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Breaking through: Melodie
Matt Unicomb dials up the Romanian producer behind two of this year's best house records.
Label of the month: Northern Electronics
This Stockholm collective—led by Abdulla Rashim—is behind some of the most mesmerising techno of recent years. Matt Unicomb gets to the roots of their sound.
Binh: Basic trance induction
A longtime staple of Berlin's Club Der Visionaere, Germann Nguyen is beginning to earn accolades from beyond the insular world of minimal house. Matt Unicomb explains the subtle charms of his sound.
Label of the month: M_REC LTD
A knack for quality techno is propelling this Italian label into the big leagues. Matt Unicomb investigates.
Raresh: For hearts and ears
Raresh has been one of house and techno's most popular DJs for approaching a decade, but very little is known about him. Matt Unicomb tracks him down for a rare interview.
Samuli Kemppi: The soundtrack to space
Matt Unicomb checks in with Finland's leading techno producer.
Label of the month: Future Classic
This Sydney label with humble beginnings is now one of Australia's most important independent music operations. Matt Unicomb explains.
Reworks: For the people
For the last few years, this Greek festival has been a singular success in a country with a dire economic situation. Matt Unicomb tells its story.
Label of the month: Ilian Tape
Dario and Marco Zenker's label has quietly become one of the best in techno. Matt Unicomb tells its story.
Inigo Kennedy: Entertaining accidents
Since releasing his first record almost 20 years ago, Inigo Kennedy has applied a hacker's mentality to techno. Matt Unicomb explains why it's kept him in the game for so long.
Label of the month: Fifth Wall Records
This new Brooklyn label has a modest aim: to bridge the gap between US and European techno. Matt Unicomb explains.
Francis Inferno Orchestra: Dreamtime
Matt Unicomb checks in with one of the Australian dance scene's new leading lights.
Breaking through: Rødhåd
A word-of-mouth favourite in Berlin for the past few years, Rødhåd's extended techno sets are about to see him break out to an international audience.
Delta Funktionen: Resisting routines
Defy expectations: That's the lesson the young DJ/producer learned in his early days in a small Dutch town. RA's Matt Unicomb visits him in his new Berlin home to find out more.
M.A.N.D.Y.: At the controls
As they prepare for their appearance at We Love Sounds, RA's Matt Unicomb catches up with the Get Physical boys and learns that changes are afoot at one of the world's premiere dance labels.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015
Vakant uploads full catalogue to Bandcamp
You can now check all the Berlin label's releases in one place.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Behind the scenes at Salt + Sass
Groove checks in with Kat Young, the organiser behind a new Berlin-based meet-up for women working in the music industry.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Watch a beatbox cover of Moderat's 'Bad Kingdom'
XLR8R have dug up footage of a Lithuanian beatboxer giving his take on the 2013 hit.
Mon, 9 Nov 2015
Hear Edward's rework of 'Atmosphere' by Harmonia & Eno '76
A trippy track gets a fittingly trippy video.
Thu, 5 Nov 2015
40 years of Harmonia
Pitchfork charts the career of the influential Krautrock band.
Tue, 3 Nov 2015
Lena Willikens talks Düsseldorf
The German selector talks with Crack Magazine about her adopted hometown.
Mon, 2 Nov 2015
Dro Carey shares new remix
The Australian's melodic rework of "Unstable" by Funktionslust is streaming over at SoundCloud.
Thu, 29 Oct 2015
Sheffield: Steeling the limelight
Here's the first instalment in a three-part documentary series about electronic music in the northern city, featuring interviews with Toddla T, Lo Shea, Bozzwell and more.
Club der Visionaere
Am Flutgraben 1; Treptow; 12435 Berlin; Germany
70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof; Friedrichshain; 10243 Berlin; Germany
Falckensteinstrasse 49; Kreuzberg; 10997 Berlin; Germany
Tulika 9/11; 10613 Tallinn; Estonia
Nordring 131; 63067 Offenbach am Main; Germany
Eichenstrasse 4; Treptow; 12435 Berlin; Germany
Dircksenstrasse 78; Mitte; 10178 Berlin; Germany
Mere Puiestee 6A; 10111 Tallinn; Estonia