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Lisa Blanning (Online Editor)
Lotic – Fallout
Lotic, a Texan abroad, is one of my favorite DJs here in Berlin. His units as a resident at Janus have got held up against some of the most exciting DJs currently injecting renewed energy into dance music. His work as a producer has now reached a level with his skill as a DJ, as these videos from his new EP, simply out this week, indicate.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Seb Wildblood – “Feel” (Apes’ 5am Jam)
Church are one of my favorite techno brands, based out of London (and originating south of the river in Camberwell) they specialize in cavernous and grotty techno that’s riddled with that leaden hostility that comes from longterm London-living. This is actually the B-side to Church founder Seb Wildblood’s forthcoming “Feel” 12-inch and it also bangs .
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Dean Blunt – “Hennessey”
Dean Blunt has just uploaded this marvelous track in order to his Soundcloud account and it seems like Dean has teamed up with along with Inga Copeland again. Who knows? This individual announced earlier this year that the account will be reserved for solo efforts only.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Kelela – Cut 4 Me personally
Kelela was my favorite issue about Kingdom‘s latest tour, plus I’ve been awaiting her mixtape with a lot of excitement. Future bass music has often added repurposed R& B flourishes to itself, so it’s wonderful seeing a fresh and new voice emerge to the scene. This one is essential.
The. J. Samuels (Senior Print Editor)
G. Schickert – Kinder bei der Wildnis
Ex-roadie and Klaus Schulze collaborator Günter Schickert is best known for his pioneering echo guitar audio, which features prominently on final year’s Bureau B rerelease of Überfällig and the forthcoming Kinder in der Wildnis (originally released in 1983). The previous is the more well known of the two, but it’s Wildnis’s collection of rough, hissy DIY songs, peppered with Schickert’s off-kilter chanting, that takes a punk hammer to kosmische musik’s hall of mirrors. About half the record is underlaid with treated field recordings of fireworks and cheering captured during New Year’s celebration in Bremen 1980 – ’81.
Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)
Maya Jane Coles – “No Stitch”
Maya Jane Coles just dropped this jewel as part of a remix package just for “Burning Bright”. Should have gone at the album.
dense & pika – Colt
Text: 4 am cello bass magic.
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