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Compilation Of The Month: Mind Against ‘fabric presents Mind Against’

Italian duo Mind Against deliver an immersive and precisely-designed mix of contemporary house and techno with a nearly spiritual lilt for fabric presents series

Since relaunching under the ‘fabric presents’ banner, the UK clubbing institution fabric has reached a new high. All three mixes have been celebrations of the...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Touching Bass presents: Soon Come’

Errol, Alex Rita and Sammseed of Touching Bass curate a collection of deep, jazzy grooves for hazy days and cosmic club nights, celebrating the London movement’s soul and versatility 

Founded in 2014, Touching Bass overlapped with the peerless Plastic People for about a year before the latter was forced to close. It was enough...

Compilation of the Month: Anthony Naples + DJ Python ‘Air Texture VIII’

New York’s Anthony Naples and DJ Python curate a collection of introspective electronic music for a new generation in the latest edition of Air Texture’s celebrated series

Inspired by ‘90s series and labels, such as ‘Excursions In Ambience’ and Instinct Ambient, and their 2000s successors, like Kompakt’s ‘Pop Ambient’, James Healy’s Air...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Stay True Sounds Vol.4’

The fourth compilation on Kid Fonque’s Stay True Sounds label is an enthralling testament to South Africa’s underground house scene

South Africa’s ascendance to the forefront of global house music has been something to behold. The SA house scene emerged following liberation from apartheid and...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Nervous Horizon Vol. 4’

East London’s Nervous Horizon label crystallises its sonic signature on its fourth compilation, mutating dancehall rhythms into a post-industrial, experimental space

The name Nervous Horizon has begun to chime with contemporary life, implying a sense of foreboding for something that’s currently just out of view. Look...

Compilation of the Month: Leon Vynehall ‘fabric presents Leon Vynehall’

London’s Leon Vynehall demonstrates his mastery of mood-building in his fabric mix: an absorbing experience that aims for the dancefloor with flourishes of dub, garage, electro and breaks, but doesn’t shy away from quieter, ethereal moments

DJ and producer Leon Vynehall has done a good job in evading categorisation over his 10-year career. Though his early releases for Well Rounded, ManMakeMusic...

Compilation of the Month: Andrew Weatherall ‘Heavenly Remixes 3 & 4’ [Heavenly Recordings]

Andrew Weatherall's remixes for Heavenly Recordings are spread across two glorious volumes, and demonstrate his magic touch for turning live bands into dancefloor gold

Such was Weatherall’s production influence on Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’, their 1991 album that distilled the Balearic spirit of acid house, he’s indelibly linked to Creation...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth- Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)’

DJ Trujillo curates a superb time capsule of early Balearic dance music for Soundway Records, from languid pop and sensual wave music, to velvety house anthems

Throughout the ’80s, the iconic Ibiza nightclub Ku (now Privilege) held a regular party known as Noche Española, in which trendy party goers would dance...

The UK’s most electrifying DJ hits another landmark with her fabric mix: a euphoric, adrenaline-laced trip into pressurised breakbeat chaos

Some artists tone it down a bit for mix compilations. The knowledge that their set will be subject to repeated home-or headphone-listening leads to more...

DJ Harvey conveys the hedonistic spirit of Pikes Ibiza in the ecstatic third edition of Mercury Rising compilation series

Oft quoted as saying, “You can’t understand the blues until you’ve had your heart broken by a woman, and you can’t understand my music until...

NTS Radio, Shannen SP and Joe Cotch compile essential tracks that capture the unique and unifying sound of amapiano, South Africa’s world-conquering dance music style

With artists and fans from around the globe proclaiming “Amapiano to the world”, this evolving new genre has defied expectations that it’s just another passing...

Breakthrough UK label Invicta Audio celebrates its first birthday with a compilation of next-gen d&b fusions

Nominated for Best Breakthrough Label of 2020 at DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards, and scooping plaudits from UKF and DNB Arena, Invicta Audio is...

UK rave specialist Paul Woolford, aka Special Request, pens a love letter to all the club styles that have fed into his sound over the...

Under his Special Request alias, Leeds DJ and producer Paul Woolford has specialised in exploring various manifestations of UK dance music. Albums like ‘Soul Music’...

Seoul club Cakeshop launches its in-house label, Carousel Records, with a mammoth compilation of local and international talent

‘8 Years of Cakeshop’ snarls and fizzes menacingly in its opening seconds, evoking memories of late nights on sweaty dancefloors with a smoke machine masking...