Breaking Through

  • Breaking Through, is a future facing feature series showcasing the sounds and stories of emerging artists.








  • 7 Dec 2015

    He's been a skate-punk, a jazz-head and a commercial composer, but Jordan Rothlein found out how Wata Igarashi is fast becoming one of Japan's top techno artists.
  • 12 Nov 2015

    Dylan Scheer is a key member of Brooklyn's emerging electronic music underground. Max Pearl hears about her quest to make club music that serves both the head and the feet.
  • 7 Oct 2015

    Matt Unicomb dials up the Romanian producer behind two of this year's best house records.

  • 27 Jul 2015

    Two years and three EPs since they began making music, it's all coming together for Ronan Downing and Peter Ward. The Irish duo tell Ray Philp how their friendship and the generosity of one of their heroes got them where they are today.
  • 3 Jun 2015

    With his modern twist on classic house and a refreshingly modest attitude, the UK artist is picking up plenty of admirers.
  • 15 May 2015

    Kieron Ifill fell into the spotlight thanks to an extraordinary house EP on Wild Oats, but as Carlos Hawthorn finds out, 4/4 is only a fraction of his sound.
  • 17 Apr 2015

    He's only three EPs deep, but, as Holly Dicker explains, this French techno artist is gathering serious momentum.
  • 13 Mar 2015

    From post-dubstep to prog house revival, Andrew Ryce charts the evolution of a Toronto rising star.
  • 25 Feb 2015

    J'Kerian Morgan is an American artist whose sexual and racial identity bubbles at the surface of his work. Lisa Blanning tells his story.
  • 23 Jan 2015

    Nicolas Guerrero's style of techno is heady, subtle and subdued. Carlos Hawthorn hears how he became one of Mexico City's musical exports.






  • 25 Nov 2010

    The house sound of London? Third Ear certainly thinks so. RA's Christine Kakaire calls up the UK to find out more about Warren Brown, the young producer they're so excited about.
  • 12 Nov 2010

    Singapore may not be a hotbed of forward-thinking techno, but at least one artist is helping to change that perception. RA's Todd L. Burns explains.
  • 28 Oct 2010

    More than a decade after meeting, friends Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling started to collaborate and are now making some of the most hypnotic, grooving house around.
  • 28 Sep 2010

    The Los Angeles-based producer doesn't understand the fuss about her city. As RA's Christine Kakaire finds, though, it was the perfect incubator for her psychedelic hip-hop.
  • 22 Jul 2010

    The Minneapolis DJ/producer has been tipped by Ben Klock and Derrick May as the next big thing from the Midwest. RA's Todd L. Burns can't help but agree.
  • 8 Jun 2010

    In advance of his appearance at South West Four Festival in August, RA's Richard Carnes charts the rise of one of UK bass music's hottest acts.
  • 21 May 2010

    The mysterious Barcelona DJ/producer's slow-moving and ebullient house has been turning heads of late. In advance of his Sonar appearance, RA's Philip Sherburne finds that it's a sound borne of happy accidents.
  • 22 Mar 2010

    The Mount Shasta-based producer calls herself the First Lady of Beatdown. We're inclined to agree. RA's Christine Kakaire meets one of deep house's most talented newcomers.
  • 8 Mar 2010

    The mysterious edits man finally steps into the spotlight. Stephen Titmus unmasks the talented producer just as he's set to appear in RA's room at Mulletover's 6th Birthday.
  • 25 Feb 2010

    Their home country may not appreciate them quite as much as the outside world. But with a debut album on the way, things look set to change for Canyons, one of Australia's most exciting new groups.
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  • 4 Dec 2009

    Omar-S, Theo Parrish and other Detroit luminaries call him one of the most talented youngsters around. Now, if only he could get someone to let him chase them. RA's Mike Powell explains.
  • 1 Dec 2009

    With a few high-profile mix appearances and releases on Rekids, Underground Quality and Naif, Moscow's Nina Kraviz has become one of the most hotly-tipped names of 2009. But when RA's Ryan Keeling called up Russia to talk records, he found that there's much more to the story than DJing.
  • 26 Nov 2009

    House: It may have been a dirty word for producers of UK bass music in the past, but Joe Cowton is among a fresh wave of artists that are taking influence from both spheres in order to carve out their own niche. RA's Richard Carnes travels to his Bristol hometown to find out more.
  • 23 Nov 2009

    The San Francisco-based producer's "tropical booty" has been winning converts Stateside and in the UK. RA's Piotr Orlov catches up with Ryan Merry to find out more about the floppy disc-obsessed beatmaker.
  • 16 Nov 2009

    The New York duo was the darling of the CMJ Festival this year. RA's Nick Sylvester charts how and why they've recently broken through.
  • 9 Nov 2009

    A new generation of producers as indebted to Dre as they are to Warp are emerging in California, led by Flying Lotus and Samiyam. Meet one of the best: Nosaj Thing.
  • 2 Nov 2009

    He's been a stalwart of the local scene for years, but with a hit single on Perlon, Amsterdam's San Proper is finally making waves in international waters.
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  • 19 Oct 2009

    The Hemlock Recordings boss is finally making waves after 15 years of experimenting with production. We catch up with Jack Dunning to find out why he's breaking through now.
  • 12 Oct 2009

    He may be younger than techno itself, but Nicolas Jaar's unconventional take on the genre is turning heads. RA's Philip Sherburne talks to the Wolf + Lamb affiliated producer.
  • 8 Oct 2009

    The sole American on the Dial imprint's roster, John Roberts is one of deep house's most exciting new talents. RA's Ryan Keeling visited the Berlin apartment of the Ohio-born producer to find out more.