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Deep House Introspective

When is dance music not dance music? Is the dance genre defined by its key sonic characteristics or by its actual use in the club context? Journalism and disc... >>
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January Roundup 2014

The writing may have stopped but the listening never did - we at WN have been using our time off to explore the dusty recesses of hardcore and disco, but we've ... >>
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Best Tracks of 2013 – Part 2

25: The Mole – Lockdown Party (DJ Sprinkles Crossfaderama)   DJ Sprinkles had a fantastic year, scoring one of the year’s best mixes as well as a bril... >>
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Best Tracks of 2013 – Part 1

While making this list, I couldn’t help but dwell on how inevitably arbitrary the order of year-end lists are. There are a number of problems facing a music s... >>
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Best Labels of 2013

In 2013 we were given more reasons than ever why record labels really matter. The glut of new producers needed sorting and supporting, the ever-oscillating sa... >>
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90s House Playlist

Bicep and a few others have been earning their stripes looking back to the punchy house sounds of the 90s, but they certainly aren't the first to do so. With th... >>
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Best Labels of 2012

In today’s climate of free downloads and disposable music, it takes more and more commitment to curate a solid label. The labels that White Noise has ch... >>
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Total Redraw: Home Listening Edition

Remixes that really shake things up   No self-respecting music fan is a stranger to the idea of the remix. After a track is completed, the stems are passed of... >>
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Feature: Vocal Exercises

Vocal sampling. The act of cutting a human voice from source audio and repurposing it in a new piece of music. It’s become fairly normal to hear a vocal sample ... >>