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Made Us Laugh
House / Techno

90’s Boiler Room

There has been lots of really great videos, memes, vines making fun of electronic music and EDM culture but this one just might take the cake! Just when I shared my favorite Joke about DJ/Producers called “2manybuttons” by two Norwegian guys (check it out here), this one comes out and well, …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Knxledge “HS8.8″

Philadelphia’s Knxledge is one of the most profilic producers of the new school around. If you have any doubts, check out his Bandcamp page which has about 40 releases! His debut full length titled Hud Dreams is coming out on June 30th on Stones Throw (but available on digital now) …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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Made Us LaughVideo Digs

Made Us Laugh: 2manybuttons

I must say that in all of the parodies of the EDM world this just might be our favorite. The Norwegian duo give us a nice laugh at electronic music producers who have a live rig of about 25 machines connected. Zer ist too many buttons!

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Mix Of The Day
Broken Beat House / Techno

Mix of the Day: DEGO – Dimensions 2015 Mix #5

Huge mix for the 2015 Dimensions Festival exclusive mix series coming from none other than DEGO, an absolute giant of the UK scene since the early 90’s. Dego has been making forward thinking music for over 20 years: from his timeless records as 4Hero (along with Marc Mac) to his …

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Special Themes
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Lexis – 80’s Rare Grooves & Dollar Bin Boogie (for Munich Open Minded)

Here is a special mix I put together for Germany’s Munich Open Minded Crew. As the title says it’s an 80’s thing, featuring some hard to find obscure gems but also some very accessible (although overlooked) records you can find in your local dollar bins if you’re lucky! It’s an …

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Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Ultra-Rare (and dope) records in UK Garage History

Words by Lexis & Dr.Love: The goal here isn’t necessarily to showcase the only the rarest records, it’s also to talk about slightly overlooked ones as well. Of course an original copy of “Stone Cold” by Groove Chronicles, “Cape Fear” by KMA or tons of El-B (aka Ghost), Anthill Mob, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Onra “Fundamentals”

Today was a good day. Or, in the wise words of Montell Jordan: “It’s Friday night. And I feel all right. The party’s here on the West side.” Yes, it’s Friday May 15th and the new album from my good friend Onra is finally being released. Known for his Hip …

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Events
House / Techno

5 Mutek Shows to Watch in 2015 (as picked by Mutek Artists)

We were considering putting together our suggestions for the 16th edition of the Montreal Mutek Festival (May 27th to 31st). As usual picking through the stacked line-up of interesting music, talks and visual projects is quite a challenge. A few names that come to mind are Andy Stott, Anthony Naples, …

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Gadgets & Stuff

Sony’s stunning LED Lightbulb Speaker (LSPX-100E26J)

We’ve seen a lot of truly stunning bluetooth speakers in the last few years. Some with killer design, sound and at fairly reasonable prices too. But we have to admit that this one might be our favorite speaker invention of 2015. SONY is releasing a stunning Bluetooth Speaker which doubles …

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Mix Of The Day

Classic Mixes: DJ SS “DJ’s Delight” (1995)

Put on your raver pants (and that silly plastic chain) and step into the way back machine with this 20 year old mix full of Jungle classics and rare nuggets from the one DJ SS, pioneer of all things breakbeat in the UK for the past 25 years. Feast your …

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Mix Of The Day
Afro Soul

Mix of the Day: Alex Nut “Mix for Thump”

Brilliant eclectic mix for the one Alex Nut that will please your dancing feet and stimulate your mind! Lots of curve balls and well researched gems from the Alex who is a resident DJ on Rinse FM and the co-founder of EGLO & Ho_tep records. Not your run of the …

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