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Bonobo – Kerala

Same but different: Bonobo is among the few producer who manage to keep up a signature style, but at the same time to sound fresh and new. So it’s exciting news that his next album Migration has just been announced for the beginning of next year on Ninja Tune. Kerala, the promising first single, comes with…

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Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

Well-written article in the New York Times, already more than a year old but still up-to-date as it can be: […] Studies of conversation both in the laboratory and in natural settings show that when two people are talking, the mere presence of a phone on a table between them or in the periphery of…

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Phaeleh – The Monday Is Okay Mix

The grand master of so-sweet-and-melodic-it’s-almost-kitsch-but-it’s-not Bass Music presents a beautiful mix of deep Ambient and Downbeat tunes for Ransom Note. „I’ve done chilled and ambient mixes in the past which covered my influences over the years, whereas this mix features a lot more recent material of mine and stuff I’d get on promo that I…

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Nicola Cruz – Lexdray City Series #065

To initiate this musical journey Nicola Cruz, one of the protagonists of the thriving Ecuadoran dance music scene, drops some Acid. He then takes us on a trip through the tropical pastures of House, Disco and Funk. A mix very different from his magnificient Prender El Alma album on ZZK Records, obviously paying tribute to his…

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Subway Doodles

Instead of reading the newspaper, sleeping or staring into the screen of a smart phone, Ben Rubin started drawing his fellow New Yorkers doing these things in the subway – and added some imaginery monsters.

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Uone @ Boom Festival 2016

Merging the trashy freestyle attitude of a DJ Koze with the clubby hypnotism of a D-Nox, the sets of Uone are truly next level shit – and that’s precisely what the Aussie delivered at Boom’s Alchemy Circle this year.

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Rampue @ Isla Sonido 2016

Rampue fires at only around 110 beats per minute, but what he creates is perfidiously energetic and driving – it really feels much faster once you get into the groove. Slow-motion House rhythms provide the bass-heavy backbone for etheral chants and ethnic instrumentations from all around the world.

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Peeta

Italian graffiti artist Peeta plays some damn good tricks on our spatial perception. All pictures © Peeta.      

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Stephan Zovsky – Live @ Fusion Festival 2016

The fluffy chord sounds at the very beginning are somewhat reminescent of Peter Gun’s sunshine sound from around 2004. Then there’s passionate and rejoicing vocals. And at the very end, Dr. Hofmann drives by on his bicycle. During his set at Fusion Festival’s Tanzwüste, Stephan Zovsky delivered a really fresh, energetic and multi-facetted take on…