February’s best music
Synthdrome Vault Archives #1
Self-releasdPittsburgh’s finest digs deep into his DAT archives for this collection of timeless techno.
House music in the beloved style of Dial Records: melancholic with a hint of unease.
The Other People Place
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café
One of the Drexciya universe’s most lusted-after albums gets a long-awaited reissue.
Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold
Sferic Ghost Transmits
Honest Jon’s Records
Shackleton explores space and resonance on this full-length collaboration with the spoken-word artist Vengeance Tenfold.
Sells His Record Collection
Harold Williams’s rich tapestry of samples presents a unique vision of Japan.
Wah Wah Wino
The oddball Irish crew show their wares.
Ways Inner Pass
A gorgeous little album that shows how smooth experimental electronic music can be.
Copeland Keyboard Fantasies
Invisible City Editions
Mid-’80s new age keyboard jams, given a new lease of life by Invisible City.
The California label celebrates its 100th release by showcasing the new producers who embody the label’s sound: smooth, luscious house music.
The Portland duo offer a stunning hi-def update on Fourth World electronics.Spotify
Phobiza ‘Noite’ Vol. 2
RAMZi’s debut on Mood Hut is the most arresting view of her alien sound world yet.
Nein Fortiate EP
Last year Ben UFO said Sulta “has made an almost comically massive tune and it’s going to be very successful indeed.” He wasn’t wrong.
Celeste launches her own label with two tracks of pure house music sunshine.
PST & SVN
The low-key duo turn to hip-hop and downtempo for the second volume of Recording, but don’t lose the dusky magic of the first installment.
Off Season / Fuerza
Joy Orbison’s first solo record since 2012 shows he hasn’t lost his touch.
On her second release, Inga Mauer, who mixed a killer RA podcast last month, goes dense and dark.BandcampLeif
July V / Shoulders Back
TIO-SeriesTwinkling, mutated grooves from the Freerotation resident.
Bass Cadet Records
The underrated East Coast artist shows her distinctive ear for instrumentation and melody in deep house.
You Speak What I Feel
My Good Friends Tell Me That
The combo of SND’s cold steel and Terre Thaemlitz’s unmistakable warmth make this one-track 12-inch worth every penny.
A subtle touch of electro lights up Markus Sommer’s latest EP of classy, subtle house.
Before You Sleep / In Line / Sweat
Bruce sounds drowsy on his latest record, but still as tense and engaging as ever.
Kahn / Commodo
Fierce (Commodo Remix) / S Is For Snakes
Certified weapons from two of the best in grime and dubstep’s new school.
Live At My Own JupiterA pitch-perfect opening set from an intriguing London selector.
Live at J.A.W. Family ReunionA rare two-hour live recording of one of the most revered disco and soul selectors in the world.https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Fworldwidefm%2Freg-greg-jaw-family-reunion-16-02-17%2F&hide_cover=1&light=1
FACT Mix 589Heavy on her own edits, this mix shows how Aïsha Devi’s otherworldly sound translates to her DJing.
Dazed MixThe Staycore cofounder comes correct with 45 minutes of club-destroying madness, almost all of it his music.
RA Live at Brilliant CornersThis psychedelic selection comes from RA’s recent live stream from Brilliant Corners in London.