A singular debut album, originally released on Rephlex in 1998, gets its first reissue. Since the early '90s, Schatrax has represented a distinct UK twist on house and techno. In his first interview in 25 years, Josh Brent explains the roots of his sublime sound. This 2000 album on Chain Reaction split the difference between dub techno and clicks & cuts, to intoxicating effect. Willie Burns' side-project delivers another batch of intriguingly oddball techno. The sound that launched Warp Records and the UK's greatest dance floor innovations is presented in this essential compilation. Ultra-detailed IDM hip-hop from big-room specialists Mark Broom and James Ruskin. Offbeat cuts from cosmic disco's second wave. Gentle ambient trips from Tapes, Anthony Naples and Eddie Ruscha. A dance floor's dream and a mixing engineer's nightmare, this spirited techno album goes wild on the reverb. It works. Bold and colourful, this album may be the Japanese minimal artist's best record. Oli Warwick travels to Heidelberg to dig into the rich catalogue of a pioneering label that revelled in jazzy ambience and experimental techno. Inspired by the black aviator Bessie Coleman, this LP's bassy house and techno highlights Pursuit Grooves' versatile sound. Gently atmospheric Fourth World trips enhanced by an imaginative concept. Excellent Chris & Cosey-esque techno inspired by the writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Kassem Mosse, Mix Mup and Tapes deliver sleepy house jams with a warm glow. A philosophical album about loss and perseverence. It's also completely mad. Perlon meets ECM on this enigmatic, detailed LP by Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer. Justin Broadrick, Kevin Martin and Moor Mother prove a lethal combination on this dubwise take on hip-hop. Unconventional techno with a punky edge, this debut LP from the Bristol duo consolidates their excellent run of EPs. This essential retrospective highlights the livewire New York band's killer blend of disco, funk, new wave, jazz and Afrobeat.