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alex smoke / never want to see you again (slam mix) / soma

Alex Smoke's Paradolia has been the most influential, mind-blowing album to date this year. I can not speak enough about how essential this album is. Now we are blessed with a remix ep. Enjoy!
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maetrik / casi profundo / treibstoff

Dallas producer, Maetrik aka Eric Estornel, balances experimental and functional tendencies like a pro. Maetrik creates distortional sounds into sleek electro-tech dance tracks. His second full length album Casi Profundo has taken awhile to grow on me, but now it seems to be the only thing on my playlist. His blend of genres and sounds are similar to that of Alex Smoke and Ricardo Villalobos. Highly Recommended.
boomkat review

dublee / pseudo harmonia / mule

Japanese artist Dublee aka Yusuke Sakurai creates Pseudo Harmonia a beautiful grooving techno-dub album featuring a remix by Thomas Fehlmann.
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gramm aka jan jelinek / personal rock / source records

frank bretschneider & taylor deupree / balance / mille plateaux

alva noto + opiate / opto files / raster-noton

mobius band / the loving sounds of static / music video


prhizzm / bagel, toronto / may 13th

Toronto based Prhizzm, on Scottish label Benbecula Records, delivered an eerie yet beautiful set at the Bagel on Saturday night. His music is gorgeously textured with some child-like melodies that turn vaguely sinister creating the perfect soundtrack to your strangest dreams. If you missed him Saturday, make sure to check him out when he opens for Modeselektor on May 27th at the El Mocambo.


Twenty-three year old, Chicago based Nigel Evan Dennis is an amazing and talented graphic designer. Check out his site here.

I'd like to thank Praveen at Percussion Lab for hosting our Soundsystems set. It's an honour to be one of the monthly featured djs.

loscil / plume / kranky

Vancouver based, Scott Morgan won our respect with his brilliant First Narrows release in 2004. Plume, his latest release on Kranky takes on similar characteristics. Scott states, "Compositionally, many tracks on Plume are similar in approach to First Narrows; they started with a harmonic root from which sounds were processed into a loose structure over which the live players could improvise. There was substantially less editing this time around with the live tracks. I opted to choose the better improvised passes and merely mix them in and out rather than cut them up. I think this leaves a lot more natural space and balances the heavily structured and repetitive electronic elements with more organic performed layers. Jason Zumpano returned from the First Narrows ensemble and I also recruited long time friend Steve Wood and my partner Krista to play some ebow guitar as well as Josh Lindstrom to play some Xylophone and Vibraphone which I believe added a nice new element into the mix." Witnessing his daughter Sadie in the ultrasound has also influenced the creation of Plume in which he created sounds that mimic the experience of being in the womb. Scott's subliminal melodies, and fluid organic sounds are soothing, calm, heartfelt and tranquil. Loscil is truly a treasure when it comes to beautiful organic drone electronic music.

sten aka lawrence / leaving the frantic / dial
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blossoms have arrived

mapstation / distance told me things to be said / ~scape

Superb new album by Stefan Schneider under his Mapstation moniker. Recorded between 2003 and 2005, Distance Told Me Things To Be Said is a tasteful and organic affair, as Schneider combines synthetic basslines and drum machines with trombone, polyrhythmic percussion and field recordings. For fans of Jan Jelinek, Triosk, Pole, and Basic Channel.
boomkat review

thomas schumacher / home / spielzeug records

Thomas Schumacher producer and label owner of Spielzeug Records, releases Home a chunky minimal tech-house ep that will drive any dance floor into a mad frenzy with his compressed snare patterns, kicks, and phat basslines.
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out may 17th

Wonderful new video by Vancouver's Circlesquare.



track listing
Fairmont / I Want To See The Sun Come Up / Echocord
Triola / Traumschon / Kompakt
Theodor Zox / Oker Motion / Thinner
Uusitalo / Dutchwallpaper / Huume
Mateo Murphy / Six / Complot
Skugg & Stavostrand / Jean's Down With It / Onitor
Mike Shannon / Dulce Low / Logistic
Alex Smoke / Brian's Lung / Soma
Pantone / Chug / Sub-static
Magda / The Black Room / M_nus
Pier Bucci / The R-8 Mooger / Crosstown Rebels
Apparat (Thomas Fehlmann Rmx) / Schallstrom / Shitkatapult
Pantha du Prince / Eisregen / Dial
Dominik Eulberg / Der Tanz Der Blau-Grunen Mosaikjungfer / Traum
Alex Smoke / Never Want To See You Again / Soma
Matthew Dear / Send You Back / Spectral
Digitalverein (Falter Rmx) / 3rd & 6dis / Thinner
Lawrence / -- / Dial
Minisystem / Sand / Noise Factory
Loscil / Emma / Kranky
Mobius Band (Junior Boys Rmx) / The Loving Sounds Of Static / Spectral

*Thanks to minisystem for being the abelton master and teacher. Without him my dream mix would not have been possible. I hope you enjoy it. All feedback is welcome. Please e-mail

b. kawula at vague terrain / gladstone art bar, toronto / april 29th

Emerging electronic artist Bart Kawula surprised his listeners with a grooving experimental minimal techno set that delicately tickled our ears with his unique blend of ambient noise clusters, rich pulses, looping guitar strums and low end rumbles. His sounds gradually build from static soundscapes to gentle deep throbs. Bart entertained MUTEK listeners last year and has also been featured on MUTEK’s virtual compilation series. Download his latest releases here.