REVIEWS

Ploy – Intrigued By The Drum

In the early 2010s the crew around Bristol label Livity Sound breathed new life into UK techno, folding the traits of dubstep, jungle and grime into a new hybri... >>

Leo James – Event Horizon

An event horizon is a physics term, used to describe the boundary line within a black hole from which nothing can escape. If something's getting sucked into a b... >>

Bufiman – Peace Moves

Jan Schulte is a drums man. Just like the rest of his Düsseldorf crew, who revolve around the club Salon Des Amateurs and the label Themes for Great Cities, Sch... >>

SJ Tequilla – Conditionel

Jayda G and DJ Fett Burger have put out nothing but fire on their Freakout Cult label since it launched last year, and this latest release is no exception. The ... >>

Neo Image – Untitled

Chad Thiessen is a name that's been associated with the Vancouver scene for some time – he's released on Mood Hut as part of the groups Aquarian Foundation and ... >>

Jex Opolis – Ravines

If Canadian producer Jex Opolis really has had "a long and painful musical history", as his Discogs profile claims, you'd never guess it from listening to his m... >>

Person Of Interest – Eclipse

Even in his earliest releases, a series of scuffed techno EPs for L.I.E.S., New York producer Person Of Interest had a knack for sneaking surprisingly catchy me... >>

Gaussian Curve – The Distance

The centrepiece of Gaussian Curve's new album is a track called Suspended Motion. As well as being one of the group's prettiest productions to date, the title a... >>

Normals Welcome – Various 01

Since shifting their focus to the dancefloor in 2014, Edmonton label Normals Welcome has offered a slanted take on the typical Canadian house sound. Where label... >>

Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City

The balmy, balearic-leaning style of house that has become popular over the last couple of years is uniquely suited to the album format. Driven by relaxed atmos... >>

Anthony Naples – Us Mix

After a flurry of releases when he first broke out, Anthony Naples has slowed to a less hurried pace recently. Last year saw only a subtle two-tracker on Trilog... >>

åmnfx – Moscow Beat

Beset by a tragic warehouse fire and the loss of two of their finest artists, no one would blame the 100% Silk crew for taking some time off. Yet 2017 has seen ... >>

Stratton – Smelling Salts

When a scene blows up, as lofi house has over the past year or so, the glut of bandwagon producers crowding the internet can make it hard to keep track of the o... >>

Objekt – Objekt #4

Since his first white label releases in 2011, TJ Hertz has acquired a reputation as a producer focused on the future. From his early bass-infused techno to the ... >>

DJ Heure – Outsider Resource

It's not like Seb Wildblood wasn't already busy. The Londoner co-runs the prolific Church imprint alongside his newer label Coastal Haze and still makes time fo... >>

Octo Champ – Not Quite Here Yet

London promoter Let’s Go Swimming has been going strong for a year now, with a string of well-curated parties under its belt at Stoke Newington’s The Waiting Ro... >>

Deena Abdelwahed – Klabb

As inviting as house music is, the genre rarely provides material that sounds genuinely fresh. Those looking for something that sounds new generally end up at t... >>

6D22 – IŠTAR

If you believe what you read online, there’s no fresher place for techno right now than Tbilisi, Georgia. Local nights like Bassiani combine a free-rave spirit ... >>

Young Marco – Selectors 002

A common complaint of the dance scene is that good DJs are expected to be good producers, and vice versa, when the two require very different skills. Typically ... >>

Luka Productions – Fasokan

As electronic production methods become cheaper and more widely available, producers from Senegal to Teheran have begun learning to compose digitally. The major... >>