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Renegade Connection's Gary Asquith Indulges in Creative Tension

From Renegade Soundwave to Renegade Connection, electronic legend Gary Asquith talks about how he continues to produce infectiously innovative music.

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British Producer Mura Masa Gets Experimental and Nostalgic on 'RYC'

Mura Masa's RYC turns towards nostalgia and ends up stunting the promise of his previous work, although it shows a willingness to experiment that proves the producer is still one to watch.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is a Shared Universe Cautionary Tale

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a contrived mess of four disparate competing plots and set-up for a shared cinematic universe that would never come to be. Why did Sony Pictures blow it?

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Slice of Life: Sinkane Lives it Up With His Latest Work, 'Life & Livin It'

Sinkane’s counterintuitive approach to making (and performing) his music forces his roots to show unabashedly in ways that are almost punkishly defiant.

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Camera: Phantom of Liberty

Like the apparatus in their name, Camera are able to produce some crisp, delicate work on their third album.

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Boys Noize: Mayday

In the midst of a conflict between his mainstream ambitions and his established style, Boys Noize creates a hybrid album that actually kind of works.

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Peaches: Rub

The minimalist rawness of Rub is a stylistic return to form, one that evokes the gritty essence of Peaches's delectably smutty debut.

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Tart: These Are Not Love Songs

Detroit femmelectro duo display growth and maturity while retaining noir sexiness on second EP.

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Clark: Clark

“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever. An invincible, sealed capsule of sound.” -- Clark, August 2014

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The Juan MacLean: In a Dream

DFA greats the Juan MacLean sound out of their element on their new album, a collection of stripped down pop and '70s rock-flavored electro.

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Moby: Almost Home - Live at the Fonda, L.A.

Proof that Natural Blues, sweaty funk, and tender balladry can go together

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Kangding Ray: Solens Arc

More human than human.

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Electro Pharaoh: Five Essential Egyptian Lover Tracks

Simultaneously invoking the age of the pharaohs and propagating hip-hop futurism, the Egyptian Lover was a stalwart of the West Coast pre-gangsta scene.

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Sub Focus: Torus

It’s not for the hardcore heads, but it might sound nice to have some of that underground sound showing up on daytime radio.

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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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Bomba Estereo: Elegancia Tropical

The band's star has risen thanks to their unique blend of cumbia-powered jams, electro-shimmering layers of sound and catchy riffs from the guitars and synths.

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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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Blakopz: Blood, Sweat and Fear

The verses echo back and forth between your headphones, inspiring shouts of allegiance to a fantasy army -- be wary of absent-mindedly marching militantly on your morning commute.

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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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Simian Mobile Disco: Unpatterns

Simian Mobile Disco's attempt at a headphones record, after making a name for themselves as blog-house practitioners, is marred by aloof monotony.

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Lazerbeak: Lava Bangers

Jam packed 20-track instrumental album from Doomtree member Lazerbeak.

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Ninjasonik: No Swords Or Masks EP

Longer track lengths and some verbal dexterity don't change the fact that these Brooklyn rappers are dumb as nails.

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†††: EP ††

If this Deftones/Far side project keeps going in the direction of this EP, then we can expect some great material in the future.

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Justice: Audio, Video, Disco

Feeling like a classic from beginning to end, Audio, Video, Disco is a brilliant change-up from the brilliance of Cross, as well as a promising new direction for the band.

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Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.

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Krista Muir: Between Atoms

A couple of moments stand out, but overall Between Atoms is a run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter effort.

Brice Ezell
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Claps: Wreck

Minimalism may be simple, but Claps are able to do a lot with it.

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Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix

After 2010's acoustic-centered, Flaws, Bombay Bicycle Club return with another fantastic follow-up that threads the dance-pop of Passion Pit with the ambient intonations of Interpol.

Matt Edsall
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Shunda K: The Most Wanted

Shunda K deserves to be your favorite foul-mouthed Christian lesbian rapper, but this is no way to put together an album.

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Bruce Haack: Farad: The Electric Voice

Bruce Haack is an important figure in the annals of electronic music. But once you’ve convinced your friends that you’re cool because you know about Bruce Haack, why on earth would you want to listen to his music?

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Ghostland Observatory: Codename: Rondo

The two guys in Ghostland Observatory are from Austin, Texas, but they seem to wish they resided in the Dark Underbelly of the Myth of America.

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Blip Blip Bleep: Like Track Stars

The synth-pop trio's buoyant full-length debut is a loose concept album about the rise and fall of a romantic relationship.

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Audio Bullys: Higher Than the Eiffel

From aggression to repressed and awkward sentimentality, Audio Bullys are much more than just a dance act.

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Ladyhawke: Ladyhawke (Special Edition)

Does Ladyhawke hold up now that the Nu-new wave revival is almost at its end?

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Disco's Not Dead

In praise of disco on the anniversary of the notorious Disco Demolition Day.


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