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On Rotation

On Rotation

Creative director and resident DJ at Smart Bar in Chicago (actually the first female creative director ever there), the Black Madonna (aka Marea Vierge-Noire) has been becoming one of the more respected producers/DJs for the past few years. She’s had releases on labels such as Home Taping is Music, Stripped and Chewed, the Nite Owl...
Q + A with Medlar, 7/18 w/ JDH & Dave P @ CAMEO

Q + A with Medlar, 7/18 w/ JDH & Dave P @ CAMEO

London-based DJ and producer Medlar broke into the deep house scene in June 2011 with “Terrell”, his first appearance on WOLF Records. Now one of three WOLF resident producers, Medlar has continued to release original music exclusively through WOLF, including his 2013 debut LP Sleep, which featured accompanying video. He has become one of the...
Brooklyn Bass 049: Saine June 2014 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 049: Saine June 2014 Podcast

Lauri Saine or just Saine as this Finnish Producer likes to go by has been producing and releasing music since way back. Many have picked up on his stellar 12″ releases this year as I have, so it was inevitable that I’d ask him to lay down a mix for Brooklyn Bass. With a podcast...
Recent Releases, May 19th

Recent Releases, May 19th

Mo Kolours – Mo Kolours [HAND12014] Mo’s been around for a bit, releasing some great EPs on One Handed Music (home to other forward thinking artists like Paul White, Bullion). His eagerly anticipated LP couldn’t arrive at a better time— Spring is about to bloom and warmth re-enters the world. Threading influences of funk, dub/reggae,...
Recent Releases, April 25th

Recent Releases, April 25th

Seven Davis Jr. – P.A.R.T.Y. [APRON09] SDJr has been on a tear over the last year or so, giving away some goodies recently after releasing two EPs that quickly flew off shelves late last year. His latest EP on Funkineven’s Apron Records adds to his growing and impressive body of work, fusing elements of modern...
Recent Releases, March 18th

Recent Releases, March 18th

Pender Street Steppers – Openin Up / M Flight [PPU-056] Originally released on their Life in the Zone cassette on Mood Hut last year, Pender Street Steppers teams up with PPU (seriously, PPU and Mood Hut? Cannot go wrong with that combo of labels) to release these two gems on wax. Both sides contain beautiful...
Recent Releases, March 11th

Recent Releases, March 11th

After a short hiatus (moving always sucks with records), our semi weekly vinyl reviews are back! Without further adieu… Jay Daniel – Karmatic Equations EP [WOJD01] Jay’s Wild Oats debut dropped last week and it’s fantastic from start to finish. The first two sides offer up some great rolling pieces of detroit house. Subdued and...
Brooklyn Bass: Top Lists of 2013

Brooklyn Bass: Top Lists of 2013

It goes without saying that 2013 was chock full of great new releases and labels really pushing the envelope. Many of our contributors had to have a good long think about what music really moved them this year and with that we’ve each compiled a list specific to what was heard and which are praised....
Trial + Error #2

Trial + Error #2

#2 I think out of some unconscious resistance to the relentless cheer of our current holiday season, I’ve lately gravitated towards books, movies, and music that are in some way full of dread or melancholy. Maybe it’s because last year around this time we were all enduring (somewhat feverishly I might add) the inexorable approach...
Recent Releases, December 12th

Recent Releases, December 12th

Axel Boman – Family Vacation [BARN 018 LP] After following Axel’s delivery of singles and EPs, we’re happy to see a full length that gives fans of his sound a new meal to digest. Delivered in a beautiful 2LP gatefold sleeve, the hour long LP contains a collection of sketches, mined from a fading archive...
Trial + Error

Trial + Error

the beginning I begin this column in a moment of abject self-reflection, realizing that I have fallen victim to an unforgivable complacency. I’m referring to the fact my interest in music, specifically electronic music is lamentably going to shit. ‘More-of-the-same’ has become my modus operandi, which is downright unconscionable. So I’m embarking on a mission...
Recent Releases, December 4th

Recent Releases, December 4th

Aquarian Foundation – Language of the Hand EP [MH002] Mood Hut’s second release comes from fellow Canadians (Vancouver), Aquarian Foundation. Maintaining a certain level of intimacy, mystique and personal touch seems to be a theme of the label, and the title for this EP could very well stem from the nature and elements of the...
10 Best: DJ Equipment 2014