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Michael Boenig: Toris Moon (Trapez) Trapez delivers yet another no nonsense 12" of techy dancefloor tracks. They manage to elevate beyond the usual DJ tool category into what I think are really fantastic headphones listening as well as very mix-friendly. Techno...

Marcus Fischer: Monocoastal (12k) Anyone familiar with Taylor Deupree’s 12k label ought to know loosely what to expect from just about any of its numerous releases. The label focuses on the hazier, lighter side of electronic and ambient music. In its earliest...

Freska: Comanche (Traum) This EP from producer Evgeny Bukreev is worth it for the A-side alone, a nice, coursing tech house anthem complete with fat, rolling bassline and square bleeps and accents. It breaks down in the middle with some lovely swelling synth pads, but...

Rustie: Sunburst EP (Warp) Hot on the heels of Flying Lotus, Rustie turns out a new EP that defies convention and sidesteps expectations from his previous more dubstep-influenced outings. It’s hard to not compare these weird jams to Flying Lotus if only in...

James Blake: CMYK (R&S) Old school techno label R&S gets aboard the dubstep bandwagon, but they do so wisely in choosing James Blake to join their roster. It’s a smart move because it keeps the label on-trend without compromising too much; Blake’s...