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X-Altera – Compound Extraprotus

Detroit-based producer Tadd Mullinix is a man of many names and many skills. From his hip-hop tinged instrumentals under his Dabrye moniker to his acid and techno releases as JTC, Mullinix has never strayed from creating from an array of genres and perspectives. Fittingly, the eclectic producer has just released a new jungle-inspired single, titled “Compound Extraprotus” […]

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Heathered Pearls taps Matrixxman for old-school, acid techno rework on forthcoming remix EP

Ghostly International‘s Heathered Pearls revisits his gorgeous 2017 ambient techno EP, Detroit, MI 1997-2001, with a collection of remixes which further interpret the material and the city of Detroit that had so greatly shaped the Polish-born, Brooklyn-based artist. So far, Alexander’s shared the first of the reworks, Matrixxman’s “8 am techno reawakening,” an acidic, lo-fi interpretation […]

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Kim Ann Foxman preps for Movement with a high-energy Orbit playlist

“Play and make music that makes you happy, and people will naturally feel that honesty,” proclaims the New York-based DJ Kim Ann Foxman. If there were ever a DJ who’s an embodiment of that notion, not to mention adheres to a commendable free-flowing expression, it would be Foxman. Virtually unfazed by outside trends and one […]

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Kllo shift their sound on new single, ‘Potential’

e Melbourne duo Kllo released their first single, “Potential”, buttressed with an accompanying video since their breathtaking debut album, Backwater, in 2017. On “Potential,” the Ghostly International group, consisting of cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, made a conscious effort to grow their sound. An atmospheric opening morphs into a subdued production, with a focus on Kaul’s […]

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Poolside puts a mellow spin on Tycho’s ‘Horizon’

Few artists can craft a sound that is so thoroughly their own the way Tycho has. The Ghostly International signee’s trilogy of albums quickly were individually recognized for their brilliance and quickly bred a committed fanbase. Following the release of Epoch in 2016, Tycho has toured extensively but remained relatively quiet on the production front, with […]

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DA presents: 10 sets you can’t miss at Movement 2018

Words by Bella Bagshaw and Grace Fleisher Despite a visibly shifting techno scene stateside, 2018 marks one of the most banner years for  Detroit, and America’s finest house & techno institution — Movement. With a booking that arguably serves as a controversial departure from the city’s roots, Movement’s 2018 programming captures the experimental essence of the times, a time […]

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Dabrye makes long-awaited return with ‘Three/Three’ LP

Michigan-based producer and Ghostly International artist Tadd Mullinix began releasing under his Dabrye moniker in the late ‘90s. Spearheading the hip-hop scene with an unmistakable medley of influences, Dabrye merged hip-hop, Motown, and Detroit techno when he debuted his first release under the moniker, One/Three — the first installment in a planned trilogy. After the album’s release, Dabrye’s distinct marriage […]

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Dabrye makes long-awaited return with ‘Three/Three’ LP

Michigan-based producer and Ghostly International artist Tadd Mullinix began releasing under his Dabrye moniker in the late ‘90s. Spearheading the hip-hop scene with an unmistakable medley of influences, Dabrye merged hip-hop, Motown, and Detroit techno when he debuted his first release under the moniker, One/Three — the first installment in a planned trilogy. After the album’s release, Dabrye’s distinct marriage […]

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Kllo debut minimalist take on ‘Dissolve’ from debut LP

On the heels off their striking debut LP, Backwater, Australian duo Kllo took to the road on a global tour in support. Their travels eventually led the Ghostly International artists to Berlin, where they performed a reserve take on “Dissolve,” Backwater’s seventh track, at Red Bull Studios Berlin. This take on “Dissolve,” performed as part of Majestic […]

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Shigeto & ZelooperZ release ZGTO ‘A Piece Of The Geto’ short film

Zach Saginaw has been celebrated for his production wizardry since the release of his debut album, Full Circle, as Shigeto in 2010. Although he was a working musician well beforehand, Shigeto’s seemingly effortless ability to move between the worlds of instrumental hip-hop, jazz, and funk, resonated with listeners in Full Circle. Anyone who’s been lucky enough to see him behind the deck knows that his performances are as diverse as productions. […]

