Primed for the summer of 1996, “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s was released twenty years ago by So So Def.  The song’s Miami Bass low end rumble, gliding monophonic melody, and yearning vocals captures the humidity of a summer dusk in Atlanta.  The song has become a club staple and has recently gained notoriety as the soundtrack to the Running Man Challenge, but “My Boo” also returns in spirit this

Dutchman-turned-DC Resident Martyn has turned himself into a local hero. In between a Panorama Bar residency, running his own label 3024, and a monthly slot at NTS Radio, Martyn has helped elevate DC’s burgeoning forward-thinking dance music scene to new heights with gigs at U Street Music Hall (U Hall), releases on labels like Brainfeeder and Ninja Tune, and collaborations that might take you by surprise. I had the opportunity

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Compilations are rough to conquer. As far as hand selecting and curating a unified soundscape while demonstrating a sense of diversity within the track selections themselves, it can be an arduous process – much like editing a film or a DJ trying to decide which black v-neck to wear (hint: the blackest black). Some labels, thankfully, have a grip on what works well with what despite how difficult the selection

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Coming off of Massachusetts indie label Lifted Contingency, Los Angeles producer Strwlkr is releasing a spectacle that defies expectations of electronic music. Finding a hallowed ground between IDM and emotionally grandiose bass, “After Waiting” is comfortable living on a plane somewhere beyond the current normalcy of electronica fusing together inspirations that range from jazz to classical to ambient dub. Without restricting himself to the limitations of genre, Strwlkr accomplishes two

“I see you baby / Shaking that ass.” This lyric from 90’s dance superstars Groove Armada’s “I See You Baby,” out at a time when the U.K. was producing crossover big beat heaters left and right, is one of the most recognizable lines in dance music. Straight to the point, it’s a jab to get a crowd moving everything below the waistline on the dancefloor and the reason it’s had