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Sound Traveler

by Vivien Park

Source: RA

"Where I Am Now" is the debut LP of Chicago-based DJ and music producer Area (aka m50). A dark and driven blend of house and techno, the release was described by the artist as a sort of "geographical and emotional travelogue." The many cities where Area has performed — from Toyko to Zagreb — must have inspired these abstract soundscapes of moods and rhythms.