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This past week, following impassioned speeches from staff and local residents on its behalf, London’s legendary club Fabric had its license revoked by the local Islington Council. Bewilderment in the judgment gave way to an outpouring of sympathy and shared memories on social media. As an American, my personal relationship to Fabric is through their mix CD series which launched late in 2001 and has issued a staggering 177 discs

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Magda is an artist of many trades. On Friday, she will be wearing her DJ hat when she plays at U Street Music Hall, but she has tried her hand everything from distilling tequila to fashion and visual arts. Born in Poland but raised in Detroit, Magda became immersed in Detroit’s underground dance music scene as a teenager. By 1998, she joined Minus and was touring with Richie Hawtin. Magda tours extensively,

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Several contributors to Blisspop headed out to Detroit this past month for Movement. If you missed the festival (or you are yearning for more), K-HAND, one of Detroit’s finest and storied producers, will be at Flash on June 11th alongside Honey Dijon. K-HAND launched her label Acacia in 1990, releasing dozens of 12″‘s while also recorded for Tresor, Warp Records, !K7 Records (who released her 1995 debut album On A

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Pleasurekraft’s Kaveh and Kalle became prominent figures in the tech house community when their track “Tarantula” topped Beatport’s charts in 2010. Since then, the Austria/Stockholm-based duo has been busy releasing tracks, touring frequently, and running the Kraftek label. We caught up with Kaveh and discussed his favorite books, the relationship between cooking and dance music, how the Pleasurekraft sound has evolved over the years, and more. In your interview with

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Back on May 16th, German producer Kevin Over released his two track Duster EP. On there is a track aptly named “Ode,” as it seems to be an ode to the old days of dance music. This one brings it back to the fundamentals, giving us a track that’s driven primarily by old school breaks and soulful vocal cuts. On the other side of the EP we have “Duster,” a dubby tech-house/techno stomper with a