DJ N.K.
Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon has recently been a hotspot for emerging talent.  Príncipe Discos has released a series of excellent singles, the vinyl versions adorned with hand painted covers that sell out quickly.  Similarly, Warp Records released a three part series titled Cargaa that cast a spotlight on Lisbon’s new squad of producers.  The new sound of Lisbon stems from Kuduro, a combination of rhythms from Angola that Portuguese

Byrell The Great
Byrell The Great is part of the Qween Beat crew, the worldwide collective pushing club music and ballroom culture whose first full length salvo titled Qweendom will be released on July 29th.  Ahead of Qweendom, Byrell The Great has produced an excellent remix for NYC producer JX Cannon that will be released July 15th on the Loveless label.  Byrell’s remix of “Gagged” dices the vocals of the original version, girding the

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Future bass, future R&B, future trap. New genres that promise the world some kind of glimpse into what the future will look like in dance music keep popping up. It’s a strange notion because one would argue that these are the current waves of pop; what was once “future” is our “now.” So while we comb through the sea of newer producers who follow in the footsteps of this aesthetic

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For the past 10 years, Nosaj Thing (aka Jason Chung), has quietly released an excellent body of work that incorporates elements of hip-hop, downtempo electronica, glitch, and bass music. To date, he has produced three critically acclaimed electronic albums, high quality remixes for the likes of HEALTH, The xx, Flying Lotus and Little Dragon, in addition to productions for rappers Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Kid Cudi. Touring behind his

Carpainter
The city streets of Tokyo feel a lot like the internet, cultures collide in unexpected ways and reassemble into new formations that seem both futuristic and alien. The music of Carpainter is thoroughly Japanese AND of the internet in its willingness to abandon all rules and dissect music genres for parts to make something fresh, previously unheard, and exciting. Carpainter’s music has appeared on the Finnish label Top Billin, UK garage