RP Boo has released very few tracks officially; ignoring Dude Off 59th Street, a mix of mostly of his own tracks, it’s fair to call Legacy his debut. It’s also the best footwork LP in some time.
Painting by Gustav Klimt [Fabric] “Sandwell District is dead” — except when they’re not. Since their watershed moment a couple years ago — which is tough to define, but probably around Feed-Forward — Sandwell District has come to embody much more than just a label. The notion of a collective à la Basic Channel seems [...]
Seven Lies, the debut album from Djrum, immediately lets you know you’re where you are: right there in the long, romantic middle of UK bass.
Gordian, Cosmin TRG’s sophomore album, maintains a certain familiarity while providing a more introspective exploration of his sound.
Unlike prior full-lengths that saw Omar-S cobble together singles with accompanying filler, each of the 13-tracks on Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself are unreleased and each a keeper.
Exai will sound stylistically familiar to Autechre fans, almost comfortingly so, but it raises plenty of new challenges as well.
Despite a meager 42-minute runtime, Vondelpark’s debut LP manages to feel like a slog, lacking a single ethereous moment while forcing the listener into an insurmountable slump of depression.
The Boat Party, Kyle Hall’s first full-length, offers him a chance to consolidate the assorted aspects of the sound he’s been developing since 2007.
Space Dimension Controller’s long-in-gestation debut LP is an honest-to-god Electronic Concept Album managing to effortlessly incorporate storytelling devices while flirting with moments of musical brilliance.
Atom™ isn’t exactly palling around with Timbaland, but on his new album, HD, he takes a couple pages from Kraftwerk in his acerbic exploration of electronics in pop music.
Amazing Things is John Beltran’s first album in six years, showcasing plenty that’s familiar from his past, while still keeping a few tricks up its sleeve.
After the no-microphone synth outing Supreme Balloon, The Marriage of True Minds‘ methods mark a return to their hyperactive, IDM-flavored update on musique concrète.
Dave Sumner’s more than 16 years in the trenches of techno and house have prepared him to make Incubation, his first solo album — is a beacon of timeless techno and stellar mixing.
Various Artists, Into The Light: A Journey Into Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities (1978-1991)
Into The Light: A Journey Into Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities (1978-1991) is a rare bird that unfurls like a Mancuso-style DJ mix in a range of styles and years.
Released at the end of 2012 while everyone was looking back, Moon B’s Untitled album is a boogified house album that shouldn’t be missed.
Worlds is a unique mélange of deep house, Sun Ra, hip-hop, and the radioactive background glow of Autechre’s Amber, among other coordinates, but stands out as a work of deliberate individuality.
As a curatorial effort, Ben UFO’s Fabriclive mix exults, unsettles, and satisfies, with a daring and adept understanding of the power of contrast and dynamics.
Rush Hour offers yet another compendium of newly relevant archived dance music, this time by Jorge Velez and almost all previously unheard.
A Sun Life, Brunn’s second album of 2012, takes a much looser and simpler approach to concept — if it even has one, that is.
Pangea’s double EP, Release, is a record that contains a strong selection of darkly seductive night music — low key and built to last.