Articles tagged techno

20 Jul 2010 // 6:05 AM

Matt Shadetek: Flowers

On his first instrumental album, Shadetek aims for the dancefloor but doesn't completely leave behind the grit that's shaped his current work.

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11 May 2010 // 6:00 AM

Clubroot: II - MMX

Clubroot has softened his sound, but the new LP boasts welcome variation in style.

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5 May 2010 // 6:10 AM

Thomas Bjerring: Stratus

Denmark tech house producer Thomas Bjerring has no need to fill all the space he’s given.

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22 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Scuba: Triangulation

Triangulation finds common ground for dark house, garage, and dubstep amid a vastly compelling brew of melody and jarring flourishes.

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Donnacha Costello: Before We Say Goodbye

On his first proper studio album since 2000, Donnacha Costello delivers subtle but sentimental house and techno.

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1 Mar 2010 // 9:59 PM

Lobisomem: Brightest Solids

Brad Loving has been all over the place, and his work shifts just as frequently.

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Electronic Music: The Invader and Infiltrator

Electronic sounds have come to occupy and permeate spaces focused on alterity, from the fringes of academia to the disposal heap of exotica.

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7 Feb 2010 // 9:59 PM

Scuba: Sub:Stance

Sub:Stance is a deftly organized, brain-melting mix -- expect nothing less from Scuba.

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19 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Kaito:Trust

Kaito has been producing a deeply ambient blend of house and trance for years, and Trust follows this familiar, very well-lit path.

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Planetary Assault Systems:Temporary Suspension

Luke Slater doesn't seem to be in the chipper mood he was while compiling his Fabric mix.

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Applescal: A Slave’s Commitment

Backed by an affinity for the digital tricks dealt by Nathan Fake and Extrawelt, new producer Applescal's techno is vibrant and varied.

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Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.

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26 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

Port-Royal: Dying in Time

Frequent sonic mutation is Dying In Time's most admirable trait.

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Paul Van Dyk: Volume—The Best of Paul Van Dyk

By focusing on Van Dyk's hits and big-name remixes -- instead of what is actually his best material -- Volume proves to be a remarkably dull dance detour.

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20 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Basement Jaxx: Scars

At its best, Scars sounds like prime-era Jaxx, the sheer amount of well-executed ideas and delightfully weird touches making them unlike any other dance artist this decade.

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Martin Schulte: Depth of Soul

Schulte isn't afraid to disturb his DJ-ready dub techno with some atypical trickery.

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14 Jul 2009 // 9:59 PM

Voodeux: The Paranormal

The debut horror-techno album from Tanner Ross and KiloWatts will run its greasy hand up your spine and swallow your soul.

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26 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Nathan Fake: Hard Islands

Hard Islands is perplexing and sharp, but you're lying if you told your friends this is an "album".

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19 Apr 2009 // 9:58 PM

Pig & Dan: The Heat EP

The Heat EP is Pig & Dan's latest balancing act of the Big and the Brittle.

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Marc Romboy: Systematic Colours Volume Two

If Romboy's wobbly mix hits a snag, it vanishes in minutes.

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