Djrum: Specific Spontaneity

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Felix Manuel’s unique productions as Djrum are crafting a fresh hybrid of UK-informed experimental dance music writes Gwyn Thomas de Chroustchoff.

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Best reissues and archival releases: July

A dark selection that belies the summer period as Flora Pitrolo profiles Delia Derbyshire, Muslimgauze, JFK / The Grey Wolves, Marc Barreca and Xaõ Seffcheque.

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Best Record Sleeves: July

Design for Tresor, 12th Isle, Ectotherm, Yes Wave, Luckyme and DDS feature.

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Back_up and Restart: Todd Sines

Having performed live and released on some of the most iconic house and techno labels for over 25 years, it’s a wonder Todd Sines isn’t more well known than he is. Oli Warwick caught up with him in Berlin to find out the oscillating story behind a true cult hero of American electronic music.

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Apeiron Crew – Life after Dunkel

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Travelling to Copenhagen, Frank Mitchell learns of the creative forces helping drive the Danish capital’s electronic music scene with Apeiron Crew a major spearhead.

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Crate Of The Nation: The Digging Detectives

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In the final part of his exploration of the record collecting scene, Matt Anniss examines the blossoming realm of the reissue, talking to those who go to extreme lengths to officially license rare and obscure music.

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Nico Motte – Life Goes On

The man from Check Morris and Antinote discusses his creative passions in a rare interview with Tony Poland.

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Best reissues and archival releases: June

Flora Pitrolo details classic NDW, opaque synth ruminations from two US icons, the return of Shinichi Atobe, West Yorkshire industrial grit and cosmic philosophy courtesy of Numero Group.

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Best Record Sleeves: June

Design for records from Antinote, Whities, Dark Entries, Proibito, Paralaxe Editions all make the grade this month.

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Real Time: An interview with Roger Linn

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Revolution, on/off switches, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder just some of the topics influential instrument designer Roger Linn discusses with James Manning.

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Dancing Room Only – Toronto

The focus switches to Canada as Brendan Arnott speaks with some of the promoters and collectives striving for something more on the dancefloor in Toronto.

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Don’t DJ – Future Culture

Florian Meyer discusses the themes running through his work as Don’t DJ with Nic Tuohey.

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YPY – Out Of Sync

Osaka-based musician Koshiro Hino traces the genesis of his work as YPY along with the development of his birdFriend label in this discussion with Yusaku Shigeyasu.

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Crate Of The Nation: Rise of the Record Collectors

In the first of two features, Matt Anniss surveys the current climate of record digging, speaking with Zaf Chowdhry, Brian Shimkovitz and Ruf Dug among others.

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Mike Cooper – Ambient exotica and forgotten rituals

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Bringing the ambient sounds of exotica into a new age, James Manning meets with a modern day pioneer of a once fandangled style.

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Best Record Sleeves: May

DFA, Where To Now?, Major Problems, R&S Records and City Slang make the grade for this edition.

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Best reissues and archival releases: May

The reissue trail is picked up once more as Flora Pitrolo highlights the work of Blackest Ever Black, Superior Viaduct, Dark Entries, WéMè’ and more.

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MinimalRome: Keep it in the Family

The Rome collective whose roots trace back to the city’s heady ’90s techno era speak with Richard Brophy.

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Oren Ambarchi – Seeing It Through

The Australian musician spends an afternoon in Dublin discussing his wealth of musical projects and collaborations with Ian Maleney. 

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Pauline Oliveros – Listening

Pauline Oliveros muses on sixty years of experimentation and unorthodox practice and tells Jo Kali why we should be listening instead of merely hearing.

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