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This Week’s Essential Releases: Trance, Post-Hardcore, Ghanaian Highlife and More

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Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend crucial new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Eight Artists Pushing the Ambient Edges of Techno

ambienttechno-1244There’s been a booming revival in ambient music these past few years. A broad church, its purveyors range from Huerco S. to Gaussian Curve; from echo-heavy, looped fragments to soft keys and metronomic percussion. Continue reading

Best New Electronic: June 2018


London bass, anime-noir wave, fearsomely politicized techno, Jamaican-Mancunian sunshine garage, rivers of industrial darkness, electronic funk bangers, and acid, acid, and more acid. Diversity is the name of the game on the dancefloor this week, but make no mistake: whether it’s brutal industrialism, drum-free trance, or soulful piano chords, everything here is aimed straight at that dancefloor.

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