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Efdemin’s Avant-Garde Influences

The German producer explains how John Cage and his studies in Vienna have contributed to his house and techno productions.

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Nightclubbing: Happy Days, London’s Sunday Scene and the Birth of UK Garage

Matt Jam Lamont and Creed remember the Ministry of Sound afterparty that launched UK garage.

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The Black Dog’s Martin Dust on the Music of Sheffield

The techno producer gives a firsthand account of influential Steel City groups like Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League and Clock DVA.

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Fab Five to Black Portland: Hip Hop’s 10 Favorite Sports Teams

Anthony Obst charts the genre’s love affair with sports.

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Hustlers Convention: The Grandfather of Rap Records

The Last Poets’ Jalal Nuriddin reflects on the impact – both good and bad – of his influential 1973 album.

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Razormaid!: The Remix Service That Changed the Face of Dance Music

Derek Opperman travels to Arizona to uncover how one remix subscription service turned the industry on its head in the ’80s.

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Ondes Martenot: An Introduction

A favorite of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and classical composer Olivier Messiaen, Andy Battaglia explains the origins and appeal of the ahead-of-its-time electronic instrument.

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Ricky Eat Acid: Facing Nostalgia Head-On

Sam Hockley-Smith is bewitched by the delicate ambient drones of the young Maryland producer.

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Smalltown Boy: Bronski Beat and The Communards’ Jimmy Somerville

Alfred Soto reflects on the discography of the gay English synth pop vocalist.

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Rasta Shook Them Up: Haile Selassie’s Visit to Jamaica

David Katz details the Ethopian leader’s historic 1966 visit to Jamaica – and what it meant for music on the island.

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Interview: Monolake on the Importance of Making Mistakes

The German producer takes us on a tour of his discography thus far.

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Seven Davis Jr.: The Found Tapes

Funkineven calls him a new Prince, and he’s been co-signed by LA beat prophet Kutmah. Get familiar with a modern day disco alchemist, Seven Davis Jr.

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Yé-Yé: An Introduction

Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe provides an introduction to the iconic French pop genre of the ’60s.

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Interview: Mark Kamins on Danceteria and Early ’80s New York

One year after his death, we present an interview with Mark Kamins – Madonna mentor, Danceteria DJ and versatile producer – conducted by Tim Lawrence.

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RIP Nonato Buzar, Brazilian Songwriter and Producer

David Katz highlights the work of an underrated Brazilian songwriter and producer.

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Lavender Country: Country Music’s First Openly Gay Album

Patrick Haggerty tells the story of the remarkable 1973 record.

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Funk Archaeology: Bassist Robert Rozelle, A True Unsung Hero

Our resident cratedigger pays tribute to the extraordinary bass player Robert Rozelle.

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RIP Bunny Rugs, Vocalist of Third World

David Katz remembers the passionate reggae singer.

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Psychoacoustics: An Introduction

4DSOUND’s Paul Oomen highlights tracks from Aphex Twin, Steve Reich and Ryoji Ikeda that question how we perceive sound.

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Tabla: An Introduction

Rohan Krishnamurthy provides a guided tour of the Indian instrument and its finest practitioners.