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Squarepusher Proves IDM Is Still Fresh and Full of Possibilities on 'Be Up a Hello'

Squarepusher's Be Up a Hello asserts that what some would consider an outmoded sound palette can still be mined for fresh ideas, that IDM in its golden-age variety has yet to reach its zenith.

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Dutch DJ Martyn Creates a Lasting Testament to Survival with 'Voids'

Martyn's Voids is reflective of an artist who has survived a life-changing trauma and, in doing so, visited the very darkest places a mind can go.

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Rudimental Reminds There Is Sunshine in the World Somewhere on "These Days" (Singles Going Steady)

Is Rudimental's "These Days" the next great summer jam or is it just treacly sentimentality? Our writers debate...

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Chase & Status - "Love Me More" ft. Emeli Sandé

This is a track built on a formula, but no formula exists to account for Sandé, and her performance is the kind of vocal that you scream along to, tears in your eyes, heart ready to burst.

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Auxcast Goes out with a Whimper -- A Beautiful One (MP3)

Something new is emerging. I'm standing at the top of a well listening into the darkness to echos of drum and bass, ambient electronica and shuffling dubstep abstraction. It runs very, very deep.

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St. Germain: Tourist (Remastered)

Like so many records in those days, Tourist was a new and fresh mash-up -- even before we coined the term -- of styles that breathed youth into an art normally reserved for Sunday afternoon radio shows and sophisticated dinner parties.

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DJ Kentaro: Contrast

Played straight down the middle, there are people who will like this record. They're the sort of people who say they want to see how far they can take it and then choose Burger King over McDonalds.

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Plug: Back on Time

Plug's Back on Time is a refreshing visit to the graveyard that is drum'n'bass. But this work isn't new; it’s a collection of "lost" recordings that had just been rediscovered.

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Goldie: Fabriclive 58

The drum 'n' bass pioneer breaks the silence with this new mix. It's vintage Metalheadz ... circa 1997.

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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Macc & dgoHn: Some Shit Saaink

It's a bit too stubbornly adherent to questionably drum 'n' bass aesthetics, but Some Shit Saaink still stands head and shoulders above the Eurotrash landfill when it comes to spazzing when no one is watching.

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LTJ Bukem: Fabriclive 46

Legendary and controversial drum 'n' bass producer Bukem breaks out of his years-long hiatus, and mass indifference, with this high-profile mix. So what's changed since Logical Progression in '96?

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