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Norm de Plume – Ohio Replayed

A long time coming, Norm de Plume’s follow up to the first release on his Plumage vinyl-only imprint arrives three years later. But it’s worth the wait.

Two disco edits work that typical Norm de …

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Dorisburg – Trust

Clued-up Swedish imprint Aniara continues its strong run of late (standout releases coming by way of Genius of Time and Henrik Bergqvist last year). And Dorsiburg aka Alexander Berg – one half of Nordic production …

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Lord Of The Isles – Greane / Gigha

Lord Of The Isles continues to churn out quality music at a prolific rate. Here the Scotsman lays down two lengthy tracks on Phonica, each a cosmic disco epic in its own right. ‘Greane’ starts …

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Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts Remixes

The heavily-hyped Raw Cuts Remixes arrive with a slight but somewhat inevitable feeling of deflation on first listen. Yes Marcellus Pittman, Mike Huckaby and Recloose (an achingly tasteful lineup) are all remixing Motor City Drum …

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Black Light Smoke – Firefly

The latest EP from Black Light Smoke – Firefly – lands on Brooklyn-based label Scissor & Thread. The NYC-based artist is best known for a gritty sort of analogue house – namely the rumble and …

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E Versions #1

Mark E’s Merc imprint has been home to a slew of secret weapons over the years from the Birmingham-based producer himself as well as the likes of Chicago Damn and the little-known Edward. E-Versions is …

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Simba – Phase Seq One

Laced with jazz samples and dusty surfaces, Simba’s brand of house music is clearly indebted to Moodymann’s smokey Detroit style. His sample-heavy ‘Three Kays’, released on Stripped & Chewed last year, crackled with delicious, downbeat …

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Gerry Read – Shrubby

Given the inaccessibility of much of his music, Gerry Read is refreshingly unpretentious. He is particularly open about his threadbare production technique, and confesses it only take him an hour or two to produce a …

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6th Borough Project – Borough 2 Borough

Everything about 6th Borough Project’s long-awaited follow-up to their debut LP is refreshingly low-key. Coming from two accomplished producers in their own right – The Revenge and Craig Smith – it is a masterfully …

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The Nite Owl Diner #1

Alex Burkat first appeared on our radar last year with a release on Mister Saturday Night, and here he teams up with Chrissy Murderbot, under new alias Chris E Pants, for the first single on …

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