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Electronic Artist Burial Creates Flawless Music of Bewilderment and Compassion

Burial's Tunes 2011-2019 is music that describes our alienation while it also provides us no little comfort in the face of that gloomy reality. This is flawless music of bewilderment and compassion in equal measure.

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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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Benin City's 'Last Night' Is One of the Most Accomplished, Hook-Laden, Diverse Albums of the Year

Benin City's Last Night is not only the perfect soundtrack for one monumental night out, but it's also the soundtrack to the entire formative clubbing years.

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Visiting Zomby's Creative Past with 'Mercury's Rainbow'

Zomby releases a lost, early chapter of his musical journey, offering a vital piece of nostalgia and a futuristic take on the early rave scene.

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The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

Electronic music is one of the broadest-reaching genres by design, and 2017 highlights that as well as any other year on record. These are the 20 best albums.

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The Bug - "Bad ft. Flowdan" (Singles Going Steady)

This new collaboration between Kevin "The Bug" Martin and Flowdan mixes a lot of sludgy noise with some spot-on lyrical flow.

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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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Raime: Tooth

Electronic duo Raime follow-up their excellently bleak debut with a sophomore record that promises to resist and counter-attack the derelict world that surrounds them.

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Submotion Orchestra: Colour Theory

Colour Theory radiates positivity and hope, albeit in a slightly different manner than the band may have done it in the past.

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Mad Decent Block Party '15 is Almost Upon Us

Mad Decent's annual EDM/hip-hop festival will hit 18 cities in North America during August and September.

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Mosaics: Of Colors

If you’re looking for something new and dare I say a little dubsteppy coming from an American source, Mosaics will certainly satisfy.

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Skrillex: Recess

The results are hit or miss on Skrillex's first LP, but EDM fans who have been with the DJ since the beginning will devour it.

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Katy B: Little Red

The sound is there, but the energy is missing.

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EOTO: 7 December 2013 - Denver, CO

Trance dance space funk, the Mile High City becomes the modern mecca for EDM fans.

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Modestep: Evolution Theory

Bass music is expected to go low but the truly low point on this record is “Feel Good”. It conjures images of music heard in rural plazas or elevators where musicians anonymously contribute their lesser works to easily digestible compilations of shopping mall-targeted mediocrity.

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SXSW Film: 'Snap' Is One of the Best Psychological Thrillers of the Past Decade

Victor Teran and Youssef Delara's Snap is an intricate examination of a deeply troubled man whose fascination with a young social worker may lead him to the brink.

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Flume: Flume

With this record, Flume has announced himself as an up and coming producer with a big future in taking the sort of calculated stylistic risks of artists like Diplo.

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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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Monokle: Saints

From genre-bending to sonic spoon-bending, Vlad Kudryavtsev’s fidgety and melodious album throws some real whimsy and majesty at what might loosely be called dubstep.

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Ital Tek: Nebula Dance

Ital Tek push genre boundaries and make my neck hurt.

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Silkie & Quest: Dubstep Allstars Vol. 9

If ever there was a scene where the producers were true to their craft and seem isolated entirely from the peer pressure of pop music, it’s this bunch of youngsters found bobbing away before the fish-eye lens on YouTube.

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Deadbeat: Eight

Like its film industry, Canada’s contribution to the electronic music scene is understated despite the quality. But if you go mining, you’ll find diamonds.

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Otto von Schirach: Supermeng

For someone as talented as von Schirach, a man seemingly well aware of the follies of dubstep, it's a shame that the kaliedoscopic first half of Supermeng gives way to flat, wobble-bass heavy experimentation as the album concludes.

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Riz MC: MICroscope

Noisy Brit-rap album contends with social alienation, anti-Muslim racism, and a bunch of unnecessary remixes.

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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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Lorn: Ask the Dust

Where Marcos Ortega's 2010 debut was a rather static affair, Ask the Dust establishes the young producer as one of the most dynamic and distinct talents on Ninja Tune's impressive roster.

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Photek: Dj Kicks

Dj Kicks so hard to beat. The return of Photek. Kind of.

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Jamie Woon: Mirrorwriting

More than a year since his debut was released in the UK, dubstep/soul hope Jamie Woon still impresses.

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Rusko: Songs

On his sophomore record Songs, Rusko is solid when he sticks back to basics dubstep, while his commercial dalliances are still hit and miss.

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Steve Aoki: Wonderland

Wonderland highlights both of the highest and lowest points of electronic music over the course of its tiresome 53-minute run-time.

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Bonobo: Black Sands Remixed

The British producer's slickly curated remix album for his near-great 2010 full-length has a serious lack of imagination.

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Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper

With a lot going on, South African Spoek Mathambo's second album unleashes township tech on unsuspecting passers by. While it's good, it doesn't quite fully hang together.

Jez Collins
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James Blake: Love What Happened Here EP

Prolific producer turns out yet another captivating EP of arty dubstep, this time with a taste for variety of style and mood.

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Scuba: DJ Kicks

Berlin seems to make its way into everything that's recorded there, and this set from the forward-thinking dubstep DJ is no exception.

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Nero: Welcome Reality

It all sounds very big and epic and important, but rarely breaks loose into full-on euphoria.

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2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.

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Zomby: Nothing EP

UK DJ offers up a sampling of outtakes.

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