James Pants – Savage (Stones Throw)

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Following three acclaimed LPs, James Pants returns to Stones Throw with a brand new fourteen-track piece of experimental wonkiness. Here's our review! According to James himself, the album is “inspired by Martin Denny flourishes, royalty free breakbeats, Gary Wilson and Hamburg’s infamous Golden Pudel club," and has been produced solely via MIDI and a Yamaha Portasound … [Read more...]

Darkness Falls – Dance And Cry (hfn music)

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Following a magnificent debut album (‘Alive In Us’, released in 2011 with Trentemøller on production duties) and hit single ‘Hey’ (the most played tune on Dansih radio in 2011), Denmark’s indie pop outfit Darkness Fall returns with 11 brand new ‘pop noir’ tracks, redefining the Copenhagen duo’s utterly captivating sound. Truth be told, Darkness Falls isn’t quite the most … [Read more...]

Review: Scuba – Claustrophobia (Hotflush)

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Following 2012's 'Personality' LP on Hotflush,  the ever versatile Scuba returns with a brand new 10-tracker to showcase his current house/techno/bass/dub sound. Can this album match the quality the man's known for? Here's our honest opinion... Never one to limit himself to a single genre only, UK-born/Berlin-based producer Scuba has been steadily moving between the realms … [Read more...]

VA – Hafendisko Nummer Eins

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Hamburg-based label hafendisko is celebrating three years of spicing up the electronic landscape with its diverse take on all things house with a compilation covering past and present releases. Here's our review! In today's seemingly over-populated house music label market, only a handful of labels manage to keep things fresh and exciting. Among them is the hafendisko … [Read more...]

BnB Promo Pool #65

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Kim Ann Foxman, DJ Godfather, Qindek, Roisin Murphy, Joey Beltram and Lucy are among the names selected for this week's promo breakdown! Here's what we think of their new EP's... Kim Ann Foxman - Firehouse 002 (Firehouse) Kim Ann Foxman returns to het Firehouse label with three brand new tracks plus two additional remixes from fellow New Yorker Eli Escobar. And it's become … [Read more...]

VA – Zehn mixed by Chris Tietjen (Cocoon Recordings)

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Cocoon returns with the tenth and final installment in their annual in-house compilation series from Chris Tietjen, taking a retrospective trip across 36 tracks from the Cocoon catalogue. Due to the label’s near impeccable status in dance music, compilations from Sven Väth’s Cocoon imprint are usually well worth checking out. This latest –and final- edition in the label’s … [Read more...]

BnB Promo Pool #64

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In this week's edition, we analyze new EPs from Harvey McKay, Deepbass, Aashton, Skream, Detroit Swindle, Redshape, Mike Dunn and many others. Click to find out if they're worth raiding Beatport for... Mike Dunn - Can I Turn It Up (Jerome Sydenham, Vision Factory & Martin Brodin remixes) (Caus-N-ff-ct) German label Caus-N-ff-ct invited three acts to remix this Mike Dunn … [Read more...]

Supafunkanova Vol.2: compiled by Joey Negro & Sean P

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Fans of all things funk and obscure take notice! Joey Negro’s Z Records’ latest compilation revolves around ‘the funkier end of the 70s and 80s’, serving up two diverse discs of rare genre gems. Here's our review! Whther it’s disco, boogie, funk, soul or even Italo, Joey Negro’s Z Records continue to put out tastemaking compilations on which Joey and co. unearth some of the … [Read more...]

P-Ben – Influence (Motech)

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Following a string of ace EPs on Motech, French producer P-Ben now unleashes his debut LP ‘Influence’, on which he takes his upbeat Detroit techno sound to a higher level. Any good? Find out after the jump... Although he hails from the southern parts of France, P-Ben’s music sounds like it’s made in studios in the heart of Detroit. Kevin Saunderson, Octave One, Oxia and … [Read more...]