime World 3. For the producer, who'd been both lionized and dismissed over...

Resident Advisor review
05.07.13

As the name suggests, Floorplan he has but one aim: Robert Hood's side-project is all about durable DJ tools, 4 AM bangers, incendiary floor-ready bombs. In a way these functional...

Pitchfork review
12.03.13

Last year's Consignment: Favor for a Favor, the Redi-Rock Mixtape from Detroit rapper Boldy James managed to keep you invested for its entire 26-track, hour-plus runtime...

Pitchfork review
03.12.14

Last year's Consignment: Favor for a Favor, the Redi-Rock Mixtape from Detroit rapper Boldy James managed to keep you invested for its entire 26-track, hour-plus runtime...

Pitchfork review
09.11.12

Though you may not have heard of Karriem Riggins, the list of artists he's associated with in includes some recognizable names. The Stones Throw drummer/producer has worked with...

Pitchfork review
27.06.12

We're supposed to learn from reissues, right? We become more educated listeners, better listeners, perhaps more adventurous listeners? We're trying to understand how these gems...

BBC review
19.06.12

Detroit producer honours underground hip hop on debut LP.

Resident Advisor review
19.03.12

When I recently interviewed Vince Watson, we talked about the rather nebulous concept of "soul." He couldn't quite describe what "it" is; only that music has to have it. In any...

Spotinews recomendation
22.03.12

Hi. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by producer Vince Watson. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Vince Watson – Every Soul Needs A Guide Filed under: 2012...

BBC review
02.03.12

A joyless album where wacky intonation obscures some potentially appealing harmonies.

Insound review
10.04.12

Alex Winston is a 23-year old Detroit native. She has been compared to a combination of Kate Nash and Lykke Le. She had her live debut at CMJ in 2010. King Con was produced by...

Pitchfork review
07.03.12

The New York singer-songwriter's debut is catchy and well-produced, but she rejects the ice-cream gloss and ambiguity of many other contemporary pop artists.

Pitchfork review
01.02.12

To say that this collaborative EP from Detroit indie-rap producer Black Milk and shock-rap loose cannon Danny Brown feels "half-finished" would be over-generous. But it works.

Insound review
19.01.12

In 2010 Atlanta based emcee Boog Brown released her debut album produced by Detroit star Apollo Brown. The album gained instant critical acclaim including making iTunes Top 10 New...

Resident Advisor review
03.01.12

Few acts can boast mythology as rich as Drexciya. Right from their very first record (1992's Deep Sea Dweller) Gerald Donald and James Stinson showed a fascination for all things...

Pitchfork review
13.01.12

From 1992 until 2002, the mysterious electro outfit Drexciya created not only some of Detroit's most original and enduring electronic music; they created an entire imaginary world...

XLR8R review
06.01.12

Drexciya, the mythical aquatic civilization generated by the works of (the sadly deceased) James Stinson and Gerald Donald, was one of the most original concepts to come from...

Pitchfork review
26.08.11

The audacious Detroit rapper with a strangled voice and a penchant for depravity transforms his jagged edges into a compelling and immersive universe.

Pitchfork review
07.05.12

The audacious Detroit rapper with a strangled voice and a penchant for depravity transforms his jagged edges into a compelling and immersive universe. Brown's voice is uniquely...