Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

Expert Knob Twiddlers, released 20 years ago, gets a reissue worthy of our strapped, constantly streaming attention. This instrumental album by Mike & Rich (aka µ–Ziq’s Mike Paradinas and Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James) tells a tale of the available tech and “primitive” gear at the time, but is also a rare look at two IDM pioneers having fun—and not taking themselves too seriously (with …

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A dizzying glitchy music video for Danny L Harle and Caroline Polachek, plus new BADBADNOTGOOD, Sampha and more of our favorite music this week

Danny L Harle (feat. Caroline Polachek): Ashes of Love PC Music ambassador Danny L Harle’s collaboration with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, “Ashes of Love,” brings out both of their unique strengths: melodies that unfold like a labyrinth, reinforced by Eurovision-level HD production and Dance Dance Revolution flashbacks. But its new music video by artist Sam Rolfes is what’s swallowed us up whole. Rolfes (who’s made …

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Twin Shadow, Babe Rainbow, The Vinyl Factory's top 100 and more in our condensed look at Listen this week

Twin Shadow: Turn Me Up “Turn Me Up” is Twin Shadow’s first track in months after a brief hiatus. Continuing in the same synth-tinged vein, the new release feels somehow grander than previous efforts—more stadium anthem than basement bar. Taxie: Rock Don’t Stop Announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points is launching a new record label in the …

Model 500: Neptune

Before releasing his upcoming album Digital Solutions in January 2015, esteemed Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins is reminding fans of his 35-years-strong legacy with a remastered reissue of his seminal Model 500 album Sonic Sunset. The original 1994 work was recently put in the capable hands of mastering engineer Matt Colton, and features new cover art based on an acrylic painting by London-based artist Mark …

Van Doren Halloween Print Era

Vans digs into the archives to reissue a playful skull print low-top

Paying tribute to the brand’s humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and ’80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween—is the Repeat Skull graphic, now available in the low-top Era silhouette. The playful black and white print is equally attractive to guys, girls …