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Psychick Warriors ov Gaia 1989 EP

Industrial occult experimentalists attend an acid house rave in the late 80s.. “Probably silly but it only then occurred to us that the dance could be a powerful tool too, a way to communicate on a physical level, a way to celebrate life. A niche had opened and this was something we had to explore…”…

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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody In Berlin

Reissues of The Pyramids free-roaming private press jazz albums from the 70s attracted some attention recently. This new 7″ with Africa 70 rhythms, Parliament funk, and soaring spiritual jazz improvisations has really sucked me in. Check it out. There’s an interview with the Pyramids online here.

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SH2000 Mystical Bliss

Whether in outer space or inner space, Russia’s SH2000 on Volking Music is a deep affair. Mystical bliss, Satcitananda, when the track unfolds itself at 3am, lost in the strobe-light, when the present moment is intensified beyond all recognition… I guess you had to be there.

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The Galleria

Morgan Geist’s newest project The Galleria is a throwback to an older sound. Unlike Metro Area’s boogie and Italo, or Storm Queen’s classic house, The Galleria mines the far less critically popular genre of Freestyle. In my Pittsburgh crew, Freestyle has never really gone away. We still play shit like Alisha, Lisa Lisa, Expose, Debbie…

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60 Miles – 01

60 Miles is the new project from John Daly and Frawl (who is one half of the Never Learnt label and whose own debut 12″ recently dropped), the first 12″ of which is going to drop in the next couple of weeks.  I wasn’t expecting it to be leaning so much towards the techno side…

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Bezier – Mina

Bezier, or as he’s known on the streets and in the sheets, Robert Yang, is responsible for some of my favorite dance music of the recent past. Using sounds and rhythmic structures that are influenced by Hi-NRG history, he twists and upends the genre to great success with productions that I’m always impressed by. I…

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Louie Vega 2015 Edition

Continuing on with talking about some of my favorite records of 2015 so far, Louie Vega has probably had one of his best years in a hot minute. He has dropped no fewer than three absolute anthems already, and with a full album on it’s way that sounds dope from clips, there’s a possibility of…

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