crate expectations


Let Waajeed Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Detroit House

We caught up with the legend to learn about some records that tell the tale of Motor City machine music.


Learn About the Roots of Colombian Accordion Music with the Help of Quantic’s Globe-Trotting Record Collection

Ahead of 'Curao,' Will Holland invited us into his loft to chat about growing up on Goldie, British Jazz, and cultural appropriation—all via a trip through his crates.


Cassy Doesn't Have a Record Collection—She Has a Toolbox

The selector extraordinaire waxes on her favorite artists, vinyl, and International Women’s Day.


Mister Saturday Night's Justin Carter Gets Back to His Choir Singer Roots

Crate Expectations: Ahead of the release of his debut solo album 'The Leaves Fall,' we take a trip through the famed DJ's record collection to learn about an unexpected side of his musical history.


Soul Clap Take a Tour Through the 10,000 Records in Their Childhood Basement

During Thanksgiving weekend, the Brooklyn-based duo return home to Boston to chat about their sophomore album, decades-long DJ career, and friendship.


Roman Flügel's Record Collection Is a Shapeshifting Tour Through the History of House and Techno

Following the release of his stunning new album, the legendary German producer and DJ invited us into his Frankfurt flat for a memorable morning.


How Jubilee's Time in Miami's Underage Club Scene Sparked Her Adventurous Productions

From cutting her teeth in "The Magic City" with drum and bass to her early days in NYC, the Mixpak-affiliated producer looks back at the strange sounds that shaped her.


Mala's Record Collection Reflects the Life and Times of a UK Pioneer

From 80s pop to Roots Manuva: these are the records that made Mala.


Ellen Allien Takes Us Through the Songs That Have Soundtracked Her Life

In our first Crate Expectations playlist, hear the first song the DJ loved and the last one she likes to hear before bed.


Fred P's Record Collection Shows Why He's the Deepest, Most Soulful Man In House

Following the release of his meditative new LP, we traveled to the New York-bred producer's apartment in Berlin for Crate Expectations.


Clark Doesn't Like A Lot of Soundtracks, But He Made One Anyway

In the latest installment of Crate Expectations, the Berlin-based producer digs into his favorite cinema gems.


Gunnar Haslam's Record Collection Is the Ultimate Guide to His Bruised Techno

The New York producer talks about the strange records that influenced his new L.I.E.S. release.