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November 26, 2019
Hey Bob! Win a Vintage Minimoog Signed by Herbie Hancock

Hey Bob! Win a Vintage Minimoog Signed by Herbie Hancock

The Moog Foundation's annual raffle kicks off with a one-of-a-kind prize - a vintage Minimoog Model D signed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

Ancestral Groove Ensemble: Coflo Drops "Playground Samba" on Ocha

Ancestral Groove Ensemble: Coflo Drops "Playground Samba" on Ocha

Rising star Coflo's third release on Ocha makes a big noise - like the best, funkiest Carlos Santana cover band to come out of the Bay Area..

Marco Faraone: Uncaged

Marco Faraone: Uncaged

Techno producer Marco Faraone has been DJing since he was 14 years old and released his first record a decade ago. 2019 turned out to be his biggest year yet.

The Teardown: DJ SGZ on Why Would I ft Carla Prather

The Teardown: DJ SGZ on Why Would I ft Carla Prather

DJ SGZ on the making of the new afro-soulful house track "Why Would I" - and how a producer in South Africa and a vocalist in Chicago came together.

Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.

Retripped: Addis Posse's Acid Breakbeat Classic Let The Warriors Dance

Retripped: Addis Posse's Acid Breakbeat Classic Let The Warriors Dance

Acid flashbacks from 1989 on the seminal squelchy breakbeat classic "Let The Warriors Dance."

(Sponsored) Learn How mau5trap's Rinzen Perfects His Mixes in This Point Blank Techno Masterclass

(Sponsored) Learn How mau5trap's Rinzen Perfects His Mixes in This Point Blank Techno Masterclass

Point Blank are back with another track breakdown, this time delving into the magic behind mau5trap signee Rinzen's weighty collaboration with Marbs and Evan Casey, Torus.

Who killed Internet Radio?

Who killed Internet Radio?

Microbroadcasting on the internet always kind of sucked but it was fun and supported small communities. Doing it legally now is becoming just about impossible.

The Agenda - Valentine's Day In Chicago, but with Music Instead of a Gangland Massacre (February 13-16 2020)

The Agenda - Valentine's Day In Chicago, but with Music Instead of a Gangland Massacre (February 13-16 2020)

Things to do this weekend, including events with Com Truise, DJ Seinfeld, Eli Escobar and roller skates.

Detroit Swindle & Demuir & Everyone Else Mixes Everyone Else on Heist's The Round Up VI

Detroit Swindle & Demuir & Everyone Else Mixes Everyone Else on Heist's The Round Up VI

One of our end-of-year highlights and certainly one of the superior annual label compilations, The Round Up by Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings is a family affair, with various label denizens remixing one another, providing a new take on the past or a hint of what's up for the coming...

#ListenUp Charlotte de Witte's KNTXT Drops Sophisticated Left The Planet from Monoloc

#ListenUp Charlotte de Witte's KNTXT Drops Sophisticated Left The Planet from Monoloc

Monoloc's "Sky Is Broken" is the muddy atmospheric acid dream you were put on this earth to experience. It's the outlier from his new EP and the third from Charlotte de Witte's KNTXT label.

Review: Kai Alce Remixes Alexander Robotnick's You Have Time

Review: Kai Alce Remixes Alexander Robotnick's You Have Time

Kai Alce takes on Alexander Robotnick and Robotnick takes on the zeitgeist on this new remix/reissue vinyl from Adeen.

SiriusXM Just Invested $75 Million in SoundCloud

SiriusXM Just Invested $75 Million in SoundCloud

SiriusXM - already the owner of streaming giant Pandora - has made a strategic $75 million investment in SoundCloud. It looks like either SoundCloud is doing great or SiriusXM is getting ready to eat them.

Soulphiction: 24/7 Love Affair

Soulphiction: 24/7 Love Affair

Released by Local Talk, 24/7 Love Affair is a 17 track story that takes you across various genres and atmospheres. Lauren Krieger talks to Soulphiction, the man who made it.

The Antidote: James Duncan & Spirit of the Black 808

The Antidote: James Duncan & Spirit of the Black 808

James Duncan and Spirit of the Black 808's split record "Morning Mix/Rough Bounce" is bad medicine from Roundabout Sounds' secret lab for analogue hypnotism.

