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Album Review: MSTRKRFT – Operator

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Mark Archer (Altern 8, Nexus 21, Slo Moshun) brings together a collection of tracks released over the past twelve years on various labels. A superb collection of House/Acid/Techno quality, that only a oldskool veteran DJ/Producer could create. You know the deal, your either in the know, or your not. Over the last couple of decades, …

IN THE arena of house music, perhaps never were artists more succinctly and appropriately named: Masters at Work. Masters at work indeed. The creatives behind such generation-defining floor-fillers as Voices’ “Voices In My Mind”, the Latin percussive skip of KenLou’s “Bangin’ Early Theme” and the summer shine of MAW feat. Patti Austin’s “Like A Butterfly …

As Machinedrum, LA-based producer Travis Stewart has been steadily outputting innovative records broadly influenced by rave, jungle, hip hop and soundsystem music for the past two decades. 2011’s breakthrough album Room(s), released on Planet Mu, came the same year as the Sepalcure, a collaboration with Praveen Sharma aka Braille, self-titled debut album. He’s since gone …

Roisin Murphy - Roisin Machine - Artwork

IN ANOTHER, more enlightened plane of existence, the world lauds Roisin Murphy as a famed cultural icon with a string of hit albums, maybe with a prime-time talk show, international fashion house and probable appointment as Culture Secretary … heck, why not make that PM too? Unfathomably, in our particular tangent of reality that hasn’t …

THE PRODIGAL son returns; after an absence of more than four years – since the release of “Right Thing”, back in June 2016 – intelligent house music legend Dennis Ferrer has come back to Defected in tandem with Dawn Tellman for “Sunny Days”, a call for uplift, positivity and togetherness in undeniably troubled times.  It’s …

MONTREAL’S Marie Davidson, veteran of that city’s DIY scene, musical polymath, fierce declaimer; like Grace Jones, you wouldn’t mess, frankly. Have a watch of the lyric video for the latest track “Renegade Breakdown”, which she’s just dropped for Ninja Tune and see if you’d dare. It’s a pulsing, dirty slice of electro-house over which Marie …

Producer and creator of instrumental hip hop, Spectacular Diagnostics, just dropped his latest instrumental LP, thebeautifulmusic. Backseat Mafia is fortunate to host him for this week’s episode of Behind the Boards. The Chicago-based artist mixes and mashes a variety of sounds for the new record, to create a jazzy and dusty collection of songs that …

Oscar G certainly has a weighty reputation in dance music circles, both as one half of legendary US duo MURK, and in his own right. He’s recorded under his own names across some of the most influential labels in house music – including Nervous Records, and his own label Made in Miami Records. For his …

EDDIE JOHNSTON, who is carving out something of a name for himself in his native New Zealand with a brace of contrasting musical identities, has released a rather tasty little nugget as a teaser for his forthcoming EP wearing his Race Banyon hat, which is pencilled in for a July 7th release.  “Pressure Off” presses …

SIGMA, who garnered a Brit Awards nomination in 2015 for their chart-topping “Nobody To Love” are back with another, windows-down, sultry summer city evening earworm in the shape of “High On You”, featuring the vocal talents of fellow Brits nominee and chart-topper John Newman.   Sitting on the foundations of a classic piano house intro, the …