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Heathered Pearls emits ardent, swelling techno on ‘Mack & Bellevue’

Ghostly International label mate Jakub Alexander, known as Heathered Pearls, has just released the second track off his upcoming EP.“Mack & Bellevue,” as it’s titled, is a smoldering techno undertaking. Commencing with an amiable drum pattern and transitioning into a strikingly poignant full-scale warehouse ballad, “Mack & Bellevue” is an ideal lead into his forthcoming […]

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Exclusive: Shigeto – Detroit Part II (Ela Minus Remix)

After four long years, Shigeto finally returned with his new LP, The New Monday. In the lead up to the album’s release, the Ghostly International artist whetted fans appetite with “Detroit Part II,” a seven and half minute epic that cleverly fused the jazz and electronic elements from Detroit’s music scene into one cohesive, smooth tune. Now, after a […]

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Kllo debut first LP, ‘Backwater’

Australian duo Kllo have just released their debut LP Backwater, a follow up to their previous EPs, Well Worn and Cusp. The Ghostly International artists — and also cousins — combine for a strikingly confident and eclectic record that makes full use of the full length format.Immediately obvious is the duo’s breadth of styles, fusing disparate influences into […]

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Shigeto delivers vinyl mix for The Lot Radio

Fresh off the release his latest LP, The New Monday, Shigeto has hit the road hard in support of the record. Ahead of his stop in Brooklyn, the Ghost International artist stopped by The Lot Radio for a two hour vinyl mix.In a move that should come as no surprise to fans, Shigeto leans heavily into the jazz […]

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Heathered Pearls unveils Detroit-tinged tribute ‘The Packard Plant’

From the time of his 2012 debut as Heathered Pearls onward, Polish-born and Detroit-raised Jakub Alexander has used his art — music, installations, and performances — to re-imagine pieces of his past and concurrently chart his future. Currently the head of A&R at the illustrious Ghostly International, Alexander will once again take off running with these same objectives with a new EP, Detroit, MI 1997-2001.Although, […]

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Shigeto serves up chill, indie guest mix on BBC Radio 1Xtra: Listen

Back after his near four-year hiatus and fresh off the release of his new record, The New Monday, Detroit-hailing Shigeto stopped by BBC to deliver an especially chill mix. Jumping on the guest mix for Benji B’s BBC Radio 1Xtra, the Ghostly International artist has put together a lustrous, spellbinding live vinyl mix.Shigeto kicks things off with three new tracks from Archy Marshall, […]

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Tycho debuts stunning Tarkovsky-inspired visuals for ‘Glider’

Each and every artistic endeavor from Scott Hansen, known musically as the Ghostly International artist Tycho, solidifies his status as an artistic mastermind of this generation. Following this notion are the designer’s cinematically-aligned live visuals for his tune “Glider,” off 2016’s Epoch. Created as an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky — the creative force behind films such as Ivan’s Childhood, […]

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Shigeto returns with ‘The New Monday’

After an almost exactly four-year hiatus, Detroit’s very own Shigeto is back with a new LP, The New Monday.Out via Ghostly International and the producer’s very own Portage Garage Sounds, the record is a culmination of Shigeto’s, born Zach Saginaw, return to his home state of Michigan after an extended period living in Brooklyn. Clocking in […]

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Shigeto returns with ‘The New Monday’

After an almost exactly four-year hiatus, Detroit’s very own Shigeto is back with a new LP, The New Monday.Out via Ghostly International and the producer’s very own Portage Garage Sounds, the record is a culmination of Shigeto’s, born Zach Saginaw, return to his home state of Michigan after an extended period living in Brooklyn. Clocking in […]

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Shigeto announces first full length LP in four years

Detroit’s very own Shigeto always seems to be working on something big. Just this summer, he has started his own record label, Portage Garage Sounds, and released a hazy collaborative project with ZelooperZ, titled A Piece the Geto. The producer isn’t slowing down and has announced his first solo LP in four years.Named after Shigeto’s event series at Motor City […]

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