Submit X, the debut album from Gesloten Cirkel, works because it balances the impulses of hooky club (or car) music with implicitly bleak worldviews.
Jonsson/Alter celebrate the poppiness of last year’s “Brevet Hem” with a 7″ containing “Radio” and dub mixes that will tickle their biggest fans.
LWE staff writer Steve Kerr compiled Curator’s Cuts 35. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.
The Central Executes mix the anarchic and the modern on their debut LP, A Walk In The Dark.
This second remix package for Erika’s Hexagon Cloud finds Donato Dozzy, Patrick Russell, Outer Space, and Israel Vines taking her originals deeper into space.
Passageway follows up a split Aurora Halal did with the producer Haron on Dutch label BAKK, and mints the label branch of Mutual Dreaming.
After Forever, Joey Anderson’s debut album, showcases much of what sets him apart from his Tri-State Area peers.
Like Gerd’s Geeeman project, Laurent Garnier’s AF 0490 applies a big-room approach to its stripped-down, utilitarian inspiration.
Serious Trouble, German producer Benedikt Frey’s new self-released 12”, is a distinct and divergent release.
A Man of Qualities, Alex Israel’s latest for Creme Organization, works with a rawer palette but maintains the Detroit producer’s melodic advantages.
Seixlack continues Brazilian label 40% Foda/Maneirissimo’s streak of singular artists.
The first two releases from The Bunker’s newly launched label — by Leisure Muffin and Clay Wilson — stay true to the sonic ideals of their infamous parties.
Juju & Jordash’s Waldorf Salad / Third Planet From Altair is a reminder that the duo is just as good when they play it straight.
Daniel “Ital” Martin-McCormick begins releasing other artists on his Lovers Rock label, starting with former Mi Ami bandmate, Jacob Long aka Earthen Sea.
For LWE’s second year-end column, staff writer Steve Kerr pulls out five overlooked artists and releases that didn’t get their due this year.
Soul People Music boss Fred P. curates one of these EPs every year, but in 2013 we’re being treated to two, this one featuring Beat Pharmacy, Esther Duijn, Lapien, and Fred himself.
On Blunt Run, MGUN pays vivacious tribute to his city’s pre-techno primordial soup: the nebulous sound of “The Electrifying Mojo,” Jeff Mills as The Wizard, “The New Dance Show,” and “The Scene.”
Recorded nearly 30 years ago, the material on Spike’s Orange Cloud Nine exemplifies how the open expectations of being your own boss can equal special results.
Ron Morelli is well-known for his love of Chicagoan ghetto house and the crunchy, New York “graffiti techno” promoted by the likes of Adam X and Frankie Bones in the 1990s, and both of these influences are central across Spit.
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