Piotr Orlov

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Track By Track: Agoria Explains 'Independence'

Friday, October 30, 2015

There's a reason why Sébastien Devaud (a.k.a Agoria) has remained among French techno's brightest and longest-burning lights: When Devaud finds himself at a creative crossroads, he chooses to do "something different, always challenging myself to try to make other beats, other sounds." It may be a cliché, but it's ...

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Songs We Love: Auntie Flo Feat. Poppy Ackroyd & Richard Thair, 'For Mihaly'

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"For Mihaly," the final song on Auntie Flo's second album Theory Of Flo, is a wonderfully (and somewhat unexpectedly) plaintive last piece for a collection dominated by euphoric, globally minded dance music. With Poppy Ackroyd's violin supplying the song's melancholy central tenet, it's like a Yiddish ...

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First Listen: Floating Points, 'Elaenia'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Since making his debut in 2009, Floating Points' Sam Shepherd has been an oddball in England's dance-music scene. Though the first in his steady stream of singles came out during the U.K.'s fruitful period immediately following the rise of dubstep, it was instantly clear that Floating Points didn't fit the ...

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Songs We Love: Kode9, 'Vacuum Packed'

Friday, October 23, 2015

The elements at the heart of "Vacuum Packed" betray the knowing schizophrenia of Kode9's current sound. A standout track on Nothing, the first album that Kode9 (born: Steve Goodman) has produced since the 2014 death of his vocalist/collaborator The Spaceape (Stephen Samuel Gordon), "Vacuum Packed" is overstuffed with ideas ...

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First Listen: Dexter Story, 'Wondem'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Finding an acceptable line between influence and appropriation has dogged musicians for generations, and Dexter Story addresses the issue in surprising and joyous ways on Wondem, his second album as a bandleader.

A 50-year-old multi-instrumentalist born and bred in L.A., Story has created a song cycle under the spell of ...

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Songs We Love: Mano Le Tough, 'Trails'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

An Irishman in Berlin, Niall Mannion has recorded two albums under his faux-French nom de plume, Mano Le Tough. The title song from the second, Trails, implies much about what it means to be a writer of songs (as opposed to simply a producer of tracks) in dance ...

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Recommended Dose: September's Best Dance Tracks

Monday, October 05, 2015

A songwriter better than you or I once wrote that "days grow short when you reach September" — forgetting to add that this is why you need more bangers for the seasonally expanding night-times. Enter Recommended Dose, whose monthly offering doesn't simply span multiple continents, but numerous rhythm sources, large ...

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All Songs +1: Mark Ronson On Making Something Old New Again

Friday, October 02, 2015

On this week's +1 Podcast, we talk with producer, DJ and musician Mark Ronson about the allure of vintage sounds and why he chose to build his career around making the old sound new again.

The roots of Mark Ronson's love for classic music run deep. This British-born musician spent ...

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Songs We Love: Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl, 'Universe Is A Simulation'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Even in the world of outré electronics, the experimental-music swings of Chicagoan Jamal Moss are radical. If you have the hips, stomach and brain for a steady stream of sonic surprises, he's your man in lo-fi techno. Among the many technologically astute and historically Afrocentric monikers Moss hides behind,

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Songs We Love: Dan Friel, 'Rattler'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Earlier in his music career, Dan Friel was best known as a founder of Parts & Labor, an experimental Brooklyn rock band that expertly made its way around post-hardcore psych jams, with layers of noise and smarty-pants song structures for guides. Yet many years before Parts ...

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Songs We Love: Boulevards, 'Honesty'

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How does an artist pay homage to roots he obviously cherishes without getting permanently entangled in them? It's a question many soul-music throwbacks struggle to answer. Some settle for permanent comfort amid the retro cushions, while others rage against and abandon the creative impulses that had previously guided them. Only ...

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The Arcs, Live In Concert

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It speaks to The Black Keys' popularity and stature as one of America's finest working rock bands that early word surrounding The Arcs had it pegged as singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach's "side project." The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, may have begun as a solo excursion, but ...

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Songs We Love: T&T Music Factory, 'De Natte Cel'

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"De Natte Cel" is Dutch for "the wet cell," local architects' slang for bathroom. In the track that Seth Troxler and Tom Trago (a.k.a. T&T Sound Factory) recorded exclusively for Troxler's DJ-Kicks mix, the "Natte Cel" in question was an oversized shower room in the basement ...

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Songs We Love: Patrick Cowley, 'Somebody To Love Tonight'

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The demo version of Sylvester's "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight" you are about to hit "play" on is an instrumental. The lack of lyrics may not seem much of a loss since the song, released on the Bay Area disco superstar's 1979 album Stars, doesn't actually feature many words ...

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Recommended Dose: August's Best Dance Tracks

Friday, August 28, 2015

The dance music that moves us in these waning days of summer often does so in minuscule ways. Maybe it has something to do with the merciless mercury levels, but a good portion of our Recommended Dose mix for August doesn't require the flailing of arms and legs. Your brain, ...

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Songs We Love: Santiago Salazar, 'Mama Paz'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Few producers of classic techno and house in the U.S. have Santiago Salazar's pedigree, experience or breadth of perspective, yet remain so utterly under-recognized. Having begun his DJ career in East Los Angeles in the early '90s, Salazar decamped for Detroit in the early '00s to join what is ...

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Songs We Love: Joanna Newsom, 'Sapokanikan'

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"What the hell kind of word is 'Sapokanikan'?"

When parsing the layers of lyrical meaning in Joanna Newsom's new track wasn't intriguing enough, there is first the matter of the title's origin. "Sapokanikan" was the name of a Native American, Lenape village situated in lower Manhattan pre Dutch arrival, approximately ...

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All Songs +1: Marking The Demise Of 'The Spotify Of The '80s'

Friday, August 14, 2015

Columbia House (actually, the company that has owned Columbia House since 2012) filed for bankruptcy this week, which will mean a great deal to those who were music lovers in the 1980s and '90s, and probably close to nothing to listeners under the age of 30. Columbia House was a ...

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Songs We Love: Sinkane, "Yacha (Peaking Lights Dub Mix)"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

While the dub album has long been en vogue in Jamaican reggae — and in the disco — it's seemingly disappeared from the modern music industry model. Not so in the mid-Nineties and the early Aughts, when a string of genre-unbound outliers — full-lengths such as Mad Professor v. Massive ...

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Songs We Love: Tom Demac, 'The Shuttle Awaits'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

It's a fool's errand to shorthand the diverse well of techno and house energy at the heart of Tom Demac's "The Shuttle Awaits," the latest in a flurry of singles the North Wales-reared, Manchester-hardened Londoner's been dropping for Aus and Hypercolour the past few years. His music clicks ...

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