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  • Krooked Drivers

    published December 5, 2013

    Right Beneath Your Feet , the new six-song EP from Krooked Drivers, is packed with big-beat styles that take a hip-hop head's... More >>

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    RUMTUM's John Thomas: "I'm just a nerd behind a computer and samplers"

    published October 3, 2013

    John Thomas remembers standing stage-side at Red Rocks, staring at a sea of bodies gyrating to the music of Tycho as he warmed up the crowd for... More >>

  • Sole

    published October 3, 2013

    For WHITENOISE, his newest release, Sole takes a surprising turn away from his usual far-left political-theory rhymes and gangster-chic... More >>

  • Late Night Radio

    published August 29, 2013

    As Late Night Radio, producer Alex Medellin combines the sensibilities of big beat with a distinctive crate-digger twist. He seamlessly blends... More >>

  • Goer

    published August 15, 2013

    Goer returns from a brief hiatus with a more contemplative, polished approach to its cavernous, post-Radiohead, lo-fi electro-indie pop. The... More >>

  • Qknox

    published July 11, 2013

    For those in search of a chill soundtrack to fight the summer heat, the prolific Qknox has delivered right on time. From back-room, cool-jazz... More >>

  • Grey Sinatra & HoTT

    published May 2, 2013

    "Opening Gem" is the first track on the Grey Sinatra/HoTT collaboration Diamonds and Beats, and the song lives up to its title. Producer... More >>

  • Alphabets

    published March 21, 2013

    400YEN, a five-track release from Alphabets, plays like the soundtrack to a robot-noir film. The title tune, a stylistic permutation of... More >>

  • Tatanka

    published March 14, 2013

    With Cloudless Thunder, the members of Tatanka show how much they've grown as a band since 2011's John Dunbar. The intro track,... More >>

  • Dawn Safari

    published March 7, 2013

    With each release, Dawn Safari blazes trails farther into the mushroom forest of dream bass, the self-described subgenre for his spacey brand... More >>

  • Skyrider

    published February 28, 2013

    From its opening salvo — the crushing sub-bass-and-glitch monster "Diamonds" — Skyrider's The Tower explores some deep, dark... More >>

  • Twin Peaks

    published February 21, 2013

    Twin Peaks kicks off the new year with a five-track EP that weaves pop, prog, no-wave and grunge into a tapestry that tells a tale of the... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published January 24, 2013

    Each member of electronic-music collective/label Dirty//Clean contributes a tune to its newest sampler comp, Visions, showcasing the... More >>

  • Qknox

    published January 17, 2013

    Qknox's self-titled beat tape is an extravaganza of skills: finessing keys, chopping samples and programming tight rhythms. The producer... More >>

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