Chicago DJ Pioneer Teri Bristol Needs Help. Let's Do It.

Chicago DJ Pioneer Teri Bristol Needs Help. Let's Do It.

A benefit by Teri Bristol's friends is set for March 28 at Smartbar, and a GoFundMe page is helping to defray her medical costs after experiencing kidney failure.

ItaloJohnson Remixes DJ Haus on Modul8

ItaloJohnson Remixes DJ Haus on Modul8

Fiery ItaloJohnson remix of Modul8, the title track for DJ Haus' latest EP on his mothership Unknown To The Unknown label.

Discograph: The Story of Dirt Crew Recordings

Discograph: The Story of Dirt Crew Recordings

Dirt Crew still builds their brand on new discoveries, which has helped create one of the finest back catalogs of any deep house label in the world. Here's their story.

Pont Neuf Drops Madcat's Queens of Sand EP

Pont Neuf Drops Madcat's Queens of Sand EP

Queens of Sand is a great syncretic project, blending a slow disco vibe with a refined deep house sensibility. It might take a few plays to get high on this stuff but by the end that low-slung, almost quiet vibe brings you around.

Technorama Releases speaKwave's Archives 2000-2004

Technorama Releases speaKwave's Archives 2000-2004

A nice find here from expert diggers Technorama with five florid tracks from speaKwave's early archives.

After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

More than just gear porn came out of this year's Winter NAMM. Sunday January 19 2020 marked a significant day for gear manufacturers, electronic musicians and producers of all sounds as the MIDI specification is officially moving on to version 2.0.

The Six Best Portable Music Keyboards Under $100

The Six Best Portable Music Keyboards Under $100

For musicians and producers who are working on the road, or those just starting to build or to pare down a studio workspace, portable, compact music keyboards and USB controllers are an increasingly popular option. And there are lots of options to be had: manufacturers like Korg and Arturia have...

Lovesick: Jimpster Debuts Dutch Duo Lovestad on "Miles"

Lovesick: Jimpster Debuts Dutch Duo Lovestad on "Miles"

The Dutch live duo Lovestad provide sumptuous raw material for some surprisingly sunny remixes by Jimpster on their Freerange debut.

Terry Hunter is Throwing a Music Festival in the Dominican Republic This Summer

Terry Hunter is Throwing a Music Festival in the Dominican Republic This Summer

Imagine No Music Festival takes place over 5 days in August 2020, with DJs and performers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Chosen Few DJs' Mike Dunn, Alan King and Wayne Williams and more.

Jeremy Sylvester is Repressing Speed Garage Anthems from MF Project

Jeremy Sylvester is Repressing Speed Garage Anthems from MF Project

MF Project's 9-5/Got 2 Have House dropped in 1997 and has become a highly sought-after UKG classic.

Detroit's MotorCity Wine Has a Label And It's Great

Detroit's MotorCity Wine Has a Label And It's Great

Detroit's favorite venue, MotorCity Wine, released two records on wax in 2019 featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jon Dixon, Loftsoul and more.

El Tropico: Summer's Last Sleaze from Coco a Gogo

El Tropico: Summer's Last Sleaze from Coco a Gogo

Imagine Sylvester, only French and playing in an island disco. Maybe that's too much, but Coco a Gogo comes close on Lo O Goulo from Tartine Records.

Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

Vocalist Michael Procter, former member of 5th Dimension and the voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away

Joey Negro's Z Records Prepares '90s House & Garage Vol 2 Comp

Joey Negro's Z Records Prepares '90s House & Garage Vol 2 Comp

Dedicated to the late, great and deeply missed Paul Trouble Anderson, the double album/CD set is out at the end of February 2020.

Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

Lethal hardware-crafted acid bounce on Granary 12's new twelve inch.

Soul Power: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Soul Power: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

25 years of Compost Records, the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years, plus Soulphiction, Marco Faraone and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.

#ListenUp Lovebirds Says New Shit Has Come To Light

#ListenUp Lovebirds Says New Shit Has Come To Light

When Sebastian Doering releases a track, drop what you're doing and head to a well-ventilated area because the spirit is about to get her hooks in you.

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