SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video
Video Digs
House / Techno Soul

SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video

Second single from SBTRKT‘s pretty outstanding record. Easily a contender for one of the best electronic LP’s of the year.

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Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled” (1993)

One of wonderful things about underground electronic is that since 99% of it never crossed over or had any catchy lyrics, there is a significant amount of tracks and artists that just age amazingly well. There is a big 90’s house revival going on right now but personally i’ve always …

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Berlin : Real Scenes by Resident Advisor
Video Digs
House / Techno

Berlin : Real Scenes (a Resident Advisor movie)

For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become …

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Future Classic: WBEEZA “Bag Wag” EP (Third Ear)
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: WBEEZA “Bag Wag” EP (Third Ear)

A really strong four track EP from WBEEZA, a great house producer from London signed to Third Ear records, one of our favorite house labels. I played “Laying Here” this weekend at a festival gig with the Piknic Electronik fam and it was one of my favorite jams to play …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Maya Jane Coles “Hummingbird EP” (Vinyl w/ remixes)

Whether it be with her multi-faceted forays into the realms of house music , or the dub-wise concoctions she wields under the guise of Nocturnal Sunshine, Maya Jane Coles has made an astounding mark on the UK dance scene. The release of her late 2010 EP on Real Tone Records,“What …

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Mix Of The Day
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Jamie XX Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1

I’m usually not the biggest fan of producers and artists making DJ sets. As someone who doesn’t produce but spends most of his waking hours researching music I’m just not that impressed with sets that feature tracks that came out in the last 2 weeks. Not very impressive. I do …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Techno

Forgotten Treasure: The Other People Place “Let me be me” (2001)

Lifestyles of the Laptop Café is my favourite body of work put out by the late great James Stinson, just a year before he passed. Few techno records put out over a decade have aged as well as Lifestyles, and Let Me Be sounds like it came out yesterday. Irreverent …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Instra:mental “Vicodin” (Skudge Remix)

Another hot plate from the Naked Lunch imprint. After great releases from Scuba, Breakage, Kowton this 12″ sees three of the dopest names around when it comes to futuristic and cutting edge dancefloor music. I think it’s simpler to call it that then to go into the whole acid revival …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Outboxx “Blueberry Lemon EP”

Here’s a future classic that sounds like it should be a forgotten treasure. Outboxx releases a very smooth EP on Well Rounded Housing Project, sister label of Well Rounded (Deadboy, Hackman, C.R.S.T). The hightlight here is “Brighten My Day (ft. Naomi Jeremy)”, a tune that starts off with soft jazzy …

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House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “Bicentennial Blues” / Moodymann

I thought I’d pair these two together because, well, obviously one is heavily inspired from the other. Moodymann, by far one of my favorite 2-3 house producers of the last 10+ years took a Gil Scott-Heron poem recorded live from his record called “It’s Your World” (1976) and gave it …

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Video Digs
House / Techno

Model 500 “No UFO’s” Video

My oh my! This is absolute gold. ‘No UFO’s’ single was the beginning of the solo career of Juan Atkins as Model 500 and one of the most important releases in techno history. It’s the first single on Metroplex Records, his label, back in 1985. The ‘No UFO’s’ track represented …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Pierre’s Pfantasy Club “Mystery Girl” (Seiji’s Bassrub)

The Numbers imprint is already well known for pulling some proper tricks out of their bag, and this is a BIG one. Originally released in 1987, DJ Pierre’s 2nd single ‘Mystery Girl’ should surely count in the Chi-town hall-of-fame, squarely defining the sound with horny bass vamps, futurist synth strokes …

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