Posts By Andy Beta

µ-Ziq: Challenge Me Foolish

Following two previous archival collections, Challenge Me Foolish dusts off unreleased tracks from the late 1990s, when the Planet Mu founder was making breakbeat-laced IDM with a strange sense of humor.

Project Pablo: There’s Always More at the Store EP

The Canadian producer takes steps toward stripping down his laid-back house sound, but the rosy glow of his previous releases remains.

Various Artists: Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991

The widespread dissemination of punk’s DIY ethos coincided with an explosion of affordable studio technology, leading to a largely unheralded revolution in home-recorded pop.

Stars of the Lid: Gravitational Pull vs. the Desire for an Aquatic Life

The 1996 album, newly reissued, finds the drone duo transitioning from their rough-hewn early phase into a more graceful, wordlessly evocative mode.

Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6

The audible friction between Davis and Coltrane on almost every number of this four-disc set makes for a fascinating listen, a live document of two players undergoing tectonic shifts in their style.

Will Long: Long Trax 2

Long, also known as the ambient artist Celer, uses the static meter of deep house to explore themes of inertia and stasis in dance music, politics, and society.

Miles Davis: Get Up With It

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we explore 1974’s black funk dreamscape from Miles Davis.

Various: Hunchin’ All Night

Hunee, the South Korean-born, Berlin-based DJ gathers a dozen of his favorite dancefloor cuts from across the decades, surveying South African funk, Chicago house, and fusions galore.